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The Vexed Generation

Magic 2.0, Book 6
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: Magic 2.0, Book 6
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the latest rollicking adventure in the Magic 2.0 series, it’s time for the teenagers to show the adults how wizardry really works.

Mattie and Brewster are normal, typical 16-year-old twins who live with their normal, boring parents: Martin and Gwen Banks. Normal and boring, that is, until the day their father's best friend shows up at their house - dressed in what appears to be a bathrobe. 

The next thing Mattie and Brewster know, their parents are frozen like human statues in their living room, the guy in the bathrobe has vanished, and they need to find answers - fast.   

The twins set off on a quest to discover the truth of their parents' lives. Along the way they find secrets, lies, magic, time travel, strange new friends, stranger new enemies, and a really weird dirigible (which, they're told repeatedly, is not a blimp). It is a twisted and bizarre trail that, they hope, will lead them to the man they blame for their parents' peril: 

Phillip.

©2019 Scott Meyer (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • Virgil
  • 08-06-2019

Meyer brings the series back from the edge

Man am I glad I enjoyed this book. I love the series and this book was make or break for me. This is not the best in the series, but I laughed and was entertained the entire time. Meyer quickly addresses the time travel issue that was getting cumbersome and drops the deep morale dilemmas that weighed down the last 2 books, The funniest part was when Meyer toyed with some near 4th wall breaks with nods to the critiques of the 4th book in the series and addressing politics in today's charged climate. While a fun read, fans of the series should be ready for a slightly different feel. The characters we know take a back seat to the twins for the majority of story, but is familiar enough (especially the last few chapters) for fans of the series to feel comfortable.
My only critique of the book is it borrows heavily from the plot of the book 1, just swapping out the protagonist and villain. This book feels like a palette cleanser for author and audience. Meyer seems to purposely not take any chances in this book and fall back to something he knows is going to work, so I had to give the story a 4 out of 5, but if Meyer needed a bit of a crutch to get this series back on track, I'll gladly take it.

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  • Kaylene
  • 16-06-2019

Another great book.

Another great book in my favorite series. Great reading as always, the storyline continued in fun new direction.

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  • Michael in Lyons
  • 15-06-2019

I was skeptical but ended up loving it

I preordered the book as a big Magic 2.0 fan but started to get skeptical about the premise of the book focusing on Gwen and Marin’s children. I’ve fallen in love with the original characters and was prepared to be a bit disappointed. I was really happy to have it end up being a great addition of two new characters to the overall cast. Scott Meyer has masterfully grown the Magic 2.0 universe and allowed a new view into the world.

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  • Kim & Tim
  • 10-06-2019

not bad

definitely not the best book in the series, which is an amazing series, but not bad. My only complaint is that all of the men are so universally stupid and all of the women are so smug and superior, it's a real trope. I wish that the characters could just act like real people sometimes. And I wish everyone would stop being so mean to Martin. The women in this book act completely insane and irrational too much of the time, and all of the men are written like giant buffoons to make up for it, to justify their behavior. no group of people really actually behaves this way. Just write real people, men and women.

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  • amy lee
  • 08-06-2019

For Big Magic 2.0 fans only

Overall I enjoyed it enough, mainly because I really enjoyed some of the other books, but I felt this story is getting a little stale. The villains don’t really make sense, too many repeats of plot, and I really missed out on watching more growth in the relationship of Martin and Philip. If you like Scott Meyer humor, it’s worth a read. but if you thought any of the prior books weren’t for you, maybe skip this one.

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  • A. Rose
  • 17-06-2019

Another great magical story

Another fun story groom Scott Meyer with a lot more substance than some of the previous like "Fight and Flight."
As always, Luke Daniels knocks it out of the park with the different voices to bring each character to life. Really engaging work.

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  • Scott
  • 17-06-2019

Great series back on track...

Loved it. It felt much more like original couple of books. What I liked most about this book is that it opened up the universe a little more. The adventures of Martin, Phillip and Gwen are great, but Meyer has seeded tantalizing bits about large the world is. It's fun seeing it explored. I could definitely be happy with a Gilbert and Sid adventure, for example. (though I would also love an new The Authorities novel). The in joke about one of the other books was great!

I would like to comment about the narrator, but it is kinda pointless. Luke Daniels is perfect (he always is). I have read other books just because he is the narrator.

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  • sambot
  • 16-06-2019

I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it

I cannot wait to the Nextbook is out you should make it about evil bad guys who are are cuckoo bananas

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  • Chris Hoopes
  • 14-06-2019

Better than Out of Spite Out of Mind.

Definitely better than the last book. It was fun and stayed focused. Scott Meyer has hit it out of the park.

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  • P. V. Cleave
  • 15-06-2019

Mostly good

I debated about what to give the story. I started off think a 4. It was good with a few problems. The whole Britt issue, carry over from the last book knocked it down a star. When it got to the last 1.5 hours, I really wanted to knock it down another. However, I actually think it is the best he has written in a long time. Other than Gwen, he does not seem to think very highly of woman. At least it seems that way, by the way he portrays them.

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  • brandon alan wyatt
  • 09-06-2019

A return to standard

Going into this book I was very skeptical. Being a fan of the series from the release of book three I used to look forward to any new addition to Magic 2.0, this all changed after the last book (Out of spite, out of mind) let me feeling dejected and down which my review details.

This book however is as the title suggests a true return to format and standard of the original books. the humour is amazing with some of the series highlights seen through a new lense of the two new main characters. The main story is mainly the start to get things moving and despite not being very impactful overall, does an excellent job of showcasing the new characters as well as the upgraded characters from past books.

This book has renewed my faith in Scott Meyer and I hope he keeps up to this sort of standard going forward as he previous attempt to shoehorn political and social issues felt missplaced and ruined the experience for me and others I had introduced to the series.

This book is a definite listen/read!

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  • Welease Wodger
  • 09-06-2019

a return to form

I have to be honest I love this series but it's definitely been going downhill over the last few books. However this is a perfect redemption and in my opinion it's the best one yet.

Fun story and a return to a character driven plot rather than the "wibbly wobbly timey wimey" storyline of the last book make this a good enjoyable easy listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-2019

A return to form

I loved this new installment of magic 2.0. great story arc, with a more in depth look at some of the side characters. This has become one of my new favourite books in the series Thankyou keep up the good work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-2019

A rabbit from the top hat

One of the most fascinating thing I've found about this series is how many people seem to like the 3rd book over the 4th. When I've listened to the Unexpected Quest I hated it immensely, mostly because the character I loved from the first two books became caricatures of themselves. When I've read Fight and Flight I was delighted at how masterfully Scott Meyer gave all of his characters the edge they had. Now, after listening to the Vexed Generation I'm glad to say that I liked it a lot, because the characters were the same ones I fell in love with. Luke Daniels' performance was excellent as always. However, the story was very generic. I could tell almost every 'plot twist' from a mile away, the set up and payoff will be obvious to any reader. And even though I love the characters some of them still were portrayed diametrically opposite from the other books in this series. The last thing I want to mention is the overabundance of needless references. It doesn't ruin the story, but becomes a little bit annoying as the book goes on.

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  • BambooWand
  • 18-06-2019

A real slog towards the end

For fans of the series it is fine, but the ending was too long and ultimately unrewarding. Nice to have new characters in the universe, but they added nothing new. With the universe so developed it would be more interesting to explore the nature of it, who created it, why and for what purpose. It starts to go there, but nothing... I will listen to another, but it needs to evolve more bravely to keep my interest.

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  • Amr247
  • 18-06-2019

I love this series

but honestly the last few stories just feel like a day in the life of the characters rather than there being done big bad they need to over come. still funny but the story has no substance anymore. the only reason I'm being so croak is because I love Scott Meyers books and I have very few authors left still living that produce more than 1 book every million years so I'm desperate for him to recapture the excitement of the first few books. same goes for the author of space team.... but that's another review

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  • Stephen B.
  • 18-06-2019

Really enjoyed it.

Loved it.
The magic series is awesome, and you cannot go wrong when the narrator is Luke Daniels.

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  • Sir-O
  • 14-06-2019

love this series

I really hope Scott meyer writes more of these books, really enjoyable books start to finish

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  • M. J. Cocks
  • 13-06-2019

amazing

well done. to Scott and Luke. this was as good as the first book, in my opinion.
I was running up against some really bad stories and this saved me from having to watch something 😅 .
more please.
great characters and interesting situation.

one this. ... who made it?
I'm guessing that might be coming up... Brit?

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  • mcfoto
  • 12-06-2019

return to form

I was worried that this series was going downhill after "the dragons" however this is a true return to form, the story was just as strong as the first few books and I cannot wait for more.