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Nothing is Impossible: Signed, Limited Edition Hardcover – 27 Sep 2012

4.6 out of 5 stars 191 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (27 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091951305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091951306
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.4 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 610,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A terrific read" (Jonathan Ross) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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The UK's hottest street magician takes us on a mystical journey into his world

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
12 year old nephew loves Dynamo, does lots of card tricks himself so thought he might enjoy this bio, thoug did worry it may be a bit old for him. However he has already finished it and loved it!!
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Nothing is Impossible is the autobiography of a Bradford lad called Stephen Frayne, a guy who was badly bullied as a kid and who managed to turn it in to something positive. You might have heard of him – he captured the world’s attention as Dynamo, the ‘Magician Impossible‘ who gained notoriety for a variety of high-profile stunts including his stint walking on the waters of the Thames.

Now, I don’t know how much help Dynamo had when writing this, but I’ll admit that the whole thing is very well written with no obvious mistakes and extraordinary insight in to the magician’s mind. Whilst he doesn’t reveal the secrets behind his magic, that’s not what you want to hear anyway – if you knew how he did his tricks, it would ruin them!

However, you do learn why he does the magic that he does, and it’s fascinating to see how his troubled childhood in Bradford helped to shape the man that he became. He also covers his early career, and it’s particularly interesting to see how the Prince’s Trust helped him to get to where he is today.

My copy holds a little extra significance – it’s signed by the man himself, as part of an offer that he posted through his Facebook page where you could get your copy signed if you pre-ordered it before the book’s launch. I would’ve pre-ordered it anyway – he’s a fascinating man, and you should leap at the chance to find out a bit more about what makes him tick.

Celebrity autobiographies are usually vacuous and faintly depressing, and they reek of ghost-writing and a lack of talent – here, Dynamo rewards the Dynamites, his dedicated followers, with something a little different. A little special. A little magical.
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This is the amazing story of how this ordinary guy, who came from such a difficult background where he was bullied and suffered with Crohn's, made it to the top with the strong inspiration from his beloved Gramps. My daughter read it after we had been to see him live, and I have just finished reading it. Hats off to the man. He has worked so hard to get to where he is and he is a true inspiration.
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Very good.Very interesting. Dynamo is down to earth, and quite funny. I am only half way through the book, but loving every minute of it.
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I didn't buy this book for myself but as a present for someone who is a fan. I have watched a couple of his programmes and find him a compulsive view. I understand from the person who I bought the book is that this an enjoyable read and an insight into the man and his background.
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I have this book on Kindle, so haven't experienced any of the disappointment others have with regards to "signed" copies, but that aside this book is an incredibly easy read. I read the whole book in 8 hours (yes - that's how easy to read it was!) however it was a very touching story.

Here Steven Frayne, or Dynamo as he's more commonly known in the media, tells the story of how he got to where he is now and the events that shaped his life that put him on the path he's on now. From a lonely 4 year old living on one of the roughest estates in Bradford to now one of the most contemporary, coolest magicians the world has seen, Dynamo has definitely got a worthy story to tell. It takes you on a bit of an emotional ride too, getting bullied as a kid and the embarrassment of not being able to tell his mum, but his great-grandad (or "Gramps" as he affectionately calls him) understanding that he needed help and decided to teach him something that would help him stand up to the bullies, gain confidence and spark an interest that would determine his love for magic and shape his life to what it is now. The years following lead him to travel across the pond to America to reconfirm his dream of making a career of magic, and a grant from the Princes Trust to buy a camcorder to start filming his talent on unsuspecting "victims" for millions to see and be amazed at on YouTube.

Don't buy this book expecting that like other autobiographies where the celebrity in question reveals the intimate details of their private/personal life, this book is more about him as a magician and that part of his life rather than the former. It's a very inspiring book; Dynamo emphasises the amount of days, weeks and years it took to perfect his magic and trying to make a career out of it.
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This book, by Steven Frayne, or Dynamo to you and I, tells the story of his upbringing in his home city of Bradford. He was bullied at school, and spent a long time in hospital, where it was found that he suffers from Crohn's desease. Whilst he was in the hospital, his grandfather taught him some magic tricks, and he was immediately bitten by the magic bug. This book tells the story of how the discovery of magic tricks, changed his life........a great read.
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I love Dynamo and all the amazing magic he does. I was a little disappointed with the book though. It started fine and was interesting to learn about him growing up and all the problems he had at school and his unfortunate bouts of hospital stays. As I got further into the book it seemed he was mostly talking about the various magic stunts he's done, which most people have already seen on tv and lots of name dropping various celebs. I'm about 64% through it and to be honest, I'm thinking I might not even finish it (waiting for another book) it's all a bit 'samey' just talking about where he's been, who he's met etc etc. I just wish he would make a new tv series, I will definately be watching out for it if he does.
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