Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny

  • by Garrison Keillor
  • Narrated by Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Sue Scott
  • 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On the 12th floor of the Acme Building, on a cold February day in St. Paul, Guy Noir looks down the barrel of a loaded revolver in the hands of geezer gangster Joey Roast Beef, who is demanding to hear what lucrative scheme Guy is cooking up with stripper-turned-women's-studies-professor Naomi Fallopian. Everyone wants to know - Joey, Lieutenant McCafferty, reporter Gene Williker, Guy's ex-girlfriend Sugar O'Toole, the despicable Larry B. Larry, the dreamboat Scarlett Anderson, Mr. Kress of the FDA - and Guy faces them one by one, as he and Naomi pursue a dream of earning gazillions by selling a surefire method of dramatic weight loss. In this whirlwind caper Guy looks death in the eye, falls in love, and faces off with the capo del capo del grande primo capo Johnny Banana.

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Funny and humane

What made the experience of listening to Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny the most enjoyable?

Part.performance, part narration, this is a wild mix of humour, sharp observation and a zAny plot.


What other book might you compare Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny to, and why?

If you enjoy Lake Wobegon Days, you will likely enjoy this. But to be sure you are going to like it, do a search for Guy Noir on YouTube. There are quite a few segments from the famous Minnesota Public Radio Prairie Home Companion radio show on there, including some of the Guy Noir sketches. This audio book is taken from the characters and setting from the show.


Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Sue Scott in her wide range of comic voices is a joy to listen to - from the bitter landlady of the Shropshire Arms to Guy's on/off girlfriend, Sugar, she brings a unique dimension of humour all of her own.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-05-2012
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books