?Have You Heard??Audiobooks For Your Listening Pleasure?American Drifter by Heather Graham & Chad Michael Murray?Narrated by Chad Michael Murray?

Posted February 7, 2018 by RobbieLea in Audio Sample, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

?Have You Heard??Audiobooks For Your Listening Pleasure?American Drifter by Heather Graham & Chad Michael Murray?Narrated by Chad Michael Murray?American Drifter by Heather Graham, Chad Michael Murray
Published by Macmillan Audio, Forge on November 14th 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 304
Format: Audio Review Copy
ISBN: 0765374870

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This program is read by Chad Michael Murray

New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham has teamed up with celebrated actor and celebrity icon Chad Michael Murray to weave a tale of passion and danger in the captivating thriller audiobook, American Drifter.

A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he's always dreamed of visiting: Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is alight with music, energy, and life. With a few friends at his side, River seems to be pulling his life together at last.

Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit--who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio.

As their romance blossoms, River and Natal flee together into the interior of Brazil, where they are pursued by the sadistic drug lord, Tio Amato, and his men. When River is forced to kill one of those men, the chase becomes even deadlier. Not only is the powerful drug boss after them, the Brazilian government is on their trail as well.

Will the two lovers escape--and will River ever be free of the bloody memories that haunt him?

This audiobook adventure is equal parts passion and suspense, enhanced by the vivid backdrop of Brazil

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Have you ever read a book that went from a 4 to a 5 in the last few pages? American Drifter co-written by Heather Graham and actor Chad Michael Murray is that book for me. I’m sure there are going to be reviewers who claim they knew what the outcome would be after the first chapter, but please don’t judge me because I didn’t see this one coming. I might have found a grisly death scene or imprisonment with torture or even a clean getaway with a HEA predictable for River and Natal, but instead, the author hit it way out of my Imagination Ball Park.

Set against the breathtaking and exotic backdrop of Rio de Janeiro at Carnival (or Carnaval in Portuguese), American Drifter’s authors shamelessly and effectively make use of the city as an integral part of the storyline. Listeners will easily recognize names such as the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and the beach at Ipanema and will feel the excitement build as the festival draws toward its finale with the approach of the Lenten season. River Roulet is a fascinating character, an American veteran with PTSD, he introduces us to other characters who are just as intriguing — the stalwart Beluga, the free-spirit Theo, the evil Tio Amato, and the illusive Natal with whom he falls in love. You all know I’m a sucker for lovable pets and River has one even though he had to steal the dog he names Convict from his abusive owner.

I have mixed emotions about authors reading their own work. Those who aren’t performers usually just read. Such is not the case with Chad Michael Murray. As one of the authors as well as an accomplished actor, his performance puts the finishing touch on his collaboration with Heather Graham. As a special treat courtesy of Macmillan Audio, there is an audio sample of the book following my review so you can judge for yourself.

It isn’t by accident that I’m posting this review a few days before the climax of our own pre-Lenten festival Mardi Gras. I thought it might be fun for listeners to compare how the two countries celebrate. I recommend American Drifter to those who like an adventure in a beautiful setting coupled with romantic suspense. The authors’ seductive descriptions may entice you to add Brazil to your bucket list just as River did!

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Many Thanks to Macmillan Audio for the Opportunity to Listen and Review American Drifter!



About Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray (born August 24, 1981) is an American actor, spokesperson and former fashion model. Murray is well known for portraying Lucas Scott in The CW young adult drama series One Tree Hill, in addition to the films A Cinderella Story, Freaky Friday and House of Wax.

Popular among teenagers and young adults, he has posed on the cover of numerous mainstream magazines, including Rolling Stone, People, Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly.

About Heather Graham

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and error, she sold her first book, WHEN NEXT WE LOVE, in 1982 and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare. She wrote the launch books for the Dell’s Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette’s Shadows, and for Harlequin’s mainstream fiction imprint, Mira Books.

Heather was a founding member of the Florida Romance Writers chapter of RWA and, since 1999, has hosted the Romantic Times Vampire Ball, with all revenues going directly to children’s charity.

She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages, and to have been honored with awards frorn Waldenbooks. B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, and more. She has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, People, and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight.

Heather loves travel and anything have to do with the water, and is a certitified scuba diver. Married since high school graduation and the mother of five, her greatest love in life remains her family, but she also believes her career has been an incredible gift, and she is grateful every day to be doing something that she loves so very much for a living.

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