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Off to Be the Wizard Audiobook

Off to Be the Wizard

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Publisher's Summary

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble.

Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

Off to Be the Wizard is a light, comedic novel about computers, time travel, and human stupidity, written by Scott Meyer, the creator of the internationally known comic strip Basic Instructions.

Magic will be made! Legends will be created! Stew will be eaten!

©2013 Scott Meyer (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Takudza Point Cook, Australia 24/02/2015
    Takudza Point Cook, Australia 24/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolutely Brilliant"

    I really couldn't ask for more. It was funny, the plot had no holes and the characters believable. The narration was exquisite. I highly, whole heartedly recommend this book. I've already downloaded the rest of the series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    jack 27/05/2015
    jack 27/05/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant :)"

    Great book! Addictive, hilarious and caters to the demographic of nerds and geeks perfectly. 10/10 Simply amazing :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria 13/05/2015
    Victoria 13/05/2015
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    "a new Douglas Adams"

    I have bought copies of this series for my dchool library. perfect for the geek at heart!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katie Carroll Auckland 16/01/2017
    Katie Carroll Auckland 16/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic Performance!"
    What did you like most about Off to Be the Wizard?

    The performance by the Narrator, Luke Daniels, was amazing! Definitely brought the individual characters to life! The story was lacking a little bit, but there were witty jokes thrown in enough through the events to liven it up.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JK1 15/01/2017
    JK1 15/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable read"

    Interesting premise. Light & easy read. I'd recommend it if you want something light & humorous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Genevieve 22/12/2016
    Genevieve 22/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "cool premise but not my cup of tea"

    I loved the premise but felt distanced by the fact that there was only one woman in the entire story. Language was casual and humorous which was an interesting contrast to the usual writing of fantasy but carried through the crossing of modern culture and medieval England. Also kind of pretended to make mild feminist statements while not representing women at all which felt weird. Maybe it's the juxtaposition of both cultures that made me more aware of this?

    Cool story, well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Luke 19/11/2016
    Luke 19/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"

    Good book, worth the listen. It doesn't take itself seriously and is a light hearted, comedic read. Worth your time :)

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    Mira Primbee, Australia 13/11/2016
    Mira Primbee, Australia 13/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfect!"

    Great for IT buffs! a great take on how magic is made! loved it and will be getting the others in the series now.

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    Dean 05/11/2016
    Dean 05/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "meh"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I dont know, the magic method of the book was unique, but I takes quite a few stereotypes and wrings them out as much as possible. It was rather under whelming to be honest.


    Has Off to Be the Wizard put you off other books in this genre?

    It has a bit unfortunately.


    What aspect of Luke Daniels’s performance might you have changed?

    I wasnt to bothered by it


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Off to Be the Wizard?

    Well, I want to point one thing out. If you can go back in time only, wouldn't you wait and see what the winning lottery numbers are and then go back and buy the ticket,rather than adding money to your account when you KNOW it will be noticed?

    But i get it, plot device to get to where you want the MC to be. Ignoring the fact that a far better and more fleshed out story could be told in modern times considering the magic system rather than going to medieval times.


    Any additional comments?

    Not really.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim 16/10/2016
    Jim 16/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny, easy going story."

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. So I immediately went out and bought his entire series.

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    19/07/16
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    "oh boy. hilarious story"

    this story was funny as hell, and... exiting?(not sure how that is spelled)
    any way, love that the story is modern time crashing with the old medival england. with allot of humor and fun way to look at life.

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  • Zanahade
    Portland, OR United States
    18/07/16
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    "Instant favorite"

    How is this an optional review is 20 words are required? That doesn't seem very "optional" to me. What do you think?

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  • Logan
    18/07/16
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    "Entertaining and light nerd sci fi"

    This book is really easy to get sucked into and translates really well into an audible book . If you're on the fence just get it and you won't regret by the end of the first chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kara Arnold
    Atlanta, GA, US
    16/07/16
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    "Wonderful!"

    This is a truly enjoyable book!! My husband found it first and all of us have enjoyed it since!

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  • Claire De Bonnault
    15/07/16
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    "Absolutely awesome !"

    I bought this book because I love Luke Daniels and te title was funny. I was not disappointed ! Like always Luke Daniels brings the characters to life and with the awesome story of this book you're left laughing in the street like a crazy person as you walk to work. What could be more perfect ?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B-Ry
    San Ramon, CA USA
    15/07/16
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    "The day we stop learning is the day we stop living"
    What made the experience of listening to Off to Be the Wizard the most enjoyable?

    Damn near everything. Loved the subtle hints in the beginning of changes resulting from editing the file which he just wrote-off initially. The fact that this story literally made me LOL in the car, by myself is a pretty good testament to just how well done this story actually was. I was glued to this audiobook during my commute to/from the office & even squeezed in additional listening sessions when getting ready for bed, work, etc... (even during my short 5 minute ride to the gym OR at the gym!)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    A toss-up between Martin & Phillip. They complemented each other quite well (not LITERALLY complemented if you know what I mean).


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I doubt I could've concocted that unique & perfect voices that Luke Daniels brought to the table with his amazing narration.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Gwen snapped... (Literally, she snapped her wand into 2) & showed who she REALLY was...


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book. Obvious flaws here & there (little deals when it comes to technology), but the book allowed these faux pas to be overlooked. An amazingly enjoyable read, though all down hill from Book 1 unfortunately...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Kendall Park, NJ USA
    15/07/16
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    "loads of fun"

    this was such a fun story. And, the performance was very well done. it definitely added weight to the experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel Venegas
    14/07/16
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    "Full of plot holes."

    I loved the concept, but was very disappointed by the result. The largest questions are never been pondered, though they are referred to many times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Josh
    14/07/16
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    "cheesy but i liked it"

    its kinda meh but it was really geared to me so i enjoyed it. odd but okay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JAATINEN MISKA
    14/07/16
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    "Story kicks in a bit too late"

    There is a lot of potential with the story but pacing is a bit off and it takes too long (roughly 2/3 of the book) to really get things rolling. Also the main character Martin is kept as quite unlikeable person for majority of the book. Luckily once the plot thickens things get interesting and you start caring what happens to Martin and his friends.

    Performance is top notch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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