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Publisher's Summary

"TERRIFYING." (Johann Hari, best-selling author of Chasing The Scream)

"Andrew Hannon...the premier writer of horror stories." (Duncan Bannatyne, BBC's Dragons' Den)

The number one iTunes horror download in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

It's the most notorious and controversial short horror story of all time - Andrew Hannon's The Magic.

Do exactly as it tells you. If you get too scared at any point, stop.

Good luck.

©2021 Andrew Hannon (P)2021 Andrew Hannon

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  • 11-30-21

Hide yo’ kids!

Do not let your kids listen to this one! It’s just way too spooky!! I haven’t felt the creeps like this since I watched “Are you afraid of the dark?” as a kid. The author and narrator does an excellent job of reeling you in to “the magic” …be warned!!

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  • Sean
  • 11-30-21

Captivating

Well written Andrew. It takes you on a journey of suspense. Is there going to be more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-28-21

Short and sweet???

Twas well narrated. Would think twice before completing instructions!!! Nicely done sir, Nicely done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-28-21

Wow

I was persuaded to give this a try. I didn't think it would scare me but it did. In fact it scared me more in eight minutes than longer horror audiobooks manage in hours and hours. Give it a go!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-27-21

Creepy from the start..

Ok so I almost didn’t listen to it just from hearing the music at the very start, it definitely ‘sets the mood’.

I like how the narrator sets out the rules for listening (which luckily I was already doing), if followed, I’m sure it gives a whole different horror experience.

It kept me on my toes throughout, wanting to listen more but also wanting it to end.
It’s interesting how something can make you feel that scared without any actual visuals in front of you.

If you enjoy the thrill of feeling frightened sometimes (I know some of you out there also have that weird tendency), then go for it!
Would definitely like to listen to more stories by this author Andy Hannon!

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  • Kitty
  • 11-21-21

Rushed to turn on the light

Found the opening music reminiscent of The Omen. The actual narration was like something from the 40’s. I followed the narrators instructions and at the end I rushed to turn on the light.

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  • Des
  • 11-20-21

Different…. in a good way

Did not expect that!
It starts off with a true fact about reading, and the magic of reading something for the first time. Then it changes, and the ending is scary. But, I will let you, the listener come to your own conclusion or possibly conclusion’s.
Great story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-21

This gets under the skin

I have to admit that this my first horror. I was totally spooked. It's wonderfully subtle but so eerie. Loved it. Narration is great!

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  • 11-18-21

Too creepy

Not for the faint hearted. If you are a bad sleeper, beware! Well narrated Andrew Hannon.

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  • 11-18-21

Goosebumps

Really enjoyed the idea of following rules whilst listening, it adds a different dimension to the whole thing instead of just simply listening. By following the rules it pulls you deeper into the story and actually gave me goosebumps, making the hairs stand up on the back of my neck and arms, purely at the thought of being immersed into an idea that you're not fully in control of. Will definitely be interested in listening to more.

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