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The Magic Shop | [H. G. Wells]

The Magic Shop

Simple magic tricks are what a little boy is looking for when he drags his father into a quaint, old shop. The proprietor seems to be a master of illusion - a genius at slight of hand. But, as the son becomes mesmerized, the father feels an icy hand grip his heart.
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Simple magic tricks are what a little boy is looking for when he drags his father into a quaint, old shop. The proprietor seems to be a master of illusion - a genius at slight of hand. But, as the son becomes mesmerized, the father feels an icy hand grip his heart.

Public Domain (P)2007 B.J. Harrison

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    Chase FRANKLIN, TN, United States 12-30-11
    Chase FRANKLIN, TN, United States 12-30-11
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    What did you love best about The Magic Shop?

    The story was a refreshing short story. I stumbled upon it by looking for my other 2 favorites by H.G. Wells. I went into the story not really expecting much since the story was very short compared to his other works but I was pleasantly surprised. The story drops you into the mind of a father and an experience with his son. The ending was not what I expected, but then after all I did not expect anything. This is a good story and expresses the mind of H.G. Wells a little bit more.


    What about B. J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was very good. His expression in his voice are great and he does a very good job in separating out the characters. I will definitely be subscribing to his free story podcast from his website.


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    "A short and entertaining tale"

    Excellent narration of this very short story. I found myself wishing it were longer as it was fun, interesting, and well written...but somehow left me wanting more, story-wise.

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    Jacob Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 12-20-12
    Jacob Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 12-20-12 Member Since 2012

    Word loving college student with a 2+ hour daily commute, who sadly had to learn to accept that reading and driving are plainly incompatible

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    "A Wonderful Little Tale"

    While short, this tale is a wonderful story about fantasy, magic, and childhood. It is expertly narrated by B.J. Harrison and a prefect display of Well's talents as a fantasy/sci-fi writer. If you are looking for something small to ingest on the go, The Magic Shop would do you well.

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