Xanth

40 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

Board Stiff Summary

Be careful what you wish for... "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. A torso that comes close to absolute perfection. She is man's desire. That is part of the problem. In the shallow magic of the well, she asks that her wish be granted. Something happens. A sudden whirlwind surrounds her, lifting her up and ripping off her clothing. She is changing somehow. Then she falls flat on the ground. Literally. She has been transformed into a flat, stiff board with two knotholes for eyes.

©2013 Piers Anthony, This edition published in 2014 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 38

    • Board Stiff

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • As if a child wrote it

    • By rasmus on 11-10-17

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 39

    • Five Portraits

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

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  • Book 40

    • Isis Orb

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    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
    • Great story... But!

    • By Dave Stanton on 04-10-18

    Regular price: £32.89

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