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    • On a Pale Horse

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book One
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217

    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 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575

    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

    • Wielding a Red Sword

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book Four
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    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

    • With a Tangled Skein

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book Three
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first two.

    • By Cliff on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Split Infinity

    • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 1
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,313
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 965
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 980

    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

    • Being a Green Mother

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book Five
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388

    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

    • For Love of Evil

    • Incarnations of Immortality, Book Six
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    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

    • 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 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    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

    • Blue Adept

    • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 2
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 699
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536

    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 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    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

    • Board Stiff

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    "I'm actually a smart girl who would make any man an excellent wife. But no man sees that. No man is interested in my mind or personality, just my whatevers. So here is my wish: I'm board stiff. I want Adventure, Excitement, and Romance." So begins Piers Anthony's 38th Xanth novel, in which Irrelevant Candy looks at her reflection in the water of the shallow well and sees luxuriant midnight-black hair reaching down to her breathtakingly slender waist, matching the dark eyes in her lovely face.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Takes me back to the good ole' days...

    • By Bree Salyer on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    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

    • Five Portraits

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Piers Anthony delivers another tale set in the best-selling world of Xanth, filled with magic, surprises, adventure, and a few puns. Here's what the author has to say about his new book: " Five Portraits is a kind of sequel to Board Stiff in that it picks up where the other leaves off, with the same characters. Apart from that, it's one of my favorites within the series.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like the story, iffy about the narration

    • By Valerie G. on 04-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Chaos Mode

    • Mode Series, Book 3
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Mark Winston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Colene, Darius, and the magnificent telepathic horse Sequiro, travelling companions from Virtual Mode and Fractal Mode, face their most dangerous adventure ever as they pass freely from one universe to the next. They are joined by a most unlikely companion: Burgess, a tentacled creature from a world where evolution went entirely differently from the path it took for us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Lee Terry on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Unicorn Point

    • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 6
    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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
    • Great audio performance of an old favorite

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-05-17

    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 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eager for more

    • By Peter on 01-16-17

    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 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration

    • By Michael Hof on 11-11-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Refugee

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • Aliena

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Aliena is a nice person who turns out to be an alien in a human host. She just has things to learn about the human form and society. When her body starts immune-rejecting the alien brain, and the brain has to be replaced by another alien brain, maintaining the semblance of marriage and family becomes a challenge for both Aliena and the man who loves her.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mercenary

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    He was driven by violent injustice from his home moon of Callisto - and set forth to claim the epic destiny that would blaze across worlds and time. He saw his family destroyed, his sister carried off into sexual slavery, his beautiful lover killed - and he swore revenge against the murderous pirates who held the Jupiter planetoids in a stranglehold of terror. Fired by raw courage, steeled by young might, he rose in the navy of Jupiter to command a personal squadron loyal to the death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another great book

    • By David on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $29.95

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