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Martin Breese released a good number of audio tapes and later CDs which are now all available as MP3 downloads. Most of these were interviews, some teach magic methods and others are historical recordings.
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Terri Rogers
Dollar Con by Terri Rogers

This is a great self-working effect that can even be done over the phone or over the radio.

A dollar note, a five dollar note, a ten dollar note and a 25 cent piece are lined up on the table. A spectator is allowed to mix and rearrange the setup without the performer knowing how the bills are arranged. Then without seeing the table the performer gives directions to exchange some notes and in the end the performer knows where the 25 cents are.

Then in a second phase of the effect the spectator clips the 25 cents on to any of the other three bills. Again there is a sequence of shuffling...

2010 / 5 / 11
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Topper Martyn
Topper Martyn Interview Part 4 by Topper Martyn

This is the final part of Martin Breese interviewing Topper Martyn. There are lots of wonderful stories and lessons from his life. Listen, enjoy, and learn.

Rehearsing versus practicing, Tambo & Tambo, final advice to jugglers, final word to magicians.

[Note: This is an unedited version of the recording to preserve the little exchanges of Martin Breese with Topper Martyn. Consequently there is some duplication.]

The interview was conducted on September 16th 1977. First released 2019. Length 12 minutes.

2019 / 11 / 17
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Richard Webster
Commercial Cold Reading Side 1: Volume 1 by Richard Webster

This is side one of a digitally re-mastered (MP3) version of the original MagiCassette™ first released in 1986 by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com. You will hear Richard Webster who is one of the world's leading experts on the art of cold reading. Richard Webster is a New Zealander who has been involved with Magic and Cold Reading for many, many years.

Richard used to release his own exclusive publications but now that he has achieved international fame he is published by a leading American publishing house. He has written books on a diverse range of subjects from Hypnotism to Fung...

2007 / 1 / 11
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Richard Webster
Commercial Cold Reading Side 2: Volume 1 by Richard Webster

This is side 2 of the Martin Breese MagicCassete released in 1986. See Commercial Cold Reading side 1.

Recorded October 9th, 1986. Length 25 min.

2007 / 1 / 11
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Val Andrews
Sherlock Holmes and The Prince of Ventriloquists by Val Andrews

A new century has dawned and for Holmes it signifies that he is soon to retire to Sussex to keep bees. Inspector Lestrade is already retired but looking for work as a store detective when he is informed of events concerning Arthur Prince, The Prince of Ventriloquists, which are so singular that he calls upon Holmes who demonstrates that his deductive powers are still as sharp as ever. Arthur Prince’s stage puppet has been stolen from his locked dressing room only to reappear some hours later. This strange event has now occurred on three different occasions, but stranger still is the fact that...

2008 / 7 / 6
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Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 1 by Billy McComb

This is volume 1 of a seven-volume series. Get to know Billy. A general introduction to magic.

The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 1

  • A General Introduction to Magic
    • Side 1 [29:38 long]
      • Introduction [0:00]
      • Adding a trick to the act [1:30]
      • Writing patter & structuring a routine [3:34]
      • Selling yourself vs selling the tricks [6:15]
      • Picking effects that have problems & overcoming them [7:36]
        • Rice Bowls [8:39]
      • Bad experience with a rocket trick [16:00]
      • Heckler stoppers [20:16]
      • Arriving at an engagement [23:37]
      • Taking an ordinary trick and dressing it up...
2011 / 2 / 2
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Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 2 by Billy McComb

This is volume 2 of a seven-volume series. Introduction continued, together with a great deal of information on working cruise ships.

  • Introduction Continued from tape 1
  • Together With a Great Deal of Information on Working Cruise Ships
    • Side 1 [29:50 long]
      • Teaching magic continued from tape 1[0:00]
        • What to wear [0:00]
        • Established acts [10:33]
        • What stagecraft you need for an act [17:05]
        • The business end [17:47]
        • Effects that suit the performer [21:54]
          • Two Linking Rings [24:29]
        • Knowing what pleases an audience [25:36] ...
2011 / 2 / 2
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Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 3 by Billy McComb

This is volume 3 of a seven-volume series. The Himber Ring Routine and Night Club Magic.

  • The Himber Ring Routine and Night Club Magic
    • Side 1 [36:53 long]
      • Night Club Magic – recording of a performance [0:00]
        • Half Dyed Silk [0:00]
        • Silk to Egg [4:09]
      • Cabaret Magic [8:46}
        • Heckler stoppers [11:46]
          • Coin in Bottle [18:32]
        • Gags and recording your act [23:02]
        • Opening Effects [24:18]
          • Six Card Repeat [25:06]
          • Golf Balls in the Handkerchief [27:37]
          • Torn and Restored Letter [27:47] ...
2011 / 2 / 2
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Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 4 by Billy McComb

This is volume 4 of a seven-volume series. Close Up Magic.

  • Close Up Magic & More
    • Side 1 [28:22 long]
      • Close Up Magic Conditions [0:00]
      • Cigarette Through Handkerchief [1:59]
      • Paper Napkin in Hand [7:53]
      • Silk Vanish in Hand [11:55]
      • Close Up Magic Conditions – again [15:57]
      • My Drink [17:25]
      • The Recurring Card [19:17]
      • Magic Auctions [20:41]
      • Punch & Judy Outfit [21:22]
      • Glove Monkey [22:27]
    • Side 2 [27:52 long]
      • Glove Monkey continued [0.00]
      • Selbit Sawing Through a Woman [1:21]
      • Crushing a Woman [5:48]
      • Compeering a show [7:23]
        • Thief Proof Case [9:32]
        • Flash...
2011 / 2 / 2
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Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 5 by Billy McComb

This is volume 5 of a seven-volume series. The full Ring On Stick routine.

  • The Full Ring on Stick Routine
    • Side 1 [44:01 long]
      • Himber Ring Routine [0:00]
      • Ring on Stick Routine [1:51]
        • About the recording [2:40]
        • Sound & lighting [6:38]
        • Practicing [9:25]
        • The stick [11:18]
      • Recording of performance – part 1 [13:10]
      • Ring on Stick Routine continued [14:48]
        • The jeweler’s loupe [14:48]
        • Rings & ring index [21:08]
      • Recording of performance – part 2 [27:06]
      • Ring on Stick Routine continued [28:08]
      • Recording of performance...
2011 / 2 / 2
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Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 6 by Billy McComb

This is volume 6 of a seven-volume series. The full routine for the Nap Hand effect.

  • The Full Routine for the Nap Hand Effect
    • Side 1 [42:07 long]
      • History of the Nap Hand (Whist) effect [0:00]
        • What is Nap (and Whist)? [2:06]
      • Basis of the effect [2:46]
        • Do tricks the audience likes [6:24]
      • The blindfold [17:00]
      • The set-up [19:41]
      • The routine [20:23]
        • Getting volunteers on stage [21:13]
        • Following suit [35:51]
        • The run of the cards [39:19]
    • Side 2 [33:52 long]
      • The routine continued [0:00]
      • References...
2011 / 2 / 2
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Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 7 by Billy McComb

This is volume 7 of a seven-volume series. The full routine for the Bill in Lemon effect.

  • The Full Routine for the Bill In Lemon Effect
    • Side 1 [46:37 long]
      • Recording of Bill In Lemon Effect [0:00]
      • Discussion of the Bill In Lemon [5:18]
      • Preparing the lemon [13:09]
      • Identification of the bill [24:26]
      • Vanishing the bill [28:21]
      • Inserting the bill in the lemon [32:25]
        • Delaying the applause [33:59]
      • Cutting the lemon [35:59]
      • Getting the correct lemon selected [39:46]
    • Side 2 [31:16 long]
      • Getting the correct lemon selected continued [0:00]
      • Presentation...
2011 / 2 / 2
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Topper Martyn
Topper Martyn Interview Part 1 by Topper Martyn

Martin Breese interviews Topper Martyn about his life as variety performer doing magic, juggling, and playing the banjo. There are lots of wonderful stories and lessons from his life. Listen, enjoy and learn.

Topper Martyn was born into a performing family. In this part he touches on the Windmill theatre, flops, ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association), learning and making errors in front of an audience, his family, his first stage performance, illusionists, Horace Goldin, comedy magic, Sid Field, antique shop in Stockholm, an expensive laugh, being on ice skates, Eddie Morrell, Fred Culpit,...

2019 / 11 / 17
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Topper Martyn
Topper Martyn Interview Part 2 by Topper Martyn

Martin Breese interviews Topper Martyn about his life as variety performer doing magic, juggling, and playing the banjo. There are lots of wonderful stories and lessons from his life. Listen and enjoy.

Topper Martyn continues talking about finding out how you are yourself, Charlie Kunz, sincerity, teaching juggling and magic, Metropolitan Music Hall, his wife, secret of a great juggling act, street performing, marketplaces, Harrogate convention, what is the hardest thing to do on the stage, Dante, George Blake, Benson Dulay, etc. Also includes a few street performances of various unidentified tricks...

2019 / 11 / 17
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Topper Martyn
Topper Martyn Interview Part 3 by Topper Martyn

Martin Breese interviews Topper Martyn about his life as variety performer doing magic, juggling, and playing the banjo. There are lots of wonderful stories and lessons from his life. Listen and enjoy.

Topper Martyn is doing and explaining a card trick, what is most difficult to do on a stage, about changing names, Milton Woodward, Think A Drink Hoffman, how to learn to juggle, Stetson, juggling on radio, circus, collecting, Frank Wondrous, Windmill theatre, lighting and music, serious advice, rehearsing versus practicing, etc.

[Note: This is an unedited version of the recording to preserve the little exchanges of Martin Breese with Topper Martyn. Consequently there is some duplication.]

The interview was conducted on September 16th 1977. First...

2019 / 11 / 17
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Harry Stanley
Harry Stanley Interview Volume 1 by Harry Stanley

In the world of Magic there are few people who have made such a substantial contribution as Harry Stanley. This is volume one of four. In these four volumes hear the story of 25 years of Unique Magic.

These four volumes are packed with memories from the fertile mind of Mr. Unique himself. If you were a personality on the magical scene during the 40's, 50's and 60's you are bound to be mentioned somewhere. Lots of information about the famous Unique Studio, the Gen Magazine and people like Johnny Hart, Al Koran, Alan Alan, Ken Brooke, Lewis Ganson, Orson Welles, Slydini, Channing Pollock, Chan Canasta.

This is a licensed reproduction...

2008 / 11 / 15
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Harry Stanley
Harry Stanley Interview Volume 2 by Harry Stanley

In the world of Magic there are few people who have made such a substantial contribution as Harry Stanley. This is volume two of four. In these four volumes hear the story of 25 years of Unique Magic.

These four volumes are packed with memories from the fertile mind of Mr. Unique himself. If you were a personality on the magical scene during the 40's, 50's and 60's you are bound to be mentioned somewhere. Lots of information about the famous Unique Studio, the Gen Magazine and people like Johnny Hart, Al Koran, Alan Alan, Ken Brooke, Lewis Ganson, Orson Welles, Slydini, Channing Pollock, Chan Canasta.

This is a licensed reproduction...

2008 / 11 / 15
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Harry Stanley
Harry Stanley Interview Volume 3 by Harry Stanley

In the world of Magic there are few people who have made such a substantial contribution as Harry Stanley. This is volume three of four. In these four volumes hear the story of 25 years of Unique Magic.

These four volumes are packed with memories from the fertile mind of Mr. Unique himself. If you were a personality on the magical scene during the 40's, 50's and 60's you are bound to be mentioned somewhere. Lots of information about the famous Unique Studio, the Gen Magazine and people like Johnny Hart, Al Koran, Alan Alan, Ken Brooke, Lewis Ganson, Orson Welles, Slydini, Channing Pollock, Chan Canasta.

This is a licensed reproduction...

2008 / 11 / 23
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Harry Stanley
Harry Stanley Interview Volume 4 by Harry Stanley

In the world of Magic there are few people who have made such a substantial contribution as Harry Stanley. This is volume four of four. In these four volumes hear the story of 25 years of Unique Magic.

These four volumes are packed with memories from the fertile mind of Mr. Unique himself. If you were a personality on the magical scene during the 40's, 50's and 60's you are bound to be mentioned somewhere. Lots of information about the famous Unique Studio, the Gen Magazine and people like Johnny Hart, Al Koran, Alan Alan, Ken Brooke, Lewis Ganson, Orson Welles, Slydini, Channing Pollock, Chan Canasta.

This is a licensed reproduction...

2008 / 11 / 23
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Terry Seabrooke
A Masterclass in Comedy Vol. 1 by Terry Seabrooke

Terry Seabrooke is a genius at comedy. He has only to walk out in front of an audience and they begin to laugh. In these recordings Terry explains how you take a standard prop and turn it into a comedy item.

Who would have thought of cutting a piece of wallpaper by getting a lady assistant to lie on it while he saws through her and the sheet of paper? Only Terry Seabrooke. Here in this master class he teaches you how to develop your own comedy magic routines and explains the essence of building comedy situations that will make your audience laugh. If you are thinking of creating your comedy...

2008 / 12 / 4
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Terry Seabrooke
A Masterclass in Comedy Vol. 2 by Terry Seabrooke

This is volume two of Terry Seabrook's comedy masterclass. How do you take any object and turn it into a comedy item?

Terry is one of the funniest magicians. He has entertained lay audiences and magicians and they all fall under his spell. It is all here. It looks so easy but it requires careful planning and a lot of hard work and the inside info that you will find here.

And even if you are not planning to put together a comedy magic show, it is extremely helpful to understand how comedy works. How do get somebody to laugh and laugh at the right moment? It puts you, the performer, in charge...

2008 / 12 / 4
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Goodliffe
The Goodliffe Years Vol. 1 by Goodliffe

This is Goodliffe's own story. The facts and stories about Abracadabra from the man behind it all. Goodliffe has seen more magicians at work than anyone else and he has very clear views about what makes magic tick. Now that Goodliffe is no longer with us this is your only chance to hear Goodliffe speaking. Absolutely fascinating material.

[This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.]

runtime: 45 minutes

2010 / 3 / 3
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Goodliffe
The Goodliffe Years Vol. 2 by Goodliffe

This is volume 2 of the fascinating memoir of Goodliffe, a unique character with wisdom you can learn a great deal from.

[This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.]

runtime: 45 minutes

2010 / 3 / 3
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Lewis Ganson
The Ganson Story Volume 1 by Lewis Ganson
"In all the world of magic, I don't think you could find a fairer, squarer person than Lewis" - Dai Vernon, Genii December 1974.

"As I look at the literary scene of magic today, the name of one man stands out above all the rest and the owner of that name is my old friend Lew Ganson." - Peter Warlock, Genii, December 1974.

Martin Breese writes in the original description of these tapes:

I made this recording because I wanted to meet magic's most respected writer. From an early age I followed Lewis Ganson's highly practical series in the Gen magazine and one by one I purchased every book that Lewis wrote including the Routined Manipulation series...

2010 / 3 / 23
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Lewis Ganson
The Ganson Story Volume 2 by Lewis Ganson

This is volume 2 of The Ganson Story, recorded by Martin Breese to capture some of the essence that made Lewis Ganson the great writer of magic literature that he was.

(Here you will find Volume 1.)

runtime: 1 hour

2010 / 3 / 23
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George Schindler
Up Close with Schindler Volume 1 by George Schindler

This is volume one of three on close up with the 'Kid from Brooklyn' Magicomedian, George Schindler. A highly recommended series of recordings packed with useful performing advice, the psychology of close up plus a great number of practical routines that are so clearly described that you will be able to learn them from the audio recording and include them in your own programme.

Volume one describes a number of effective coin and card routines as well as personal tidbits from Schindler's life as a magician.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created...

2010 / 12 / 20
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George Schindler
Up Close with Schindler Volume 2 by George Schindler

This is volume two of three on close up with the 'Kid from Brooklyn' Magicomedian, George Schindler. A highly recommended series of recordings packed with useful performing advice, the psychology of close up plus a great number of practical routines that are so clearly described that you will be able to learn them from the audio recording and include them in your own programme.

Volume two describes a number of effective coin and card routines as well as personal tidbits from Schindler's life as a magician.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created...

2010 / 12 / 20
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George Schindler
Up Close with Schindler Volume 3 by George Schindler

This is volume three of three on close up with the 'Kid from Brooklyn' Magicomedian, George Schindler.

Volume three is purely magic and explanations and absolutely no padding. You'll hear a detailed explanation of George's own chop cup routine, a superb ambitious card routine and several highly practical coin effects. Everything released in this recording is actually part of George's regular repertoire; everything has been used over and over again in front of paying audiences who demand and get the best.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created...

2010 / 12 / 20
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John Calvert
Torn and Restored Magazine by John Calvert

Many consider this the definitive version of this now classic effect. The recording includes not just the instructions but also the music for your actual performance. However keep in mind that this is not a royalty free music.

Additionally to the audio you will also download a PDF with many photographs taken to show a step by step method of constructing and performing this great effect. Photographs were taken by Martin Breese.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

1st edition 1978

2010 / 12 / 26
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Paul Gordon
Secrets of a Commercial Card Magician by Paul Gordon
"I have seen Paul performing many times now and I am amazed how he can captivate an audience with just one pack of ungimmicked playing cards. His act is full of comedy yet he cracks few jokes and above all he is a master of misdirection. I know no one else who sets off for top venues with his act in his pockets. As he says, "I wear my act". He takes a back up pack of cards and sometimes a couple of close up items and he is set for complete show." - Martin Breese
This is a recording of Martin Breese interviewing Paul Gordon. You will hear stories from Paul's magic life, how he got into magic in the first...
2016 / 3 / 5
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Basil Horwitz
Challenge Mentalism Vol. 1 by Basil Horwitz

Basil Horwitz - the South African mentalist - released in the 1980s seven of his treasured mentalism routines and the impact was phenomenal. There are few mentalists in the world who have not heard either the recordings or read the text which was published later. Several professional and famous mentalists use the material straight from these recordings. Each of the seven effects has been used somewhere in the world on TV.

If you would like to read a lot more about Basil's routines then see the 5 volume ebook series Mental Magick.

[For volume 2 of this recording click here.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD...

2008 / 11 / 29
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Basil Horwitz
Challenge Mentalism Vol. 2 by Basil Horwitz

This is the second volume describing seven brilliant mentalism effects. Basil Horwitz is one of South Africa's most successful insurance salesmen. His success is almost 90% due to a magical approach explained on these recordings.

[For volume 1 of this recording click here.]

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

2008 / 11 / 29
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Simon Lovell
A Wine and Cheese Party with Simon Lovell - and 200 Women: Volume 1 by Simon Lovell

Simon Lovell is a highly experienced performer with over two hundred television credits to his name. Simon has produced a DVD series, fourteen videos, published sixteen books, and written hundreds of magazine articles, short stories, and scripts. In recent years, he has been professionally engaged advising other performers in live and film situations and lecturing worldwide to casinos. Over the years, Simon has appeared in all kinds of venues from theatres to comedy clubs. He is one of the most popular magical entertainers around. Reviewers have described his "trademark" straitjacket routine...

2008 / 12 / 25
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Simon Lovell
A Wine and Cheese Party with Simon Lovell - and 200 Women: Volume 2 by Simon Lovell

This is volume two in the Simon Lovell interview conducted by Martin Breese. Listen to Simon's advice on magic and comedy magic in particular.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

2008 / 12 / 25
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Roy Johnson
The Voice of Experience Volume 1 by Roy Johnson

Roy has been an active performer for decades working in such famous places as the legendary Windmill Theatre. In these three volumes, you will hear and learn some of his classic effects.

On this first volume is included Rocket, Cased, Flash Square, and Matched Prediction.

Length 1 h 12 min

2009 / 1 / 2
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Roy Johnson
The Voice of Experience Volume 2 by Roy Johnson

This MP3 features a number of excellent items including:

  • Cards Across
  • Zoo Quest
  • The Memory Game
  • Happy Holidays
  • Miracle Divination

Length 1 h 11 min

2009 / 1 / 2
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Roy Johnson
The Voice of Experience Volume 3 by Roy Johnson

This final volume in this 3-part series includes full instructions for two excellent effects; Miracle Divination and Third Dimensional.

Length 48 min

2009 / 1 / 2
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