Wobegon Boy: A Novel read by Garrison Keillor (5 CDs)
"After hearing (Keillor) reading his own opus, on wonders how the bare words on the printed page could possibly possess anywhere near as much lyricism and nuance." - AudioFile
A promising young man, John Tollefson, last seen leaving home in Lake Wobegon Days, lands in a lovely town in upstate New York, the manager of a public radio station at a college for the academically challenged children of financially gifted parents. He buys a fine house, finds a wonderful girlfriend named Alida, launches a restaurant, puts on good parties, is presented with radio's coveted Wally Award, and then it dawn on him that his life is empty, without grandeur. And that grandeur is to be found in the life that his Lutheran parents brought him up to live. Which leads him, not back to Lake Wobegon, but to New York City. That's the story of Wobegon Boy, read by the author in his abridgement of the latest tale from the home of strong women, handsome men, and smart children. Over 5 1/2 hours on 5 CDs.