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Garrison Keillor is the consummate storyteller, gifted with the rare ability, both in print and in performance, to hold an audience spellbound with his tales of ordinary people whose lives contain extraordinary moments of humor, tenderness, and grace. This exclusive recording of Garrison Keillor reading a carefully edited abridgement of the book also includes a few segments taken from live performances recorded during a fundraising tour for public radio stations in 1985.
©1985 Garrison Keillor; (P)1986 Minnesota Public Radio

Critic Reviews

  • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Recording, 1987

"America's finest storyteller." (Chicago Tribune)
"Keillor re-asserts a positive image of America, portraying people who care about their neighbors and share the small joys and pangs of life." (Atlanta Journal/Constitution)

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  • MrGee
  • Vancouver, BC
  • 08-28-05

A great shot of Garrison Keillor...

I loved this book when I first read it years ago, I love listening to Keillor's voice on the radio, and this is the perfect combo. This was a great way to lighten my day to and from work.

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

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Very enjoyable

I have so say, I amost didn't make it past the first chapter -- Man, it is slow. Once I got past it, I loved pretty much everything after it. Garrison Keillor reads it like a champ. I have listened to it many times, and still laugh at the residents of Lake Wobegon. If you can get past the first chapter, I think you will like this book, too.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Scott
  • Green Bay, WI, USA
  • 05-05-06

Great Material - Flat delivery

If you love the radio show as I do, you will come to realize how much the response of the audience adds to GK's stories. This title would be more enjoyable as a printed book, but left me flat as an audio title.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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I enjoy Garrison Keillor

If you could sum up Lake Wobegon Days in three words, what would they be?

Funny, interesting, unusual

Which scene was your favorite?

Scaring the young boys about digging up a casket.

Any additional comments?

It was enjoyable but I had higher expectations from listening to Garrison Keillor over the years.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Memories

I grew up listening to this and I remember it fondly. Very funny and love it!

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one of the best American writers to ever grace a page. And he's got a voice that'll put you at ease and keep you engaged at the same time.