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Being a Green Mother: Incarnations of Immortality, Book Five | [Piers Anthony]

Being a Green Mother: Incarnations of Immortality, Book Five

Orb is four years old when she first hears the wonderful music of the morning. Gifted with a magic that makes her songs irresistible anytime she sings, she spends her life seeking the source of the mystical music. Orb finally feels she's getting somewhere when she hooks up with the Livin' Sludge, a rock band that could use all the magic they can find. Unfortunately, there's still the pesky little matter of a prophecy to deal with - the prediction that Orb will someday marry Evil, the devil himself.
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Publisher's Summary

Orb is four years old when she first hears the wonderful music of the morning. Gifted with a magic that makes her songs irresistible anytime she sings or plays the harp, she spends her life seeking the source of the mystical music that controls all things. After years spent with gypsies and traveling shows, Orb finally feels she's getting somewhere when she hooks up with the Livin' Sludge, a rock band that could use all the magic they can find. Unfortunately, there's still the pesky little matter of a prophecy to deal with - the prediction that Orb will someday marry Evil, the devil himself.

Piers Anthony's best-selling Incarnations of Immortality series has delighted readers with its wonderful mixture of contemporary situations and unconventional views of traditional magical themes. Being a Green Mother continues Anthony's entertaining look at society through a lens of magic. And Barbara Caruso's lyrical narration is a wonderful addition to this endlessly inventive series.

Don't miss the other books in the Incarnations of Immortality series.

©1987 Piers Anthony Jacob; (P)2000 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"This conclusion to one of Anthony's most popular series abounds with the author's love for logical conundrums and coy humor." (Library Journal)

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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 02-11-14
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2009

    I write reviews to help readers, not to win votes. My reviews are my honest opinion whether popular or not. I hope they help you. ;)

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    "The series is consistant"

    The series is very consistant. If you liked the other books this one will please you as well. It is a solid story and the only reason i gave it 3's was that Anthony is not the best at writing in the female point of view (my opinion). The way the author links all the boioks together and you catch hints of what was going on behind the scenes in previous novels is very good.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jake 04-04-08
    Jake 04-04-08 Member Since 2007

    I average three books a week, but as I cannot afford to purchase that many books I frequently re-read those I already have. If you are here looking for reviews, I typically only review those books I feel particularly strongly about or have some insight that hasn't yet been posted in a review.

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    "Slow at times, but resounding finish."

    This book was I believe originally intended to be the last book in the series, and indeed it could easily serve as the conclusion to an excellent set of novels. This book is slower than the others, but interesting most of the time. Towards the end I lost some interest but the ending made the entire book worth reading many times over. In my opinion the book would have been better if some details were removed and the process leading up to the end quickened, but other than that I have no complaints.

    The story of Orb is a good one, though considerably different from the stories of the other incarnations. What makes this story truly good, maybe great, is its implications for the series as a whole. I will definitely be picking up the final volume.

    The humanity of the incarnations is what makes them endearing, and in this book the humanity of Satan himself is shown for the first time, casting all his previous actions in a new light of not quite sympathy, but rather mild pity and remorse. In every book it is remarked that each incarnation must come to terms with Satan in his or her own way, and in this book Satan seems to come to terms with himself.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 05-07-13
    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 05-07-13 Listener Since 2006

    I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.

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    "Being a Green Mother"

    This fifth installment of Incarnations of Immortality opens some years before the events of Wielding a Red Sword. It tells the story of Orb, the daughter of Niobe Kaftan. When she was five, Orb woke to the sound of a beautiful but mysterious melody and followed it. In time she learned that tis melody, called the Song of the Morning by most who knew of it and could hear it, was but one ffragment of a mysterious melody known as the Llano said to be te ultimate music. Years later Orb, now a young woman, embarks on a quest to learn as much as she can about this elusive song and, if possible, possess it. But Orb's quest for the Llano could bring danger, for it soon becomes apparent that Satan, Incarnation of Evil, has an interest in Orb and seeks to marry her in fulfillment of a prophecy made long before Orb's birth. The Llano itself also has its own dangers and, if handled improperly, could bring about the destruction of the entire world.

    Unlike the first four volumes in the series, this book is not read by George Guidall. Fortunately however, Barbara Caruso has a pleasant voice for narration and a talent for expression, accents and dialects. She also has a fair singing voice, which is extremely fortunate considering the songs sprinkled liberally throughout the story. Even a good narrator can ruin a performance if they try to sing the songs in the story if they can't sing. Fortunately both George Guidall and Barbara Caruso have good singing voices. Needless to say I couldn't put it down for long.

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    Donald Laguna Hill, CA, United States 07-09-12
    Donald Laguna Hill, CA, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    What would have made Being a Green Mother better?

    I just expected more from the story since Mother Nature is supposed to be the most powerful of all the incarnations. It was very slow and at times I found the story rather boring. I had no interest in what happened to Orb


    Did Barbara Caruso do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Barbara did a very good job


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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    Valerie Rowlett, Tx, United States 07-15-11
    Valerie Rowlett, Tx, United States 07-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "The narrator makes my ears bleed"

    I'm only on chapter 2, but I was driving down the road and jumped at one point because her voice made my ears hurt. Her sprite and hemadriad voices are just horrible. I think my dogs head tilted as she hit a volume level that only my dog could hear. While I love all things Piers Anthony, this narrator was absolutely not meant for this job.

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