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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (76 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorize Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 29, ‘When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state’ for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon. I come in peace, I depart in gratitude.”—Garrison Keillor

Features music by Rich Dworsky.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leonard | 11/16/2012

    " This isn't Shakespeare, but it is interesting, fun as well as funny, informative, and very enjoyable, displaying much wisdon and intelligence, a lot like Keillor's radio program "Prairie Home Companion." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 6/18/2012

    " Wonderful sonnets about different types of love -- wife, lover, daughter, places, God & country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susie | 5/16/2012

    " love the sonnet to Julie Christie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nathan Phillips | 11/9/2011

    " Amazing sonnets, wish there was a different cover though. "

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About the Author
Author Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than thirty-five years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast. Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, the New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.