Chad Michael Murray: One Tree Hill star, Gilmore Girls pretty boy prepster, and now… wait for it… published author and audiobook narrator? A true renaissance man!
On November 14th, Murray makes his authorial debut with American Drifter, a romantic thriller co-written with New York Times bestselling author, Heather Graham. Graham and Murray’s tale is one of love and murder set in lively Rio de Janeiro. River Roulet, a young Army veteran desperately wants to leave his wartime memories behind. What better place to do that than Brazil’s Carnaval? He meets a journalist, Natal, and as they fall in love, the adventure begins. Enter music, dancing, a steamy romance, and a drug cartel, and River’s gone from one chaotic world to another.
There were many squeals (some discreet, others less so) around the office when we got the official word that Chad Michael Murray had agreed to narrate the audiobook. And let’s just say there were an unusual number of volunteers to “help out” in the studio, “practice lines” with Chad, or even “brush his hair!” Sadly, he seemed to have everything under control on his own and handled the recording of his first audiobook like a pro. While all members of the Macmillan Audio fan club couldn’t be in the studio with him, he’s been keeping us, and his Instagram following, updated along the way. Here are some photos: