Niagara Falls All Over Again

  • by Elizabeth McCracken
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sometimes in life, opposites are drawn to each other; somehow, each providing the other with something they don't have, but desperately need. National Book Award finalist Elizabeth McCracken pens this graceful, moving tale of an unlikely pairing of two men and their lifelong partnership in show business. Drawn to Vaudeville from a Jewish upbringing in a small town outside Des Moines, Mose Sharp meets Rocky Carter at a comedy club. Missing his usual sideman, Carter enlists Sharp to participate in his routine. On stage, Carter's hilarious emotional exaggeration and absurdity come into their own with Sharp's deadpan delivery, and just like that, the inseparable duo of Carter and Sharp is born. From Broadway to Hollywood in 1939, the duo finds great success in movies before a series of unforgivable acts tears them apart.
Filled with compassion and beauty, Niagara Falls All Over Again builds up intensely before life's toll harkens the bittersweet unraveling of Carter and Sharp. With the experienced voice of veteran narrator George Guidall, McCracken's prose finds its perfect complement.

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What the Critics Say

"Relentlessly eventful, rollickingly funny and heartwarming narrative....In its delicate balance of black humor, irony and pathos, this novel is as exhilarating as the waters of Niagara, its flow mimicking the tumultuous rush of time." (Publishers Weekly)

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A Keeper!

Whether it is the book itself or the captivating art of George Guidall's reading, I was sad when I finished this book. Funny, insightful, sad in a good way, it remains my favorite and I am looking forward to listening to it again when the memory of it fades enough for me to enjoy it again.
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- Steven

Christine

I found listening to this book just delightful. It kept my interest thoughout and the characters were very real.
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- Christine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-18-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books