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Audiobooks by Garrison Keillor

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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 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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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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More News from Lake Wobegon Audiobook

More News from Lake Wobegon

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

All monologues from this collection are from original live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion. Contents: Rotten Apples; O Death; The Wise Men; A Trip to Grand Rapids; Truckstop; Smokes; The Perils of Spring; Let Us Pray; Alaska; Uncle Al's Gift; Skinny Dip; Homecoming; Pontoon Boat; Author; Freedom of the Press; Vicks

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Pontoon Audiobook

Pontoon

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: September 2007

In his fourth Lake Wobegon novel, Garrison Keillor returns to the little town that time forgot. The fictional Minnesota town of Lake Wobegon is real to millions of A Prairie Home Companion fans, who tune in each week for the latest news about its strong women and good-looking men. Like Sinclair Lewis's Gopher Prairie, it is part of literary legend. Four novels have been set among its quiet streets: Lake Wobegon Days, Wobegon Boy, Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, and now Pontoon. Garrison Keillor's latest book is about the wedding of a girl named Dede Ingebretson, who comes home from California with a guy named Brent. Dede has made a fortune in veterinary aromatherapy; Brent bears a strong resemblance to a man wanted for extortion who's pictured on a poster in the town's post office. Then there's the memorial service for Dede's aunt Evelyn, who led a footloose and adventurous life after the death of her husband. Add a surprise boyfriend and a band of newly arrived Mormon missionaries, and the gently rendered chaos is complete. Full of richly drawn characters, sly wit, and indelible descriptions of everyday life in the heartland, Pontoon is another unforgettable portrait of the little town we love.

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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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Lake Wobegon U.S.A. Audiobook

Lake Wobegon U.S.A.

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

Lake Wobegon U.S.A. is the eagerly anticipated successor to News From Lake Wobegon (one of the bestselling spoken-word audios ever) and More News From Lake Wobegon. This collection contains 16 touching, exquisitely funny monologues from Garrison Keillor recorded during American Radio Company broadcasts from tour stops all over the country. The tales, says Keillor, are about "the luxury of rhubarb pie, the perils of prophecy, Florian and Myrtle's thrifty vacation, the vapor lights of Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility. . . ." They are also about joy, grief, dreams, luck, and mysteries about the extraordinary moments of wonder that illuminate our ordinary lives. Contents: Fertility: The Kresbachs' Vacation; Prophet; The Six Labors of Father Wilmer; Fertility Patience: Aunt Ellie; Duke's 25th; You're Not the Only One Youth: Blue Devils; Nostalgia; Home Sweet Home; O Christmas Tree; Pageant; Messy Shoes Rhubarb: Rhubarb; Sweet Corn; The Sun's Gonna Shine Someday; Yellow Ribbon

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News from Lake Wobegon Audiobook

News from Lake Wobegon

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

Funny and touching, these 20 stories from original live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion follow the seasons in Lake Wobegon. Contents: -Spring -Me and Choir -A Day in the Life of Clarence Bunsen -Letter from Jim -Fiction Summer -The Living Flag -The Tollefson Boy Goes to College -Tomato Butt -Chamber of Commerce -Dog Days of August -Mrs. Berge and the Schubert Carillon Piano Fall-Giant Decoys -Darryl Tollerud's Long Day -Hog Slaughter-Thanksgiving -The Royal Family Winter -Guys on Ice -James Lundeen's Christmas -The Christmas Story Re-told-New Year's from New York -Storm Home

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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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Liberty Audiobook

Liberty

Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Release Date: September 2008

Garrison Keillor returns to the little town we love and continues to chronicle the lives of our favorite folks. Lake Wobegon is in a frenzy of preparations for the Fourth of July. This being Wobegon, lives collide and relationships develop in the oddest ways. Take Clint Bunson, the treasurer of the Lutheran church and the auto mechanic who starts cars on below-zero mornings. For six years, he has run the Fourth of July parade, turning what was once a line of pickup trucks into an event of dazzling spectacle. The town is dizzy with anticipation—until they hear of Clint's ambition to run for Congress. They know about his episodes with vodka sours, his rocky marriage, and his friendship with the 24-year-old who dresses up as the Statue of Liberty for the parade and may be buck naked beneath her robes. In Keillor's words, It is Lake Wobegon as you imagined it—good loving people who drive each other crazy.

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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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Life These Days: Stories from Lake Wobegon Audiobook

Life These Days: Stories from Lake Wobegon

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

Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Short Stories Life these days in Lake Wobegon means shirtsleeve autumns and late-starting winters. Meanwhile, a bus full of Lutheran men attends the Risk Takers convention in Minneapolis to do the unthinkable: express their emotions. Pastor Ingqvist interviews for a job at the Mall of America. The Ingqvists' elderly dog discovers the fountain of youth. The website for the World's Largest Pile of Burlap Bags (www.wlpbb) opens a window on Lake Wobegon to the world. And as a special bonus, Life These Days includes a never-before-available Keillor short story, "Spring." Contents: Gladys Hits A Raccoon; The World's Largest Pile; My Cousin Rose; The Risk Takers; Pastor Ingqvist at the Mall; Hunting Stories; Sorrows of January; Clarence Cleans His Roof; Miracle of the Pastor's Dog; War of the Krebsbachs; Graduation

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