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  • Lake Wobegon Days | Garrison Keillor

    Lake Wobegon Days

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
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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.

    MrGee says: "A great shot of Garrison Keillor..."
  • Good Poems: Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor | Garrison Keillor (editor),Emily Dickinson,Walt Whitman,Robert Frost,Charles Bukowski,Billy Collins,Robert Bly,Sharon Olds

    Good Poems: Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor (editor), Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and others
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    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 OldsGood Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence.

    KSmith says: "Very good, but. . ."
  • The Road Home: Stories from Lake Wobegon | Garrison Keillor

    The Road Home: Stories from Lake Wobegon

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
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    From America's favorite storyteller, here are 18 new tales of Lake Wobegon, handpicked from live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion.

    Paul says: "Not Worth Full Price"
  • Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon | Garrison Keillor

    Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

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    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 17 years previously.

    Shel says: "Brillliant but not lighthearted"
  • Trump Voters Will Not Like What Happens next | Garrison Keillor

    Trump Voters Will Not Like What Happens next

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    • By Garrison Keillor
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    So he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out, and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president.

  • Garrison Keillor: Maybe a Trump Presidency Is What God Intended | Garrison Keillor

    Garrison Keillor: Maybe a Trump Presidency Is What God Intended

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    So many Trumpists have written in since the election, and I am grateful for their interest and also impressed by the sheer variety of their profanity.

  • Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 | Garrison Keillor

    Lake Wobegon Summer 1956

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
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    Fourteen-year-old Gary, a self-described "tree toad" (lover of a perfect lawn, the soft-porn masterpiece of Carnal Cuties, his Underwood typewriter, and, above all, his rebellious cousin Kate), lives through one amazing Lake Wobegon summer. Gary preoccupies himself by spinning fantastic yarns about boogers, talking dogs, conversations between God and Jesus, and especially melodramas featuring himself as hero and Kate as distresseddamsel.

    Michael says: "Very Nice Surprise for Me"
  • Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y | Billy Collins,Garrison Keillor

    Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y

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    • By Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
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    Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, and Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, return to the Y to read favorite poems from their new anthologies 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Mr. Collins) and Good Poems for Hard Times (Mr. Keillor).

    Sarah says: "a fresh look at poetry"
  • We Will Survive This | Garrison Keillor

    We Will Survive This

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    • By Garrison Keillor
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    So. We have a vulgar, unstable yo-yo with a toxic ego and an attention-deficit problem in the White House, and now we can see that government by Twitter is like trying to steer a ship by firing a pistol at the waves — not really useful — but what does it all add up to? Not that much, if you ask me, which you didn’t, but I’ll say it anyway.

    "We Will Survive This" is from the August 01, 2017 Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Garrison Keillor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

  • Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny | Garrison Keillor

    Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated By Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Sue Scott
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    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, 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.

    Eileen says: "Laugh out loud funny!"
  • A Christmas Blizzard | Garrison Keillor

    A Christmas Blizzard

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
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    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.

    Eileen says: "True Meaning of Life not just Christmas"
  • Liberty | Garrison Keillor

    Liberty

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
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    Lake Wobegon is in a frenzy of preparations for the Fourth of July. 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."

    Christopher says: "Great for a long country drive."
  • Hillary Clinton's Concrete Shoes | Garrison Keillor

    Hillary Clinton's Concrete Shoes

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    • By Garrison Keillor
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    I saw Hillary Clinton once working a rope line for more than an hour, a Secret Service man holding her firmly by the hips as she leaned over the rope and reached into the mass of arms and hands reaching out to her. She had learned the art of encountering the crowd and making it look personal.

  • Make the Most of Your Brief Time on Earth | Garrison Keillor

    Make the Most of Your Brief Time on Earth

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    "Make the Most of Your Brief Time on Earth" is from the August 18, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Garrison Keillor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

  • Wobegon Boy | Garrison Keillor

    Wobegon Boy

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
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    From the millions of listeners who follow the tales of Lake Wobegon and A Prairie Home Companion every Saturday night on public radio, and for fans of Garrison Keillor's literary take on life in our times, this audiobook will be most welcome.

    Lynda says: "This Book Makes you Think"
  • When a Red State Gets the Blues | Garrison Keillor

    When a Red State Gets the Blues

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    • By Garrison Keillor
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    The Republic of Texas believes in self-reliance and is suspicious of Washington sticking its big nose in your business. “Government is not the answer. You are not doing anyone a favor by creating dependency, destroying individual responsibility.” So said Sen. Ted Cruz (R), though not last week. Sunday on Fox News, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Texas would need upward of $150 billion in federal aid for damage inflicted by Harvey. The stories out of Houston have all been about neighborliness and helping hands and people donating to relief funds, but you don’t raise $150 billion by holding bake sales. This is almost as much as the annual budget of the U.S. Army. I’m just saying.

    "When a Red State Gets the Blues" is from the September 05, 2017 Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Garrison Keillor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

  • I’m a Conservative | Garrison Keillor

    I’m a Conservative

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    I’ve been confused about politics ever since Republican states became red states, which to me, growing up in the era of Red China, suggested commissars and gulags and thought control, which of course Utah and Texas and Georgia do not have. You can believe in God in those states, same as in blue states. Blue makes me think of Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, but that’s another matter.

    "I’m a Conservative" is from the November 07, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Garrison Keillor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

  • Stories | Garrison Keillor

    Stories

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    In this delightful audio collection, Garrison Keillor reads 14 of his own favorite stories from his many years as a writer for The New Yorker and from two of his best-selling books, Happy To Be Here and We Are Still Married. These selections embody all of the qualities that make Keillor such a beloved storyteller; his effortless blending of humor and poignancy, his keen observations and gentle insights, and his rare ability to bring a sense of truth to every tale he tells.

    Chris Dorosky says: "good for fans"
  • Down with Individualism | Garrison Keillor

    Down with Individualism

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    • By Garrison Keillor
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    "Down with Individualism" is from the August 03, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Garrison Keillor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

  • An Evening With Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe and Calvin Trillin | Garrison Keillor,Maya Angelou,Laurie Colwin,Tom Wolfe,Calvin Trillin

    An Evening With Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe and Calvin Trillin

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, and others
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    Many among America's wittiest, most perceptive, and popular writers join to read their works aloud at a fundraiser to benefit the homeless. Authors participating include Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe, and Calvin Trillin.

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