Pontoon

  • by Garrison Keillor
  • Narrated by Garrison Keillor
  • 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Garrison Keillor's latest book is about the wedding of a girl named Dede Ingebretson, who comes home from California with a guy named Brent. Dede has made a fortune in veterinary aromatherapy; Brent bears a strong resemblance to a man wanted for extortion who's pictured on a poster in the town's post office. Then there's the memorial service for Dede's aunt Evelyn, who led a footloose and adventurous life after the death of her husband 17 years previously. Add a surprise boyfriend and a band of newly arrived Mormon missionaries, and the gently rendered chaos is complete.

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What the Critics Say

"There's plenty of fun to be had with the well-timed deadpans and homespun wit." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

All humanity here

Great book with beautifully crafted portraits and quirky detail. Sad and funny at turns. Recommended
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- Mr. Nicholas R. Collard

Worth it in the end

I could listen to Garrison Keillor's voice all day - he reads his books wonderfully and no-one else could do it as well. His descriptions are vivid and bring to life all the characters and incidents of Lake Wobegon. Some of it was very poignant and bits of it were excruciatingly frustrating as you wait for him to get to the climax of a story and he goes off on yet another long description about something else. If you can put up with this tendency to side track, stick with it as its worth it in the end.



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- A. Rusbridge

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books