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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,265 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Piers Anthony Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 2/14/2014

    " I rented this as a book on CD. The character never developed any depth, the science fiction was limited to adding random, magical elements that added nothing to the plot, and I found the author's judgment on single motherhood offensive. I was grateful when someone else put a hold on it at the library and I had to return it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 2/12/2014

    " Not just a run of the mill Fantasy book, a well written deep story in itself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delicious Strawberry | 2/10/2014

    " I picked up this book at the library at my highschool (having since graduated) I was not aware that it was part of a series, it had simply caught my interest so I picked it up and checked out. I was a bit confused, since it was the fifth in a series, but the story still reads very well on its own, and after I read more Incarnations books, the stories made sense, especially since right after this, I picked up With a Tangled Skein, and it helped me to better understand the relationships between Orb and Niobe, and their respective roles as Incarnations. Overall a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 2/6/2014

    " Number 5 of the Incarnations of Immortality is well done. 8 of 10 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Ricker | 1/27/2014

    " I love this book, I believe it to be my favorite of all times, one of the few books I have read more than once. Something about this bbook stirred me deep inside. I have always loved Pier Anthony and this is his best series I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kennethwarrenwilson | 1/26/2014

    " Science fiction/fantasy tale about the "office" of Mother Nature/Gaea. This my absolute favorite series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riana Elizabeth | 1/20/2014

    " A predicted and still unexpected plot twist. Another motley cast of sub-characters that draw you deep into the story while still progressing the plot. Even though a couple details felt haphazardly throw in just to explain some small detail, I'll still rate the book 5 stars just on engagement value. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gwen | 1/15/2014

    " Each time I read this book I like it less and less. I loved it when I was in high school. Now I despise Piers Anthony's blatant sexism and wonder how much damage he did to my teenage psyche. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo Thomas | 1/13/2014

    " As with the earlier books in the series: not as good as I remembered. But I will finish my re-read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobby Corry | 1/1/2014

    " Great collection and great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Eddy | 12/27/2013

    " see my review of book 1. On a pale horse "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 12/15/2013

    " I thought the Green Mother would be my favorite. Alas not so. Not bad just not what I hoped for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 12/1/2013

    " I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Actually, I enjoyed this whole series. But Piers Anthony cannot write his way out of a wet paper bag. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 11/22/2013

    " Still my favorite of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liwayway | 11/22/2013

    " lots of sensual imagery. my favorite of the 'incarnations of immortality' set. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/13/2013

    " Pretty good...not as good as on a pale horse but good. Certainly better than some of the others! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 9/30/2013

    " Another good book in a good series. The only reason not to recommend this book is that it is fifth in the series and, though it does stand alone, it would require recommending all but the last book (which I wouldn't recommend to anyone for reasons that I will discuss in it's own review). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drew | 10/29/2012

    " Probably the weakest of the series, at least prior to the nigh incoherent and disturbing mess of the final book. Each tale seems to spend more and more time with the character before they become an Incarnation... and is proportionately less and less interesting for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rex | 3/1/2012

    " I found these books all toghether at a flea market. They were the only thing that a lady was selling. She gave them all to me for a dollar. After reading them, she reminded me of the description of mother earth in this book. Awesome right? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya Adamiak | 8/30/2011

    " This is defiantly my favorite so far of the Incarnations series. The characters are well built and the story is amazing. Piers Anthony does an amazing job of linking previous storys and characters to create an exciting climax to this series. Personally I can't wait to read the next novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brycen | 4/25/2011

    " I am not totally sure what the pull of Piers Anthony is. This book was not bad. It was not fantastic either. It was a bit odd. I listened to it as an audio book which I rented from my library. Perhaps it was the voice of the person reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meredith | 2/7/2011

    " Being the incarnation of Mother Nature sounds interesting, but most of the story is spent tying the story lines of various other incarnations and their genetic relationships from their human forms together, and I can't even remember her doing any cool Mother Earth things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee (Fiction Fool) | 2/3/2011

    " I read this before I started my goodreads account. Review forthcoming in the future.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 12/1/2010

    " see my pale horse review for my comments on the series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meredith | 10/21/2010

    " Being the incarnation of Mother Nature sounds interesting, but most of the story is spent tying the story lines of various other incarnations and their genetic relationships from their human forms together, and I can't even remember her doing any cool Mother Earth things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 9/17/2010

    " Number 5 in a really great series about the immortal and intangible concepts of Death, Time, Fate, etc. - this one's about Mother Nature (her power is quite a bit greater than you might expect) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/1/2010

    " Loved this book. Possible the best of the series that I've read so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Levi | 5/31/2010

    " it was weird how in this one it wasn't really an incarnation battling satan until the very very end. but i like how everything was going wrong and it wasnt as easy for them to figure it out as in the last ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Branham | 1/30/2010

    " The 5th incantation is Orb... the Green Mother. She is able to entrance people with her music and is on a search to find a piece of music she heard as a child.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/29/2010

    " Mother Nature is the star in the fifth book of the series.

    1991 edition
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 10/12/2009

    " I couldn't get through this one....if you're a fan go for it.

    I read the incarnation of Death book first, and really felt they faded with each book after. So it goes sometimes. For Anthony fans I assume you will like this, but as I said, I just couldn't get into it at all. "

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About the Author
Author Piers Anthony

Piers Anthony is one of the world’s most popular fantasy authors and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions around the world, and he daily receives hundreds of letters from his devoted fans. In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other bestselling works. He lives in Inverness, Florida.

About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso is an accomplished actress and critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction, and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit. She has won twenty-two AudioFile Earphones Awards.