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Fight and Flight Audiobook

Fight and Flight: Magic 2.0, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Martin and his friends discovered that their world is computer generated and that by altering the code, they could alter reality. They traveled back in time to Medieval England to live as wizards. Almost everything they've done since then has, in one way or another, blown up in their faces.

So of course they decide to make dragons. It does not go well.

As the wizards struggle to control their creations and protect innocent citizens, they try new things (most of which they don't enjoy), meet new people (most of who are angry at them), and fight epic battles (most of which they lose).

But their biggest challenge may be a young girl who knows that the wizards created the dragons and is determined to make them pay. On her side she has powerful allies, a magical artifact, and a faithful if not particularly helpful dog.

Fight and Flight is a rollicking tale of bravery, wonder, love, revenge, greed, discovery, deception, and animal husbandry.

©2017 Scott Meyer (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Marcus 19/05/2017
    Marcus 19/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "You already know you love this series"

    You're already invested by this point. Roll on book 5. Only downside was that this one felt too short

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David T-Rex 11/05/2017
    David T-Rex 11/05/2017 Member Since 2015

    I must stop writing reviews of books on my mobile as autocorrect can do strange things. Oh, and re read my reviews.

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    "Its a good continuation of the story"
    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    I cant imagine anyone else other than Luke Daniels doing the story. He is just awesome at it.


    Any additional comments?

    Its great to be back in the company of Martin, Phillip, Brit, Gwen and the gang, I have listened to the first 3 so many times I have lost count. This story was not an epic adventure, and that is fine. Its a group of friends with magic powers getting into a spot of trouble.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karl Anderson 19/05/2017
    Karl Anderson 19/05/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable, but not the best of the series"
    What did you like most about Fight and Flight?

    The guy who narrates it was spectacular as always.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It all felt a little flat. The Wizards are a bit overpowered, and (avoiding spoilers) came to the decision that they needed to amp up the drama for various reasons. They always felt too in control, and too "great".


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to other books in the series, and he's fantastic. Brings out the humour well, and does some great voices.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You'll never look at sheep the same way again.


    Any additional comments?

    There's still some great humour (Phillip still has many of the best lines), and it's nice to catch up with the characters, but I suspect when the series ends, people will consider this a book that needn't have been there. It didn't really add anything new. Like Atlantis or the CGI challenge world thingy. I missed Jimmy too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr C. 18/05/2017
    Mr C. 18/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "The weakest in the series so far."

    Very much enjoyed the previous books, but this one far less so. There was no actual threat or peril throughout the story and some sections dragged on far too long. The performance was as good as ever though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J Breckenridge 17/05/2017
    J Breckenridge 17/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointed"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    where are all the past characters from the last 3 books? The story line was built up loads and could go in loads of ways but it all just stopped. The time line made no sense? how long after the events of Todd did this book happen?

    For me it just seemed really out of place, like a short story that was rushed to fill a gap.


    Has Fight and Flight put you off other books in this genre?

    I am bu no means put off this genre or the Magic series, i was just disappointed by this story.


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

    Everything, he makes this book what it is.


    Was Fight and Flight worth the listening time?

    I have to say no. I was very annoyed this was 3 times the amount of the past books and they were FAR better. this story just seemed very out of place.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the magic 2.0 series. the idea of the world being a simulation that only a few people have found out about is great. there are so many things that could have happened in this book to follow on from the past.

    The book felt like it should have been 2/3 chapters and then the story with todd/jimmy was going to continue with other people from book 2 or something like that. Maybe this is what is going to happen but I did just feel odd.

    The best part was the last paragraph... Brit and Brit... need i say more?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 16/05/2017
    Laura 16/05/2017
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    "Still love this series"
    Any additional comments?

    This book did have some laugh out loud moments, but probably fewer than the first 3 books in the series. The structure allowed for different combinations of character interactions than we've previously seen and the banter between them is as good as ever. Increasing the interaction with the non-magic contingent was also an interesting element and I'm looking forward to seeing how that plays out in the future.

    However, I agree with previous reviewers that this book was missing the broad narrative arc that we've seen in the other books in the series - there is no great adversary to overcome, the plot is literally to clean up a mess they accidentally made themselves. Being used to Scott Meyer's style, I kept waiting for the amusing set-up to end and the real story to start, but then I realised I was over half way through and what I was already listening to the "real story".

    I would still recommend this book, and also re-listen to it, however I would warn fans of the series, don't expect an epic dangerous adventure, this feels more like a low-key, low-threat (but still fun) interlude before the next epic adventure begins!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KC Atherton, United Kingdom 29/05/2017
    KC Atherton, United Kingdom 29/05/2017 Member Since 2012

    Fantasy addict... but the narrator can make or break it for me in the first 10 minutes of any book...

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    "Good but didn't have the scandal of the last book,"

    I enjoyed it it just should have had a slightly more interesting twist. Still gonna get next one one, sounds like the sort of depth I'm looking for in a story.

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    Asbjørn 29/05/2017
    Asbjørn 29/05/2017 Member Since 2014

    My work takes me on frequent long distance travel. it used to be a chore. With Audible on my phone I frequently wish the flight was longer.

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    "From Exciting Magic to Pure Drivel"

    It's sad to see a series and an author I've enjoyed turn out such incoherent drivel.
    Scott Meyer had a good idea - but unfortunately it seems he's not a very good writer. I loved the story and the characters in the first couple of books. It seems he struggles to develop the characters sensibly. The main characters do more or less the same routine as in the first couple of books. That was fun the first couple of times - but now it's getting repetitive. The paragraphs about the Scottish highlanders - are possibly the worst literature I have ever come across.
    The storyline reminds me of the game we did in secondary schools - where someone would start a story with a paragraph, then the next person would continue the story with the next paragraph and so on. It's about as fun as language lessons can get in secondary school - buy utter drivel when compared to even half decent literature.

    Luke Daniels does a valiant effort - but he must be as frustrated as the listener at some of the passages and dialogues he is reading. His performance is unfortunately coloured by the source material.

    Very sad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    29/05/2017
    29/05/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "Another great book in the series!"

    I really love this series, and the 4th instalment does it great justice, gets back to what made the 1st one so good in that it's about the people more than the magic or the over arching plot. I hope Martin and the gang will be back for another outing soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Millen Newark, Notts, UK 26/05/2017
    Ben Millen Newark, Notts, UK 26/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "disappointed after the previous adventures"

    I figured in the 1st 10min it was gonna be a bit dull but I stuck with it till the end because I loved the previous books, we were told from the start there would be no peril so no thrills there and there was no adventure just Various members of the team doing the same thing in different places against boring enemies, I hope there are more books but not if they are like this one

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  • Virgil
    11/05/17
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    "Major stumble in a great series"

    I love this series and have been looking forward to reading this book, but what a let down. No risk to anyone in the book, no real foreshadowing of danger, and no conflict other than some petty arguments. But what about the dragons? Oh, they can't actually do any damage. What about the incredibly dangerous solution to the dragons? Ya, we made everyone safe from being harmed by it and the risk never comes into play anyway. the book ends up wrapping things into a quasi morality lesson. The cliff hanger at the very end and the previous 3 books will bring me back after this miss.
    I listened a second time just to make sure I wasn't to critical. There is some foreshadowing of the cliffhanger at the end, but it's very minimal. if you really strain you can read into some of the subtext which seems like a plan for the next book to explore the dichotomy of reality being true no matter how much you disagree with it and wizards who seem to have the power to alter reality, dealing with unintended consequences, and the fact the wizards aren't always conscious of how their time traveling ability can be used. Meyer has a great short story with the first few chapters, a couple of pages in the middle, and the ending. The rest just feels like filler, and was repeatedly frustrating to see how the wizards were trying to solve their problems. This book feels as if Meyer has a great plan for book 5 and he wanted Fight and Flight to set it up, thought, "hey, dragons are cool" but didn't put enough focus in book 4.

    41 of 45 people found this review helpful
  • littleFamilyBigWorld
    San Diego
    25/05/17
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    "Magic filler 2.0"

    SKIP this book. It's 10hrs of wasted rambling. I wish I wouldn't have preordered it and read the reviews. The first three books were good and this was terrible. No real danger. No real story advancement. Did the author just want more $$? the last 2 minutes of the book had the only real intrigue and it was mediocre at best. Do your self a favor and wait for the next book. You won't be missing anything. Actually here I'll save you time(spoiler): the whole book is about killing dragons that can't hurt anyone or do anything interesting. The end.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • John G Forester
    11/05/17
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    "meh"

    I feel like this should of been a short story. the content is stretched making the story a little 2d. hopefully the next book will expand on the magic universe. I would like to see the faults of the female character's flushed out a little more, I think scott makes them a little to all knowing and infalable.

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    12/05/17
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    "Should have been a short story."

    Let me start by saying this is one of the best series I have ever listened to! While this is a fun story, this would probably have been better as a short story or sub-plot. Its just not at the same level as the previous books and feels like more of a setup for the next book than a stand-alone story.

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Jerry Eamon
    12/05/17
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    "it's moor like half a book..."

    I know you have to keep interest by releasing books in a series within a certain time frame.... but this is so much filler, and no real pay offf. Makes me sad, I bought it first day. still like the series though, hope the next one is better.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Cullen
    13/05/17
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    "Not nearly as good as the prior 3 books"

    This entire book feels like they've stretched out the conflict from one of the chapters of the other books to fill 8 hours. The dragons are lame and boring and way too much time is spent on town folk. Way too much of the book is characters I don't care about and not enough about characters I like from the original books like Jimmy "Merlin" and agents Murphy and Miller. If this were the first book I would never have read any of the others, and now I will be gone shy if a fifth book is released.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • J. Jensen
    Ogden, UT USA
    12/05/17
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    "4th in the series missee"

    I loved the first three and was dying to listen to this one. Overall it felt like it was missing some of the magic of the previous 3. Story was repetitive, and jumped around a lot. Felt like the author was just trying to get something out there rather than bringing a new story. In a word, it was predictable.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan JA
    12/05/17
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    "Seems like 'filler' for the next book & a let down"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Sadly, no. I've had friends recommend other books that sound much more entertaining, but this book sadly let me down. Can't win them all, I suppose.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'll likely listen to 'For We Are Many' (Bobiverse volume 2) again. That is a much deeper book, and far more entertaining.


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

    The narration of the book, as with the rest of the series, is superb. Just wait until you get to the Scots. It will deliver the best (and sadly, the only) genuine smile and laughs in this book.


    Was Fight and Flight worth the listening time?

    Unfortunately not.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was seriously disappointing. There was ZERO character development, no witty twists or clever plot lines, no danger or antagonist, and overall felt like a sub-plot for another book. The plot had many loopholes, and the characters felt like they were not written according to their established personalities or traits. Not one character felt 'unique' among the others, and without the excellent narration of Luke Daniels, nothing they did or said made them stand out from the others. Trust me when I say that even if you are a fan of the series, SKIP THIS. Aside from the characters learning a bit of humility at the end (that despite being enjoyable, is really shoe-horned in and feels completely disconnected from the rest of the book), absolutely nothing happens that progresses the overall series.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • alicia larsen
    11/05/17
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    "Honor infuriates me greatly, why does she exist?"

    I like the story, as well as the previous story, however the misunderstanding cliche infuriates me, as well as honor. Honor is annoying as crap.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • M. wells
    Las Vegas, NV
    20/05/17
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    "I love these books"

    Some of my favorite books. This one was just as good as the others and I can't wait for the next. This series are some of the only books that really get me laughing out loud.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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