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The Minnesota Chronicles

The Gustafer Yellowgold Story: Volume 2
Narrated by: Morgan Taylor
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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Gustafer Yellowgold takes America!

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"The most infectious original songs. Like he’s tapped into some pleasure
center in the brain—both adult and kid…absurdly appealing."

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Our favorite moments from Gustafer Yellowgold

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"Biggest, wildest, coldest gasp of breath…"
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What would I do without you, Slimothy?
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Original songs medley

Samples from The Minnesota Chronicles

  • "Biggest, wildest, coldest gasp of breath…"
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  • What would I do without you, Slimothy?
  • Original songs medley

About the Creator and Performer

After a dozen or so years in the Dayton, Ohio indie-rock scene, mostly self-taught musical and visual artist Morgan Taylor moved to NYC in 1999 in pursuit of a life in the arts. While primarily focusing on songwriting and performing, Taylor honed his skills as a professional sound engineer. By 2004 he brought his love of drawing into the blend to self-produce the first Gustafer Yellowgold picture books, with cartoon images depicting the lyrics of some of his quirkier indie-folk pop songs. The books soon became animated, read-along music videos. The strong reaction from fans and press inspired Taylor to hit the stage with an early version of his multimedia concert in spring of 2005; within three years, he was full-time into the world of Gustafer. Over 2,000 live performances, eight CD/DVD albums, and two Grammy nominations later, Taylor is just hitting his creative stride with the Gustafer Yellowgold series.

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More, More, More!

My 6, 9, 12 (and the very young 45 year old writing this) are so fully taken in by this weird and funny world. The music is SO good too. And he lands in MINNESOTA?! Now we can't wait for book 3!

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An even wilder ride that tops the original!

My kids and I are huge fans of the first book in this series, so we snatched this up immediately. We knew we'd like it, but had no idea it would be THIS great. It starts right where book 1 leaves off and takes all kinds of twists and turns with truly original and unexpected funny characters. The songs in this one are shorter and more story-driven, and reminds a little of Muppet Movie songs (in the best way). Kudos to Audible and the creator for a fun and unexpected sequel - it's for kids, but highly recommended for the whole family.

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More action-packed than Gustafer #1!

My kids loved the new characters and all of the action and suspense that Gustafer finds himself in while on Earth. Plus, the whole family still loves the music!

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And the hits keep coming...

Such catchy music! In addition to the songs being embedded into the story, their unedited versions are also added as bonus chapters. Combining the whimsy, inventiveness, and catchiness of Laurie Berkner music with Ben Folds Five and the Beatles influences gives you an idea of the musical style. Very enjoyable.
Oh, and the story is wonderful too! Gustafer is now on his own and as a result the tale feels even more exciting and compelling than Vol 1 (which my kids and I also love).

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Our house LOVES Gustafer!

We've been Gustafer Yellowgold fans for a long time. Our older kids grew up with Gustafer, and now their younger brother is listening and singing along. We enjoy listening to Gustafer's story as much our son does. If you're looking for a way to spark your child's imagination and get them away from screens, start here. Thank you Audible!

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Brilliant

We have been listening/watching Gustafer Yellowgold in our house for years! My kids love it. Morgan has a way to reach children where they are. And this story proves that again.

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