We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Magic Shop Audiobook

The Magic Shop

Regular Price:$0.69
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (274 )
5 star
 (138)
4 star
 (81)
3 star
 (47)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.2 (260 )
5 star
 (127)
4 star
 (73)
3 star
 (52)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.4 (257 )
5 star
 (159)
4 star
 (58)
3 star
 (32)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jim "The Impatient" 10-11-16 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    41320
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1381
    1359
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    631
    14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A GLASS BALL"

    GIP
    This is a very entertaining and fun story, involving a father and son and a Magic Shop.

    B.J. does a great job

    24 of 26 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris 06-05-17
    Chris 06-05-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Magical"

    This is an amazing little story that has more to tell than its beguiling prose. It's a powerful reminder aimed directly at us adults who have allowed ourselves to lose that magic we used to have when we were kids and which makes everything around us come to life.
    There could not be a narrator more fit than the great B.J. Harrison for this treasure tale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chase SPRING HILL, TN, United States 12-30-11
    Chase SPRING HILL, TN, United States 12-30-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    82
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "suprising"
    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.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sharon from Tx 06-02-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Well read performance of a classic."

    This is a short story from an audio series of classic short stories from well known writers such as this one from H. G. Wells and others from writers like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Giveaman Amask San Francisco, California USA 05-31-17
    Giveaman Amask San Francisco, California USA 05-31-17 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great performance of a great story."

    Hard to believe the story is so old. It felt modern. Great performance! I'm going to check out the podcast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Stephen C. Greeley 10-28-16 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great"

    This book is unexpectidly interesting. A very enjoyable presentation. The reader did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 08-24-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Magical!"

    You do not get this kind of writing or simple enchantment in today's stories. Perfect for the young and young at heart, and above all, perfect for those who believe in true magic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Breana 09-08-15
    Breana 09-08-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Creepy"

    This is an enjoyable and imaginative piece of literature.this one is great to throw on and listen if you're stuck in traffic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sandra L. Etemad Philadelphia, PA 07-27-15
    Sandra L. Etemad Philadelphia, PA 07-27-15 Member Since 2015

    sandalsbooks

    HELPFUL VOTES
    41
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    58
    28
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just fantastic"

    The audio quality left a little to be desired, but for the price, I'm not complaining. If you're a fan of The Twilight Zone, you've gotta hear this story. If you're a fan of short stories, you've gotta hear this story. If you're a person with imagination, you've gotta hear this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 01-20-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.