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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,667 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Rice Narrator: James Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597107228
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A shocking death exposes dangerous forces of seduction, obsession, and vengeance lurking beneath the idyllic surface of a prestigious New England university.

It is more than just the late November weather that has cast a chill over the campus of Atherton University. When the wife of respected professor Eric Eberman is killed in a tragic accident, his secret student lover, Randall Stone, fears the professor tried to avert career suicide by committing homicide. Or do the dead woman’s haunting last words point to an even more damning crime?

Fearing the truth, Randall digs into his lover’s hidden history. But what he finds draws him and everyone he cares for into a dark dance of sexual manipulation, twisted retribution, and murderous rage where nothing is as it seems. And no one will escape from it unscathed…if they escape at all.

In this emotionally gripping tale from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice, the past may seem buried, but it can come back with a deadly vengeance.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 2/15/2014

    " Another Masterpiece by Christopher Rice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerry Kelly | 2/14/2014

    " Terrific plot that keeps building throughout the book. Couldn't put it down except for interruptions by others....I highly recommend this as another great work by the young author Christopher Rice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrance Bond | 2/13/2014

    " Christopher Rice is the master of the UNANTICIPATED plot twist. I can truly say that every time the story changed directions, I didnt see it coming, and I found that extremely refreshing. And he has great ability to create characters that make you feel......um, well.....enthusiastic, lets say. I love the way he builds dramatic tension. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracie | 2/12/2014

    " this book was messed up. but i LOVED it! end of story "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kyle | 2/9/2014

    " I quit this pretty quickly after I started. It's his second book and I understand that, I wasn't looking for perfection, but this was just not what I was looking for. It was dry from the get-go and overly sexualized for my taste. I'm not afraid to read about sex, but this just wasn't my style. He's a gay author and he's young and wants everyone to come away with his opinion on things; it was preachy and unrealistic. I do have to point out that the book is not a "gay book" but several gay characters who rise some valid points of view. Maybe I'll pick it up again when I feel like I can tolerate it, but probably not. I read that his other books are much better and so maybe I'll pick up his first novel (I like reading authors first novels) or his third or fourth. He wrote this one during a "personal transition" time and it shows. What I can't get over is the bestseller status and how it must only be because of who his mother is. I hate quitting a book, especially so early in, but I just don't think I could go on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nd Spangle | 2/4/2014

    " It was my hope that Rice could devliver again after Density came out, but unfortunately fate had something else in mind. It was an obvious sign of his departure toward crime/drama with a gay twist, but it wasn't something expected. That said, it was, in its own right, an interesting book. It speaks volumes that one of my favorites was its predecessor and I can't remember what exactly happens in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly Fleming | 1/23/2014

    " This is another one of those books that is outside my "norm" that I am used to. I wasn't sure what to think but I picked it up not having anything else to read and I was quickly drawn into the story. I must admit the homosexuality and the promiscuity was uncomfortable for me to read but it also seemed necessary for the storyline. I also thought I had figured out the "who done it" and was pleasantly surprised to find out I was wrong! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 1/22/2014

    " Good. I like his style. He does not write about vampires like his mother but they are more suspense, and he always has a gay character since he is as well. But he just makes it a charateristic of the charater. Excellent storyteller. HAs been a while since he has come out with a new book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Holland | 1/18/2014

    " I found this to be Christopher's weakest write. It was poorly edited by his editor, but moreso, the story comes across as implausible, and the main character is not particularly likeable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liana | 1/17/2014

    " I love anything by Stan Rice...great story teller. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linsey | 12/30/2013

    " This was a crazy book. I enjoyed the suspense, I just found the twist to be a little strange. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Cote | 12/11/2013

    " Totally enjoyed his second book. this book is great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcy Prybil | 12/11/2013

    " A bit wordy and long on description, but so many twists and turns. I love it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosie | 12/10/2013

    " good but too violent "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi Staker | 12/7/2013

    " I'm with Jamie. Really enjoyed reading it, but was disappointed in the ending. But I look forward to reading another by C. Rice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juliana | 11/26/2013

    " another good book by christopher rice, very suspenseful and exciting to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 10/19/2013

    " I felt this was a strong second novel. I was surprised at the twists in the book and loved how vulnerable everyone was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawnkeck | 8/2/2013

    " this was a dark book, very good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamye | 7/1/2013

    " The Snow Garden was just ok to me. It was a bit slow in the beginning but by the end, it was hard to put down. There was a lot going on and the author jumped from past to present some that lost me along the way. If you are uncomfortable with homosexuality, you may not want to read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 8/23/2012

    " Of his three works of dark fiction thus far, The Snow Garden is Christopher Rice's best. Full of twists and turns, this mystery is gripping and addictive, and it's just so delightfully twisted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanie | 2/22/2012

    " Definitely twisted and messed up but entertaining too. While I was reading it I kept getting the feeling that the author was writing with the hopes that the book would be turned into a movie, especially at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 10/26/2011

    " Wasn't sure about this one at first but I love it. I didn't realize who is mother is until I read a couple other reviews and I'm glad I didn't of I wouldn't have picked up his book. No offense but his others work is well written but beyond boring. He actually caught my attention. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurel | 8/25/2011

    " I always doubt myself when I dislike a book by a highly-touted, best-selling author, but the subjects and secrets in this book were so unbelievable that I couldn't get into it at all. In addition, it was full of typos and misspelled words, always a killer for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Minioda | 8/13/2011

    " I have a copy up for trade/sell, prefferably trade. :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Stalnaker II | 8/11/2011

    " The second book by Christopher Rice and as good "Density of Souls." I really like th suspense and gay drama he puts into his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 6/9/2011

    " Somebody had a college class on the Garden of Earthly Delights . . . hilariously awful. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary B | 4/17/2011

    " I just could not get into this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 3/27/2011

    " Another story I didn't want to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vfields | 3/12/2011

    " I really liked this book I think it was more fun then his first one which was a bit confusing/heavy. This was very engrossing and I can’t wait for the next one. Randall, Katherine, and Eric are the main characters. I think I need to read it again to make sure I got it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elektra | 3/3/2011

    " A wonderful read. I am IMPRESSED yet again by both his style of writing and the beutiful way he holds together characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 11/24/2010

    " I never read anything written by either of his parents, but this was really quite good considering his age when written. I'll definitely be trying another of his books in the not-too-distant future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 9/28/2010

    " I felt this was a strong second novel. I was surprised at the twists in the book and loved how vulnerable everyone was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 puddlescript | 7/3/2010

    " I have to admit that I wasn't sure about this...my first thought was that it must be easy to get published when your mother in Anne Rice...but this book surprised me. It's beautifully written and the story and plot were strong. I enjoyed it. I'll be checking more of his books out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/19/2010

    " I found The Snow Garden to be a book that was woven with suspense and became an addictive book once you got past the first few chapters. I would suggest it to anyone who likes suspense. "

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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

James Daniels is a labor organization attorney who performed Shakespeare in London, received a Grammy nomination for his audiobook narration, and wrote the hard-boiled noir mystery Ghost Bride. He and his family live in the Midwest.