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28 Reddit comments about Off to Be the Wizard [Kindle in Motion] (Magic 2.0 Book 1):

u/Zodep · 7 pointsr/audible
  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob) is a hilarious trilogy that is a bit cheaper to buy the kindle and then add on audio narration. Ray Porter, the narrator, makes his series amazing.

  • Off to Be the Wizard is a great series with good humor and can be less expensive if you buy the kindle and then add on the audio narration. I liked books 1-3, with 4 and 5 being not as great. The first books is well worth the purchase though!

  • Super Powereds Year 1. This is one of my favorite series. Kyle McCarley does an amazing job narrating this saga (4 in the main story and 1 side story that could stand alone). Probably the worst covers and really made me not want to read the series, but Drew Hayes has become my favorite author. Every series he does is pure gold.

  • Expeditionary Force: Columbus Day. RC Bray, sci-fi and lots of hilarious dialog when Skippy shows up (about halfway through the book). The series is great, and book 6 is coming out next week. Great starter price 0.99+7.49 for the kindle and audiobook.

    There are so many more options like this, but I don’t want to overwhelm you! These may not all be your cup of tea. But they are some of my favorites for a somewhat reasonable price.
u/Lunk42 · 6 pointsr/audiobooks

Random thoughts on stuff I've read or listened to in the sale:
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien - It's The Hobbit, and Rob Inglis is the perfect narrator for it. Worth every penny.

Off to Be the Wizard, Scott Meyer - Lighthearted and highly entertaining. The only caveat I'd offer is that independent of the sale, you can get the full Whispersync combo for $6, which includes what appears to be a fancy, multi-media Kindle version as well as the audio.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle - I've been slowly working my way through this one story at a time and loving it. 60 hours of Holmes with an incredible narrator for $5 is just insane.

The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley - I'm super conflicted about this one. I thought the book was phenomenal... and then I looked up MZB on wikipedia. Saying she was a horrific human being would be a gross understatement. It significantly recolored my feelings about the book, but maybe others have an easier time separating the art from the artist.

Farewell My Lovely, Raymond Chandler - Not my favorite of the Philip Marlowe detective novels I've read, but still good. Ray Porter is great. It's the second book in the series, but I've yet to find any reason why you need to read them in order. They're all pretty self-contained.

Iliad & Odyssey box set, Homer & Rouse (translator) - I've seen a lot of "Which translation of Homer should I read?" discussions and Rouse is never anyone's top pick, but Anthony Heald does a fantastic job narrating and it's $5 for the pair.

Beyond that, I've got my eye on Masters of Doom (literally the first thing I ever added to my Audible wishlist, and yet for some reason I've never gotten around to grabbing it before) and the Great Course on the Medieval World (mostly because I thought Dorsey Armstrong did a fantastic job with the King Arthur GC).

u/tibblezz · 5 pointsr/WritingPrompts

If you like this concept check out the Off to Be the Wizard book and series.

u/meshanator · 4 pointsr/audible

Thanks! For me it seems that book #1 has the same special:

How are these books? Is it worth picking up all 3?

u/Slatters-AU · 4 pointsr/Fantasy

Locke's life does get more crazy but there is a lot more humor later on. I can see how coming from Brandon's books though, how other books might appear darker in concept or tone.

The Shadow Of What Was Lost - This is very influenced by the Wheel Of Time. It only has one book so far, and it is not as slow paced or descriptive as Jordan. However I am very very much enjoying it. I think if you loved WoT you would enjoy this.

Eye Of The moonrat - So far there is 6 Books in this Series. It is a little Y.A and the Hero is a little too good at everything but it is a good pulpy read and more light hearted.

Off To Be The Wizard - A Nerdy IT Programmer discovers that nothing is real and his entire existence and everyone elses is governed by a secret file he finds on the Internet. So of course he sends himself back to Medieval Times to become a powerful wizard, just like every other nerd who found the file to his dismay. Hilarity ensues.

The Iron Druid Chronicles - A 2000 year old Druid, the last of his kind runs a Bookshop. Urban Fantasy. Very enjoayble. Lots of Irish/Celctic/Norse/Greek/Christian Mythology woven in. Has a cool dog sidekick.

u/wrenulater · 4 pointsr/Corridor

I won't be doing any sort of weekly recommendations because I'll probably run out too quickly. Here's one I might do an audible thing for later though

u/PlebbitHater · 3 pointsr/CelebBattles

'There were two wizards who chose to live in france, when martin asked them why France they said "French girls" in a way that it was obvious they had no idea what they were talking about. There was a burly wizard who lived in russia who when asked said "Russian girls" in a way that suggested that he knew exactly what he was talking about'

Off to be the wizard

Magic 2.0 series by Scott Meyer (great book series)

u/macrolinx · 3 pointsr/ShittyDaystrom

If we go with Scott Meyer's interpretation of *Magic, then yes.

At which point they would be able to edit the universe directly and be unstoppable.

u/huginn · 3 pointsr/explainlikeIAmA

There is actually!

Magic meets Programing

Amusingly enough the first spell the protagonist casts in the book is a height spell.

u/aconitine- · 2 pointsr/WritingPrompts

Scott Meyer did it!

u/jquacker · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

You'd probably like this book based on that shower thought.

u/Dreamliss · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

Seconding Off to Be the Wizard (by Scott Meyer). Fantastic book, there's two out right now with a third on the way.

Amazon and Goodreads

It's two bucks for the kindle version right now. I'm not affiliated with the author in any way, just seriously love the series and want to spread the love!

u/trying_to_remember · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

The Magic 2.0 series.

The first book is Off to be the Wizard.

u/Saints2Death · 2 pointsr/Saints

I used to listen to a whole lot of Joe Rogan when I was working a temp job several years ago. He talked about simulation theory a lot.

If you're really nerdy about it like I am, there's a great fantasy series called Magic 2.0 that has a hilarious take on it.

"Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little “tweaks” have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages and pose as a wizard.

"What could possibly go wrong?

"An American hacker in King Arthur’s court, Martin must now train to become a full-fledged master of his powers, discover the truth behind the ancient wizard Merlin…and not, y’know, die or anything"

u/Bragendesh · 2 pointsr/DnD

You should check out this book. I listened to it on audible. It's sort of a sci-fi/fantasy comedy book and I really enjoyed it.

>Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program.

u/mgatten · 1 pointr/Pathfinder_RPG

You may want to read "An Unwelcome Quest" by Scott Meyer. It is unfortunately the third and weakest book of his Magic 2.0 trilogy. The first book is very entertaining, the second one is pretty good, and the third one is kinda meh. But it's the third one that might provide you with the inspiration you are looking for. Without reading the first two, though, you won't get it.

I actually recommend the first one. I like it a lot. And, having read it, you'll be inexorably drawn to read the second one. Under normal circumstances you might then give the third one a pass since the second one disappointed. But if somebody wants to run a "trapped in a video game" style campaign, then that third one is a must-read.

Here's all three:

u/andyd273 · 1 pointr/audiobooks

The Off To Be The Wizard series is really good and funny. I caught myself smiling most of the time I was listening to it.

You can get it with a whisper sync combo for about $6 per book. $4 for the Kindle version and then $2 more to add audible version.

Also, since you are used to the podcast format, you should look into some long form fiction podcasts.

Take a look at
I'd like to recommend The Rookie by Scott Sigler, which is a cross between star wars, Friday night lights, and the god father. A football story set 500 years in the future.
I am not a sports person, football doesn't really interest me that much, and I didn't think of it as much more than a bunch of guys throwing a ball and running into each other. This series really gave me more of an appreciation of the game and how it all works from the inside.
My brother is big into sports, and he really enjoyed it too.

Also Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell. This is an amazing series. The characters are great, the story is great, and the universe is somewhere I think I'd like to live. It just feels very alive. Definitely worth checking out.

u/Zoltain · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I just started "Off to be a Wizard" by Scott Meyer and am really liking it. It's about a modern day programmer discovering magic (essentially) and traveling back to the Middle Ages to be a wizard. Only $2 on a kindle.

u/krakou · 1 pointr/GearVR

There are some audiobooks with graphics "Kindle in motion" like this

Would be really cool if they make some VR option to listen/watch the books with graphics, videos, animations in 360.

u/Al_Batross · 1 pointr/printSF

I really enjoyed Scott Meyer's Magic 2.0 books.

u/CD-i_Tingle · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

I have the same complaint when I go to the humor section!
Here are some of my favorites that I haven't seen in the other comments:

Mercury Falls Series (and really almost anything by Robert Kroese). This one probably gave me the most laugh-out-loud moments.

>While on assignment in Utah, Christine Temetri isn’t surprised when yet another prophesied Apocalypse fails to occur. After three years of reporting on End Times cults for a religious news magazine, Christine is seriously questioning her career choice. But then she meets Mercury, a cult leader whose knowledge of the impending Apocalypse is decidedly more solid than most: he is an angel, sent from heaven to prepare for the Second Coming but distracted by beer, ping pong, and other earthly delights. After Christine and Mercury inadvertently save Karl Grissom—a film-school dropout and the newly appointed Antichrist—from assassination, she realizes the three of them are all that stand in the way of mankind’s utter annihilation. They are a motley crew compared to the heavenly host bent on earth’s destruction, but Christine figures they’ll just have to do. Full of memorable characters, Mercury Falls is an absurdly funny tale about unlikely heroes on a quest to save the world.

Peter and the Monsters--It initially reads like a kids book, but don't let that put you off. The first volume is free.

>When ten-year-old Peter moves into his grandfather’s creepy old mansion in a small town, bad, baaaaad things start to happen.
A family of charred boogeymen who haunt the garden decide they don't like trespassers...
A classmate with a crush comes back from the grave and decides to make Peter her Undead Prince Charming...
A creature from Fairieland changes place with Peter's two-year-old sister, leading to a VERY strange babysitting job...
A prehistoric predator snatches children from the town lake, forcing Peter to literally dive into the belly of the beast...
With his troublemaking neighbor Dill, his grumpy grandfather, and only his courage and wit to guide him, Peter has to survive all these things, plus the Greatest Horror Of All:
Fourth grade.

Magic 2.0 starting with Off to be the Wizard. To be honest, the series goes slowly downhill after the first one.

>Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little “tweaks” have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages and pose as a wizard.
>What could possibly go wrong?
>An American hacker in King Arthur's court, Martin must now train to become a full-fledged master of his powers, discover the truth behind the ancient wizard Merlin…and not, y'know, die or anything.

Clovenhoof Probably not as good as others in this list, but there are still some good laughs. It's more British humor (or humour, I suppose).

>Charged with gross incompetence, Satan is fired from his job as Prince of Hell and exiled to that most terrible of places: English suburbia. Forced to live as a human under the name of Jeremy Clovenhoof, the dark lord not only has to contend with the fact that no one recognises him or gives him the credit he deserves but also has to put up with the bookish wargamer next door and the voracious man-eater upstairs.
>Heaven, Hell and the city of Birmingham collide in a story that features murder, heavy metal, cannibalism, armed robbers, devious old ladies, Satanists who live with their mums, gentlemen of limited stature, dead vicars, petty archangels, flamethrowers, sex dolls, a blood-soaked school assembly and way too much alcohol.
Clovenhoof is outrageous and irreverent (and laugh out loud funny!) but it is also filled with huge warmth and humanity. Written by first-time collaborators Heide Goody and Iain Grant, Clovenhoof will have you rooting for the bad guy like never before.

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) This is the first in a series of 3. I would say it's a sci-fi book first with a lot of humor.

>Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street.
>Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty.
>The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.

The Henchmen's Book Club I read this one quite a few years ago, so I don't remember the specifics other than I thought it was funny at that time.

>Mark Jones is a henchman for hire. He guards bunkers, patrols perimeters and stands around in a boiler suit waiting to get knocked out by Ninjas. This is his job.
>He’s worked for some of the most notorious super villains the world has ever known – Doctor Thalassocrat, Victor Soliman, Polonius Crump; Mark was with each of them when they met their makers at the hands of British Secret Service super-spy, Jack Tempest and lived to tell the tale – if not pay the bills.

>Still for ever hour under gunfire there are weeks if not months of sitting around on monorails so Jones starts a book club with his fellow henchmen to help pass the time.
>It was only meant to be a bit of fun.
>It was never meant to save the world.

Everything else I was going to suggest is already in the comments. Good Luck!

u/sblinn · 1 pointr/audiobooks

Sorry about that. I don't have a good way of figuring out whether any price is honored in any other territory. I don't think that there are nearly as many UK Whispersync for Voice deals overall -- 90% of the titles I just checked around on didn't offer it, and some that did the combined price was actually more than the audiobook alone, e.g. Ben Winter's The Last Policeman. Did see one, Andy Weir's The Martian, for £3.49 + £3.99 which is only a little less than the £9.20 audiobook alone price, which is actually more than the £7.99 you guys pay per credit over there. The credit price rules out other titles like The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (£2.99 plus £5.99).

One area where you guys can I think still make out really well is with self-published Kindle/Podium Publishing audiobook titles, e.g.:

Another of my usual "go to" deal strategies only offers a small discount, that being Amazon's 47North/Brilliance Audio titles, e.g.:

The £3.49 plus £3.49 is less than the monthly credit price, but not by too much.

Hope some of that is helpful and takes a bit of the sting of "US only? rageface!!" out of the post!

u/legalpothead · 1 pointr/trees

Reading. Obviously, if you get too high, you won't be able to read well. The secret is staying low dose, getting just high enough. Check out the Amazon "Look Inside" previews to see if any of these is right for you.


Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett.

Tuf Voyaging by George RR Martin.

Into the Storm by Taylor Anderson.

Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer.

The Remaining by DJ Molles.

u/ossej · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Maybe Daft Punk for $9.49 and a book for $3.99 to total $198.87?

u/rayn_phal · 1 pointr/dresdenfiles

I'm enjoying the magic 2.0 series a lot. It's not exactly deep and complex but it's a FUN read and has lots of nerdy references.

u/sitonio · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

This one may be a little out there, but you might enjoy [Off to Be the Wizard] (

It's about a hacker who comes across a file which, when altered, allows reality to be altered correspondingly. I don't necessarily want to give all the details of the premise away but he ends up sending himself to the Middle Ages, where he uses his newfound access to the reality-altering file to pose as a wizard to the locals. That's sort of the "unusual occupation" part, and the book parodies a lot of the tropes of the medieval wizardry fantasy genre. It's a pretty light read, at 276 pages. It's really quite a funny and charming book.

u/Gilgilad7 · 1 pointr/litrpg

Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 series) by Scott Meyer is a really quirky story where the MC discovers the world is really a computer program so he decides to go to the middle ages and portray his computer hacking as magic and be a wizard there. I highly recommend the audible version since the narrator Luke Daniels is hilarious with his voices. Not litRPG at all but is fairly geeky so some litRPG readers would like it.