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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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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

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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

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  • Chase
  • SPRING HILL, TN, United States
  • 12-30-11

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

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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.

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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.

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Great

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.