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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (600 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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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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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2011 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration by the Author

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kris | 2/19/2014

    " A quick, satisfying holiday read. Reminiscent of Dicken's Christmas Carol. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jan Polep | 2/1/2014

    " Hawaii-bound Chicago millionaire ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard. Funny up to the point where his childhood friend appears as a wolf. Seems to be a re-work of "Christmas Carol"...has life-changing visit from hometown people from past, present, and future while bunking in ice shanty on frozen lake. First 80 pages are classic Keillor them it cripples along to an ending you can see from the beginning of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Doti | 1/29/2014

    " While this book was a pleasant read, it contained material Mr. Keillor uses in his monologues and public appearances. He's an excellent story teller; guess I just wanted somewhat fresher material. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jackie | 1/21/2014

    " Sort of a strange Christmas story. Rich guy dislikes Christmas. Goes to his hometown to visit his dying uncle and has strange visions which ultimately make him like Christmas again. "

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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.