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Audiobooks by Garrison Keillor

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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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A Prairie Home Companion: Live from the Hollywood Bowl Audiobook

A Prairie Home Companion: Live from the Hollywood Bowl

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: August 2017

After 40-plus years of delighting radio audiences each Saturday night with America's favorite live variety show, A Prairie Home Companion founder and host Garrison Keillor bids farewell with an unforgettable performance from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. It's a duet singing extravaganza, with Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, Heather Masse, and Christine DiGiallonardo joining Garrison on time-honored American ballads, British Invasion romps, country-western weepers, and Broadway classics. Plus: The Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, with L.A. tales and sound effects straight from rush hour on the 101; Music Director and pianist Richard Dworsky moves wondrously from stride and spirituals through surf instrumentals and a bit of Rock n Roll; a special sendoff from President Barack Obama; and one last update on the News from Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot, and the decades cannot improve.

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The Best of Guy Noir Collector's Edition Audiobook

The Best of Guy Noir Collector's Edition

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: May 2017

It's a dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets, but high above the mean streets, a light burns on the 12th floor of the Acme Building, where Guy Noir-hard boiled, world-weary, yet surprisingly articulate-is trying to find the answers to life's questions. In his big swivel chair under the bare bulb beside the beat-up gray file cabinet, he awaits the call of his clientele: the disappointed, the paranoid, the embittered, the rejected-and the hilarious. Garrison Keillor's private eye spoof has thrilled audiences every week for over twenty years on live public radio broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion. Now, for the very first time, thirty-six all-time favorite Guy Noir episodes are available in one collection. Follow the intrepid detective as he solves cases no other gumshoe would touch, and enjoy Keillor's intelligent-but always funny-spin on the classic detective genre. Featuring Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Fred Newman, Tom Keith, Walter Bobbie and special guests, with music by Richard Dworsky.

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Sounding Off! Garrison Keillor's Classic Sound Effect Sketches featuring Fred Newman Audiobook

Sounding Off! Garrison Keillor's Classic Sound Effect Sketches featuring Fred Newman

Author: Fred Newman, Garrison Keillor Narrator: Fred Newman, Garrison Keillor Release Date: October 2016

For some fans of public radio's beloved A Prairie Home Companion, it's all about the wild, unpredictable, "how does he do that?" artistry of sound effects specialist Fred Newman. Hand-picked from nearly two decades of live broadcasts, Sounding Off! spotlights Fred's unique talents in performance with host Garrison Keillor and the hilarious radio acting cast of A Prairie Home Companion. Fred's vocal characterizations are boundless, and his sound arsenal features loons and babies, singing whales and stomping pterodactyls, lovesick elk, patriotic dolphins, rampaging chainsaws, and much more. The collectible CD edition features a full-color booklet with photo-essay and notes by Fred Newman, offering a behind-the-scenes tour his sound effects artistry.

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The Road Home: News From Lake Wobegon Audiobook

The Road Home: News From Lake Wobegon

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: April 2016

Some say a place is home when you know where all the roads go. Over in Lake Wobegon, all the roads take you there, and it's never been any different. And what you learn along the way is that-quicker than any road sign or street map or pair of shiny red shoes-all you really need is a story to get you from here to there. A story about an ordinary day, any ordinary day. About a young woman and her bridal shower, about a fishing shack and when it's prudent to drive out on the ice. A story about springtime, and air thick with desire, or about the advantages of dynamite when you're digging a grave in winter. Interim pastors, and lutefisk dinners, hunting pheasant in autumn and a food fight with spaghetti. Home is a fine place to listen. No need for a parka. No need to get up. Just light the fire, make some popcorn and hit "Play." The Road Home will take you all the way to where you already are. No place like it. No place at all. Garrison Keillor has been delighting audiences for four decades now with heartfelt, moving, and downright hilarious tales from the shores of Lake Wobegon. Never before collected, these expertly crafted stories are full of gentle humor, genuine emotion, and (more often than not) surprising insights into family, relationships, community, faith, and hope.

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A Prairie Home Companion Pretty Good Jokes Live! Audiobook

A Prairie Home Companion Pretty Good Jokes Live!

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: October 2015

Even more of a good thing: the latest collection of knee-slappers, toe-tappers, and groaners from A Prairie Home Companion Joke Shows. "What does IDK stand for?" "I don't know." "OMG, nobody does!" . . . What is a hippie's wife called? Mississippi . . . What is the recipe for Honeymoon Salad? Lettuce alone without dressing." Jokes are made for sharing, and everyone loves to laugh. This nonstop collection gathers the best jokes from the most recent Joke Show (11/4/2014) plus special joke segments from 2011 to the present, all recorded before live before doubled-over audiences in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and New York . . . Performers include show regulars-Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith, and Richard Dworsky-along with special guests. There's music from the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, a bucketful of Halloween jokes, a musical tribute to bad jokes, a celebration of Jewish Jokes from New York radio legend Larry Josephson, Ole and Lena jokes, a Guy Noir sketch, Dusty and Lefty, and of course, even more jokes.

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A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Collection Audiobook

A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Collection

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Various, Various Narrators, Various Narrators Release Date: April 2015

Since A Prairie Home Companion first went on the air, July 6, 1974, a steady stream of great musicians has crossed its stage ---Chet Atkins, Greg Brown, Emmylou Harris, The Every Brothers, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Peter Ostroushko, The Wailin Jennys, Robin and Linda Williams, Iris DeMent, Willie Nelson, Odetta, Doc Watson, Jean Redpath---- plus the radio detective Guy Noir, sound effects artists Tom Keith and Fred Newman, and the good people of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. An all-star roster of favorite performers joined thousands of fans to celebrate the anniversary on the lawn of Macalester College in St. Paul, a stone's throw from the hall where the first broadcast was made. In this, the most comprehensive collection ever of highlights from America's favorite live radio show, we are pleased to present eighty-five tracks (five hours!) of the finest performances from the vast archives of A Prairie Home Companion, including highlights from the 40th anniversary celebration. With a souvenir booklet featuring rare photos and a new essay by Garrison Keillor. DISC 1 1) Hello Love Garrison Keillor, Steven Gammell, Buzz Kemper, Craig Ruble. 2) Tiger Rag Chet Atkins, Jethro Burns. 3) Frankie Jean Bill Hinkley, Judy Larson. 4) Powdermilk Biscuit Theme Brian Barnes with Stoney Lonesome, Butch Thompson, George "Red" Maddock. 5) Red Dancing Shoes Peter Ostroushko and the New Prairie Ramblers. 6) Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out Odetta, Butch Thompson Trio. 7) Dreadful Wind and Rain Mike Seeger. 8) Mouth Music Jean Redpath. 9) Please, Mr. Conductor Helen Schneyer with Lisa Neustadt, Lisa Null, Claudia Schmidt. 10) AJUA HOT SAUCE Garrison Keillor, Pete Anderson and Stoney Lonesome, Butch Thompson Trio. 11) New Ulm Polka Douglas Dickover. 12) Minneapolis Blues Red Maddock, Butch Thompson, Bill Evans. (m. Red Maddock (w/m: George Maddock) 13) Candyman Blues Soupy Schindler. 14) Why Should I Be Lonely Steve Gammell, Craig Ruble. 15) Tennessee Waltz Cal Hand, Bill Hinkley, Judy Larson, Dick Hedlund . 16) SPONSORS, 1980 Garrison Keillor, Adam Granger. 17) My Fate is in Your Hands Butch Thompson. 18) DIET SQUAD Studs Terkel, Garrison Keillor, Les Podewell, Joe Trimbach, Kate MacKenzie , Peter Ostroushko, Butch Thompson Trio. 19) Sweet Lorraine Butch Thompson Trio with Charlie DeVore, Brian O'Connell. 20) St. Louis Blues Jethro Burns. DISC 2 1) Way Downtown Doc Watson, Bob Brozman, T. Michael Coleman, Peter Ostroushko, Butch Thompson, Merle Watson. 2) Little Sadie Doc Watson, T. Michael Coleman, Merle Watson. 3) FEARMONGERS SHOP Garrison Keillor. 4) On Raglan Road Cathal McConnell 5) San Antonio Stroll Chet Atkins, Johnny Gimble, Peter Ostroushko, Bruce Calin, Red Maddock. 6) Vincent 4/26/1986 (3:11) Chet Atkins. 7) TOM'S NEW DOOR Garrison Keillor, Tom Keith, Johnny Gimble, Kate MacKenzie, Butch Thompson. 8) Eriskay Love Lilt Jean Redpath 9) Tuna, the Food of My Soul Jean Redpath, Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnson, Philip Brunelle. 10) He Wipes the Tear From Every Eye Jean Redpath, Abby Newton, Peter Ostroushko. 11) WILLIE'S CATS Willie Nelson, Garrison Keillor, Johnny Gimble, Peter Ostroushko, Butch Thompson, Henry Strezlecki, Randy Hauser. 12) Riding Down the Canyon Johnny Gimble, Willie Nelson, Garrison Keillor, Chet Atkins, Peter Ostroushko, Butch Thompson, Henry Strezlecki, Randy Hauser . 13) Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie Taj Mahal, Carlos Andrade and Band. 14) Key to the Highway Brownie McGhee. 15) If I Needed You Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, Dorothy Skaggs, Hobert Skaggs. 16) Somebody Touched Me Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, Dorothy Skaggs, Hobert Skaggs, Garrison Keillor. 17) Cara Mia Bobby McFerrin. 18) Drive Bobby McFerrin. 19) Barnyard Dance Bill Hinkley, Judy Larson, John Angus Foster, Marya Hart. 20) Pattin' that Cat Bill Hinkley, Judy Larson, John Angus Foster, Marya Hart.

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A Prairie Home Companion: Duets 2 Audiobook

A Prairie Home Companion: Duets 2

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Various Performers, Various Performers Release Date: November 2014

Featuring performances from some of the greatest names in the music world, including: Garrison Keillor and Sara Watkins, The Every Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler, Robin and Linda Williams, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, Suzy Bogguss and Steve Wariner, The Civil Wars, The Cactus Blossoms, Storyhill, Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldauer, Heather Masse and Aoife O'Donovan, and many more!

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O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound Audiobook

O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: September 2014

In his second collection of poetry (the first 77 Love Sonnets) Keillor writes-with his characteristic combination of humor and insight-on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. Keillor's verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being human.

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Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny Audiobook

Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor, Richard Dworsky, Sue Scott, Tim Russell Release Date: May 2012

On the 12th floor of the Acme Building, on a cold February day in St. Paul, Guy Noir looks down the barrel of a loaded revolver in the hands of geezer gangster Joey Roast Beef who is demanding to hear what lucrative scheme Guy is cooking up with stripper-turned-women's-studies-professor Naomi Fallopian. Everyone wants to know, Joey, Lieutenant McCafferty, reporter Gene Williker, Guy's ex-girlfriend Sugar O'Toole, the despicable Larry B. Larry, the dreamboat Scarlett Anderson, Mr. Kress of the FDA, and Guy faces them one by one, as he and Naomi pursue a dream of earning gazillions by selling a surefire method of dramatic weight loss. In this whirlwind caper Guy looks death in the eye, falls in love, and faces off with the capo del capo del grande primo capo Johnny Banana.

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A Christmas Blizzard Audiobook

A Christmas Blizzard

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: November 2009

A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy he's not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. The electricity goes out, and when it does, figures from his childhood appear, and historical figures too, for a festive candlelit holiday. In his reverie, our man reaches an epiphany worthy of the season, he hears the harkening angels sing, he is awed by the silence of the night (dead quiet: not even TV) and when he is finally rescued, leaves North Dakota resolved to simplify his life.

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Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America Audiobook

Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: August 2009

In his inimitable style, Keillor draws on a lifetime of experience amongst the hardworking, God-fearing people of the Midwest and pays homage to the common code of civic necessities that arose from the left: Protect the social compact. Defend the powerless. Maintain government as a necessary force for good. As Keillor tells it, these are articles of faith that are being attacked by hard-ass Republican tax cutters who believe that human misery is a Dickensian fiction. In a blend of nostalgic reminiscence, humorous meditation, and articulate ire, Keillor asserts the value of his boyhood, the values of Lake Wobegon, that do not square with the ugly narcissistic agenda at work in the country today.

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Plenty of Pretty Good Jokes Audiobook

Plenty of Pretty Good Jokes

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Calvin Trillin, Roy Blount Jr. Release Date: August 2009

Includes the complete Pretty Good Jokes, Few More Pretty Good Jokes, and New and Not Bad Pretty Good Jokes.

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