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2 As 4 Count

Overall customer rating: ★★★★

reviewed by William Lainsbury (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★ (Date Added: Tuesday 28 October, 2014)

2 As 4 CountA very useful handling from the Lybrary which has many uses. The demo sequence does take some hard looking and dissecting to get what is required in the handling but once you do get the fingers and flow action running looks really natural.

It took about an hour to get it as shown in the clip.

I give it four as I feel the clip should slow up the finger sequence a little more clearly.

Go forth and spend your pennies..its well worth it.

Billy Benbo UK 28/10/2014

Paul Gordon Bundle 2

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by Tom Style
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Thursday 23 October, 2014)

Paul Gordon Bundle 2My favorites here include Explorations and The Real Secrets of Card Magic. The former contains great thinking based around some smart math-based magic and Real Secrets will help any budding performer. Astounding value.

Paul Gordon Bundle 1

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by Tom Style
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Thursday 23 October, 2014)

Paul Gordon Bundle 1I've always been a big fan of Paul Gordon's card magic and here you get an amazing value bundle. Top drawer magic. My favorites here are the 16th Card Books. Great value and what a line up of the world's best creators. Highly recommended.

The Gimmick MagiZette: Volume 3, Issue 6 (Jun - Aug 2014)

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by Don Wiberg
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Friday 17 October, 2014)

The Gimmick MagiZette: Volume 3, Issue 6 (Jun - Aug 2014)WOW! What a fantastic issue of TGM. I can't believe how much magic and news you are able to squeeze into 44 pages. You are to be commended. How do you do it? Your tribute to Aldo was very touching. His trick with the ESP cards looks interesting. I also enjoyed reading about Harold Taylor. Ring 43 in Chicago once had him lecture and perform on their annual show. I still have his lecture notes in my file. He was a very funny man who left this world much too soon. It was also nice to see the cartoon and photo of George Johnstone. He and Betty were good friends of ours. I still have an autographed picture that he gave me on my 40th birthday. I can't wait to make up a set of envelopes with the imbedded needle. I have a magnetic ring, but have never found a good use for it until now. I offer you my sincere thanks for sending me TGM and wish you much success for future issues. Please, let me know if I can help in any way. Kindest Regards, Don ---------------------------------------- Sent from my iPad Don Wiberg, Past Int’l President of I.B.M. (USA), Int’l Secretary of I.B.M. (USA)

Hoax Issue 1

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by Mark Dilliway (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Saturday 04 October, 2014)

Hoax Issue 1This is a little gem of a magazine. Well written, easy to understand, with no jargon or fluff. Is there practice to be done? isn't there always? But believe me the practice will really pay off, as there are a lot of workers here. Well done to this team, looking forward to the next edition. I'm hooked!

Hoax Issue 1

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by Keith Breen (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Thursday 02 October, 2014)

Hoax Issue 1Magic's good, by guys who've done their homework.

Of the 5 effects 4 can be done anytime, contain a bit of flash and are good. The 5th a bit of setup but there's a time and place for everything.

Guys who do magic and like 'thinking on their feet will adapt these in a heartbeat

No filler, no bs. If all books were written this way that old saying of 'if you want to keep a secret just put it in a book' would be totally false. LOVED the writing & style.

The Tie Pitch

Overall customer rating: ★★★★

reviewed by David Devlin (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Monday 29 September, 2014)

The Tie PitchThis is a wonderful act. It is funny, and has a lot of magic packed into it. Even if you never perform it, you should own this. It will teach you how to construct a full act, and character development. And if nothing else, it is a great read.

My Q and A

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by William OConnell (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Thursday 25 September, 2014)

My Q and AOver the past 12 months I've focused a great deal of time and attention learning as much as I can about the Q&A routine. There are 'pre-packaged' kits that cost $70 to $300, printed books, ebooks, audio programs, and a handful of DVDs on Q&A. I've picked up something of value from each one I've purchased. Some I really liked, but many just were not for me.

My Q and A by Scott Creasey is on the short list of resources I consider top shelf, A+ material. In particular, My Q and A is not theory, it is a full routine, very well thought out, beautifully sequenced, with very clever thinking and a brilliant ending. What makes this book particularly valuable is it's all here...everything spelled out in detail with clear instructions. You will need to buy some envelopes, paper and pens, but that's it.

If you want to get started performing Q&A and want a complete, field-tested, proven, powerful routine, My Q and A would be my # 1 recommendation.

The Shadow Placement

Overall customer rating: ★★★★

reviewed by Tony Bianco
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Tuesday 23 September, 2014)

The Shadow PlacementExcellent thinking here. Nick credits Alex Elmsley and if you are into card magic and read his first two volumes you'll know what a great card man he was. This is very easy to do but a real fooler. I have only read the first two effects and already got my money's worth. Get this, you won't be sorry.

The Invisible Thread Manual or The String Book

Overall customer rating: ★★★★

reviewed by Bill Lainsbury
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Sunday 14 September, 2014)

The Invisible Thread Manual or The String BookDuring my years in Berlin during the cold war I came to know and respect the members of the Berlin magic circle.

Ralf Wichman became a life long friend during which we had many meetings on both sides of the channel.

It was with great pleasure that I sat for hours with Ralf writing and editing the English part of the book (with translation from the German text) alongside step by step demonstration and performance by Ralf as we progressed.

When that task was finally finished I took it over to Kens place and demonstrated a couple of the contents...he was enthused and immediately asked I arrange for copies to be sent him direct...he was an honorable man who ALWAYS payed his dues and gave credits where due.".

You NEED this book. This is without doubt the Grand master of levitation.

That is how Ralf and Ken's memories will be kept alive in magic halls of fame.

Bookworm: The Ultimate Impromptu Book Test Act

Overall customer rating: ★★★★

reviewed by Ewen Wilson (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Friday 12 September, 2014)

Bookworm: The Ultimate Impromptu Book Test ActThis book test is everything that David says it is in the advertisement. He has taken two separate book tests and very cleverly routined them to create a third. This is truly a blow away piece of mentalism when performed to lay people and would fool the vast majority of magicians also. The structuring is terrific and the test is suitable for private performances at a party in someone's house, on the radio or on stage or any stand up set. I tend to agree with David that it is strongest when performed impromptu I don't think there is a snowballs chance in hell of your participants or spectators being able to backtrack the method. I've performed the original two tests on many occasions over the years and when I read David's eBook it was one of those "Why didn't I think of that" moments! A fellow mentalist saw me performing this a couple of years ago and immediately bought it. To this day it is the only book test he is interested in performing. The reason I'm posting this review is that a couple of days ago a young mentalist I am friendly with contacted me to say that he had performed one of the tests in this effect at a birthday party the night before to very strong effect. I decided to recommend Bookworm to him and I was just checking for any reviews that had been published since I purchased it a couple of years ago. I discovered that Jeff Stone had posted a very positive review on You Tube.I had one issue with Jeff's review he mentioned that there is a one time preparation that you have to do that would take a few hours. In my opinion this is completely inaccurate, it is a very short memorisation that Jeff is referring to that should take no more than five to fifteen minutes even for someone who has no knowledge of memory techniques. At the price this an absolute cracker and I know for a fact that when I've performed it, it was talked about for sometime afterwards. I don't know David I've only ever been in contact with him once to leave feedback on how it played out in performance. I would highly recommend this book test.

The Invisible Gun

Overall customer rating: ★★★★

reviewed by Madison Hagler (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★ (Date Added: Thursday 11 September, 2014)

The Invisible GunI really really really like this release. If you see it as just an effect to perform, it's not that great. But used in conjunction with a routine, this could be a very effective gag/addition. I am trying to come up with a routine to use it with in my kid shows. The bang you get is pretty loud. I think it could easily be heard from the back of a small theater. It doesn't use any chemicals or fire things of any kind. The method is VERY simple., but I am a big believer that simplicity isn't always bad. In this case, I think this method is the perfect solution to this desired effect. I bought a supply of gimmicks that will last for years for only $5 at my local walmart. This is definitely worth getting. Great work, Devin!


Overall customer rating: ★★★★

reviewed by Phil Reda (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★ (Date Added: Thursday 11 September, 2014)

ContactVery detailed as is all of Devlin's material that I have purchased. I realy like the overall effect and thinking behind the routine. He does not include a script just the workings of the effect. You will need a little something that is difficult to find. He does provide a source. If you elect not to purchase this little device he does give two alternative handlings - though not as strong as the original. After reading the manuscript it did get me thinking of other options as well as other methods. I would recommend for purchase

Paul Gordon Bundle 2

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by Peter Pritchard
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Sunday 31 August, 2014)

Paul Gordon Bundle 2The Unexpected Card Book and Explorations are the highlights here. The tricks are all easy to semi advanced...which means I can do them. I saw Harry Lorayne do a couple of them in New York and he said they were that good they were going to be in his (then) new book, Best Of Friends 3. Anyway...I highly recommend this bundle. Thank you Mr. Gordon.

Paul Gordon Bundle 1

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by Peter Pritchard
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Sunday 31 August, 2014)

Paul Gordon Bundle 1What a bargain. Tom Craven showed us some stuff from the 16th Card Books and The Keeper book whilst at 4F's in Batavia. We were all blown away. I bought this bundle and have been foolin' everyone since. Great value. Great magic.

Holistic Hamman

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by David Martin (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Saturday 30 August, 2014)

Holistic HammanThis synergistic routine is par excellence!

If you, the reader, have never been introduced to Bro. John Hamman; then get ready to learn some great Hamman effects that you will perform every chance you get. If you're like me and own The Secrets of Brother John Hamman and The Card Magic of Brother John Hamman; don't think for a second that this manuscript won't benefit you as well. Even the Hamman enthusiast will be inspired to see how these effects are blended together to create a VERY STRONG synergistic routine that will leave your audiences stunned!

What starts out as a simple game with four queens turns into a whirlwind of stunning card magic. Cards vanish, transpose, and transform with no apparent manipulation. What a fantastic homage to Bro. John Hamman!

Brain Bracking

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by Gregory Fleming
Rating: ★★★★ (Date Added: Friday 15 August, 2014)

Brain BrackingAstonishing that someone could think it appropriate to release this as a stand alone effect. It is neither original nor good. Anyone with even the slightest interest in mentalism is already aware of the use of the D*******r P*** as a technique to gain access to a thought of word. If it is not layered with other methods and presentation it is as good as useless. Like this pdf.

Brain Bracking

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by 7i7ier dupre
Rating: ★★★★ (Date Added: Thursday 14 August, 2014)

Brain BrackingEffect...good good Nice day 7i7ier

Verbal Amnesia

Overall customer rating: ★★★★

reviewed by Fred Calandrino (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Wednesday 13 August, 2014)

Verbal AmnesiaNot convinced this would play out successfully in performance. Tried it on family members as a test and they were easily able to think of and say appropriate words, per the instructions. Maybe additional guidance on choosing a good subject for this type of effect would help.

Out Cold

Overall customer rating: ★★★★

reviewed by Ken Buscho (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★ (Date Added: Monday 11 August, 2014)

Out ColdThis title was a disappointment, I've seen much better produced, more informative and more professionally done items for free on YouTube. Absolutely nothing new here, I would be embarrassed to put out something this sloppy. I really believe in helping new folks get a start, but this title deserves to die. Whoever approved this for sale online much have been drunk, or owe this guy a favor. Don't waste your money.

The Vampire Effect: how to cast no reflection

Overall customer rating: ★★★

reviewed by Christian Taylor (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★ (Date Added: Saturday 09 August, 2014)

The Vampire Effect: how to cast no reflectionHorribly exaggerated "effect." No content whatsoever, not what it seems. Don't buy it and save your money.

Terry LaGerould's Pasteboard Presentations II

Overall customer rating: ★★★

reviewed by Paul Hallas (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Wednesday 06 August, 2014)

Terry LaGerould's Pasteboard Presentations IIIf you love entertaining card magic you’d be far better served purchasing this e-book than the latest card magic books and DVD’s coming onto the market. The read and then perform ratio will be far higher than most magic books. The first Pasteboard Presentations is out of print and if found swaps hands for high prices on the internet, if you missed that, don’t miss this. You’ll easily find a new complete set for your close up performances.

Familiar ‘effects’ may be covered, like assemblies and triumphs and there may be cleverer versions out there method wise but the important thing about the routines is their presentations. Of course you’ll change some to suit your style, but at least you’ll have an entertaining starting point.

You’ll no doubt have your own favorites, but those that went straight into my repertoire were: Royal Victory, a reasonably simple effect where five randomly selected cards apparently change into a royal flush.

Instantane e ace-ly. A great four of a kind production thanks to a patter everyone can identify with. With a little thought you can use four queens and instantly follow up with...

The Illusive Cocktail Gals. A simple assembly routine great for bars etc. Tip, don’t have the spectator put a beer glass on the pile as the condensation will wet your cards. A stemmed glass is fine, but occasionally I’ve suggested they use their imaginations to imagine the card box is a large heavy tray of drinks rather than use a glass.

Up The Down Staircase. This is an easy triumph routine involving four queens and could also be used as a lead in to the latter effect.

Cardboard Sobriety Test. This plays far better than it might read. Terry took an old self worker, added a sleight, a couple of other things and a clever presentation and knocked it out of the ball park. I know how good it is I’ve used it.

Jewel Thief—This is another simplistic thing I didn’t think would play well but it did. I’m not a big fan of spectators holding cards under the table but it’s worth it just to watch the spectator switch out his own card.

Okay, those are just the ones I’ve actually used out in the real world. I started to play with Ace Shuttle but stopped when I realized I already had in my repertoire a far simpler version of the same effect (Aldo Colombini’s “Jumbo” in print in one of his books and on his DVD “Stand Up Card Magic”).

At some point I’m sure I’ll go back and work more on “Unforgettable” a three phase routine where a spectators thought of card vanishes from five cards twice, then all the cards but the thought of card disappear. There are other routines in the book, but for me these were the ones that stood out.

Cerebral Connection

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by Nicholas Wanstall (confirmed purchase)
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Friday 01 August, 2014)

Cerebral ConnectionI have to say, I really like this! For $4.00, it is totally worth it. Get this now!

Easy Lift: no get ready double lift

Overall customer rating: ★★★★

reviewed by Ronald Wood
Rating: ★★★★★ (Date Added: Saturday 26 July, 2014)

Easy Lift: no get ready double liftAfter an accident years back, my fingers don't work too good, and my Double Lift paid big time for it. I had to pretend I was squaring the pack, thumb count and lift two cards at the inner end, and secure a pinkie break before attempting a Double Turnover. Easy Lift has solved this! Within minutes of downloading this, I was performing doubles and trebles as naturally as flipping the top card over! Brilliant! Thank you for sharing this Mr Knight.

The Holy Dixie Cup

Overall customer rating: ★★★★★

reviewed by Alex Silva
Rating: ★★★★ (Date Added: Tuesday 22 July, 2014)

The Holy Dixie Cupbad quality, not recommend

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