The Story of the Great Houdini
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.48 hours)
Product Number: Z100028578
Released: Dec 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792787082
Narrator/s: Taylor Mali
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Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss, never did anything by half measure. Once he decided to become a magician, he became the King of Cards, the Prince of Air, the Genius of Escape, and Professor H. Houdini. And why not? He could walk through walls, defeat any lock, make elephants disappear with the snap of his fingers, and pick up needles with his eyelids! Or could he? Fact or fiction? Legend or liar? We will never know for sure. But here in all its riveting glory is Sid Fleischman's witty and insightful biography of magic's greatest showman, daredevil, and escape artist ever-the Great Houdini!

Author(s): Sid Fleischman
Original Publish Date: Apr 30, 2010

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Author(s): Sid Fleischman
Narrator(s): Taylor Mali
Product Number DD33808
Released: May 30, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538460726

Professional reviews

"As a child magician, Fleischman thrilled at spending time with Bess Houdini, wife of the great escape artist. These early experiences gave him admiration, curiosity, and insider information about his subject. As author, Fleischman, like narrator Taylor Mali and Houdini himself, grows more excited when the magician's career takes off. Though he won't reveal any magic secrets, Fleischman's writing fascinates listeners with vivid pictures. Mali adds his own magic, especially a fine sense of timing. Like the showman himself, Mali fascinates with renditions of Houdini's jail breaks and straight-jacket escapes. He expertly relates the mysteries of a man who still intrigues the world. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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