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Mr. Psychic

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Are you ever too old to find yourself (and the woman of your dreams)?
Sometimes you have to lose it all to find everything...

Divorced with one grown up son, George has only his retirement to look forward to. Carefully scrimping and saving for his future life of expectant ease, he gets the shock of his life when he is let go from his employment.

With his entire retirement in
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Kindle Edition, Kindle, 237 pages
Published November 6th 2013 by eXu Publishing

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Wendy Janes
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
George’s life is highly organised, right down to his meticulous financial arrangements for his retirement. Everything is thrown into disarray when he loses his job as an accountant, and his search for gainful employment leads to humiliation and self-doubt. Will he find his true calling as a telephone psychic?

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know George, a pernickety, materialistic, highly rational middle-aged man. Some readers might find the initial set-up a little slow, but stick with it, becaus
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Sadsack
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Even though he was single and his son was pushing him to find a mate, George was happy with his roadster (Miss Betty), his pruning, his amazing wine cellar. Whenever he was in doubt, all he had to do pull out his Japanese proverb book and pick out a relevant philosophical saying and that would help smooth the situation.
When he’s fired from a high-paying soulless job, and can’t get another position at all, he fails at being the person that he thinks he should be (smart, careful, controlled, focu
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Kevin Marsh
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was so hard to put down. It is beautifully written, humorous, educating, fascinating. All those things. Mr Psychic had me amused from the start and the way the main character developed was extraordinary. Dermot writes with such confidence, he obviously knows much about the subjects surrounding the story or his research was impeccable. I thoroughly recommend this book, like me, you might find it a refreshing change from the usual books you read.
John Kulm
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fresh and engaging.
Scott Spotson
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Someone, quick, sue the author, Dermot Davis, who's a huckster for setting expectations low at the beginning, then whams you at the end! My reaction to this book is similar to the first book I read, Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World. At first, I wasn't thrilled, then I loved it by the end.

The best part of the story is how the main character, George, changes when he leaves his new "profession" and then confronts his family. It actually brought tears to my eyes. I would hav
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Linda S  Amstutz
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
George’s best-laid plans come crashing down when he loses his accounting job and is unable to find work. So what’s a straight-laced accountant to do? He dons a disguise and takes a job as a telephone psychic! George doesn’t know it at first, but he’s found his calling and his phone personality, Mr. Psychic, soon becomes wildly popular. As Mr. Psychic transforms the lives of others, he discovers he has transformed himself as well -- into a kinder, more loving, happier human being. Along the way, ...more
Virginia
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Light reading content with deep, thought-provoding truths! A wonderful read. Sometimes the perfect, successful life we've created for ourselves is not really all it's cracked up to be. Many times we've become who we are out of fear. This is a story about just such a man. Luckily, unfortunate circumstances force him to assess his life in ways he never imagined. This story is so apropos for what's going on in my life now. Hopefully, I can find a happy-ending, just like Mr. Physchic!
Cat
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Love the way this book was written! The plot is a bit slow moving but was truly right for this book.

George II is an...interesting fellow. Can't say too much without giving it away but I found this story unexpectedly whimsical.
Justin Hutcherson
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It's a great story on many levels. From finding one's self to learning how to love for the first time. Money does not guarantee happiness, once George understands this then he was able to grow.
Katherine Ford
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A little boring at first but after the first few chapters it is good.
Enid L.  Lapham
Nov 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Abrupt changes in the story make it difficult to follow. As charming as it might be, it seemed to plod along at times.
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Dermot is an Irish writer who splits his time between Ireland and the US. His creative work encompasses varied genres and styles with a special focus on human themes and characters transformed by life experience. He is a Gold Medalist Winner in the 2015 READER'S FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD, a SOMERSET AWARDS FIRST PLACE WINNER 2013, a First Place Winner in the 2013 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS and a ...more
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