Liberty (Lake Wobegon) Audiobook - CD
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(taken from Amazon.com)
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.
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.