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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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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.

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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

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Magical to say the least

I enjoyed the narration and the story very much, A fun quick listen to get your imagination going.

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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.

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Did not catch my attention

I absolutely love HG Wells. I have read his various books in many genres, but this half-hour short story completely failed to interest me. After a few minutes my mind drifted. Halfway through the story I realized I had no idea what was going on. I restarted from the beginning. Half an hour later I don't know the plot or how it ended. I don't even know if the narrator was the kid's brother, friend, or father. Two listens, and I'm lost. I think this one needs to be read rather than listened to.

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Magic story, Magical Story teller

perfectly fit narrator for this enchanting story.

Magic is it real or not? You be the judge .

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  • Admiralu
  • Camarillo, California United States
  • 05-31-18

Wonderful, Classic Tale

A classic story of an unusual Magic Shop by H. G. Wells. A magic shop appears out of know where to surprise and delight a young boy and father. Beautifully narrated by Everson Croft.

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HG Wells at his best

another excellent short stories by HG Wells . the narration was very well done. very fun

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Lighthearted horror

More of a mysterious sort of spooky story. Reminds me of a Steven King short story I once read but of coarse written about a hundred years earlier. Good story.

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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.