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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,718 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 2007 ISBN: 9781598875270
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2008 Audie Award Winner: Best Narration by the Author. When respectable Evelyn dies in her sleep, Lake Wobegon learns the truth about her secret life. Her stunned daughter finds she's inspired by her mother's covert commitment to pleasure. She's not the o Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 2008 Audie Award for Narration by the Author

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anna | 2/13/2014

    " This book was sloe and not as interesting as the synopsis was made out to be. I was listening to it on my Ipod and got about 1/2 through disc one. Maybe if it was read by someone with more enthusiasm it would have been different. The reader was slow and boring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 2/9/2014

    " i was excited to read this cuz Garrison Kellor can be kinda interesting... but, yeah, I dont think so. It is very anti-climactic until 5 pages toward the end of the book then it is all over. The epilogue was completely unneccessary to read. yadayada. bummer city. "

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

    " Delightful--as always. Another venture into Garrison Keilor's wonderful Lake Wobegon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/31/2014

    " first keillor book i've read. i loved the character of the woman who died. reminds me of my gramma berger. it was a cute book. little goofy at the end, but easy read. "

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

    " Garrison Keillor is such a funny writer - dry, laconic, understated. I love his Lake Wobegon novels and this one doesn't disappoint. The plot is a typical Wobegon plot, all bound up in the death of one of its long time residents and the subsequent funeral arrangements. You have to read it to see how something so black can be so humorous, and underlying it, so true to life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 1/9/2014

    " Typical book from Lake Wobegon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Photojim | 1/6/2014

    " I listened to this on audiobook. I really like Garrison Keillor's voice. As usual a mix of the absurd, the meaningful, the bleak depressing reality of life, and the joy of being alive. Good mix. Not as good as some of his other stories, but good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/4/2014

    " I enjoyed this for the character development and writing style. I would not say I was really hooked by it but it did entertain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin Ramsey | 1/4/2014

    " I just had a difficult time really getting through this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 12/25/2013

    " He is great at writing funny sketches but as a whole the book lost my interest and the climax was disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 11/30/2013

    " Keillor is a better storyteller than writer BUT I literally wept with laughter during the last section. Totally ludicrous and hilarious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 11/27/2013

    " Vintage Keillor: hilarious and quirky. (sexual references and language) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ame | 5/28/2013

    " Listened to this while at work, and the last hour including Evelyn's memorial service is the funniest hour I've experienced in quite a long time. I had to refrain from laughing aloud... :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 3/24/2013

    " Especially amusing segment about a veterinary aromatherapist "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/11/2013

    " February book club selection. I'm not a big Keillor fan, but this book was surprisingly enjoyable. Very quick, easy reading. Not much substance, but fun. A nice break from the serious deep topics in most contemporary fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Douglas | 12/15/2012

    " Seemed like a lot of the book you heard somewhere before... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy | 11/27/2012

    " Funny. Poignant. Wise. Loved it, loved it, loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 8/14/2012

    " Nice light read that will take you to the "Up North" lifestyle of small town Minnesota. The characters are full of life which makes the book fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorena | 6/17/2012

    " So funny with crazy characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 5/8/2012

    " I was quite touched by this latest Wobegon story. Well done all around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron Arden | 5/5/2012

    " I realized that I read this book a few months ago and still can't get the image of the ashes in the bowling ball out of my mind. I love Lake Wobegon and how life's little pleasures and day to day life can seem so crazy and ordinary at the same time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 3/17/2012

    " exactly what one would expect from a Garrison Keillor Lake Wobegon radio story, only longer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan Zachary | 12/18/2011

    " solidly good. I liked it however i was expecting just a tad more out of the greatest story teller of all time, besides old men that have done more shit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Casey | 9/13/2011

    " I want to like him so badly.... I just don't "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 8/12/2011

    " A good Keillor yarn. It didn't have as much humor as expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/1/2011

    " Just finished this..I love anything written by Garrison K. This one is an especially good read of his tongue-in-cheek humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 5/4/2011

    " I laughed out loud until I cried and my sides hurt from laughing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arianne | 4/14/2011

    " ...the highlight of the book being Evelyn's memorial. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 4/12/2011

    " Tales from Lake Wobegon expanded from the Prairie Home Companion and following several individuals and families as they confront death, return of a prodigal daughter, Memorials and weddings interspersed with humorous anecdotes. A nice short read.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 4/11/2011

    " I cried I laughed so hard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 4/6/2011

    " A must-hear (audiobook) but if you can't, then read it. Hilarious! Garrison Keillor's dry narration of his novel had us chuckling and laughing out loud often during a long drive from Arizona to Seattle. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 4/5/2011

    " Funny, as in laugh out loud at times.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 3/15/2011

    " Read it for book club...it was my first Garrison Keillor and I expected it to be funnier. Not sure if I'll read any more of his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/30/2010

    " We listened to this one, read by Garrison himself. Funny, as you might excpect, and very clear colorful images come to mind as he describes people and scenes, but the thin that got me was how he describes situations in detail. Thoroughly enjoyable, in parts we laughed out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 11/26/2010

    " I enjoyed this for the character development and writing style. I would not say I was really hooked by it but it did entertain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 11/20/2010

    " I've been a Keillor fan for a while now, and this book kind of captures everything that's great about his Wobegon writings. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 10/18/2010

    " funny, stream-of-consciousness style, with some social commentary and insight. Just like a really long Garrison Keillor monologue. Silly, but touching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Booksrock | 10/8/2010

    " I always love the way he thinks-- "

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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.