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The Magic Misfits: The Second Story

Written by: Neil Patrick Harris
Series: The Magic Misfits, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical second book in the New York Times best-selling series with even more tricks up its sleeve.

Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist - a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals won't be able to escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep Mineral Wells safe - but can they still protect themselves in the process? 

Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you're a longtime expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold on to your top hat!

...have more questions? I thought you might. Here's some answers:

WHERE? A sleepy town in New England. Within the town is a magic shop run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon - the gang's caped and top-hatted mentor. 

WHO? Carter, who can make things vanish. Leila, who can escape from anything. Theo, who can make things levitate with the aid of his violin bow. Ridley, who can invent anything. And, of course, twins Olly and Izzy, who can make anyone laugh. 

WHY? Because together, these six magical misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town's long-hidden secrets.

(Psst. Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Congratulations on reading this far down. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret.... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story - you'll learn how to make your own magic!)

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

©2018 Neil Patrick Harris (P)2018 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"Acceptance, love, and understanding are at the heart of this novel, which features a diverse cast of child characters... the message that friendship helps children conquer adversity is a welcome one." (Kirkus)

"Harris doles out humor, suspense, and sensitivity in equal measure..." (School Library Journal)

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Love it so much and it has good magic tricks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🧡❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🧡❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🧡🧡💕💘💕💖💗💗💓💞💞💝💞💓💗💖💘💘💕💘💖💗💓💓❤️❤️❤️❤️😘🥰😍🥰😍😘🥰😍🥰😘😘🥰🥰😍😍🥰🥰😘😍🥰😘😘🥰😍😍😘😘🥰😍😍😍🥰😘😘🥰😍🥰🥰😘
So good 😍 love ❤️ it so much

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  • D. Lucas
  • 2019-03-06

Captivating

Daughter loves this series. Listened to it over and over again! Ignited her passion for magic, mystery, most important reading! Cannot wait for the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-12

The best

The best thing is about to happen to you now ok I'm sub to my channel

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-30

Wonderful story- annoying performance

I listened to the first book of the series with my son. The author Neil Patrick Harris was amazing as he read aloud the story.

This book was read by another actor. Her performance at best was annoying. When she gave voice to the twins I wanted to fast forward to get her annoying voice over with. This book had a would have been much more enjoyable with a different voice reading it. Please bring back Neil Patrick Harris!!

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  • Robert
  • 2019-03-13

Another great book

I loved the first book and this story continues the adventure. I was not as impressed with the reader as the first book, but she did ok. can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-04

Sad but good!

Okay...

Very sad but it’s mysterious! But it wAs cool! But I don’t like the sadness.

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  • JEA2018
  • 2019-02-16

Love it!

Loved it! Can't wait fit the next one! Never a disappointment when listening to anything written by Neil Patrick Harris

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  • Meg
  • 2018-11-23

Loved it

I loved the book it was amazing. I recommend it to all harry potter fans.Also people who love magic.I pick the rate because it has a lot a drama, magic and amazing reading. This book was amazingly awesome.Thank you for your time.

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  • Katiedid
  • 2018-11-22

Thrilled the story continues!

My kids and I are loving the Magic Misfits series! We were waiting a while for The Second Story, but so glad for the addition of Christina Hendricks. The kids loved Neil Patrick Harris' narrating the first and being included in this one. Great for those car rides to Grandmom's (or Great-Grandmom's in this case). Thank you for a story the kids love listening to and I actually look forward to hearing, too!

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  • Danielle
  • 2018-10-31

love, but neal Patrick Harris read it better.

I love it. but he read it better. he made it feel like you were there. and each person sounded different. she tries.... but theo is so different then I imagined now.... I picture him English now.....

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  • AmazonPrimeUser
  • 2019-07-28

Nowhere near as good as the first

Not narrated by NPH. Sorry, but the narrator for this one was basically just reading aloud, unlike great narrators who use different voices for each character.
The story itself was also really sub-par.