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The Entire Life Story of Harry Houdini: A Brilliant Showman

Narrated by: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins

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Throughout his life, Houdini performed first in carnival sideshows and then in vaudeville, where he would share the stage with all manner of entertainers, and later, in his thrilling show, where he became the greatest magician and escape artist of all time.

In this audiobook, you'll listen to these chapters:

  • Youthful Beginnings
  • First Attempts at Performing
  • Romance for Houdini
  • Hardeen
  • The Early Escape Act: The “Risey Incident”
  • The Great Illusion: Metamorphosis
  • The Welsh Brothers Circus Tours
  • First Fraudsters Exposed
  • Beginnings of Stardom
  • Werner Graff and the Houdini Legend
  • Houdini and the Tsar
  • Jailbreaks
  • Some of Houdini’s Signature Escapes Explained
  • How Houdini Died
  • And much more...

A brilliant showman deeply interested in human psychology, his life and work reflect it and kept many interested in his magic acts. He must have known the cachet being born in America would give his act. More than a little daredevil, Houdini performed feats never matched by any other person.

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