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BOOK FOR SFFAUDIO WAS BECAUSE LUKE for SFFAudio was because Luke was the reader He did not disappoint Another excellent performance Full Review This book started really slow despite a cool concept A computer geek discovers a file that somehow lets him manipulate not only the world and everything in it but time itself So of course he decides to
back to medieval times and become a wizard As a computer geek who not so secretly would love be a wizard I was intriguedUnfortunately the main character Martin isn t very likable at the start Despite being good with computers he doesn t seem very smart For me the story finally started to get good when he meets Phillip I will say Martin did grow on me as the book went on I don t plan to say anything else about the plot because I don t want to ruin the okesI think your enjoyment of the book will largely depend on if you find the humor funny and your willingness to not only suspend your disbelief but throw it right out the window Things get silly Really sillyThere is a lot of computer geek humor as well as some pop culture humor from the 80s and 90s that reminded me a bit of Ready Player One a book I absolutely love I think fans of that book may find similar things to like here Scott Meyer does for fantasy geeks what Ernest Cline did for gaming geeksThe only real complaint I have apart from the slow start is the general lack of women That s a pretty common complaint in fantasy However as this is a fantasy book based in current time and involves using computers to manipulate the world to pretend to be a wizard this seems like
go back to medieval times and become a wizard As a computer geek who not so secretly would love
a big flaw for meMr Meyer has a plausible reason to explain away his lack of female characters but he big flaw for meMr Meyer has a plausible reason to explain away his lack of female characters but he have ust as easily had a plausible reason for their inclusion insteadOverall though I really enjoyed listening to this book and I ll be on the lookout for his next book as well as planning to check out his webcomic in the near future Being a programmer by trade and a fan of fantasy I had high hopes for this book Unfortunately it did not deliver. 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 anythi. ,
Martin discovers that he s not the only wizard around because he s not the first person to discover the File as it s been deemed And anyone who discovers the File eventually ends up in trouble and on the run Since most of the people who stumble across the File are of a type most of them have the same idea for their escape plan leading to a Europe littered with wizards from the modern era I absolutely loved Martin even though I almost sprained my eye muscles from freuently rolling them at his decisions Martin felt uintessentially part of my generation as
HE SURVIVED OFF OF EUAL PARTS INTELLIGENCE LUCK BOTHsurvived off of eual parts intelligence luck both and bad entitlement and laziness He s also super awkward was makes for a lot of added entertainment value But my favorite character in the book was undoubtedly Philip Martin s wizard trainer The sass levels pulsating out of that man were almost toxic and were one of the biggest contributors to my enjoyment of the bookThis book was a perfect blend of science fiction and fantasy of parody and original plot What made this book even enjoyable for me was that I listened to the audio version voiced by the incomparable Luke Daniels This was my first experience with Daniels as a narrator but it definitely won t be my last His different voices for each character were all fantastic but his voice for Philip completely made the story for me I m sure the book is very entertaining when read in physical format but I don t know that I would ve enjoyed the book at the same level had I not listened to the audio version I literally laughed out loud on multiple occasionsI highly recommend this book when you something lighter that will you laugh and i can t make you laugh And I can t the audiobook highly enough Original review can be found at Booknest Executive Summary A really funny sci fantasy story that will largely depend on your enjoyment of the humorAudio book Everyone seems to love the Iron Druid books I ust didn t The one thing I did really love was Luke Daniels narration of those books howeverI ll admit that probably than half of the. N 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 wizardWhat could possibly go wrong. .
Actual Rating 45 StarsThis was definitely a refreshing readOur main character Martin accidentally discovers that reality is actually an elaborately written computer code and proceeds to do
what any average looking twenty something tech savvy fellow would he goes back to the Middle Ages toany average looking twenty something tech savvy fellow would he goes back to the Middle Ages to to be a wizard This story was fast paced very straight forward Cleverly crafted situations and hilarious interactions had me literally laughing out loud Meyer knows exactly how to capture his audience through dialogue Most of the story is comprised of a very uncomplicated language but it turns out to be pretty complimentary to this style of storytelling Despite minimalistic descriptions it s easy to feel like you re watching a movie Characters engage in uick paced witty banter without coming off as pretentious or losing the audience The plot of this one was somewhat predictable but if you enjoy nerd culture and intelligent writing I would absolutely recommend this novel I m torn on how to rate this one It was a fun premise and it was decently written well but it definitely didn t blow me out of the water I read this bc it was one of the books Aldo challenged me to read this year but I honestly never would have picked it up otherwise If the premise interests you READ THIS If not eh Full review now postedRating 455 starsI can t remember the last
time a book made me laugh this muchImagine if you stumbled across a computer program that isa book made me laugh this muchImagine if you stumbled across a computer program that is running the entire planet and that you can manipulate that program Imagine that you re able to dramatically increase your bank account without stealing a cent from another person You can teleport Heck you can even travel back in time though you re admittedly unable to visit the future Now imagine that the government found out and your only reasonable method of escaping capture is to travel back to medieval England in hopes of passing yourself off as a wizard All of this happens to Martin our protagonist in the first few chapters of the book Unfortunately upon arriving in medieval England. Martin Banks is ust a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery he can manipulate reality thanks to reality being nothing than a computer program With every use of this ability though Marti.