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Hexagnosis

reviewed by Simon Hood (confirmed purchase)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Thursday 25 August, 2016)

HexagnosisExtremely clever idea. Amazing prediction method for any 1 in 6 routine. Its simplicity simply kills. A great companion to the 1 in 5 method of Coin'cidence and 1 in 7 method of Absolute & Ultimate Coin'cidence. Together they are a fantastic threesome and you are ready all the time for any impromptu performance. Just a few business cards is all you need to have on you. Very flexible addition to my tool box. Hexagnosis is a lovely new principle. When I read it, I got the 'why didn't I think of this myself' feeling. Easy, simple, clever, powerful, flexible. And yet leaves enough space for me to put my own'performance stamp' on it. Definitely recommended.


The End of Management Alchemy

reviewed by Alicia Parr
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Saturday 20 August, 2016)

The End of Management AlchemyI’ve been looking for a short primer to give management-savvy leaders a sound, easy-to-read overview of Requisite Organization (RO). Ideally, the book also tells some of the story of Elliott Jaques, the remarkable man who shaped these game-changing principles that lead to humane, highly effective organizations. The End of Management Alchemy by Darwin Mott is the best book I’ve found by far that does both of these things. There are personal stories, and excellent coverage of the key principles and vernacular, all in _100 pages.

A few of my favorite parts. I really enjoyed the hockey analogies and the cover art. Also, steps 1-10 for how to apply RO (pp. 85-86) are GREAT. Also, the results from applying RO on pp. 81-82 are solid gold. Amazing stuff. I’d love to have seen these proclaimed earlier in the book and then re-stated at the end. Gives readers a compelling WHY to read something that’s different than what they’ve been taught.

I’ll offer a few suggestions that would make the book even better. (IMHO) Some of the charts, especially pp. 44-45, were hard to follow. Both for me, who knows a little something about RO, and especially for someone new to it. Another suggestion is to ease the reader a little more gradually into the terminology. Those of us who have been immersed in the methodology and practices are comfortable with the vernacular. For the not-yet-believers, it’s a bit jarring, so it would be helping to refer to existing language in common use to smooth the way. Although that language is less precise, there’s utility in bridging new learners over through ideas they are familiar with. For example, use of the terms strategic & tactical can be described, their imprecision explained, and then delineate how they relate to the concept of capability, strata, and time horizons.

In sum, if you are an RO expert or RO semi-expert that would like to introduce these ideas to a colleague, client, or acquaintance, Darwin Mott’s The End of Management Alchemy is a fantastic primer that doesn’t require a huge intellectual commitment to get a solid grasp of the foundations. As much as I love a dense, thought-provoking read, it’s by lowering the barriers to introduction that we disseminate these important concepts to the world of work.


Indefensible: The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach, and Making a Murderer

reviewed by Amanda Mclelland
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars! [1 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Thursday 18 August, 2016)

Indefensible: The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach, and Making a MurdererThis book is full of misinformation. Brendan Dassey has had his conviction over turned by a Federal Judge would has said his 5th and 14th constitutional rights violated and the sickest coerced confession to date. Brendan Dassey has lost ten years of his life for a crime neither he nor Steven Avery committed. Steven will soon be exonerated for the second time with a loss of 28 years behind bars as a innocent man.This is going to send shock waves through Manitowoc County. All the while Theresa Halbach's murderer has gone free. As a member and working with the innocence project you so proudly work for should put you and all the other LE behind bars! You should be protecting people like Brendan instead of helping steamrolling them. Shame on you All!


The Great Apple Heist

reviewed by Ronald M Levy
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Wednesday 17 August, 2016)

The Great Apple HeistThis is Devin Knight's brilliant elaboration and original adaptation of an old coin trick into a hilarious and entertaining attempt by a couple from the audience to work together to make an apple pie, and in addition, Devin has also created two ingenious children's magic show tricks that work in a similar way with candy bars instead of apples. What makes these three tricks different from many other effects is that they do not revolve around a central magical appearance or disappearance, and each of the three effects have suspense, excitement, and offer an entertaining good time.


Triple Play

reviewed by Enrico Varella
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Tuesday 16 August, 2016)

Triple PlayIn his 33rd ebook, ‘Triple Play: The Professional Card Magic of Paul A. Lelekis’ is a collection of three effects. His credibility of regularly working in the trenches is well-established, so these ‘Workers’ have been refined for your immediate practice and rehearsal.

‘King Pen’ and ‘Parallel Universe’ are the two main interactive effects in this inexpensive book. His ‘third’ effect is the bonus sleight explanation of his deceptive Bluff Pass, and it is accompanied by a downloadable video. Paul’s handling of this card control warrants your consideration. He has worked out the usual kinks, by conditioning the audience’s mind, with a standard card selection move. With a dozen mirror-practices, you would be able to do it confidently.

Buy it, and perform these CLEAR, SIMPLE and STRONG effects – the ‘Triple’ approaches which are always in play in Paul’s magic creations.


Silent Words

reviewed by Michael Lyth (confirmed purchase)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Monday 15 August, 2016)

Silent WordsA Mind stimulating idea with many possible presentation possibilities limited only by your own creative mind. After reading I made the effect up straight away to practice. Whats sleep?


The Funniest Three Card Monte in the World

reviewed by Larry Brodahl (confirmed purchase)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Monday 15 August, 2016)

The Funniest Three Card Monte in the WorldWhat a cute, clever trick. The handling is easy-peasy, the jokes and set ups are clever, and it resets so quickly. Even the concepts and presentational ideas are transferable to other routines.

I like it!

Definitely a good purchase.


Number 5

reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Sunday 14 August, 2016)

Number 5While Number 5 may look simplistic when cut down to the actual method of the effect, but when coupled with a good presentation, you'll have a powerful routine of Tarot reading or numerology--and an excellent prediction To say more would be to ruin the surprise of reading this wonderful ebook. I would ordinarily say that it's going right in my wallet for the impromptu act, but you don't need to prepare anything so you don't even need the wallet. (I think that I will alternate this with Lee Earle's Life Force, another self-worker that gives you great latitude to do a numerology reading.) All you need are two business cards or two slips of paper and a pen. How's that for nearly propless imromptu mentalism? This is clearly a professional routine devised by a professional. Amateurs won't spend the time to get the presentation down and will just jump right to the prediction. That would be a shame because as a previous reviewer said, the power of Number 5 is that it's about the reading and then the great prediction, which doesn't seem tacked on at all. For impromptu mentalism, you can't beat this highly recommended routine.


Silent Words

reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Sunday 14 August, 2016)

Silent WordsThis is a mentalism routine that you can do in two, three, or four parts. It\'s extremely smart, baffling, and versatile. In the first phase, an advanced version of a prodigal principle is used, or as the Unknown Mentalist puts it, it\'s done in a \"turbo\" way. That it is. Applause. Well done! This principle by itself is worth the price of the ebook. The second phase uses an old-school counting principle that I personally don\'t like. I will most likely use a sleight here--or you could a Scott Creasey-style gimmicked envelope or even a variation on Reg Blackwood\'s X-Way Pad--but it\'s up to you. This is all quite flexible, depending on how you want to do this. The optional third phase uses one of my favorite cool items that wasn\'t manufactured with magic in mind, but it\'s perfect for magicians and mentalists. And the optional \"encore\" phase is the fundamental or un-turbo handling of phase one. This really is a terrific routine, whether you do it the whole way through or only in a shortened version. While it\'s not complicated as these types of processes go, you will need a little bit of memory work and practice. Otherwise, you\'ve have close-up mentalism at its finest. Highly recommended.


The Complete Eye-Openers

reviewed by Michael Lyth (confirmed purchase)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Sunday 14 August, 2016)

The Complete Eye-OpenersI almost forgot this book was missing from collection of books loaned to other magician only to never find its way home but this much easier to read, re read and practice and perform the quality contents been sold sepperatly as PDF's at a higher price so more than definatley value for money


The Perfect Response

reviewed by Nathan Phan
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Friday 12 August, 2016)

The Perfect ResponseWow, it's great to see Mess's material on Lybrary. I own everything he has put out, and his thinking is absolutely refreshing. This release is certainly no exception as he incorporates technological advances with mentalism. Furthermore, at $4.95 per ebook, you would be hard-pressed to find a better deal anywhere.


Psychic Match Divination

reviewed by Ronald M Levy
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Saturday 06 August, 2016)

Psychic Match DivinationAn Astounding mentalism effect on a small personal scale. They will never figure out how the mentalist knew what color they picked. A classy pocket trick. Don't let the inexpensive props cause you to think that this is anything but very clever amazement. Devin has put together a good trick at a bargain basement price.


The Skeleton of Jekyll and Hyde

reviewed by Ronald M Levy
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Saturday 06 August, 2016)

The Skeleton of Jekyll and HydeThis is a baffling effect where the performer and the participant, while separated choose the same word from the same page of dictionary, under conditions that should make this impossible. This uses a secret method that is old enough that today’s spectators would never think of it. This is an excellent effect for a house party or other small gathering when you want them to say: “How did you do that?”


Introduction to Coin Magic

reviewed by Chet Cox
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Friday 05 August, 2016)

Introduction to Coin MagicThis may be a classic example of "That's too simple to fool anyone" - but it does. It will fool your own self as you watch yourself practice.

The best part of the lessons is probably the lesson you learn almost unconsciously: you learn to enjoy practicing, and you see real improvement as you consistently practice.

It's not knuckle-busting - but it IS darned good magic.


Triple Play

reviewed by Christopher Weber
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Wednesday 03 August, 2016)

Triple PlayIt is as always great to see new items from Paul Lelekis. The Triple Play does not disappoint! You'll learn something new about card conjuring and ways to improve your presentation as well. These three effects are fun to learn and as with all of Paul's card magic they are clearly explained and are very direct and straight forward. The slights Paul teaches are all very economical. No unnecessary moves so there can be more concentration on the provided patter, presentation material and the overall flow of the effect. My personal favorite is "Parallel Universe". This is a cool paradox effect that lends itself to inspire you to come up with some fun presentation ideas of your own. Have some fun with it! Paul's work on "The Bluff Pass" is outstanding and alone worth the price of this ebook. Finally a clear explanation that in addition teaches several great nuances that will eliminate any fears you have of performing this great utility move and enable you to perform it with 100% confidence. Triple Play hits a Home Run!


DIY I-Pad: Do It Yourself Impression Pad

reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Monday 01 August, 2016)

DIY I-Pad: Do It Yourself Impression PadExcellent, excellent, excellent. That's all I really need to say about Scott Creasey's video instructions for making your own imp pad. All you need to do is get a bunch of cheap pads and a three-piece set of one special thing that you can buy on Amazon for about $12.50, but it's enough to make you at least a half-dozen DIY I-Pads. I currently use Mark Elsdon's commercially manufactured Spy Pad, which is very similar in concept. It costs $40, as I recall, and while refills are about half that, you have to use a refill after about 50 uses. With Scott's DIY I-Pad, once you buy your special thing pack for $12.50, you are pretty much set for years. All you have to do is buy up some cheap pads that cost a couple of bucks at OfficeMax. As soon as my Amazon order arrives and I use up my current Spy Pad, I'm a convert. This is the best impression device for the money.


The Single White Dwarf

reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Monday 01 August, 2016)

The Single White DwarfScott Creasey outdoes himself with the latest of his DIY gimmicked-envelope videos. If you have any of Scott's other ebooks and videos from lybrary, you already know that he (1) really knows his stuff; (2) has brilliantly creative ideas for gimmicked envelopes; and (3) produces excellent instructional videos with good production values. Expanding upon and refining a Bob Cassidy envelope concept, he shows you how to make--in about five minutes--a peek envelope. We're not talking window envelope, Shaxon envelope, or one using a tricky impression gimmick. It's a single opaque mailing envelope, plain and simple. And it's exceedingly clean and clever. In addition to the construction instructions--easy enough for a pre-schooler with round-nosed scissors and a glue stick to follow--he gives you three routines. Two are classic Cassidy routines--Name and Place and 4th Dimensional Telepathy--that once you see how the envelope works, you'll wonder why you've been doing the original versions with all the "moves" and "subtleties" all these years. Switch to the Single White Dwarf envelope, and you don't have to do much of anything to accomplish these mental miracles. The third is Scott's own routine which makes the spectator the psychic. If you build up the patter as he does, it's a cute and mysterious routine I like it.

Now truth be told, I know of an even lazier version of a Single White Dwarf envelope that takes no construction whatsoever, but let's just say it's a little touchy and not as clean. Scott's envelope, while ever-so-slightly more complicated, is better. Once you see how it works, you'll go, "Of course it logically works that way. Why didn't I come up with that? That's terrific!" This is highly recommended because you are going to want a few of these in your mentalism bag at all times. They are worth their weight in gold.


Triple Play

reviewed by Roy Eidem
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Monday 01 August, 2016)

Triple PlayPaul is a Card Guy's Card Guy. You will entertain with these magical gems. The work on the Bluff Pass alone is worth the paltry price.


The Ultimate Page Force

reviewed by Ronald M Levy
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Monday 01 August, 2016)

The Ultimate Page ForceI have always wanted to learn a way to force a page from an ordinary book by riffling the pages and having the participant call: “Stop!” All of the methods I had tried either looked contrived, or were not what a real mindreader would do, like throw dice to get a page number. Then I read Devin Knight’s “The Ultimate Page Force “ and finally found what I had been searching for. This is easy, (although like good magic, practice in front of a mirror is needed), and it looks natural, does not appear contrived, and looks like what a real mindreader would do. The excellent photographs that illustrate the step-by-step performance of the method are priceless, and complement the clarity of his explanation. Devin Knight has given a true Utility that opens the door to the performance of many baffling and entertaining effects.


Production from Any Ungimmicked Magazine

reviewed by Ronald M Levy
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] (Date Added: Monday 01 August, 2016)

Production from Any Ungimmicked MagazineHow often have you watched magicians amaze you by producing something substantial, seemingly out of empty space. Devin Knight explains how you can produce a glass of spring flowers or silks from what is shown to the audience as a flat everyday magazine. The magazine is unprepared and there are no body loads. Merely tear off the back cover, forming it into a tube, and right there on your hand you can raise the tube and amazingly produce a variety of items. This is well written and clearly explained with Devin’s helpful diagrams. The audience will be amazed that so much could be mysteriously tucked somehow in a flat ordinary magazine.

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