Liberty (Lake Wobegon) Audiobook - CD

by Garrison Keillor | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 9781598876710 Global Overview for this book
Registered by imawinn2 of Neenah, Wisconsin USA on 5/19/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by imawinn2 from Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Product Description
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Liberty is Garrison Keillor's most ribald Lake Wobegon novel yet, set in a spectacular Fourth of July celebration amid marching bands and circus wagons drawn by teams of Percherons. The Chairman of the Fourth, Clint Bunsen, is in the midst of an identity crisis brought on by a DNA test just as he turns sixty, and he finds solace in the arms of Angelica Pflame, the young beauty who marched as Liberty in last year's parade. Should he remain in Lake Wobegon with his stoical wife Irene or fly to California with Angelica? Liberty is Keillor at his knowing, deadpan, raconteur best.


imawinn2's review: Liberty is read by the author himself which makes this story come to life as he tells another tale about those lovable Lutheran's from Wobegon, MN. This, however, is not your normal tale by Garrison Keillor. It is one that deals with a man (Clint Bunsen) struggling with a midlife crisis and his need to find passion in a much younger woman's arms. It has Keillor's humor written all through it but not one I would let the kiddies listen to because of the adult nature and its descriptive moments while Clint has his fling with Miss Angelica Pflame. Wink! Wink! Nod! Nod! If you know what I mean. Not the funniest of Keillor's Wobegon stories but it was humorous non-the-less.


Journal Entry 2 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Monday, April 11, 2011
Sending Liberty on a journey via BigJohnLefty's Audiobook box. May the next listener enjoy some Wobegon humor.

Journal Entry 3 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Saturday, January 14, 2012
Unabridged on 7 CDs, read by the author.

From Audiofile Magazine:
Garrison Keillor is the voice of the heartland, and his latest novel is laugh-out-loud hilarious and deeply touching—a little masterpiece of Americana. Keillor’s unique voice has such range that he can characterize many types of dialogue—from a woman's whispered thoughts to a rough-hewn farmer's drawl. Like Chaucer and Dickens, Keillor creates a community. We know these people; we are these people. Clint Bunsen is stunned when he’s ousted from his position as long-standing chair of the Fourth of July committee. CNN televised the parade the year before, and nerves are jumpy as the town goes about trying to put its best foot forward. Unpredictable conflicts and connections emerge in the community, where everyone knows a little too much about everyone else. Listeners will love this visit to Lake Wobegon, especially as performed by America's master storyteller.

Journal Entry 4 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Friday, June 29, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (6/27/2012 UTC) at Columbia, Missouri USA

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Enjoyed listening to this one. Keillor's voice is easy on the ears as always and his stories are always sarcastically funny. Now in the mail to KathyB.

Journal Entry 5 by KathyB25 at Arlington, Texas USA on Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Received today from Ms. Joanna - thanks!

Journal Entry 6 by KathyB25 at Atlanta, Georgia USA on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (9/19/2015 UTC) at Atlanta, Georgia USA

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On its way to Signe who requested it from PaperBackSwap

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