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The Grave Man Audiobook

The Grave Man: A Sam Prichard Mystery Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

What would you do if your child went missing?

Meet retired cop Sam Prichard.

Sam Prichard was a cop, and a good one, until bullets took out the joint of his right hip. Now he's trying to learn to live without being a cop, getting to know his neighbors, learning to walk again and even ride a motorcycle. Life is bearable, barely, but then he gets asked to find a missing child, and the lure of getting back into some kind of police work is too much for him to resist. When he teams up with computer whiz Indiana Perkins, he suddenly becomes one of the best investigators he's ever even known.

Now he's found the missing child, but it's thrown him right into the middle of something that may be a drug war - or could be a chance to stop the next 9/11! There's no way out for Sam, so he's in for the ride of his life, but when the girl he's becoming fond of is suddenly drawn into the line of fire with her own little daughter, Sam is ready to forget all the rules and do whatever is necessary to win the day.

©2015 David Archer (P)2015 David Archer

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    Candace Russell 12-26-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Preposterous"

    So, if I got this right - the cute, petite MIT educated genius hacker goes home with the ex cop and proceeds to become his live-in '50's style cook/housekeeper and incidental Internet assistant; the 12-year old kidnap victim is returned by the terrorist drug lord not only unharmed but entertained and sated with ice cream; the hero gets the motorcycle and hot car - I'd have to have paid attention to get the rest of the boy entertainment value. Not being a boy, and never liking fairy tales, I was SO not impressed. This one's going on the "lame list."

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Marily4EveraNurse Aurora, CO, United States 04-30-16
    Marily4EveraNurse Aurora, CO, United States 04-30-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Wow. I have found it"

    Looking for a great new detective series. Yeah I found it! Good story, full of who is good and who is bad. Has some humor, human kindness, and keeps you guessing till the end!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    David 03-22-17
    David 03-22-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Ok for passing the time"

    I liked the story but found the writing some what too easy and sugary sweet.

    Plot was interesting and main characters good but needed more development. Almost cartoonish and lacking real depth.

    Liked not loved it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carsten Hansen 12-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Decent story, nothing special"

    For some reason, I was never really too engaged in this story. A little too predictable, a little too cute with a nice bow on top at the end. Nevertheless, the story was well-told. Will I pick up the next volume in this series? Perhaps, I haven't decided, but there are many books I will read before that one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Don M. San Diego, CA USA 08-10-16
    Don M. San Diego, CA USA 08-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Decently Hokey"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If someone told me that Andy Taylor left Mayberry and started a PI business in Colorado, this is the kind of story I would expect to hear. Almost squeaky clean, the good guys are really good and the bad guys are still pretty good.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story lacked depth in the plot and character development. You never really feel that the characters in the story are in any real danger. Still, I found myself rooting for the good guys, so it does have some redeeming qualities.


    Did Mikael Naramore do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I had no problem distinguishing between the characters, but the nasal quality of his delivery was a little jarring.


    Do you think The Grave Man needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The book is relatively short, Flesh out the characters more and add some depth to the plot and I would happily revisit these characters again.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has a very similar structure to Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes series. If you haven't read it, I would highly recommend that series over this one.

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    Ron 05-11-16
    Ron 05-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good not great"

    cost to much for such a short book need to lower price. wouldn't mind finishing the series. although I prefer more action.

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    JKM 05-01-16
    JKM 05-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Sophomoric"

    Unbelievable fantasy fiction. Maybe a good read for the 10 year old. Kept hoping it would get better, but no.

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    Anthony E 04-22-16
    Anthony E 04-22-16
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    "Great story line"
    If you could sum up The Grave Man in three words, what would they be?

    Injured cop helping


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Indi because she funny


    What does Mikael Naramore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Lots of turns and twists


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I do was homeless
    The upstairs was dusty as hell
    They never found the girl


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William 04-14-16
    William 04-14-16
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    "Excellent overall - loved it"

    I loved the story and the characters and the style of the narration. Great twist at the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 01-16-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 01-16-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Light and fun mystery!"

    The Sam Prichard series has real promise. The background is that cop Sam Prichard is shot in the hip and leg and is forced into retirement. He takes on a case for a neighbor who is the grandmother of a young girl who is missing. He is looking for computer help and finds it from a young lady, Indiana Perkins, who has a degree from MIT and 4 year old daughter. Sam gets a private detective license and starts the hunt. This book has lots of twists and turns. It is a thoroughly delightful listen. I'll definitely listen to the next book in the series.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    "Twisty Roads..."

    ...is not the only thing with many twists and turns in this tale. Sometimes being on the right side can be very confusing. 🚨🚔🚕🚘

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    7/15/16
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    "Cliché isn't always bad."

    The voice is very calm at all times, which lends itself to the suave spy genre, but detracts from any feeling of urgency or action.
    God, this book is cliché. Luckily, there was enough intrigue to keep you guessing about who the bad guy was.
    Recommended to fans of books with cool, damaged cops as the protagonist.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • steve
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    "The next Jack Reacher???? Total nonesence"
    What disappointed you about The Grave Man?

    All of it, if this written by an adult maybe he needs to read some Lee Child or Connelly this is dire solve a case with 3 phone calls and a google search.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Archer again?

    no


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Mikael Naramore?

    no one could make this work


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Grave Man?

    it is all bad


    Any additional comments?

    please can i have the 4 hours of last night back and a proper grown up story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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