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    An io9 Can't Miss Science Fiction and Fantasy title in March 2014.

    Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little “tweaks” have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages and pose as a wizard.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    An American hacker in King Arthur’s court, Martin must now train to become a full-fledged master of his powers, discover the truth behind the ancient wizard Merlin…and not, y’know, die or anything.

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

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    Turning into a huge Luke Daniels Fan

    And the best of it: He is turning an already greatly enjoyable Story into an even more plastic experience. A story by the way which will envelop you into hours of delight. Well, that is if you have even an ounce of nerd inside of you. If you do: Stop reading these recensions and get yourself a download already. My listening Queue for once is set.

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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    Off to Be the Wizard is a light, comedic novel...

    Auf welchen Platz würden Sie Off to Be the Wizard auf Ihrer Hörbuch-Bestenliste setzen?

    Among the top 30%.

    Welches andere Buch würden Sie mit Off to Be the Wizard vergleichen? Warum?

    Ready Player One

    Haben Sie vorher schon ein Hörbuch mit Luke Daniels gehört? Wie würden Sie beide vergleichen?

    No

    Wenn Sie dieses Hörbuch verfilmen könnten wie würde der Slogan dazu lauten?

    Off to Be the Wizard

    Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

    (R)ead (T)he E(f)fing (M)anual - errr... ...description - it says: Off to Be the Wizard is a light, comedic novel about computers, time travel, and human stupidity. So, yes, it helps to be "into computers" and "into playing games with reality" and other nerdy stuff.

    It is a fun read/listening, at least it has been for me. The speaker is really good (I can't understand the "penetrating voice" statement in an other review) and makes the characters live.

    3 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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    Very wrong expectations. Very.

    I EXPECTED a fun fantasy story exploring the idea of reprogramming reality and the challenges that brings(time paradoxa, artifacts of the simulation and what he does to it. maybe the makers of it or some ai stuff. The concepts of programming the magic. Dealing with the people and wrangling a life. Maybe helping build a city and changing the future. Just fun stuff like that.).

    I GOT a story about him making a fool of himself immediately, going in completely unprepared and other people having done the exactly same thing before him. The character also shifted from serious and intelligent to absolute idiot. He was portrait as as serious and intelligent at the start, then literally went in and exposing himself without any prep to get a room in a cheap inn (which he gets to regret immediately of course, he is the joke of the story after all). Instead of, you know, working for the room while making his app better. Maybe adding a feature that sends the phone back to his hands if he looses it and resets the durability of it to 100. Which means that the struggles have shifted from: "reprogram reality and deal with the consequences" to: "other people did the same thing already. And now you have to deal with them. Ohh, and they're threatening to take your magic away cause they can do that apparently. And YOU'RE the but of the jokes. Cause you're an idiot. And there are plot armor restrictions of your power cause the author is unable to deal with the premise he set and make it interesting at the same time. *angrily points at author*"
    As a programmer myself, this isn't fun at all. I wanted the bad guys to win so badly so quick its an impressive new record. ​


    I just didn't expect to get that kind of story after the description.
    Is that your kind of fun?
    Enjoy!

    Cause its not my kind of fun.
    But hey, this is just my perspective and there is little wrong with the book otherwise. If you think "what's the issue again?"
    or you don't have any issues with books that make the MC the joke and his brain the punchline because you just want some fun, than this book might just be perfect for you.

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    Very enjoyable thought experiment

    What would you do if you gained the power to alter almost any aspect of reality?
    This book takes a very well thought through guess at answering that question from the perspective of a 23 year old IT worker who is unsatisfied with his life.
    The author took a lot of care to think about the consequences any changes to reality would have in the real world - which played a huge part in my enjoyment of the book.
    The humorous and witty storytelling, the quirky characters and the excellent way they are brought to life by the narrator did the rest in making this one of my favorite books.

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    probably the fastest audio book I have finished

    loved it. story and narration. enjoyed it thoroughly. there was not a single moment I felt bored.

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    kids entertainment

    This book is probably a fun read for kids. I didn't see this anywhere in the description.
    The title picture was not enough of a hint for me.
    Anyway: For grown up people it's simply useless.

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    Gute Idee, null Story (oder Spannung)

    Ich hab die ganze Zeit gewartet, wann die eigentliche Geschichte mal losgeht. Nach zwei Dritteln war es soweit. Ein enttäuschend platter und vorhersagbarer Showdown zwischen Gut und Böse folgte. Schade,aus derIdee hätte sich mehr machen lassen.
    Der Sprecher ist okay, aber die Stimme des Phillipp war mir viel zu pompös. Unsympathisch und nicht ernst zu nehmen zugleich.

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    Amusing story, amazing speaker

    The story is amusing, especially for nerds. It flows along fine, without much drama or suspense, and a pleasant, harmless humor.
    The speaker is amazing, and makes it work really well.
    I have already bought the second book, having binge-listened to this one.

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    Ich habe es nicht zu Ende gehört

    Es ist eine ganz nette Geschichte, nicht mehr und vielleicht weniger. Sie fühlt sich die ganze Zeit recht flach an und die Dialoge zu oft nicht so ganz richtig. Es ist ziemlich offensichtlich ein frühes Werk von einem Autor, der noch zu lernen hat.

    Mich hat die Geschichte irgendwo auf etwas mehr als halbem Weg verloren. Ich habe einfach kein Interesse gehabt zu erfahren, wie es weitergeht. Wahrscheinlich weil weder eine Art Ziel oder bestimmender Konflikt etabliert waren, noch die Dinge, die der Protagonist erlebt, interessant genug sind. Schade, denn die grundlegende Idee ist eigentlich sehr unterhaltsam und mächtig.

    Ich rate nicht direkt ab, diese Geschichte zu hören. Sie wird den Geschmack von anderen besser treffen. Aber auch die werden zugeben müssen, dass es keine starke Geschichte ist, die zudem nur ganz ok erzählt wird.

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    Fun characters, fun setting, not much of a story

    I think I wouldn't have enjoyed this book as much if I had read it. The narrator really succeeds in bringing the characters to life and giving them depth. The basic premise of to book is simple engaging and funny, but not much happens within the story. The third act feels really rushed and there isn't much surprising happening throughout.
    Still, I enjoyed listening to it and didn't struggle to finish it.
    One final criticism: The last 30 Minutes are a preview for the next book in the series.