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Fight and Flight

Magic 2.0, Book 4
Auteur(s): Scott Meyer
Narrateur(s): Luke Daniels
Durée: 10 h et 26 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (88 évaluations)

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Description

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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Au global

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Histoire

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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    42
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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

weakest of the series so far

it gets good at the end but it feels like it drags on for too long, and it also feels very pointless midway through it all.
However the writer manages to put all the pieces together near the end in a satisfying way. I'll admit it's a challenge to make an adventure be exciting when all the heroes are essentially immortal and omnipotent, but the authors manages mostly pretty well.

2 personnes sur 2 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

Story struggled to interest me

I really enjoyed the first two books in this series but the next two I've read seemed a bit weaker, especially this one in particular. The narration was great but the story I struggled to maintain interest. I think there is still one more I haven't read in the series but am really questioning whether to bother or not.

1 personnes sur 1 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Fun<br />

Liking the series alot
I will keep on following along with these goofball adventures. Thanks

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Ben
  • 2018-01-15

Good overall, but series starting to wane

Good overall, though definitely not as much fun as the first in the series. I didn't laugh out loud nearly as much, but it held up in terms of the series feel and continuity.

In this book we're well into the "wizards'" life in medieval England, so you'd think they'd have things down by now. Unfortunately, for them not for us, they don't. The dragons were a horrible idea, the way they tried to deal with it was a horrible idea, their relations with the locals have been horrible... you get the idea. A comedy of errors ensues.

But it's not that comedic. A lot of the old jokes aren't that funny anymore, the geek references were a bit too forced (and random), and the interpersonal interactions were ruined by splitting all the characters into small groups. I also wondered why all the set up from the last book (with Jimmy's escape) wasn't even referenced other than a passing comment by Phil in the explanation of why dragons were created.

The final incident with the locals had potential - lots of fun having the mad teenager taking on the wizards with the help of the Bastards street gang. It gave those characters a bit more depth and made for a new element of interaction with the locals, but then the ending really left everything hanging and feeling somewhat pointless.

The saving grace, as always, was the narrator. Luke Daniels is amazing. I loved his four Scotsmen routine (though one guy definitely sounded Irish) and his over the top accents are hilarious. Great as always!

Overall it was a good continuation of the series, but I probably won't listen to it again.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Virgil
  • 2017-05-11

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.

157 personnes sur 174 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Chris & Cassidy
  • Castle Rock
  • 2017-05-25

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.

122 personnes sur 145 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • gills
  • 2018-08-06

I wish I could go back to before I read it

I'll start by saying that I loved the first 3 books in the series. I was super excited about this one despite all the bad reviews, but unfortunately they were right. I tried to be optimistic but I really wish I never read this one. It left such a bad taste for me that I'm actually passing on the 5th book.

The story was pointless and it wasn't much more than a few hours of rambling. I felt that this book made me dislike most of the characters (I've always found Gary to be irritating, but in this story basically everyone was.) I've always enjoyed Phillip and Martin, but they weren't able to save this story.

Without spoiling anything I'd also say that this story really doesn't impact the overall picture in any identifiable way. I'd really recommend skipping this and giving the 5th book a try instead.

8 personnes sur 9 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Josh
  • LA, Califorina
  • 2017-06-02

Love the series, but no need for this book

The best way to describe this book is, if you have ever played a video game and there is a side mission that does nothing for the over all story, does nothing for the characters and is long and unnecessary..... well that is what this book is... a side mission. This won't stop me from reading the next book when ever it comes out. but it is a real shame that Scott Meyer spent a whole book for just this little "side mission"

There was really no need for this book at all. It does nothing to advance the story, nor really the characters in the arc of the series. I love the series and find Luke Daniels narration and voice work to be wonderful. Its what keeps me coming back to these book.... But this story did nothing for the series. It was 8 hours of something that could have been pushed into a couple chapters in another book that had a full arc for the series.

For what it is, its fine. just very unnecessary

28 personnes sur 34 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Kevin
  • 2017-05-12

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.

57 personnes sur 70 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Cullen
  • 2017-05-13

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.

45 personnes sur 57 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Isaac W.
  • 2017-05-26

Extremely Disappointing

To start off, this is far and away the worst book of the series. If this were a Japanese anime, this book would be the 'filler' season. Nothing of any consequence happens in this book until the epilogue and it's not even enjoyable getting to the epilogue. You end up hating nearly every wizard by the end of the book. I know this was partly on purpose, but the reason for it wasn't enough. I actually got to the point where I was skipping chapters because I couldn't stand what was going on. My advice to everyone is to find the hard copy of this book at a book store, pull it off the shelf, read the epilogue and you will be in the same position as you would be story-wise as everyone who read or listened to the whole thing.

Sadly, the extreme low quality of this book is not actually the worst part. The narration in this audiobook might be some of the worst I have ever heard. This surprised me, because all the others were very well done. Luke Daniels completely phoned this one in. There was absolutely no effort put into the work and he didn't even stay consistent on voices from the previous books. The female characters, for example, sounded nothing like they did before and everyone else just sounded bored with their lives throughout.

TL:DR Stay far away from this book and try the next one when it comes out.

16 personnes sur 20 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • John G Forester
  • 2017-05-11

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.

43 personnes sur 56 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • John Smith
  • 2017-05-23

This wasn't a book, it was a short story

This is what I would expect as the preamble to a book, not the book itself.

5 personnes sur 6 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Brandon Bot 🤖
  • 2017-05-18

Stop at book 3

The author is clearly tired of writing this series and not invested anymore

B H

8 personnes sur 10 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente