Another Nice Mess

  • by Raymond Valinoti
  • Narrated by Jack de Golia
  • 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Arguably the greatest comedy duo in show business history, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy delighted filmgoers and theatregoers for over 30 years. The public not only found Laurel's serene simpleton and Hardy's pompous buffoon hilarious, but they also thought of them as friends. Laurel and Hardy may have been nitwits, but they were loveable nitwits.
Another Nice Mess: The Laurel and Hardy Story explores the lives and careers of Laurel and Hardy. The book examines how the comedians teamed up and it explains why, nearly half a century after their deaths, their films continue to enchant people all over the world.


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Two Hours + of Biography

This is a thoroughly enjoyable book—a quick read about L&H that is far more than an outline yet not a mainline book. There are a lot of direct quotes, details of their youth, progression of contractual ins-and-outs through the years, major characters in the boys' lives, the whys and wherefores of their best and worst films, and notation of their number of marriages. There isn't much deep psychological insight but it's not that sort of book. Another Nice Mess is a good deal for the dough.
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- Jim

Terrific Listen!

What did you love best about Another Nice Mess?

This is a wonderful overview of the careers of Laurel and Hardy.

What did you like best about this story?

The historical setting and details add to the enjoyment of the behind-the-scenes workings of Hollywood in the period.

What about Jack de Golia’s performance did you like?

What a wonderful voice Jack de Golia has! He would be perfect for a Ken Burns documentary made from this book. His easy delivery and resonant tone is delightful. I'll listen to anything read by him.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Anyone who knows Laurel and Hardy would think the title would serve: ANOTHER FINE MESS.

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- Rosemary Benson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2013
  • Publisher: BearManor Media