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3.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 3.87 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Piers Anthony Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Incarnations of Immortality Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781449844516
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Piers Anthony continues the deadly struggle between good and evil in With a Tangled Skein. In this spellbinding novel, Anthony combines a penetrating look at the meaning of life and death with a gripping story of love and loyalty.

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?

George Guidall’s enthralling narration captures the essence of Anthony’s rich characters and timeless story. Ingenious, ambitious, and hauntingly philosophical, With a Tangled Skein is Piers Anthony at his best.

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Listener Opinions

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

    " The third book in the series restores my opinion of the series as a whole. Very well written. Maybe a little misogynistic, but for good reason. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Bell | 1/7/2014

    " Not as good as On A Pale Horse, but not as bad as Bearing An Hourglass. It was an interesting story and a neat take on Fate that I hadn't understood in the first two books. It has given me the courage to continue on with Bearing a Red Sword. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/1/2014

    " Third book in a really great series about the immortal and intangible concepts of Death, Time, Fate, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inger Faherty | 12/21/2013

    " Mostly enjoyable, but again I'm finding Piers Anthony to be overly wordy. He tends to repeat himself, and since I usually understand things the first time, I find this annoying. Also, if I hear the phrase "some 20 years hence" one more time . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 12/5/2013

    " My first Piers Anthony. Not a great writer but the interesting plot--and the gorgeous cover art--kept the story and my interest going. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Bloyed | 11/29/2013

    " This book made me want to read the whole series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meredith | 11/22/2013

    " This is the story of the incarnation of fate. Having all three Greek goddesses of fate -- Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos -- share a single body was an interesting twist. Unfortunately, the women in this book were stereotypical, flighty, and not very bright. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rakesh | 11/4/2013

    " It was a great read, albeit quite longer than the the first two in the series. It was understandable and needed though :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobby Corry | 10/31/2013

    " Great collection and great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/17/2013

    " I think this book is a little bit long. Towards the end, even though I'd read it before, I was like, "Is this ever going to wrap up?" It is a great story. I'm not sure I understood the answer at the end, but it is a piece of the series, so must be read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/15/2012

    " I love what he does with Fate. I love the void stuff and what the purpose is. I'm not such a fan of all the women being whored out at every turn but for a once I can overlook it for the rest of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Branham Greenwell | 10/4/2012

    " The 3rd book is about fate... Fate weaves a tapestry of lives intertwined. She sometimes has to work very fast to keep things from occurring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jared | 10/2/2012

    " Easily one of my favorites within the series. Wonderful characters with a fascinating tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 8/5/2012

    " I read this entire book during a 10 hour train ride from West Virginia to Illinois. It's rare that I actually finish a book in one sitting, but I think being able to read it all at once made me like it more. With a Tangled Skein is probably my favorite from the series, thus far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa | 7/2/2012

    " One of my favorite series by Piers Anthony. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 6/23/2012

    " This is one of Piers Anthony's better books in one of his better series. It is well written (of course, he is not a hack even if he does get repetative in some of his other series), the characters likable, and the story is satisfying in a "I don't want to put the book down" way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/17/2012

    " The concept is so cool, and the way he writes it so painful and juvenile... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kennethwarrenwilson | 3/18/2012

    " Science fiction/fantasy story about the "office" of Fate. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coral | 2/16/2012

    " Another great part of the Incarnation series. I grew very attached to this character in particular, but the entire series was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 4/4/2011

    " I really liked this, until the end. Niobe's inner dialog of "weak, defenseless woman," got kind of irritating. :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janin | 4/2/2011

    " One of my absolute favorite books of the series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cimorene | 3/15/2011

    " Anthony is a sexist pig, which is evident in everything he writes. This series was rather fun to read as a kid though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 2/25/2011

    " Not as good as On A Pale Horse, but not as bad as Bearing An Hourglass. It was an interesting story and a neat take on Fate that I hadn't understood in the first two books. It has given me the courage to continue on with Bearing a Red Sword. "

  • 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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 2/3/2011

    " This book really drags the multiple plots together "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 2/2/2011

    " another great story by a master story teller "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/3/2010

    " I hate the way Anthony writes women. Niobe, the protagonist of the third Incarnation book, acts so whiny and helpless at times, I just wanted to smack her. Only the fascination of the concept of this series got me over my revulsion. "

  • 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

    " This is the story of the incarnation of fate. Having all three Greek goddesses of fate -- Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos -- share a single body was an interesting twist. Unfortunately, the women in this book were stereotypical, flighty, and not very bright. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl | 10/20/2010

    " I love this whole series! The characters, although fantasy, are likable and well almost believable. The story of the three aspects of fate; how they came to be, their powers, and how they battled against Satan's plot to rule the world and gain more souls than God. "

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

    " Third book in a really great series about the immortal and intangible concepts of Death, Time, Fate, etc. "

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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

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.