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It has been two years since the release of the hugely
successful Mother 2.0 and we are pleased to finally announce
the release of the Mother of all Book Tests - Pocket
For years, performers both professional and amateur, have
been requesting a pocket-size version of the Mother for
their walk-around and on-the-go performances.
We are happy to announce that this request has been met and
exceeded by all expectations. Mentalists and magicians alike
will be excited to learn that the Mother of all Book
Tests-PE not only enables the user to perform the classic
Mother routines, but with the kind permission of Larry
Becker, Flashback as well!
Think about it. Two classic book tests in one portable,
fully examinable book. With the kind permission of Josh
Zandman, we have used antonyms in the Flashback segment of
the book, thus guaranteeing an extra layer of subtlety for
the discerning performer.
For those who own Mother 1.0 (hardcover: Fatal Sins and/or
softcover: Murder at Midnight), there is nothing new to
learn. The key words in Mother-PE are the same as in the
original Mother. And the Flashback antonyms have been
selected to require the minimal amount of thought. They are
to say, automatic.
So now, mentalists and magicians alike who would like to
entertain their close-up audiences with a book test that
conveniently slips inside a jacket pocket can now do so. The
text size is nice and readable for those low-light settings
you may find yourself in. And the line spacing is wider
which makes it easier for them to see the long words.
Affordably priced at just $199, it is in a range for the
working pros who wish to purchase backup copies. This is
something you will be using ALL of the time under virtually
any and all conditions. It is the perfect effect to take
along when meeting with a new client or agent. Unlike the
larger versions of the Mother which are perfect for stage,
Mother-PE is compact enough and ideal for strolling
performers at cocktail hours, parties, etc.
As with all of our Mother releases, the Pocket Edition is
produced with the utmost quality and geared to day-in and
THE BASIC EFFECT
A spectator is invited to take a readable and examinable
book, open it to any page, and is invited to think of any
word on that page.
The performer, without touching the book or approaching the
spectator, reveals the word in the simplest, most
startlingly direct manner ever! It truly has to be seen to
The ultimate any-word-on-any page method. MOABT is so simple
to perform, so direct, and powerful. This is the book test a
select group of professionals are using to blow their
Can be performed for an audience of one to one thousand.
Close up, walk-around, stage, radio and TV.
All pages different.
Nothing written down.
No stooges, no preparation, no counting, no gimmicks, no
angles, no prompters, no peeks, no glimpses, no sleights, no
anagrams, no forces, no short pages, NO KIDDING!
As a bonus, we are including Ted K.�s reputation-making
blister effect. This is directly from Ted�s close-up set and
involves the use of the Mother of all Book Tests-PE. It is
by far his most requested presentation in close-up settings.
This blockbuster handling has been shared with a select few
over the years and includes Ted�s thoughts on the various
blister routines and gimmicks. Jack Kent Tillar (the creator
of the original blister effect) was delighted with Ted�s
commercial handling. We know you will be, too!
This is the mother of all book tests in a pocket-sized
edition. That sentence is a testimonial, opinion, and an
accurate description. Really, there's not much more that
one can say. Most everything else is stated in the ad
However, let me be a bit more specific regarding the
differences between this, the 2.0 version, and the original.
The pocket version is not as tricked out as the 2.0 version
(which is still available as of this writing), nor is it as
expensive. The words that you need to know are the same
list as was used with the original MOABT. Plus it has the
Larry Becker/Josh Zandman Flashback principle, which is a
very nice bonus that works extremely well in walkaround.
Also included is a great technique by Adrian Bint and Ted
K.'s blister effect. The package includes the book and an
instructional booklet. Even though this is a smaller,
paperback version of the original MOABT, which is still
aweseome, this still can be used for stage and parlour work.
And, of course, this paperback version is less expensive
and, thus, probably more affordable. If you don't have
MOABT in your arsenal, this version gives you virtually no
excuse not to add it. Do I really need to tell you that
this is highly recommended? Nah, didn't think so.
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