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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (769 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781598876727
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July 4th in Lake Wobegon is always gaudy and joyful. But what's going on between Clint Bunsen <#150> Lutheran church treasurer and auto mechanic <#150> and Miss Liberty? Meanwhile, the Living Flag has attracted both CNN and the governor. It's Lake Wobeg Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanna Weissen | 2/17/2014

    " I really enjoy Garrison Keillor and his stories from Lake Wobegon. The characters in NFLW are always entertaining and while not always "laugh out loud" funny, they are amusing. That's why the horribleness of this book was so shocking. I was determined to finish it or else it would have gotten tossed out after the first few chapters. The story was not entertaining or cohesive. The characters felt like total strangers. There was no humor in this book at all. The one nice thing I can say about the book is that it was short. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 2/11/2014

    " An amusing, quick read. More of a character sketch of the town, than a real novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholas Griffith | 2/5/2014

    " I learned from this book that although I usually hate Keillor's radio show, he is an incredible writer. And god can Minnesota be funny. It's a must read if you consider yourself a Minnesotan. For anyone who's ever been to Minnesota for that matter. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 1/26/2014

    " Meh, it's good enough for the subway. I really enjoy "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio, but this is not anywhere near as good as the radio show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek Baldwin | 1/20/2014

    " Wry, witty, dare I say Keilloresque? All the usual touches that characterise Lake Wobegon stories are present and correct. The central dilemma for our hero: whether to make up for a "wrong turn" he took decades ago by suddenly doing something rash and headstrong which he could live to regret. This against the backdrop of a very colourful 4th Of July parade which he has organised - for the last time. The last two-thirds of the narrative, or thereabouts, take place on the day of the parade itself and the compression of the narrative is very skilfully done. Well worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 1/20/2014

    " Another good book with quirky characters that only Keillor could create. Never knew Fourth of July could be so labor intensive or such a challenge to plan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/13/2014

    " I usually enjoy Garrison Keillor books. He is the one author that I hear his voice when I read his words. When reading other authors, I hear a voice that I just create and assign to the specific characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 1/9/2014

    " I admit that I didn't finish the book, but I really had no desire to finish it. There were a few hilarious moments, but then some turns to the story I really didn't care for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 1/7/2014

    " I would rate it higher save for the ending, which I will not divulge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 1/1/2014

    " Let's put it this way: if I were married to Garrison Keillor, I'd be a wee trifle concerned by his sudden fascination with adultery. This one (like the last) is pretty well focused there. C'mon, Garrison: this isn't what we read your books for! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peze | 12/15/2013

    " Didn't enjoy as much as his other Lake Wobegon stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanine | 10/8/2013

    " Garrison Keillor is one of America's best storytellers. I have enjoyed his Lake Wobegon stories for years; both in print and his PBS appearances. This book is no different. A fun read with the author's hilarious take on all things Minnesotian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillian | 9/21/2013

    " I've read most of Garrison Keillor's books and particularly like the ones that incorporate his Lake Wobegon characters. This one is really funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ciara Zabolotney | 9/9/2013

    " Just finished it last night. I loved it immensely. Garrison Keillor is an amazing author and narrator and this book doesn't fall short of that in the least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christi | 3/8/2013

    " This book just wasn't what I've come to expect from Garrison Keillor. The wholesome story-telling went awry with too many adult-only themed plotlines and too much cynicism. Mr. Keillor still has his funny moments in this book, but it wasn't as pleasant a read as I wanted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teressa | 5/6/2012

    " Another entertaining read from dear Garrison. Not quite as comical as Pontoon, but still a lot of fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danise | 12/12/2011

    " I thought I'd enjoy reading this more as I like to listen to Lake Wobegon tales on Prairie Home Companion. It wasn't BAD, it just didn't hold my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Howie Dodds | 11/3/2011

    " Hilarious, laugh out loud. Keillor is king! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Mendel | 8/3/2011

    " I did not enjoy this book. I thought there were funny instances but overall I did not think the book was worth the hype it had received. I wish I could have discussed it with my book group to see what I missed because so many people thought it was wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 4/11/2011

    " Loved this book! It had me laughing out loud. Garrison Keillor is a national treasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 3/15/2011

    " The master of tangents and late-life crises strikes again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 2/12/2011

    " Lots of good humour but I was disappointed by parts which I found vulgar with no obvious(to me) reason for the vulgarity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 1/28/2011

    " Not really that great. Not nearly as funny or endearing as some of the other Lake Wobegone stories. I really cannot recommend this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 10/7/2010

    " Not one of my favorite books by Garrison Keillor. I was a little disappointed with the story. I understood where parts of it were going, but other parts just appeared to be thrown in for no reason. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ksafford | 9/13/2010

    " Enjoyed his tapes so thought I would try one of his books. So far, it's a little slow. I'll try a little longer and see if it gets better.


    Well, not as funny as I had hoped. In fact, I found it slow and boring so am quitting about halfway through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 9/9/2010

    " I really wasn't impressed with the way this ended. Very disappointing. The humor didn't make up for the frustration with the main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 8/30/2010

    " It's my first Garrison Keillor. As a Minnesotan I should probably be ashamed of this. This book was entertaining and easy to get into, but it was just all right for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 8/24/2010

    " I think I like Lake Wobegon stories is five minute increments, on the radio. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 8/17/2010

    " I enjoy Keillor's style, and hearing about the no-nonsense characters of Lake Wobegon, but the storyline was only so-so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stig | 8/16/2010

    " Another fun book about Lake Wobegon. Clint Bunsen tries to solve his mid-life crisis in the time-honoured way: by taking a mistress half his age. Of course it doesn't go well, but it is fun while it lasts. Probably more for the reader than for Clint, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mariah | 7/16/2010

    " Too much telling and not enough showing. Keilor needs to cut to the chase in many parts of the book, but then it would become a short story... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 6/30/2010

    " Solid story with some unexpected twists, and as usual, things are rarely what they seem in Lake Wobegone, for still waters run deep...I continue to be In Love with Garrison Keiller's narration :) He's Da Bomb. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 6/13/2010

    " Meh, it's good enough for the subway. I really enjoy "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio, but this is not anywhere near as good as the radio show. "

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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.