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  • 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 24,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,374

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly Pivik on 03-04-17

It is not Ready Player One!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I loved this book! People have said it is like Ready Player One. It isn't. This is a comedy, Ready Player One is not. Unlike Ready Player One, The main character Martin is an act first, maybe think later type of person. Martin ACTUALLY does the stuff, not his avatar. There is a mystery to solve yes, but it is NOT a 80's laden quest to save the free computer program from an evil company, who wants to charge people for it.
If you are looking for Ready Player One this isn't it. However if you are looking for a book that has a time traveling wizard, US Treasury agents who are excellent at Good Cop, Bad Cop, a dung sifter named Hubert, a pot of stew, the Great Wizard Merlin (who happens to be named Jimmy), two rolls of heavy duty cling film, magic spells (which are nothing more than badly translated Esperanto) and a goat that flies (even though he doesn't want to), then you have found the perfect book.

  • The Rules of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga Volume 1
  • By: C.T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,094
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,087

Gary Karkofsky is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life living in an extraordinary world. Supervillains, heroes, and monsters are a common part of the world he inhabits. Yet, after the death of his hometown's resident superhero, he gains the amazing gift of the late champion's magical cloak. Deciding he prefers to be rich rather than good, Gary embarks on a career as Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy. But is he evil enough to be a villain in America's most crime-ridden city?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By erobbins33 on 11-29-16

I wanted to like this book BUT...

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

What would have made The Rules of Supervillainy better?


This is a great idea. I like how the cloak talks to him.

However, I didn't finish it. I don't mind an occasional curse word but when the F word is used multiple times, the book is no longer worth my time.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Magnificent 12: The Call

  • By: Michael Grant
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys' bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and it's up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queen's dangerous daughter, Ereskigal - also known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesn't want to be a hero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have found my new favorite author!!

  • By Bob Frapples on 10-01-11

I have found my new favorite author!!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-11

I loved everything about this book! From the quirky writing/storyline to the characters, to the narration/voices. I am always afraid I will waste my credits, but this time I found a winner.