Hiding from the mob, journalist Nathan Davies chronicles the amazing life and times of the notorious gentleman thief, Zachary Landon. Living under a government issued identity, Davies finds himself tangled in the web of Landon's bold and expanding criminal enterprise and as the risk increases so does the danger. Scars, love, murder and marriage all come into play as Davies' friendship grows with Landon and a mutual trust is built. Even with his freedom on the line, the size of the score is of no concern. For Landon, whom you target is more important than what you target. You can gamble with your freedom, but always be Two Steps Ahead.
©2016 W.C. Hoffman (P)2016 W.C. Hoffman
Two Steps Ahead: Memoirs of a Gentlemen Thief W.C. Hoffman. Narrated by Rich McVicar
The narrator was great. He is someone I would listen to again.
WC Hoffman is an interesting author to say the least. This book is so different from the other one we listened to. You can tell some authors have a formula they follow to tell a story or they write the same type of stories - not so with this author.
Each chapter is a short story by itself. Zachary Landon is not your typical thief. The stories he tells Nathan Davies about his adventures in crime are well thought out crimes. The last chapter in this book was my favorite.
Quiet man who enjoy Audible Audio-books as a way to escape from the world each day. They provide an excellent soundtrack for my daily walks.
What made the listening most enjoyable is the combination of the fantastic narration and the enjoyable exploits of Zachary Landon. These shorts stories are just a treat for the ears. Sometimes in our busy lives it is nice to not have to invest ourselves in a 10 hour story and have nice quick but well written, logical, and truly entertain story to hear.
What i liked best about this series of stories is the that they are so enjoyable. They have no bright shining knights but just a man in grey grey has a code he seems to operate buy and a foe in the police that is always one step behind. A friend who he appears to confide in when the whim suits him. It is really just a nice little world to visit.
Mr McVicar brings a rich fullness to the characters. They become unique individuals in my minds eye that I can picture very clearly. He does an excellent job.
Yes it was a book that I wanted to listen to in one sitting and had to refrain from doing so in order to go about my day in a orderly man much to my annoyance. Mr Hoffman has created characters and a world that is fun to get lost within.
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There were several twists and turns to the story line.
This book has enough suspense to keep my engaged until the very end.
Overall, an interesting read and I would be interested in the next book by this author.
Rich McVicar did really well with the narration and his voice added to the story.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
The unconventional schemings of 'Gentleman Thief' Zachary Landon continue to.be chronicled by the admiring journalist, Nathan Davies in five short stories. Landon is a rogue with a fine imagination when it comes to acquiring monies and valuables not his own. But this time not all of his plans go smoothly ... and he relies on the kindness of women.
As before, Rich McVicar's narration is superb, the perfect voice to read these stories, breathing life into the often bizarre characters. Think Sherlock Holmes and his adventures. But instead of crime fighting, Landon is the one creating the criminal havoc.
Intriguing and twisting plots, an unconventional hero, humorous and atmospheric writing and a superb narration - great book, recommended. My thanks to the rights holder for the complimentary copy sent to me, via Audiobook Boom, for an unbiased review. Most enjoyable.
I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..
very enjoyable.suspenseful and fast paced action.. a real jem in the noir genre. great narration with realistic characters ..
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Uncomplicate the stories
I enjoy the premise of a gentleman thief. The stories are quite convoluted for my liking.
Rich has a grasp of the storyline and good diction. Easy to listen to.
Plots are too complicated. Not enough clues to follow on your own.
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Read, listen, live
I received this audio book free from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.
I believe that a narrator's performance breathes additional life into a book and this book is no exception. I am a fan of Rich McVicar and he is a great match for this short collection of adventures of the gentleman thief as told by an admittedly obsessed journalist.
This book contains individual episodes in Landon's life, each keeping you guessing about how/if he will elude arrest. Too short to be nail biters and just long enough to hold my interest.
The publisher's summary is misleading in this second book of the series, because with the first episode, much is left to chance.
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Many diverse situations
Nathan Davies the narrative character and the gentleman thief, Zachary Landon. The Nathan character relates the stories.
I think these questions must be randomly generated based on your star ratings, but this was answered above. Rich McVicar did a nice job. I THINK, I did catch an odd pronunciation on a pretty common word - "aliases - was pronounced "ah le ah sis". I went back and replayed it tomake sure.
This seemed to be a series of vignettes based around a long misdirection plot, assumed identities. It was entertaining but my advice is to pay attention or it won't come together in the telling.
Overall this was good entertainment. I appreciate the opportunity to review this title.
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