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Spun into Gold

The Secret Life of a Female Magician
Narrated by: Romany Romany
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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This book is for anyone who has ever had a dream. For anyone who wants to remember how magic works. Romany - diva of magic - is a successful magician. She performs her award-winning, one-woman comedy magic show all over the world in beautiful theaters, making people laugh and wonder. 

But as a chubby little girl, her dream of making it in showbiz didn’t look likely. This is not a tale of overnight success but a roller coaster story of determination and persistence. It is about deciding that you’re going to walk stubbornly toward your heart’s desire and not stop until you’re there, trusting that the next step will appear...as if by magic!

©2018 Romany Romany (P)2019 Romany Romany

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Magic. Pure Magic

Wow. What a beautiful journey that spoke to my soul. An incredible account of a very inspiring lady, I cried as I shared her story. I felt her at every step... through bourbon creams to gaining 10 pounds and meeting a prince. mirroring my life, she has given me hope and inspiration to keep believing in my magic, to keep making my wishes, talking to my angels and to keep taking those baby steps in the direction of my dreams.
Thank you Romany

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Absolutely Amazing!

Romany has the most beautiful voice to listen to. it's a beautiful narration of an extraordinary lady who has led the most extraordinary life. Conveying her struggles, triumphs, adventures, magical encounters and love for showbiz takes you on a rollercoaster ride. This is also a book on courage, just saying yes to opportunities and overcoming negative emotions and inner turmoil. Her journey is incredibly inspiring, everyone will be able to take something away from listening to her book and I'd definitely recommend that this book appears on your 'must read' list!

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A real life, magical fairy tale

This is a book for anyone who has ever had a dream!
It's a book for anyone who has ever struggled!
It's a book about the power of Magic!
Beautifully read by Romany, this is a book filled with love. Love for life, magic and a brown eyed, curly haired black dog.
I loved reading this when it first came out, now as an audio book, read by the author, it's even better.
Treat yourself, buy this book and open your heart to the endless possibilities that are waiting for you.

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A magical book magically told

I enjoyed it when I read it. But having it read to me by the author herself - well, that takes it to another level. An inspiring tale for anyone and everyone, I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

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A beautifully spun magical tale

This is a brilliant book, perfectly told by the author. Hearing it in her own words brings it alive in an engaging way. It's like you're sat next to her as she recounts her story.
I laughed (lots) and cried (a few times). Her honesty and openess in dealing with her struggles are heartbreaking at times, however sharing them will help others I know.
It's a truly inspirational book, which encouraged me to think about where I want/need to make changes in my life to achieve the dreams I have. Romany equips you with a few "magic" secrets on how you can reach your dreams and goals just as she has.
Highly recommended!!!

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Fantastically inspiring and magical

Beautiful book. A wonderful insight into the world of magic and an inspiration to never giving up on your dreams.

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Excellent!

Lovely audio book, spoken well and interesting stories. A must read or listen to. Go!

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Wonderful

What a journey. I’m not quite at the end of the book but its just a great listen.
It could easily be a book of fiction with its characters and adventure. But this is a true and inspirational tale!!
Romany herself has a beautiful reading voice that relaxes and entertains. The writing is picturesque you can place yourself in the story
I understand that the book has done well with teens and young adults but this should be read by everyone.
Highly recommended

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better than chocolate

magical story that melted motorway madness, beautifully brought to life by Romany Romany. Pure magic

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  • 08-01-20

Captivating, inspiring and motivating

I loved the book, as Romany has a captivating way of sharing her story! She's inspiring because she's showing how persistence and following your heart's desire will get you to where you want to be in life.

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  • D. Wescott
  • 23-12-19

Inspiring Story

Although this book was a little slow starting, I loved it. The reader quickly gets into the author's 'head' to live vicariously through her with all her hopes and dreams. I found it a 'page turner' and I am sure my car got some extra miles when I would come to an interesting part and I was a block from home. I found the book particularly interesting because I know the author and I have had a couple of opportunities to see her magic act (she's a magician - a very good one). The road to such a career is rocky to say the least and Romany is inspiring in her quest to become one of the best!

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  • Katherine T. Rettke
  • 16-11-19

entertaining and inspiring

I love this book and loved hearing Romany's voice telling her story. Thank you for adding this to the audible library

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  • Jennifer W. McCarty
  • 15-11-19

Romany spins pure magic

I had no idea what an adventure Romany could take me on with her wild tales of a journey to find her own source of magic. She spins a tale that entrances, and her reading voice lures me in, mesmerizing as a spell.
I hate to pause the track for anything, as the many twists and turns in this life journey keep me desperate to know what comes next. I feel the magic seeping out all around me, spreading and catching like wildfire.
I suspect that after hearing this tale, anyone who listens will be a bit more magical themselves.
It’s not all fairy tales though. Romany shares the raw and vulnerable, very real side of her struggle, as she moves through each unbelievable adventure.
Thanks for sharing your story, Romany.

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  • Elizabeth A Greene
  • 07-11-19

Over the Moon

Well, I feel like I could do anything now after listening to Romany tell her amazing story. This book is extremely uplifting while simultaneously being gritty and full of home truths. You cannot run from your demons. They follow you everywhere, but what an astonishing piece of news that while battling them you can also be true to your deepest desires and dreams. This tell-all adventuresome biography is intense, fun, and joyful. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Romany’s voice is clear as well as full of whatever emotion she is bringing you to.
I highly recommend this as an uplifting read for young and old. At seventy five it feels like there must be some tucked away dreams I should or could still look at and strive for. I certainly know I’d have found my serious young self a very good friend, if I had read this a ‘few’ years back! Brilliant.