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Two Steps Ahead Audiobook

Two Steps Ahead: Memoirs of a Gentlemen Thief

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    zoe 09-22-16
    zoe 09-22-16
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    "Two steps ahead"
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    This audiobook is a good sequel to the first book in the series. I am really enjoying and will be following this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 04-27-17
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    "Last chapter is my favorite"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Mahoney 01-03-17 Member Since 2017

    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.

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    "Further adventures of Zachary Landon!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Two Steps Ahead the most enjoyable?

    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 did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    "This review copy audiobook was provided by the author free of charge via Audiobook Boom."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jean doe 10-22-16
    jean doe 10-22-16
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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.

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    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."


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    Kindle Customer 10-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    ""...the romantic power of imagination ""
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    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.

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    Kelly watley 09-28-16 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "intriguing and suspenseful.. "

    very enjoyable.suspenseful and fast paced action.. a real jem in the noir genre. great narration with realistic characters ..
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Patterson 09-23-16
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    "A series of short stories to keep you guessing."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Uncomplicate the stories


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I enjoy the premise of a gentleman thief. The stories are quite convoluted for my liking.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Rich has a grasp of the storyline and good diction. Easy to listen to.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Plots are too complicated. Not enough clues to follow on your own.


    Any additional comments?

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bethany PHOENIX, AZ, United States 09-22-16
    Bethany PHOENIX, AZ, United States 09-22-16

    Read, listen, live

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    "I love a charming protagonist"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 09-22-16
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 09-22-16 Member Since 2017

    Male, mid 60's, over 1,100 helpful votes on Amazon, over 350 helpful votes on Audible, own 590 + Audible books and over 10,100 Kindle books

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    "Lots of twists to the story"
    If you could sum up Two Steps Ahead in three words, what would they be?

    Many diverse situations


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nathan Davies the narrative character and the gentleman thief, Zachary Landon. The Nathan character relates the stories.


    Which character – as performed by Rich McVicar – was your favorite?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall this was good entertainment. I appreciate the opportunity to review this title.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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