Death Sung Softly is Book 2 in the Sam Prichard series. At 5 hours in length these books are short, too short for the price in my opinion. Although ..Show More »they are mysteries, this book is more about relationships. Character development is superb. This audiobook contains some complete and original high quality songs which is unusual, but adds to interest. The Kindle version of the novels in this series sell for $2.99 rather than more than the cost of a Audible credit, so I'll likely continue the series on Kindle.
The series is about an ex-police detective whom was shot on the job and forced to take disability. He becomes a private detective. He was single but is now engaged to his much younger computer expert who has a 4 year old daughter. The ex-detective is also a musician. The narration of the audiobook is simply outstanding.
My one complaint is that the audiobooks in the series are overpriced by about $6. The price is $14 or one credit.
Love and War is Book 3 in the Sam Prichard series by David Archer. Archer self publishes his novels including the audiobooks using Mikael Navamore to..Show More » narrate. There are 8 books in the series; all except two are approx. 5 hours in length and the other two are 4 hours in length. Sam Prichard is an ex-cop who was forced to retire after being shot three times in the hip. He now runs a detective agency out of his home. He hired a young hoimeless woman hacker to help with the agency. Her name is Indie (for Indiana) and she has a young daughter named Kelsey whose father is dead. Sam and Indie get married early in Love and War. Sam Prichard is also lead singer and song writer in a country music band. Most of the audiobooks in the series include original music.
I have previously written reviews of A Grave Man and Death Sung Softly, the first two books in the series. The genre Love and War departs from modern detective to espionage. All of the other books in the series are light and fun while Love and War is more serious.
Love and War is about terrorists seeking to detonate small dirty nuclear bombs in 12 US cities. It is a fascinating story although Sam Prichard is clearly no match for heroes like Mitch Rapp, Court Gentry, Gabriel Allon, Dewey Andras, Jonathan Quin, Jericho Quinn, or Jack Ryan.
Narration of the series is consistently outstanding. I'm not a country music fan, but the original music aspect is interesting.
Framed is Book 4 in the 8 novel Sam Prichard private detective series. This is a light and fun murder/crime mystery. Sam, Indie and Kelsey settle do..Show More »wn to a more routine family life after the dirty nuclear bombs of Book 3 as Sam and Indie go back to their private detective business and Sam continues recovering from being shot.
Sam gets several new cases that seem to be somewhat linked although the link is unclear. As the investigation appears to implicate a dentist the dentist's wife is murdered and Sam is framed for her murder.
The investigation is led by Indie, but her mother (Sam's crazy mother-in-law) and her personal ghost Beauregard prove important to solving the mystery of the depraved dentist and getting Sam and others out of jail.
Yes, the novels in this series are a little preachy at times and a bit "goody two shoes", but they are well written and well narrated thriller..Show More »s with twists and turns that keep the listener's interest. I like that family is so important to Sam Prichard. The original romantic music is a nice touch. I have previously reviewed the prior 4 books in this series.
I tend to listen to audiobooks at 1.5X or 2X recorded speeds. The narrator speaks with sufficient clarity that 2.5X playback speeds are very understandable. He also does female voices and children's voices very well.
This series is best read in order. It is a wonderful private detective series which have my highest recommendation. (Books 3, 6, 7, and 8 are espion..Show More »age thrillers rather than modern detective.) I have reviewed all of the earlier books in the series. From my perspective the audiobooks are excessively expensive considering the length of the books. Later in this review I discuss how to reduce the cost.
The Sam Prichard series books in order are as follows: 1. The Grave Man 2. Death Sung Softly 3. Love and War 4. Framed 5. The Kill List 6. Drifter Part 1 7. Drifter Part 2 8. Drifter Part 3
The total length of all books in the series is a little over 38 hours.
The least expensive way to get the audiobooks is as follows: Book 1: At Amazon buy the Kindle book for $0.00 and the Audible book is $1.99. Books 3 & 8: One Audible credit or credit card if that is less expensive. On my Platinum Annual plan the credit is less expensive. The other 5 books: Buy the Kindle book for $2.99 and the Audible book is $1.99
The Kindle version of Book 1 is free and the other 7 Kindle books are $2.99 each. All of the books except 3 & 8 are Whispersync for Voice. None are available as part of Kindle Unlimited. Audible does not yet list Books 6,7 & 8 as part of the Sam Prichard series.
This is book 7 in the 8 book Same Prichard mystery thriller series. I have rated the prior six 5 stars. I still love the first 5 novels in the serie..Show More »s, but I cannot recommend the three Drifter books. The Drifter novels go too far in sounding like propaganda. It stated in Book 6 but but was mild and acceptable. In this novel, Book 7, partisan politics and religious dogma become so intense as to overwhelm the story.
...action thriller novels quickly. In my view this outstanding 5.3 hour audiobook is overpriced compared to most self published novels. It is the 12..Show More »th novel in the Sam Prichard series and the Noah Wolf series (combined) that David Archer has released in the last 13 months. It's a safe bet that he had written several prior to releasing the first one since the first 5 were released immediately. Still, he is writing novels at the rate of one every two months which is unusual for thrillers (romance novels are often turned out at that rate).
Other independent authors/publishers of the action thriller and espionage thriller genres are also releasing superb novels which are reasonably priced at a rapid rate. They include Mark Dawson, Wayne Stinnett, Dawn Lee McKenna, etc. Mark Dawson for example has released 20 novels and novellas, all either 4 or 5 star, in 32 months. (The 20 Dawson novels and novellas are in 3 series: John Milton, Beatrix Rose, and Isabella Rose.)
Another strong addition to the Sam Pritchard series...
When I think of David Archer I think of "family friendly" books. This book does not change my view. Generally the curse words are kept at a minimum an..Show More »d if you asked me, I don't know if I could say if there are any in this book. This is a good mystery. Sam and his wife are driving, a man runs out in front of his car and a second later is shot in the head. Jump ahead a few weeks and Sam sees him again- alive. It's an interesting story with Excellent narration by Mikael Naramore. One thing I get a kick out of is in a few of the Sam Pritchard books, since Sam is in a band, he often will sing one of his new songs with just an acoustic guitar to accompany him. Who is doing the singing? That's what I want to know because it sure doesn't sound like M Naramore but the person isn't given credit for his performance. Anyway the book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you found this review helpful please indicate so. Thank You.