Spell or High Water

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-16-15


In the introduction, we are told that this is to be considered funny and light hearted and not to be taken serious. Which I believe is a great intro to this series. If your looking for some serious Science Fiction or Fantasy, for something dark or mentally challenging, than your in the wrong place. This is the second book in the series and you will be lost if you do not start with the first most excellent book (OFF TO BE THE WIZARD).

While I did not enjoy this as well as the first book, (which is not unusual for any series), I still enjoyed it and it was well worth my credit. In places it is extremely funny. Most of the book takes place in Atlantis, which is a pretty cool place to begin with, especially since it is a society run by women. The male attendants are especially funny. I will say that they stayed in Atlantis too long and the whole plot there started to wear thin. That is after several very funny chapters, though. The whole thing with the Brits also got a little old.

The side story involving an exiled magician and the FBI agents, turned out to be some of the funniest stuff in the book. Agent Miller is hilarious. I already have book three in my library and I am looking forward to listening to it.

Luke Daniels does a fantastic job. He makes the listening of this ten times better than the reading of this.

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55 of 61 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By D. Murdock on 03-13-17


Luke Daniels is prolly one of the best voice actors I have heard. His voices make this series even better than it already is.

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By shalte on 06-18-14

Martin and Philip's Atlantis Adventure

Would you listen to Spell or High Water again? Why?

Yes, but I'll give it a few. Got to keep the story fresh. This is an easy listen with a funny storyline and likeable characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The whole Atlantis thing - 100:1 male to female ratio and the whole women wear the pants scene while the guys are fired up to clean and get their hair done. Different take on roles makes the story funny in a kooky way.

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

Luke Daniels is a flat out pro. He made this book flow. I bought Spell or High Water this morning and just finished it - almost 11 hours of audiobook and I feel refreshed. The author made the right choice in hooking up with Luke Daniels.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Is Martin up to the challenge of winning Gwen's heart? Stay tuned to see what gets stuck in Martin's mouth - Gwen's tongue or his foot!

Any additional comments?

Get this book. The price is right, Luke Daniels comes up strong and Philip wakes up next to an "untraditional" vixen and doesn't even think about pulling a coyote.

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19 of 23 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Software Engineer on 03-19-17

Hilarious even more than the first

Could not stop listening to this book. The story is pretty funny even though it a bit expected but the arguments that the characters made and the reasoning is hilarious.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By SCM on 08-18-15


I can't rave enough about how much I enjoyed this audiobook and the first one in the series - Off to Be the Wizard. It's smart, funny, clever, and stimulating without being the least bit depressing or dour. I realize that some people are convinced that quality in writing can only be attained with deep, dark, soul clenching grit and human misery, but they're wrong. There is a huge value to something that engages your mind, AND makes you smile. On top of that, the narration is brilliant and adds so much color and humor it ought to be classified in its own category. Luke Daniels is an elite level audiobook narrator. I just bought book 3, and will eventually purchase Meyer's latest book too.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Patrick Lytle on 03-04-16

A horribly disappointing sequel

After an enjoyable opening to the series, this attempt is a painful follow-up. Plot inconsistencies, flawed logic, and infuriating dialogue fill the pages of this book that had a lot of promise. Only the charismatic performance of Luke Daniels carried me through.

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6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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