The Golden Telescope – Episode 12

Episode 12 – in this live reading from The Golden Telescope – Book One in my Jack and the Magic Hat Maker middle-grade fantasy series, I read Chapters Twenty-One – Auntie Inez and half of Twenty-Two – Realization. In Chapter Twenty-One, we join Desmond Radcliff as he meets Ethan Mac Paidin and his adoptive parents, great uncle Thaddeus and great aunt Astrid O’Brien when they arrive at the airport in Stockholm, Sweden. We listen in as Ethan meets his aunts Clara and Inez and Inez spins her own story about why Arthur showed up in Ethan’s bedroom to take him

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The Golden Telescope – Episode 11

Episode 11 – in this live reading from The Golden Telescope – Book One in my Jack and the Magic Hat Maker middle-grade fantasy series, I read Chapters Nineteen – Transparency and Twenty – Vanished. In Chapter Nineteen, we join Bart and his dad, Bill, as they talk about Bill’s connection to Jack’s dad, Ross, and the rest of the Mac Paidin family. We learn about how and why Bill moved to Portland, Oregon from Dublin, Ireland and that Sir Edward suspected Jack’s parents’ death was not an accident. In Chapter Twenty, we watch as Jack’s Uncle Earl discovers Jack

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The Golden Telescope – Episode 10

Episode 10 – in this live reading from The Golden Telescope – Book One in my Jack and the Magic Hat Maker middle-grade fantasy series, I read Chapters Seventeen – Confrontation and Eighteen – Rescue. In Chapter Seventeen, we sit in on a heated conversation between Jack and his uncle Earl and aunt Lizzie. We learn that they plan to take him on a trip to Europe in the morning, confirm they are having him followed, and take his cell phone so he has no way to contact Bart and Bill. In Chapter Eighteen, we listen in as Jack tries

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The Golden Telescope – Episode 9

Episode 9 – in this live reading from The Golden Telescope – Book One in my Jack and the Magic Hat Maker middle-grade fantasy series, I read Chapters Fifteen – Hope and Sixteen – Escape. In Chapter Fifteen, we walk along with Arthur Loyal, the Mac Paidin family butler, as he once again visits the upper room in the mansion where he notices a second bright light blinking on the surface of the locator globe. In Chapter Sixteen, we listen in as Bill, Bart’s dad, gives the boys a ride home from downtown Portland and along the way, makes a

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The Golden Telescope – Episode 8

Episode 8 – in this live reading from The Golden Telescope – Book One in my Jack and the Magic Hat Maker middle-grade fantasy series, I read Chapters Thirteen – Waterfront Convo and Fourteen – Followed. In Chapter Thirteen, we tag along with Jack as he meets Bart at Portland’s Waterfront Park and tells him about the conversation he had with his uncle Earl and aunt Lizzie. He reveals that, apparently, he is not having seizures, but instead, according to his uncle, has magical abilities that are just now revealing themselves. In Chapter Fourteen, we accompany the two boys back

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Episode 7 – The Golden Telescope

Episode 7 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope features Chapters Eleven – Arthur, and Twelve – Introspection. In Chapter Eleven, Arthur Loyal, the Mac Paidin family butler, reviews Sir Edward Mac Paidin’s obituary. He goes on to reminisce about the day Sir Edward was notified that Ethan’s magical abilities had been activated. That event resulted in Master Mac Paidin sending Arthur on a risky magical mission to retrieve the boy. And a surprising development, as Arthur eavesdrops on a disturbing conversation between Ethan and his uncle, Thaddeus O’Brien. In Chapter Twelve, we listen in on Jack’s thoughts about

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Episode 6 – The Golden Telescope

Episode 6 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope features Chapters Nine – Cliff Notes, and Ten – Uncle Earl & Aunt Lizzie. In Chapter Nine, we join Sir Edward and his captors on the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland. In Chapter Ten, we meet Bill Flanagan, Bart’s dad, and owner of Flanagan’s Hobby Shop. Bill gives Jack a ride home where Jack is confronted by his Uncle Earl and Aunt Lizzie. Jack notices the ring on his uncle’s hand is now glowing a vibrant red, and Uncle Earl reveals an unbelievable truth about his family bloodline. Not only that,

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Episode 5 – The Golden Telescope

Episode 5 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope features Chapters Seven – Deception, and Eight – The Portal. In Chapter Seven, Thaddeus O’Brien notifies Inez Mac Paidin of Arthur’s appearance in Ethan’s bedroom. He tells her that her father, Sir Edward Mac Paidin, sent the family butler to abduct the boy, and take him to the ancestral home in Dublin, Ireland.  Together they devise a plan for deceiving Ethan so that he will go along with their evil plot, and they will gain access to his magical abilities. In Chapter Eight, Arthur returns to Mac Paidin Manor from

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Episode 4 – The Golden Telescope

Episode 4 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope features Chapters Five – The Telescope and Six – The Dark Cabal. In Chapter Five, we return to the scene with Jack and Bart at Flanagan’s Hobby Shop in downtown Portland, Oregon. The two boys try to figure out the cause of Jack’s recent visionary experience when he touched the golden telescope. In Chapter Six, we learn more about Jack’s aunts, Inez and Clara Mac Paidin, and the roles they plan in the evil organization known as The Dark Cabal. We meet other members of the organization and gain insight

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Episode 3 – The Golden Telescope

Episode 3 in this live reading from The Golden Telescope – Book One in my Jack and the Magic Hat Maker middle-grade fantasy series, features Chapters Three: Ethan and Chapter Four: Eaves Dropping. In Chapter Three, we’ll learn more about how Sir Edward Mac Paidin crafts the magic teleportation hats and sends his trusted servant, Arthur Loyal, with a hat, on a mission to retrieve his grandson, Ethan. In Chapter Four we’ll meet Ethan Mac Paidin, Jack’s older brother, as well as Thaddeus O’Brien, Ethan’s adoptive guardian, and the three Mac Paidin children’s great uncle. We’ll find out what happens

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