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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company; Unabridged edition (February 14, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565119568
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565119567
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #952,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Listeners may find themselves caught in "driveway moments" while enjoying this new collection of stories featuring everyone's favorite radio detective. More than a series of jokes and puns, these philosophical ruminations on silliness are entertaining. It takes years of the actors working together for a presentation like this to work so effectively. These episodes employ a wonderful array of voices and special effects, led by the dulcet tones of the "Mark Twain of the Midwest," Garrison Keillor. As soon as you can, book a trip to the twelfth floor of the Acme Building and spend some time with Guy Noir, Private Eye. R.O. 2006 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 2, 2006
Format: Audio CD
What great, good, smile provoking fun! Fans of Garrison Keillor and a Prairie Home Companion will thoroughly enjoy this 11 episode collection of detective stories originally heard in live broadcast.

If you missed these sketches on the radio, not to worry - now you can meet Guy, the intrepid gumshoe who chases crime from St. Paul. Sam Spade and Hercule Poirot would duck their heads in shame to learn of Guy's exploits. After all, he never knows whether the knock on his door means a fish has been filched or Henry Kissinger needs help.

In this parody on the old-time private eyes, we can't resist the guy or Guy who keeps his vigil on "A dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets but high above the empty streets, on the 12th floor of the Acme building, one man is still trying to find the answers to life's persistent questions."

Keillor is supported by members of the Prairie Home companion cast, thus "Guy Noir" is a terrific ensemble performance. Among the sketches are

Gotham Gets The Girl

Operator

Bad Grits

Gotta Go

Bad Blood

Picnic Plaid

Movie Shoot

Hotdish Hangover

Renata Flambe

Snow Job

Missing Fish.

Very highly recommended - don't miss it!

- Gail Cooke
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Lauderdale on September 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I don't know what CD the below reviewers are reviewing, but The "Adventures of Guy Noir : Radio Private Eye" contains actual, full episodes of "Guy Noir" from PHC -- guest stars, audience laughing, everything. If you like it on the radio show, then this is for you because it's from the radio show.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marius Ross on October 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am a professional truck driver from Quebec and I discovered the wonderful world of Garrison Keillor two years ago while listening to NPR Radio. It took me several months to find out who he was and finally found Prairie Home Companion via the Internet and listened to many of the programs from the archives. Since then I have religiously tuned in to its weekly program with News from Lake Wobegon and Guy Noir, Private Eye. When I bought the CD "The Adventures of Guy Noir" about the famous Private Eye; my wife and children all fell in love with its hilarious stories. I regularly listen to his adventures in my truck while travelling all over Canada and the USA. Guy Noir a.k.a Garrison Keillor, you are the best. I can't wait to get "the rest of the stories."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John P Bernat on January 18, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The FIRST Guy Noir release was more faithful to the original conceit of Noir - as a hard-boiled detective talking tough with his clients, his friends and his women.

Here, you get something else: Guy's much more self-conscious. While interacting with PHC guest stars would normally promise some greater variety, it is honestly not too forthcoming. He has become fussy and self-absorbed, and a lot of the great tough talk present in earlier episodes is missing here.

It's a good listen - and I love PHC, too. It's just not as good as the very first release...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ping Sun on March 25, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I am a long time listener of A Prairie Home Companion. I always look forward to Saturday evenings at 6, when my local station airs APHC. The show is great and pokes fun at politics, headline news, and just old funnies in a non-threatening way.

Guy Noir is my second favorite part of the show, following Garrison Keillor's "News from Lake Wobegon." Each week the theme song is played and Guy Noir is involved in a wonderful sketch filled to the brim with laughs as he goes and solves mysteries, for he is Private Eye.
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By Smita Rao on July 20, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Guy Noir is my favorite part of PHC and I adored this 2-CD set. I wish it were longer. Absolutely hilarious.
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