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Garrison Keillor brings some of his most poignant and hilarious "tales from Lake Wobegon" to this terrific set. . . . Even longtime fans of the Lake Wobegon stories will want this on their audio bookshelves—and it's a great tool to introduce newcomers to Minnesota's best-loved fictional town. - Audiofile

About the Author

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 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.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company; Unabridged,Original radio broadcast; 2.25 hours on 2 CDs edition (April 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598870947
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598870947
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,168,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 13, 2007
Like another reviewer, many driving hours have been happily spent listening to Keilor's incredibly engaging tales of Lake Wobegon. When I saw a new collection, my heart raced as I stood at the checkout....only to be sorely disappointed. These aren't stories, they are just newsy ramblings. And they aren't all that funny either. It sounds like Garrison is getting tired of Lake Wobegon, as evidenced by the bored tone of his voice and the superficial news tidbits he plies us with in this collection. If you love his older stories from collections such as Mother, Father, Aunt, Uncle or Summmer, Winter, Spring, Fall, these will not live up to your expectations. But, us Lake Wobegon junkies take what we can get, and any new stories are welcomed. But, jeez, Garrison, there must be some good ones left in you. Although I'm giving this a 3-star rating, it's really more a 2.5 star when compared to his older stories.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By nodice on October 14, 2007
...but not of my favorite stories. I fell in love with Lake Woebegone about ten years ago. I used to do a lot of driving between Georgia and Tennessee and Garrison's hilarious stories made the drive go by fast. I tried to listen to this CD several times, but I noticed that it wouldn't really hold my attention. The stories aren't bad. It's just as a collection, it didn't pop. But I'll continued to listen to his work.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 7, 2007
Never Better: Stories from Lake Wobegon is a compilation of ten new stories from live radio broadcasts of "A Prairie Home Companion", the popular, gently humorous show by Garrison Keillor. From the mighty effort of the girls' volleyball team to the migration of turtles to a reflection upon 2006 Christmas and how the most hardcore of traditionalists seem to be children, listening to Never Better is a truly heartwarming experience, sure to stir up fond memories of home and hearth. Highly recommended. 2 CDs, 2 1/4 hours.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Lyons on July 30, 2007
I enjoyed the vignettes and thought I was going to have to resuscitate my husband because he was laughing so hard. Pure enjoyment through the eyes of Garrison Keillor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CJA VINE VOICE on June 30, 2010
Keillor is a terrific story-teller and his delivery of these stories is excellent. I don't agree with the leading negative review that he seems tired or "bored" of Lake Woebegon. On the other hand, these are not his best or funniest stories and there are better collections.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Willis on March 23, 2013
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Great monologues from the master. Odd that these monologues dispensed with the usuall opening and closing lines, but the usual good work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Ryan on March 18, 2008
If you've never heard of Garrison Keillor or Lake Wobegon, well are you in for a treat.
Sit back and put on your head phones and be prepared for people around you to think you're out of your mind when they glance in your direction and hear you laughing.
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