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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,468 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gregory Galloway Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781455181827
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It begins as a romance between two teenagers searching for a deeper meaning in life in their small town. When the enigmatic Anna—who prefers to go by Anastasia—shows up in the halls of Hamilton High, she changes the narrator’s life, opening his mind to Baudelaire and Mozart and revealing a world of magic tricks, ghost stories, and affectionate mind games. Together the couple probe through enchanted woods, the Internet, and everything in between—until, one winter evening a week before Valentine’s Day, Anastasia disappears, leaving only a dress on a frozen river.

Suddenly alone, the narrator is hit with the weight of life’s less playful mysteries, possible signs from the supernatural, and the mystery of what actually happened to his missing love. Determined to find Anna, he begins to retrace their past five months together and finds that the fragments of memory coalesce into haunting revelations.

A mesmerizing labyrinth of art, magic, and cryptic codes that sparks the imagination and teases the intellect, As Simple as Snow is a mind-bending mystery, as well as a poignant and wise look at young love, loss, and family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • As Simple as Snow, a beautiful, quirky novel that will keep you up way, way too late trying to decode its cryptic ‘acknowledgements’ section, has spawned its own site, www.assimpleassnow.com, for fans to commiserate.”

    New York Post

  • “This strange tale manages to creep deeply under your skin, and to stay there for some time.”

    People 

  • “This is a moody book, and Brick conveys the emotional states of the characters, including agitation and confusion. His narration is fairly low-key, which suits this quiet yet intense story.”

    Kliatt 

  • “There’s no doubt that this rich, complex puzzle is the work of a talented author.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Master storyteller Scott Brick captures the joy and angst of first love with innocent vulnerability, anger, and in the end, acceptance. A talented narrator gives voice to a noteworthy first novel.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of the 2006 YALSA Alex Award

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie *FAHRENHEIT* | 2/11/2014

    " sooo boring never read this book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keonna Clark | 1/20/2014

    " it was okayy. hate the endingg! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacki | 1/18/2014

    " I have to admit, I didn't finish the book. One day, I will and when that day comes, I'll write a proper review, but for now I'll say that this guy must have had a love affair with this book because the amount of detail and pop cultural inclusion is tremendous. "

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

    " This was a real shit-show. A bland high school dude falls in love with this goth chick who has all these obscure interests she forces on him, and long story short, she disappears and you have to try and figure out if she was murdered, committed suicide, or ran away. There are a bunch of so-called "clues" throughout the book that are actually all red herrings and the book concludes with no resolution. That didn't bother me so much as the fact that the road to nowhere was boring. I would only recommend this to someone who I was sure wanted to punch me in the face already. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy | 12/24/2013

    " i have fond memories of reading this book on the beach in valencia, spain. unfortunately, the beach was waaaay better than the book. frustrating and silly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 12/9/2013

    " This is probably a 2.5 star for me. After I got into the book, I became very involved with the story because I wanted to find out what happened to the girlfriend. There are teasing clues tossed in, but the author never gives you enough details to draw any conclusions. That's the frustrating part. Ultimately, I couldn't give the novel a higher rating because too many questions were left unanswered. This book made me want to read The Virgin Suicides again, a better dark coming-of-age drama. I would say this novel is best for adults and older teens because of the language. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne Hamilton | 12/9/2013

    " A very slow start to this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 12/8/2013

    " Like an adult version of Looking for Alaska, but not as compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittney | 11/30/2013

    " it's depressing, but I still loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige | 11/4/2013

    " When I started this book, I got hooked and got stuck at night with wanting to read instead of sleep. Then I got to the last 30 pages or so and it all changed. The ending felt rushed, there were so many unanswered questions. Talk about anticlimactic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TJ | 9/6/2013

    " I really loved this book. It was a good read all the way through. It would make a great movie. I thought about the ending of the book all day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Griffin | 7/8/2013

    " Really compelling plot, interesting writing that is pretty good at getting into a teenager's head. But I *hated* the ending (or lack thereof). Still, I find myself thinking about it weeks later, so I'm hoping for a sequel that has a frickin' ending! Good characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 4/14/2013

    " This was a great book! This book is for those of us who feel we don't really fit in - but that's ok. There is a mystery here as well, but I don't want to give anything away. I will say that I wanted more when this was through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emela | 4/13/2013

    " I learned from this book that things are not what they seem and that there are people who are more complex than they seem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna | 4/10/2013

    " I absolutely LOVED this. It's about a guy who falls in love with a girl who is full of mystery. Gregory Galloway is an amazing author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derek Neuland | 10/16/2012

    " This book surprised me. I started reading it and couldn't put it down. I didn't read a single book for 3 months after reading it because i knew no book could be as good as it in my mind. I still have never re-read it, in fear of it not being as good as it currently is in my mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Stafford | 8/17/2012

    " Great fist line. "killed everyone in town". writes obits for everyone in town. did she kill herself? I think not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 1/12/2012

    " I really liked this book, until I got to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hillary | 4/17/2011

    " I wanted to keep reading to get some of my questions answered, but disappointingly did not. Entertained? Eh. Enthralled? Not so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 3/23/2011

    " Gah! The ending.... This book is very similar to Paper Towns by John Green. I liked it, but like I said, Gah! the ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 3/17/2011

    " I can't believe this book got even a decent rating on this site. The length of time it's taken to get somewhere REMOTELY interesting with ANY POINT has been ridiculous. I'm going to finish it but don't expect to change my review.
    Worse than FALLEN (see read books)
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory | 3/10/2011

    " I needed this book and I didn't know it until I read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keonna | 3/7/2011

    " it was okayy. hate the endingg! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maegan | 2/25/2011

    " Wonderful book. Very unique and I had know idea how this book would end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 2/23/2011

    " The open ending might frustrate many but I thoroughly enjoyed this unique book. I occasionally reread it from different perspectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne | 2/7/2011

    " This book touched my heart i haven't read it in a while but the way the unnamed narrator tells his story of meeting anna is amazing from what i remember i couldn't put this book down, this book at the time of reading it went everywhere with me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/21/2011

    " It was really good, really really sad. It wad weird though through the entire book you never know the narrators name. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/9/2011

    " This book started out great but ended with a lot of underdeveloped characters and unresolved plot lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene | 12/18/2010

    " I'm never fond of books that leave you hanging and don't give you concrete answers. "

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About the Author

Gregory Galloway has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He currently lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.