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Audiobooks by Garrison Keillor

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77 Love Sonnets Audiobook

77 Love Sonnets

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

“When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorize Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 29, ‘When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state’ for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon. I come in peace, I depart in gratitude.”—Garrison Keillor Features music by Rich Dworsky. Please note: Content contains adult themes.

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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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A Few More Pretty Good Jokes Audiobook

A Few More Pretty Good Jokes

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Calvin Trillin, Various Performers Release Date: August 2009

The Joke Show is the most popular annual broadcast from A Prairie Home Companion. This collection features all the jokes from the shows which aired in April 2000 and 2002 (both were done in New York). These recordings are a welcome supplement to the highly successful original Pretty Good Jokes collection.

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A Prairie Home Christmas Audiobook

A Prairie Home Christmas

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor, Various Performers, Various Performers Release Date: August 2009

Originally broadcast on Christmas Eve 1994, A Prairie Home Christmas is a delightful compilation of all-time-favorite highlights from past holiday broadcasts of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. Contents: Christmas Time's a Comin'; Jordan Carols; Shop for Christmas Presents; Scrooge; Children, Go Where I Send Thee; The Twelve Days of Christmas; Christmas Gifts for the Staff; If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas; Settin' by the Fire; Nothing But a Child; Christ Child's Lullaby; Nowell: Owt of Your Sleep; Bach's Christmas Oratorio; A Polish Christmas with Walter Bobbie; Det Kimmer Nu; Oh How Lovely Is the Evening; Silent Night; Nine Lessons and Carols; Carol of the Children; Mr. Bergy's Christmas; Solstice Medley; The Christmas Pageant; There Are Angels Hovering Round; O Little Town of Bethlehem

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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 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: 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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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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Even More Pretty Good Jokes Audiobook

Even More Pretty Good Jokes

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

Even more of a good thing: the latest collection of knee-slappers, toe-tappers, and groaners from A Prairie Home Companion Joke Shows. Did you hear the one about the paranoid dyslexic? He always thought he was following someone. . . . Why did ancient Romans close down the Coliseum? The lions were eating up the prophets. . . . Jokes are made for sharing, and everyone loves to laugh. This nonstop collection gathers the best jokes from four Joke Shows including the two most recent (3/8/2008 and 11/1/08), all recorded before live audiences at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Performers include show regulars, Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith, along with special guests. There's music from the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, a Guy Noir sketch, a Catchup sketch, and an unforgettable performance of "The Sound of Chickens," a song that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Simon & Garfunkel classic "The Sound of Silence." Except it really is about chickens, and while "The Sound of Silence" is dead serious, this version is just plain silly. ("And in the naked light I saw/Ten thousand chickens maybe more.") So it's everything fans want and expect: good jokes, good music, and a pretty darned good time.

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Good Poems: Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor Audiobook

Good Poems: Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor

Author: Garrison Keillor, Various Artists Narrator: Ensemble Cast, Garrison Keillor Release Date: August 2009

Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds. The poems are read by Keillor and a number of the poets included in the collection. Some are wise, some are funny, some are soothing or heartwarming. All were chosen for their wit, frankness, passion, and, in Keillor's words, their “utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m.” ***Please Contact Member Services for Additional Documents***

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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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Home on the Prairie: Stories from Lake Wobegon Audiobook

Home on the Prairie: Stories from Lake Wobegon

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

The latest in a line of bestselling collections that began with News from Lake Wobegon, this set selects monologues from four years (1999-2002) of live radio programs. Some were broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theatre, the show's St. Paul home. Others were recorded on the road in Dublin, Pasadena, Grand Forks, and other exotic places. Contents: -O Youth -The School Forest -Tent Caterpillars -Camp Scotty -Stewardship -Lindbergh -Christmas Tree -Family Farm -Lutheran Tendencies -Mustard Plaster -D.J. -The Ingqvist Boy -Lake Cabin -A Backyard Wedding -The Blue Boat -Jimmy, Our Bus Driver

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