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Audiobooks by Garrison Keillor

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  1. Little Secrets Audiobook Little Secrets
  2. Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Audiobook Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
  3. Shelter in Place Audiobook Shelter in Place
  4. People Like Us Audiobook People Like Us
  5. The Secret Keeper of Jaipur Audiobook The Secret Keeper of Jaipur
  6. What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing Audiobook What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
  7. The Squiggly Career: Ditch the Ladder, Discover Opportunity, Design Your Career Audiobook The Squiggly Career: Ditch the Ladder, Discover Opportunity, Design Your Career
  8. Virgin River Audiobook Virgin River
  9. Life's Too Short Audiobook Life's Too Short
  10. False Witness Audiobook False Witness
Wobegon Boy Audiobook

Wobegon Boy

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: November 2006

Keillor's follow up to Lake Wobegon Dayshas his protagonist, John Tollefson, returning years later to Minnesota for a life-changing visit. Wobegon Boy is the story of John Tollefson, last seen in Lake Wobegon Days leaving home, now a forty-something Norwegian bachelor public-radio manager living in upstate New York. Amidst his tribulations—his gloomily neurotic staff, his controlling boss, his bumpy relationship with his querulous father, his love affair with a Columbia University historian—John returns to Minnesota for a visit. There, sitting at the Sidetrack Tap and the Chatterbox Cafe—talking and listening to the people he has known his whole life—he discovers what is truly important to him.

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WLT: A Radio Romance Audiobook

WLT: A Radio Romance

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: June 2003

See what WLT was "really like" before it became the radio station featured in the Robert Altman film. In 1926, brothers Ray and Roy Soderbjerrg plunge into radio by founding Station WLT (With Lettuce and Tomato) in order to rescue their failing restaurant and become the Sandwich Kings of South Minneapolis. For the next 25 years, the "Friendly Neighbor" station produces a dazzling, not to mention, odd, array of shows and stars. Brilliantly weaving together the real lives and radio lives of his characters, Garrison Keillor has given us a comic, poignant, and slightly steamy novel, full of romance, intrigue, tough business, and loose living.

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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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The Lake Wobegon Virus: A Novel Audiobook

The Lake Wobegon Virus: A Novel

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: September 2020

Bestselling author and humorist Garrison Keillor returns to one of America's most beloved mythical towns, beset by a contagion of alarming candor. A mysterious virus has infiltrated the good people of Lake Wobegon, transmitted via unpasteurized cheese made by a Norwegian bachelor farmer, the effect of which is episodic loss of social inhibition. Mayor Alice, Father Wilmer, Pastor Liz, the Bunsens and Krebsbachs, formerly taciturn elders, burst into political rants, inappropriate confessions, and rhapsodic proclamations, while their teenagers watch in amazement. Meanwhile, a wealthy outsider is buying up farmland for a Keep America Truckin' motorway and amusement park, estimated to draw 2.2 million visitors a year. Clint Bunsen and Elena the hometown epidemiologist to the rescue, with a Fourth of July Living Flag and sweet corn feast for a finale. In his newest Lake Wobegon novel, Garrison Keillor takes us back to the small prairie town where for so long American readers and listeners have found laughter as well as the wry airing of our foibles and most familiar desires and fears-a town where, as we know, 'all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.'

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The Family Radio Audiobook

The Family Radio

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: various Release Date: March 1997

A sampler of crowd-pleasers from A Prairie Home Companion: four "News from Lake Wobegon" monologues, "commercials" for Bertha's Kitty Boutique and the Fearmonger's Shoppe, and great music. All selections are from original live radio broadcasts.Contents:World Theater, Here We Come!Powdermilk BiscuitsThe Family RadioBertha's Kitty BoutiqueLifestyle WaltzFearmonger's ShoppeAs We Get OlderJason's SongDave's HarmonicaPorch SongNews from Lake WobegonBallad of The Autoharp ManOrigins of Lake WobegonMeatballsNews from Lake WobegonThe Song of the Exiles (The Lake Wobegon Anthem)News from Lake WobegonWhy Must the Show Go On?Hotel MinnesotaO Father Dear Why Did You Roam?ObedienceThe Whippets RagNews from Lake WobegonAjua!

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The Christmas Companion: Stories, Songs, and Sketches Audiobook

The Christmas Companion: Stories, Songs, and Sketches

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

The first new Prairie Home Christmas collection in ten years is a warm and wonderful celebration of storytelling, music, and the holiday spirit. It's Christmas in Lake Wobegon, Christmas at the old radio show, Christmas at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Christmas wherever friends and families gather to rejoice, reminisce, and share the holiday spirit. Contents: -Wise Men Blues, Pat Donohue -Rhubarb, Tim Russell and others -Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, Sonos Handbell Ensemble -A Child Is Born (In Bethlehem), Garrison Keillor and Musica Sacra -Count Your Blessings, John McDonough-Away in a Manger, Rene Fleming and Emanuel Ax with Fred Hersch-The Twelve Days of Christmas, Garrison Keillor and Tom Keith -Christmas Eve Blues, Pat Donohue with the Guys All-Star Shoe Band (Richard Dworsky, Andy Stein, Gary Raynor, Arnie Kinsella) -Guy Noir, Garrison Keillor and cast -Christmastime (Just In Time), Inga Swearingen -The Christmas Fire, Garrison Keillor -Silent Night, Butch Thompson -Christmas Time's A-Coming, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder (Mark Fain, bass; Jim Mills, banjo; Paul Brewster, guitar; Darrin Vincent, guitar; Clay Hess, guitar; and Bobby Hicks, fiddle.) -T'was the Night Before Christmas, Garrison Keillor and Richard Dworsky -Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Diana Krall-Santa, CEO-The Christmas Song, Sarah Jessica Parker -The Christ Child's Lullaby, The Boys of the Lough [Aly Bain (fiddle), Dave Richardson (mandolin, cittern, English concertina, and button accordion), Christy O'Leary (tin whistle, pipes, vocals), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), and Chris Newman (guitar)] -The Carolers at My Door, The Oriana Choir-Green-December Waltz, Pat Donohue National Steel -In the Bleak Midwinter, Musica Sacra-Ave Maria - Renée Fleming with Fred Hersch-Four Christmases, Garrison Keillor-Let It Snow, April Verch, fiddle -Silent Night

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The Book of Guys Audiobook

The Book of Guys

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: May 2003

In this collection of stories you'll meet a bunch of memorable guys including Lonesome Shorty, a cowpoke torn between the proud life in the saddle and the comforts of warm apartments and women; Buddy, the teen-age leper in Sioux Falls; Earl Grey, the great tea inventor and former Republican child; Casey, at the bat in Mudville again; Dionysus, the god of wine; and Roy Bradley, boy broadcaster. Brilliantly funny, touching, and acute, The Book of Guys reveals the perilous situation of guys today. Includes: The Mid-life Crisis of Dionysus Herb Johnson, the God of Canton Casey at the Bat (Road Game Version) Lonesome Shorty Marooned Don Giovanni Buddy the Leper The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

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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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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Garrison Keillor, Mark Twain Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: May 2003

A Grammy Nominee. Narrated by Huck himself in his artless vernacular, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells of Huck's voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the great river. As they encounter traveling actors, con men, lynch mobs, thieves, and Southern gentility, his shrewd comments reveal the dark side of human nature. By the end of the story, Huck has learned about the dignity and worth of human life, and Twain has exposed the moral blindness of the "respectable" slave-holding society in which he lives. Huckleberry Finn was Twain's greatest creation. "This is an abridgement of Mark Twain's book, keeping the parts I loved as a boy, Huck's story, the big river at night, the boasting of the raftsmen, the Duke and the Dauphin, the lynching, the feud, and lopping off the last third of the book, where Tom Sawyer comes in and makes a big production of freeing Jim. I had Huck free him instead. If you enjoy the reading, I am sure Mr. Twain will forgive me." , Garrison Keillor

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That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life Audiobook

That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: December 2020

In That Time of Year, Garrison Keillor looks back on his life and recounts how a Brethren boy with writerly ambitions grew up in a small town on the Mississippi in the 1950s and, seeing three good friends die young, turned to comedy and radio. Through a series of unreasonable lucky breaks, he founded A Prairie Home Companion and put himself in line for a good life, including mistakes, regrets, and a few medical adventures. PHC lasted forty years, 750 shows, and enjoyed the freedom to do as it pleased for three or four million listeners every Saturday at 5 p.m. Central. He got to sing with Emmylou Harris and Renee Fleming and once sang two songs to the US Supreme Court. He played a private eye and a cowboy, gave the news from his hometown, Lake Wobegon, and met Somali cabdrivers who'd learned English from listening to the show. He wrote bestselling novels, won a Grammy and a National Humanities Medal, and made a movie with Robert Altman with an alarming amount of improvisation. He says, 'I was unemployable and managed to invent work for myself that I loved all my life, and on top of that I married well. That's the secret, work and love. And I chose the right ancestors, impoverished Scots and Yorkshire farmers, good workers. I'm heading for eighty, and I still get up to write before dawn every day.'

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Stories: An Audio Collection Audiobook

Stories: An Audio Collection

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: June 2003

“I think people have an absolute ear for what is true,” Garrison Keillor told an interviewer. It is this rare and marvelous sense of truth—of laughter, joy, and compassion and situations—that makes Keillor such a brilliant and beloved storyteller. The collection includes: Your Book Saved My Life, Mister, End of the Trail, Meeting Famous People, Family Honeymoon Al Denny, Basketball, After A Fall, The Babe, We Are Still Married, Drowning, Attitude, Letter From Ruth Luger to Joanne Leinenkranz, Nu Er Der Youl Igen, The Chuck Show of Television.

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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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