• Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Series: Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 19-06-2018
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (100 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

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. And there's the small matter of a glitch that's making Brit the Elder's body fritz out. Brit the Elder's ex-boyfriend Phillip wants to help her, but he'll have to keep it secret from his current girlfriend, Brit the Younger, who can't stand her future self.
Meanwhile, Martin is trying to protect Phillip from a relentless attacker he somehow hasn't noticed; Gwen is angry because Martin accidentally proposed to her; Gary tries to help the less fortunate, with predictably disastrous results; and an old nemesis might have to be the one to save them all.
In Out of Spite, Out of Mind, our fearless wizards discover the biggest glitch in their world's program may well be themselves.
©2018 Scott Meyer (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 22-06-2018

Phillips my boy

enjoyed it, had the usual laughs and good progression of the story.

my only sticking point is how unfair everything is to Phillip! nuff said.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By naomi on 12-09-2018

brilliant book but beyond brilliant storytelling

Luke Daniels makes these books come alive through his fabulous voice acting. start with the first book and you'll never look back.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-07-2018

Disappointing

This book was like a dog turd on a golf course. I feel like the author was going for a Empire Strikes Back feel and ended up with an unhappy ending and a big screw you to a couple main characters, turning one into a putz and the other into a villian.

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24 of 24 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Joel on 01-07-2018

Scott, how do you think women are supposed to act?

Seriously, though. Gwen? She's angry until suddenly without context she's not and all Martin does is be honest and forthright with her. The Brits? They're normal until Philip tries his best to save them all and has to keep things from them/her. All be ever did was his very best to help and was forced to lie. The resolution is deeply unfair and unsatisfying on all sides and NOBODY else in the cast calls out Brit for being a bitch or being irrational. Honestly, this would have been a better resolution if Brit had died. The book is a slow, downhill slide into yet another unsatisfying resolution and a little lead in to another story where I'm sure it will be yet another downhill slide into mediocrity. Scott, please. You can do better than this. the first book proved that. your characters have gone from goofy and lovable to increasingly one dimensional and rigid.

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4 out of 5 stars
By J Breckenridge on 21-06-2018

Better than 4 not as good as 1,2 or 3.

SoI love these books - just going to say that first. They are all great in there own ways.

For me books 1 and 2 were really well done and book 3 was a smart way to incorporate new/old people in to the mix, book 4 was the odd one out but book 5 does tie in to it.

The entire book just felt very angry and shouty, they are all friends but just constantly shout at each other like they hate each other. Im starting to get sick of gwen and her constantly beating martin up (so to speak), i dont really get what he sees in her!

The Brits stuff got even more silly and complicated and found myself thinking when is this going to end. Some parts of the stroy just felt they were there for the sake of being there and did feel like they dragged on.

Having said all that, the last 5/6 chapters were funny and a bit more mystic as per the first books and i really enjoyed that, i am excited for the next set of books based on the end, but i did see the plot twist coming. (still a good twist)

There are some really laugh out loud parts of the story and some really silly parts that make it a magic 2.0 book. I think the references to more modern day stuff got a little out of in some places but thats no biggie! As per usual Luke does a fantastic job with the story telling and plays the parts very well, he is 50% of the reasons for coming back.

Scott did a great job on make another fun adventure to the series and i am still very much a fan and eager to listen to the next one.

For me this was very much make or break based on the last book, and currently i feel like its a make.. but just.

My advice is, if you have a credit and you like the series it wont feel like a waste of a credit. its still fun and part of the series, its anther silly adventure that gets out of hand and thats great. Like what i said about the last book, not sure i would pay full price to listen to this.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Kevin Boone on 10-07-2018

Please, God, let this be the last one

The first couple of books in this series were clever and funny, and had an engaging plot premise. That premise -- that what we perceive as life and reality is just a computer program -- was not original, but it was handled in an innovative way. The later books were also clever and funny but, frankly, less so; and the plot premise is getting stale now. The story reads as if the author is fed up with the characters, and just wants to get it all over with. I got the same impression when reading the last book in the Hitchhiker's Guide series -- but in that case Douglas Adams openly admitted that he was sick of the characters, and only wrote the book because of nagging from fans. In this book, however, the ending certainly suggests that there could be another one in the works -- Heaven help us.

The plot of Out of Spite is based on the paradoxical peculiarities of time travel. As the story unfolds, the situation gets increasingly complex and bizarre, with multiple instances of the same character in the same place at the same time. I honestly don't know if all the paradoxes resolve at the end, because I'd lost interest in following the plot by then.

Scott Meyer is a capable author, and his books deal with complex philosophical problems in a refreshingly witty way. I just think that this particular story vein has been mined out.

Luke Daniels' narration was excellent, as always.

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