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Machimagic: An Illustrated Short Story Collection

Spitwrite, Book 1
Written by: George Saoulidis
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins

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Publisher's Summary

This collection contains short stories inspired by the word prompts and the daily sketches of two artists. Stories included:  

  • "Machimagic"
  • "Mecha-chicken Race"
  • "Sweet, hot Taffy"
  • "Have you Tried Turning Her off and on Again?"
  • "Come and Get It"
  • "Hewoo"
  • "Berenice’s Hair"
  • "Closely Guarded Secret"
  • "The Veil"
  • "Fluffy or Shiny?"
  • "Explosive Decompression"
  • "Welcome to the Asterism"
  • "Sir Patrick and the Mermaid"
  • "The Redjus"
  • "Generations of Gold"
  • "A Trillion-Dollar Rock"
  • "Messenger in a Bottle"
  • "Gorgoneion"

Some stories are sci-fi, some are fantasy, and some are even based on mythology. The important thing is that these are all inspired by the daily sketches made by philtomato and bloodsplach. One sketch per day, one story per day. The result is the collection you’re listening to right now. This is audiobook one of the Spitwrite series.

Warning: Machimagic is not suitable for children.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 George Saoulidis (P)2019 George Saoulidis

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  • Shannon G
  • 2019-07-11

An Interesting Collection

This is a great collection of short stories. I loved seeing the pictures which inspired Mr Saoulidis. I love his writing style and this collection doesn't disappoint. If you enjoy Sci-Fi and fantasy stories then you really should check out this collection, which gives you a nice taste of the author's writing. I found all of them enjoyable but liked some more than others. The narration was totally awesome! Donna Tellame and Don T. Lassen worked very well together. They gave the many different characters their own voices and emotions. They really helped to bring the varying stories to life. I loved listening to this collection and will continue to look for George Saoulidis' stories. You should give this collection a chance, you won't be sorry!

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  • Harry
  • 2019-06-24

A bunch of fun stories with pictures.

This was really good. I love it when there are 2 or more narrators. Each story was a bite-sized morsel of fun and there were plenty of bites.

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  • Cleocutie
  • 2019-06-16

Good set of stories

Good set of different short stories. Each one is a different genre, but the thing they share is the are all well written. The narrators are very good and for the voices to the stories.

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  • Fantom
  • 2019-06-15

Get it ! ! !

I was rewarded with this book free of charge & as a thank you I'm offering my unbiased opinion & review . I love this audiobook , it contains 18 short stories on various topics . Every story is entertaining & amusing & I was constantly looking for the next one to see if it was as good as the one I just heard , it was . I rarely listen to short stories twice , but I did with some of these . The two narrators were excellent , they shared the stories brilliantly . I hope they narrate many more books because good narrators can really make a good book better .

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  • G C
  • 2019-10-05

I LIKED IT!

I liked it! The narration is good! The author did a good job with the characters. I look forward to reading more books from this author. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Margaret
  • 2019-08-25

Unique short stories

This is the seventh book/story I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another.
Stories follow common threads about augmentation, futuristic technology, and semi-humans.
The stories are funny, original and very odd. Probably not for everyone, but I liked it. One of my favorite stories was Have You Tried Turning Her Off and On Again.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by these narrators ( Donna Tellame & Don T Lassen ). Some of the stories were told by both narrators- one of the narrators telling the story and the other doing the character voices, or he would tell the story and the male character voices and she would do the female, or vise versa. It was a mix and mash. It was a tad shocking at first, but then I got used to it and it started to work for me. I think both narrators did a good job and used an array of voices. Both told the stories with the appropriate amount of emphasis or excitement as needed.

There are some mild sex scenes, and swearing. There is not any overly descriptive violence.

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  • Gabrielle
  • 2019-08-15

Machimagic

This is an interesting collection of short stories. Each one is different and entertaining. The stories are well written and never leave you bored. Some I enjoyed more than others but as a whole this collection was a good listen. The author has created some wonderous worlds with just word prompts to get the inspirations going. The narrators work well together and pull you into each story giving each of the character its own particular voice and making this an engaging listen.

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  • Cory Hatfield
  • 2019-07-05

give it a shot

it was well written and narrator did a good job but this is a compilation of short stories and just like most other compilations not every story was my taste.