Roam

  • by Erik Therme
  • Narrated by Joe Hempel
  • 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Three strangers, each searching for something out of reach.
Sarah Cate, celebrating her 21st birthday, is pushed over the edge after car trouble strands her in the middle of nowhere with an angry, unstable boyfriend.
Kevin Reed, a troubled adolescent abused by a loveless father, roams the night in his black Camaro, looking to pay forward one of the few acts of kindness he's ever received.
Scotty Mason, plagued by profound guilt and completely detached from his world, is haunted by the unshakable fear that something inside him is dangerously broken and cannot be fixed.
When their lives intersect in an unsavory hotel with a bloody history, all three will struggle to exorcise their personal demons, unaware that a bigger threat is looming... and waiting for the right moment to strike.

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Joe Hempel's narration is perfect for this audiobook.


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I like mysteries/thrillers/suspense books that carry all the way through the book and Roam certainly does that. From the beginning, when we meet Sarah and Marc to the very last page where a surprise twist is revealed, Roam kept me on my toes, wondering what was going to happen next. Very suspenseful and entertaining book.


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- Zoe

A very well written story

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

Sarah's twenty-one birthday is not as special as she expected. With her car broke down in the middle of nowhere and her three month boyfriend drunk and showing signs of becoming violent at any moment, she decides to start walking alongside the road. A car stops by and Kevin offers her a ride home. Later on they will meet again, and Sarah, desperate to find her friend Scotty, will make Kevin drive for many hours that night.

This is a complex story with complex characters. None of them is especially likable, but the tale born from their intertwined lives is one of extreme beauty. They all have baggage, which is subtly suggested, but their pictures are not complete, leaving some past and future events to the imagination of the listener.

There is also suspense, a dark figure creeping in the dark, and a completely unexpected twist at the end of the book. One could feel that the story is not complete, that we have just glimpsed a moment in these four people's lives, like a photography of what was and what could be. It was a seed of a full grown tree, a mirage of that final twist.

Joe Hempel did a wonderful job, as always, narrating this story and bringing to life each one of the characters. One simply cannot go wrong with a book narrated by Hempel. He has a unique ability to transmit the characters' emotions and make you forget that you are listening to a book, carrying you to a new world. Top notch narrator!

I absolutely recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys a well written story with realistic and complex characters.
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- Lomeraniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2017
  • Publisher: Erik Therme