"Absolutely the best book test I have seen. This book really is totally examinable and offers several great effects not seen with other book tests. This is a must for all mentalists to put into their arsenal. It completely fooled me."Sal Picante
An ingenious book test capable of withstanding the most intense scrutiny from your audience. It can be read from front to back, there’s nothing to find.
Developed by Andy Choy, with support from Dan Harlan and SarahElla Phant, “Aesop’s Favorite” is unlike any other book test you’ve ever seen. The deviously clever method allows you to perform an incredible mind-reading miracle without relying on gimmicked pages or altered text that can be accidentally discovered by an overeager audience member.
There is nothing abnormal about the book and the outcome is different each time. Your helper can freely handle or read the book because there is truly nothing suspicious to be found.
“Aesop’s Favorite” is a custom-made, pocket-sized version of Aesop's Fables containing 170 different stories. Your participant opens up to one at random (no forces) and silently reads it to themselves. Without fishing for anything, you immediately start revealing details about their freely chosen story. You can then repeat this by having them flip through the book to find an illustration they like (again, no forces here), which you are able to accurately describe (or even draw).
- No forces
- No anagrams
- No dual reality
- No electronics
- No fishing
- No assistants
- No sleight of hand
- No gimmicks
We know it sounds too good to be true, but it really is this direct. You can see for yourself in the full performance featured in the trailer, as well as the additional performances below.
Even better, the way the routine is structured offers ample opportunity to build up the drama and add your own unique personality to the revelation. There are even some other sneaky built-in features explained in the comprehensive instructions.
Despite the intricacy of the method, it's actually quite simple to understand. Like any good effect, it will take some practice to get fully comfortable and ensure a smooth performance. But the method is not technical in nature and is well within the range of any magician or mentalist. An easy starter method helps you get up and running quickly as you work on the more advanced version.
“Aesop’s Favorite” is not only perfect for the professional magician or mentalist, but also makes a great companion for passionate amateurs that often have to perform for the most difficult and discerning audiences of all—friends and family.
You’ll receive the book, a PDF quickstart guide that highlights the main method and the other built-in features, as well as a bonus video in which Dan Harlan covers everything you need to get the most mileage out of this remarkable routine.
Want to see how clean and direct “Aesop’s Favorite Book Test” really is?
Check out these additional performances from creator Andy Choy!