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  • Fight and Flight

  • Magic 2.0, Book 4
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,023

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By J Breckenridge on 17-05-17

Pretty good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-18

Love the series. Not bad, though I prefer books 1, 2 and 4 in this series so far (relieving this after listening to the next).
Worth continuing with this book if you’ve read/listened to the others.

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  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,153

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost.....

  • By L on 09-12-12

Moderately Motivational

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-18

So I finally caved and got this book... somewhat useful for motivational purposes I suppose, though don’t expect any revelations.. I agree with some points and disagree with others. If you truly have no concept of personal cash flow then it’s a good place to start!

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  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 716

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than 4 not as good as 1,2 or 3.

  • By J Breckenridge on 21-06-18

Great book - wish it was Longer!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-18

Better than 2 and 3 in the series. The first is still edging it as my favourite though. Funny throughout. Recommended!

I only wish it was a bit longer :)

  • Spell or High Water

  • Magic 2.0
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A less intense, more fun take on the Matrix...

  • By Suzanne on 03-12-15

Just as great as the first

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Excellent story. Great humour laughing throughout. If I could give the Narrator an extra star I would, he does an exceptional job. Looking forward to the next in the series!

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Matrix meets mediaeval fabtasy

  • By Matthew on 07-10-15

Surprisingly Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I wasn't sure what I would think of this book, but found it very entertaining. The narrator is excellent. My favourite audiobook so far!

  • Learn German: Word Power 101

  • Absolute Beginner German #4
  • By: Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by: GermanPod101.com
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 31

The vocabulary words you'll find in Learn German - Word Power 101 were hand selected by our German language teachers as the top 101 most frequently used words in the German language. Hear the word to master the pronunciation. Then you'll see how the word is actually used in everyday speech with sample sentences and phrases. Learning German vocabulary has never been easier!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great but not for absolute beginners

  • By The Messenger on 12-03-18

Fast paced learning

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I enjoyed it and feel like I learnt a lot in a short time frame. It's certainly the fastest paced language audio book I've come across so far.

  • Human Universe

  • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring stuff

  • By Mrspatriciacherry on 09-05-17

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-17

An excellent and inspiring book. It has broadened my understanding of the challenges we face as a race to ensure our survival.
I only recommend this book if you have a reasonably good understanding of physics/science in general.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful