Library Ed. Audio Bookshelf 2007
CD ISBN 0976193256 $39.95 Three CDs
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. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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