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Gospel Birds and Other Stories of Lake Wobegon

By Garrison Keillor (Author)
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Item description for Gospel Birds and Other Stories of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor...

Gospel Birds is a collection of nine classic and very funny monologues from the early years of A Prairie Home Companion. In addition to the title story (about Irma and Ernie Lundeen's traveling flock of acrobatic, bible-reciting birds), contents include:

  • Pastor Ingquist's Trip to Orlando
  • Mammoth Concert Tickets
  • Bruno, the Fishing Dog
  • Gospel Birds
  • Meeting Donny Hart at the Bus Stop
  • A Day at the Circus with Mazumbo
  • The Tollerud's Korean Baby
  • Sylvester Krueger's Desk
  • Babe Ruth visits Lake Wobegon

    Gospel Birds is Garrison Keillor at his very best---endearing insights, gentle humor and warm affection for the human foibles we all share.

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    Item Specifications...

    Format: Audiobook
    Studio: Highbridge Audio
    Pages   180
    Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.6" Width: 4.4" Height: 0.8"
    Weight:   0.2 lbs.
    Binding  Audio Cassette
    Release Date   Jul 31, 1991
    Publisher   Highbridge Audio
    ISBN  0942110064  
    ISBN13  9780942110067  
    UPC  025024185694  

    Availability  0 units.

    More About Garrison Keillor

    Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Garrison Keilloris the founder and host of A Prairie Home Companion, author of nineteen books of fiction and humor, and editor of the Good Poems collections. A Minnesota native, he lives in St. Paul and New York City."

    Garrison Keillor currently resides in St. Paul, in the state of Minnesota. Garrison Keillor was born in 1942.

    Garrison Keillor has published or released items in the following series...
    1. Lake Wobegon Novels
    2. Prairie Home Companion (Audio)

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    6Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Humor > General
    7Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Literary
    8Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General

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    Books > Fiction > General Christian > Short Stories

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    The antidote to reality TV  Oct 31, 2007
    In a time when reality television programs are wildly popular, with their narcissistic, silly people who think fame will make them important, these stories are about life. As so many other reviewers have noted, Garrison Keillor's Lake Woebegone stories look at human nature with all of its frailties and hidden dreams and hilarity and moments of grace. He can make you laugh out loud and cry in one story. I've had this cd collection for about 13 years now, and I still don't get tired of it. All the stories are good, but Bruno the Fishing Dog remains one of my all-time favorites. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
    Wonderful Stories told by America's Storyteller  Mar 29, 2004
    Garrison Keillor is to the spoken story what Mark Twain was to the written - a kind and intelligent sense of humor mixed in with a wickedly insightful knowledge of human nature. His monologues, the "News from Lake Wobegon", have always been the centerpiece of PBS's wildly successful Prairie Home Companion, and I have found none of his stories to be superior to those contained within this collection.

    Pastor Inqvist's Trip to Orlando is worth the price of these cassettes alone with the story of the humble Lutheron Minister and his desire to please his Church Deacons and Mrs. Inqvist at the same time. The Gospel Birds is another "church" story, but you'd be wrong if you came to a listen thinking that Mr. Keillor is simply a "holy roller" trying to pound his version of "the gospel" into anyone.

    His stories are about what makes us human - our nobleness and our failings - and his storytelling is so skillful, he allows us to hear that our shortcomings are as important in who we are as our triumphs.

    The height of the monologue  May 8, 2002
    This is a fine collection of monologues from the period during which Keillor was most popular, and it also has gorgeous guitar links provided by Chet Atkins, whose trademark arpeggios are beautifully rendered on an acoustic guitar with a rich, mellow sound. I was moved by these recordings to buy several Chet Atkins CDs. "Meeting Donny Hart at the Bus Stop," "Pastor Inqvist's Trip to Orlando," and "Mammoth Concert Tickets" contain all of the elements that earned Keillor his loyal following -- an affection for the Minnesota region, fallible human characters, hope and compassion, all told with a twinkling sense of humor.
    Garrison's Best-Ever recording!  Feb 8, 2002
    I have virtually all of Keillor's Lake Woebegon works, and this is his finest! "On Meeting Donny Hart" is perhaps the finest tragi-comedy of them all! You'll bust a gut listening to Mazumbo, Gospel Birds, Pastor Ingquist's Trip to Orlando, Mammoth Concert, and Babe Ruth Visits Lake Woebegon-- the whole set is superb. I can't say enough good about this excellent product.
    The Best of Garrison Keillor  Mar 29, 2001
    This is one of 2 collections of monologues (the other being "Fall") that (to me) comprise the absolute best of Garrison Keillor's recorded Lake Wobegon stories. Some of the later collections have a more uneven feel, but "Gospel Birds" and "Fall" don't have a weak moment on them. The stories range from hilarious to touching to heartbreaking, and many times are all three at once. You'll laugh at these whacko Minnesota characters, but you'll also see yourself in them, and feel along with them as well. This is time well spent.

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