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    • On a Pale Horse

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book One
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487

    In this, the first novel of the best-selling Incarnations of Immortality series, Piers Anthony combines a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death with a gripping story of romance and loyalty, all set in a world of magic and technical wizardry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full Series Review: 5 Stars

    • By Jake on 04-06-08

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Bearing an Hourglass

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book Two
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 698

    When life seems pointless to Norton, he accepts the position of Incarnation of Time. With the other incarnations - Death, Fate, War, and Nature - distracting him, Satan springs a cunning trap. Bearing an Hourglass is a fascinating, richly imagined tale that reaches beyond genre conventions. Science-fiction/fantasy legend Piers Anthony combines a gripping plot with a serious and thought-providing study of good and evil.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit saucy, and full of Zest

    • By Don on 12-08-07

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Being a Green Mother

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book Five
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The series is consistant

    • By Cliff on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $32.87

    • With a Tangled Skein

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book Three
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510

    When the man Niobe loves is shot, she wants revenge. Her only chance is to accept a challenge to solve a maze of riddles devised by Satan himself. But Niobe's strength is her beauty, not her intelligence, and the fate of the human race hangs in the balance. Can she outwit Satan at his own game, or has her failure already been woven into the very Tapestry of Fate?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A little backstory.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 04-20-13

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Wielding a Red Sword

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book Four
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550

    Wielding a Red Sword depicts a mere mortal who is called to serve as a god-like incarnation. It is the thrilling story of Mym, an Indian prince who takes up the Red Sword to become Mars, the Incarnation of War. To avoid breaking his betrothal to the princess Rapture and the war that would surely result, Mym accepts the fearsome office. As Mars, he plans to keep Rapture by his side as he stops the suffering caused by Earth's incessant wars.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Missing Author's Note

    • By MSU Spartan on 07-20-15

    Regular price: $29.37

    • And Eternity, Incarnations of Immortality, Book 7

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    In the triumphant finale to the Incarnations of Immortality series, the Incarnation of Good dominates. Orlene has died and we follow her into the afterlife. Joining forces with two women--Jolie, Satan's consort and Vita, a troubled mortal--they will test the limits of morality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great end (sort of an end) to the series.

    • By NM on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Split Infinity

    • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 1
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,122

    On the technological, decadent world of Proton, someone was trying to destroy Stile, serf and master Gamesman. His only escape lay in Phaze, a world totally ruled by magic. Soon he learned that his alternate self had already been murdered, and that he was next. On Proton, his fate depended on winning the great Games. On Phaze, he must master magic to survive. And if he used any magic at all, his friends were determined to kill him at once!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite Piers Anthony Series

    • By Jerry on 08-20-10

    Regular price: $19.75

    • For Love of Evil

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book Six
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509

    Parry's promising life as a musician and apprentice in the arts of White Magic got thrown off track by the violent death of his beloved. Led down a path of depravity by a harlot demoness, Parry has lived a long, corrupt life that may finally be coming to an end - unless he can defeat Lucifer himself at the gates of Hell and become the new Incarnation of Evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get it!

    • By L. Lipp on 07-30-07

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Blue Adept

    • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 2
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 800
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631

    In Book 2 of the epic adventure that began in Split Infinity, Stile discovers life on Proton and Phaze is getting more difficult. On Proton he's a serf trying to prove his right to exist by competing in the Great Games. And on Phaze, where only magic worked, he was the Blue Adept trying to master the powers of sorcery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first book, but still not bad.

    • By Cliff on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Juxtaposition

    • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 3
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515

    Stile had problems on two different worlds. On Proton he was threatened with murder, and on Phaze, an alternate world ruled by magic, he had to master magic, fight a dragon, win the friendship of a lady unicorn, locate his enemy among the paranoid Adepts and return out of Phaze to win the Great Games on Proton. After that, he was ready to face the real problems!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adept Piers Anthony Book

    • By Karyn on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Out of Phaze

    • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 4
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    Two worlds - the scientific Proton, and the magical Phaze - exist side-by-side. Now, Mach has crossed from Proton to Phaze, switching places with his counterpart, Bane. And both must learn to survive in environments alien to their own nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfaction

    • By Peter on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Isis Orb

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    In Xanth, everyone has a talent. But that doesn't mean everyone loves his talent, and no one understands that better than Hapless. Endowed with the ability to conjure any instrument he wants, Hapless could be an extraordinary musician if only he could play a tune that didn't fall ear-piercingly flat. His one desire is to find an instrument he can play. When the Good Magician hears about Hapless's desperate desire, he sends the young man on a quest to find the elusive Isis Orb, a magical talisman that could fulfill his wish.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Xanth

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-30-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Statesman

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    This is the fifth in the series Bio of a Space Tyrant, featuring the stages in the life of Hope Hubris, the tyrant of Jupiter, and his beloved sister, Spirit. Child of flame and terror, born and bred to violence, Hope Hubris had ruled the solar system's most powerful empire with a fierce, uncompromising passion. His was a white-hot flame of justice that scarred friend and foe alike. Yet now he left Jupiter as an exile, his autocratic rule overthrown by the one person he could not oppose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brutality revisited

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-24-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Robot Adept

    • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 5
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    The robotic Mach and the human Bane are the only contact between the technological world of Photon and the fantastical world of Phaze. So the Adverse Adepts devise a scheme to control the duo by kidnapping their lovers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little twisty

    • By Sue Opp on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Executive

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    He was shaping his times as no one before him had dared, mercilessly scouring an entire planet of crime and corruption wherever he found them - and destroying anyone who stood in his way. Absolute dictator of the United States of Jupiter, Hope Hubris was destined to become the most hated and feared man of an era, a tyrant charged with countless heinous acts and sexual cruelties. Yet justice remained his fiercest passion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story is unusual

    • By Judith Grimes on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Phaze Doubt

    • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 7
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    The merged worlds of Phaze and Proton face a new threat from an invading force - leaving the fate of the two planets in the hands of Nepe and Flach, two children possessing magical powers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More and More twists

    • By Karyn on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Unicorn Point

    • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 6
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    The combined magic and technology between the parallel worlds of Phaze and Proton is not enough to save the planets from a conquering invasion. Only Mach and Bane - robot and wizard, linked between worlds - have any chance of stopping this threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What just happened?

    • By Peter on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Refugee

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    Though he was later accused of every crime and sexual perversion in the galaxy, Hope Hubris began as an innocent. Because he defended his older sister against the violent lusts of a wealthy scion, Hope and his peasant family were forced to flee Callisto, one of the moons of Jupiter. Pursued by the bloodthirsty scions across the airless desert, they barely escaped with their lives. The illegal space bubble was overcrowded with refugees, all hoping to reach Jupiter for asylum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I fell in love with reading

    • By Jeremy Neish on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Virtual Mode

    • Mode Series, Book 1
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Mark Winston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    Colene does not know what to think of the stranger she has rescued. Darius tells her he has traveled from "his reality" to find her. In proving to Colene that other worlds do exist, he uses up the power of the artifact that would allow them to travel back to his universe.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Yawn!

    • By Life Adventurer on 10-27-08

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Shame of Man

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Beginning in the earliest origins of our ancient ancestors who emerged from the Eden of Africa millions of years ago, Shame of Man follows two lovers - Hugh, a dreamer and musician, and his beloved Ann, a beautiful dancer - as they struggle to preserve their family and their way of life during some of the most turbulent periods of our savage past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic journey

    • By Kesslers on 04-21-16

    Regular price: $29.95

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