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The adventures of an American hacker in Medieval England continue as Martin Banks takes his next step on the journey toward mastering his reality-altering powers and fulfilling his destiny.

A month has passed since Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and things couldn't be going better. Except for his love life, that is. Feeling distant and lost, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent kingdom governed by the Sorceresses, and a place known to be a safe haven to all female time-travelers.

Thankfully, Martin and Philip are invited to a summit in Atlantis for all of the leaders of the time-traveler colonies, and now Martin thinks this will be a chance to try again with Gwen. Of course, this is Martin Banks we're talking about, so murder, mystery, and high intrigue all get in the way of a guy who just wants one more shot to get the girl.

The follow-up to the hilarious Off to Be the Wizard, Scott Meyer's Spell or High Water proves that no matter what powers you have over time and space, you can't control rotten luck.
©2014 Scott Meyer (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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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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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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By GhostMuppet on 03-19-15

Back to being a professional wizard

The second book in the Magic 2.0 series sees our Wizards moving to Atlantis. Atlantis is a place run by women, who are called sorceresses. Males are relegated to servants who live the good life in return for sexual favours (or, that's how it came across to me).

This follows the similar style of writing and humour from the first book. Unlike the first book, there are two story threads. The first are the Wizards in England/Atlantis and then there is Jimmy's story (the same one from the first book). Both are enjoyable, but Jimmy's is a little predictable.

Atlantis has Brit the Elder and Brit the younger - basically the same person occupying the same time. This then leads on to a lot of Time Travel story lines, which is the main plot for this book.
The reason for the plot was a little weak to me, but the journey was fun so I can let that fall.

The audio again was brilliant.

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By Asbjørn on 05-26-17

Keeps the computer magic going!

Fantastic and Funny Fantasy!
Meyer's intriguing concept and enjoyable writing makes this second installment as great an experience as the first.

Luke Daniels attempt at a Norwegian accent still hurts my ears and my national pride. :-)

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By Matt on 09-25-15

A decent sequel

Whilst all the great characters and nerdy pop culture references were back in this sequel, it lacked the pace of the first book. Lots of required scene building meant that the speed of the action was slow at time. However, I did enjoy this sequel and continue to thoroughly enjoy the performance. Daniels brings ALL the characters to life. I will definitely listen to the last book in the series!

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By Putters on 06-02-16

This is a really fun series

I love the narration, very expressive. Clever story as well. Can't wait for the next one!

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