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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: November 2009 ISBN: 9781598879384
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2011 Audie Finalist, Narration by the Author or Authors.2011 Audie Finalist, Mystery. Headed to Hawaii for Christmas, this discontented, wealthy businessman ends up in North Dakota instead, visiting a sick uncle. When a blizzard cuts off the electricity, Download and start listening now!

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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/19/2014

    " I love Garrison Keillor and was truly disappointed in this story...I did NOT find it to be a modern day Christmas Carol as it was billed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/19/2014

    " Keillor is unhindered by NPR's delicate disposition in this Christmastime tale. Beautifully bizarre, laugh-out-loud funny. A lighthearted chestnut with a classic message. Appropriate for any time of year, really. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ike | 1/6/2014

    " One word = unusual "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 12/27/2013

    " Classic non-Wobegon Keillor, that is, a little weird, a little funny, and a lot of fun. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara | 12/18/2013

    " The biggest piece of foolishness I've ever wasted my time reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 11/18/2013

    " This was what I call a fluff book. It was sweet for the season but unremarkable otherwise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 11/7/2013

    " A very funny start, but a muddled finish. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy | 10/28/2013

    " boring. I read some reviews that had said it was so funny, I don't know where the funny spot was, i was never able to find it. The only redeeming part of this book, was that it was short so I only wasted one day on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Earley | 10/16/2013

    " Garrison Keillor is...quirky...and I always enjoy reading his books. I especially enjoyed this one because I have a personalized signed copy. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dinakar | 10/9/2013

    " Quite pedestrian and uncaptivating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo-ann | 10/9/2013

    " An interesting modern day rendition of A Christmas Carol. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristen | 4/10/2013

    " I gave this until the main character got to an ice fishing shack in North Dakota. I was thinking it would be like Skipping Christmas by John Grisham when I started. It wasn't. Seemed pointless. I stopped. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alison Carletta | 3/2/2013

    " Boring. Did not enjoy. Could not get into all the symbolism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 11/10/2012

    " One of my three Christmas reads this past year. Reading it was like listening to his show. My least favorite of the three. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa | 8/6/2012

    " This is a quick, funny read to curl up on the couch under a blanket with on a cold winter day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bleu Caldwell | 1/24/2012

    " Witty and well-written, but not at all what I expected. This is a slightly surreal tale reminiscent of A Christmas Carol, but set in a very quirky, very small town in North Dakota. Filled with oddball characters and light political satire, it's not my favorite holiday book, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 11/20/2011

    " I loved this, but I grew up in North Dakota and the humor struck a chord with me. I actually listened to it on CD in the authors wonderfully resonant voice. Caught myself laughing out loud several times with tears in my eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/17/2011

    " An odd little book, funny and touching. A Christmas Carol kind of story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna Mcnab | 9/9/2011

    " This was the first book that I have read by Garrison Keillor. I sort of got the impression that he had written this book after having had a really bad dream, but maybe I just didn't quite get the humour or symbolism in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabrielle | 8/8/2011

    " A great Christmas Eve read -- I could hear Garrison Keilor's voice, and the zaniness of the characters and plot line had me chortling. A great Dickensian message was woven through as well! I recommend it for next year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/2/2011

    " Humorous story with typical Garrison Keillor wit. Easy read and interesting plot twist to end the story. Would recommend for light reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Daniel | 6/16/2011

    " By the time I finished this one I had to upgrade my 3 star to 4 stars. Now on to more books... "

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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.