The video demo of Gemini Calling with Dan Harlan is a little misleading. Otherwise, a very good
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I highly recommend owning the entire trilogy. I have Light and Lightest. So far Lightest is my
favorite. I'd recommend these to anyone interested in learning sleight-free card magic. These are
professional caliber tricks though. Though no sleights are required, some basic things like false
shuffles/cuts do strengthen the effects. Roberto Giobbi is a card master. He not only explains how
tricks work, but he tells you HOW they work. Get his Card College series and his Card College Light
trilogy, and you'll have a card magic gold mine. If you still have the money after that, get Harry
Lorayne's Classic Collection series and his latest book, Special Effects. You'll be in possession of
an awesome card magic library. Enjoy!!!!
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The first trick is worth for the cost of the book. And others are bonus.
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First of all, Roberto is a legend and everyone should own all of his books. However… something
sneaky happened in this trailer. This trick fooled me badly only because he wrote the predictions as
Dan was shuffling. I bought the book right away because I thought this aspect was the variant.
Sadly, this was not the case. You still need to glimpse the top and bottom cards AFTER they shuffle.
In this video, it was staged. Roberto had already placed his predictions on the top and bottom of
the deck and then told Dan (before filming) to give the deck a top and bottom retention shuffle. Is
this a deal breaker? I don’t know. But it’s incredibly misleading and I felt let down. But at the
end of the day, a laymen will remember it the same way. In any case, the material in the book
otherwise is top notch.
These books are not easy to find but I have managed to get all five. Worth every penny--as are his
Light, Lighter, and Lightest versions; chock full of truly valuable information for any level
All three of the books in this series are clever, useful and fun. I have performed almost all of
them for family and friends whose reactions were every bit as amazing as when I do slight-based
tricks. Well, that is somewhat of on overstatement, since at least one of my standard tricks that
uses a few slights creates a spectacular degree of amazement. Be that as it may, anyone will find
these books to be a terrific source of quick and great tricks, especially if you are adept at deck
switching. (Now I understand wy Robertoi has written a book specifically on that topic. I look
forward to getting that boo.
I love self working and sleightless card magic and Roberto Giobbi delivers on all fronts. Each trick
is well written, through with patter and concept and has beautiful artwork, Already an experienced
card shark? No problem - this book contains powerful magic and great concepts - this is not your
Dad's beginner card magic book - this is the Card College Son - you're about to get schooled! Out of
the three in the series - this is my favorite book - I think I do at least 10 tricks from this book
in my every day routines