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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (429 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Rice Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464793
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After Megan Reynolds loses her job as head of a San Francisco nonprofit, she returns to the support of her family in her affluent hometown of Cathedral Beach. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, a fireball rips through the lobby of a luxury hotel, an apparent terrorist bombing. Security cameras capture the attack, and soon television news footage shows two men escaping, one Middle Eastern and one American. Megan and her mother recognize the American as Megan’s brother, Cameron, who may have become enmeshed with a mysterious family of wealthy Saudis. When Megan decides to investigate, she uncovers a trail of secrets and intrigue that snakes from the decadent beaches of southern Thailand to the glass skyscrapers of Hong Kong, and along the way she uncovers some shocking truths in her family’s past.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Smooth tones and a clear presentation are precisely what listeners have come to expect from narrator Cassandra Campbell. Here she gives strong character definition as well as appropriate pacing and intensity to this sprawling, loosely organized story…The international action combined with family drama presents Campbell with challenges of accent, tempo, and emphasis, which she manages convincingly…[providing] a satisfying listening experience.”

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  • “Christopher Rice shows his guns by weaving family secrets, breakneck plotting, and true-to-life characters into a thriller of unusual depth. The Moonlit Earth is intense, moving, and rich in ways that promise a stellar career. Well done!”

    Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Darkness and The First Rule

  • “Christopher Rice delivers it all: action, suspense, and international intrigue. The Moonlit Earth is a timely and tautly told tale.”

    Tami Hoag, New York Times bestselling author of Deeper Than Dead

  • “A compelling cat-and-mouse thriller…Rice sensitively charts the relationship of two close-knit siblings.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 2/13/2014

    " Good book, easy to read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 1/21/2014

    " Rice failed to keep my attention with this one. It seemed so much different than the other two I have read of his. I found myself skimming most of it which disappoints me because, in the past, I really enjoyed his writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/4/2014

    " Intriguing plot but the storytelling felt disjointed at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Miller | 1/3/2014

    " An enjoyable and rather quick read through Rice's latest. The characters were likable and unpredictable. Once your in the thick of it, it's hard to put down and leaves you wanting more. The ending was ambiguous enough to wonder if a sequel will follow; I hope there will be! Overall not my favorite, but fans won't be disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melora | 12/29/2013

    " I'm about 2/3 of the way thru this book, and so far it's really interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 12/4/2013

    " Too wordy, dragged out and just too much in the way of thought proccesses of the characters. Good plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivencio | 11/23/2013

    " considered by the author as the closest thing he'll get to doing a "robert ludlum", this is my least favorite of rice's books which, i'll nevertheless, continue to look forward to. a bit sketchy and disjointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agnes Muscoreil | 3/1/2013

    " Book club read, well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 N.S. | 2/1/2013

    " A fast, thoroughly engaging read. Didn't go in the direction I expected, which kept me guessing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa Merritt | 11/26/2012

    " Nothing like his first novel. I absolutely loved that one...and had high hopes for this one, but they were completely dashed. This book had no point, and I never cared for any of the characters--they were extremely flat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 George | 9/5/2012

    " Somewhat liked this book, but I'm still not sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/14/2012

    " Overall a good read. Interesting plot, mostly likeable characters. I did find the pacing to be a bit off, especially with an unnecessary flashback toward the end . I liked Majed's character the most. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 3/24/2012

    " Christopher Rice has done it again with his latest book. I LOVED it. I was gripped from page one and was quite surprised by the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kammie | 2/22/2012

    " Not as good as his first 3 books, but better than the last. This seemed like a fairly quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Kaehler | 2/18/2012

    " I went on a Christopher Rice binge recently, reading "A Density of Souls," "Light Before Day," and "The Moonlit Earth." This was my favorite, though it was a tough call. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy Prybil | 7/28/2011

    " Although it took me a month to read, this was a really great book. It kept me wondering what was going on. I never figured out what was going on until the very end. I look forward to reading more of his books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nick | 4/19/2011

    " Over-indulgent Rice piffle about a sister trying to save her brother's reputation when he's accused of terrorist involvement. Reads like a "ripped from the headlines" novel that TV movies are made from. Blah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 3/25/2011

    " Nice mix of intrigue & suspense combined with a seductive sort of descriptive prose that reminds me of his mother's writing. My favorite of Christopher Rice's books so far. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 3/21/2011

    " Overall a good read. Interesting plot, mostly likeable characters. I did find the pacing to be a bit off, especially with an unnecessary flashback toward the end . I liked Majed's character the most. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 1/13/2011

    " Great novel.
    First time I've read a book by Christopher Rice, but I know it won't be the last now that I've finished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BloodyHorror | 10/7/2010

    " Christopher Rice has done it again with his latest book. I LOVED it. I was gripped from page one and was quite surprised by the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 10/1/2010

    " Christopher Rice is a pleasure of mine that is almost as guilty as the Gossip Girl books.
    Okay not that guilty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melora | 7/2/2010

    " I'm about 2/3 of the way thru this book, and so far it's really interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 6/22/2010

    " A fast, thoroughly engaging read. Didn't go in the direction I expected, which kept me guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 5/27/2010

    " Another great book by Christopher Rice. His characters come to life and the story grips you from the beginning. His ability to keep you guessing from the first page to the last makes him one of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/28/2010

    " Intriguing plot but the storytelling felt disjointed at times. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Rice

Christopher Rice published his bestselling debut novel, A Density of Souls, when he was twenty-two. By thirty, Rice had published four New York Times bestsellers, received a Lambda Literary Award, and been declared one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.” The son of legendary author Anne Rice, he has published short fiction in the anthologies Thriller and Los Angeles Noir. His writing has been featured in the Advocate, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and on Salon.com. With his friend and cohost Eric Shaw Quinn, Rice recently launched his own internet radio broadcast, The Dinner Party Show. He also recently served on the board of directors of the West Hollywood Library Fund, which helped to secure funds for a new state-of-the-art library in the heart of the city he now calls home.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of thirty-nine Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.