Neil looked like a character from one of his books. I want to say modern-day Septimus.
He read us a few stories from different places. My favorite was October(?), about a genie who meets an artist.
Neil reads exactly like he does in his audio books, except he sometimes stumbled over a word and recovered quickly. It was wonderful, and I could probably listen enraptured as he read out a grocery list.
Not reading the book before the show was a wise decision. (Plot twists! Gasp!)