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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,010 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2003 ISBN: 9781598873290
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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. Lake Wobegon Days is an affectionately humorous tribute to the small sleepy Minnesotan town of Lake Wobegon, notable for the statue to the Unknown Norwegian, the duck-hunting Sons of Knute, the sleepwalking Lundbergs, the unbelievable cuisine of the Chatterbox Cafe and much more.

A Grammy® Award winner, this recording includes both studio and live performances.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1986 Ambassador Book Award for Fiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/31/2014

    " I hadn't read any Keillor before I saw him speak at a lecture series I attended. I was so impressed with his spoken eloquence, that I decided to try the written word. I've never regretted a moment in his company. Keillor respects his characters but also feels free to point out their quoibles. His sense of place is unerring. Every book brings me right back to Lake Wobegon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/17/2014

    " If you like his Prairie Home Companion Radio show you will really like this book..you'll like it even if you've never heard the radio show too!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 S. | 1/5/2014

    " I read almost 40 pages of this book before I gave up on it. Perhaps I'm too young for it and will appreciate it in another 30 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/1/2014

    " The story "95 Theses 95" is the story of my life. Especially the back massage and Scottish tweed jacket parts. Ever wonder what it's like to have a Scandinavian-American family with all the associated quirks? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joey | 12/5/2013

    " easy and sometimes funny to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 12/4/2013

    " This book made me laugh out loud - and often! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 11/12/2013

    " One half of the world lives in a small town... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 11/10/2013

    " I made people stare at me because I would laugh out loud while reading this at 30th Street Station... awesome book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 10/27/2013

    " Good book. Interesting stories and funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel Dougherty | 8/22/2013

    " After moving to the Midwest, I finally understand what he was going on about. The extensive footnotes are hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 8/18/2013

    " An uneven book, but it's brilliant moments are touching or laugh-out-load. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shiloh | 6/27/2013

    " I really enjoy "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio, but I wasn't able to engage with the book in quite the same way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tawnya | 5/25/2013

    " I really wanted to love it, but I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 puck | 5/18/2013

    " i'm only on page twenty or so of this book, but i've already found two quotes that i really like. i'll add them here when i'm done with the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 4/1/2013

    " It's fairly dark in many places, but touches a reality for those of us who grew up in rural areas. The style is very conversational in Keillor's homespun way and can be a bit hard to get in to at first. The book picks up about 200 pages in, after the history lesson of the town. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 11/9/2012

    " It only took me 2 or 3 years to read this book. The beginning dragged...like seriously...could it have been a little more wordy or boring? Parts of the middle were pretty good and I actually found entertaining and funny. I didn't so much like the end either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndie Todd | 11/7/2012

    " A classic - must-read for any Prairie Home Companion fans. The chapter titled Fall haunts me to this day. My copy is autographed to me by the author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Wolff | 8/30/2012

    " Garrison Keillor is amazing. He can tell you the most mundane story you've ever heard and make it charming and important. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raymond | 8/16/2012

    " Oh well. At least if you are Minnesotan, "Lake Wobegon Days," is like apples or peaches. You like apples? You like peaches? Everybody does. You think Garrison Keillor produced a fine book? You like strawberries? Of course. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna | 8/11/2012

    " If you are from the MidWest or a small town this is a must read. Funny and heartbreaking. Garrison Keillor always makes me laugh and reminisce "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joyce | 1/25/2012

    " I enjoy listening to the radio show, but couldn't get into this. Just not my style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 8/6/2011

    " During summers as a kid, I'd run out of library books before my parents would take me back, and I'd end up browsing my parents' shelves for something to read. This is one I picked up and would end up rereading again and again. Something about the Lake Wobegon stories I find immensely comforting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Jeffries | 4/19/2011

    " Yeah, got this book because the library didn't have the ones that Sarah recommended, but I can tell by his writing style, they'd be good. This one is laugh-out-loud funny at times. Quite enjoying it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 4/19/2011

    " Funny in parts, but had to force myself to finish it was so boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorena Drapeau | 3/17/2011

    " i have to say that out of the 3 books i've read by keillor this is certainly my least favorite. it just seemed like his attempt to exercise the demons of his childhood and it was less then entertaining to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 3/1/2011

    " Humorous anecdotes of Lake Wobegon told through the reminiscences of the author. Not exactly Stephen Leacock; a lot more edgy. Amazing how he can go on for four hundred pages without a plot to pith in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 2/26/2011

    " Not impressed with this one at all. Disjointed, at times hideously boring, tedious...

    There were a few bright spots, I'll give Keillor that much, but overall, this was really disappointing. I think I'll stick to Prairie Home Companion. His skill seems to be in the spoken word. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 2/24/2011

    " Funny in parts, but had to force myself to finish it was so boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharonb | 2/23/2011

    " excellent re-read-love the humor of the tales of the semi-fictitious Minnesota town. Keillor is a genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaworu | 1/25/2011

    " Wry nostaglic view of Midwestern life. Brings back both nostalgia and cynicism to me in a pleasant combination. I keep reading it in the author's distinctive 'radio' voice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zigforas | 1/9/2011

    " "95 Theses 95," reproduced unabridged in an extensive footnote in the chapter titled "News," was without question my favorite part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 1/3/2011

    " Favorite author. Laughing out loud on the train. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/16/2010

    " Although I love Garrison and this book has moments that bring out his best, I found it hard to get into. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 12/13/2010

    " reads just like the radio show "

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About the Author
Author Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor is the bestselling author of Lake Wobegon Days, Happy To Be Here, Leaving Home, We Are Still Married, Radio Romance, The Book of Guys, and Wobegon Boy. He is the host of A Prairie Home Companion on American public radio and a contributor to Time magazine. He lives in Wisconsin and New York City.