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2.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 52.86 out of 5 2.86 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Knopf Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455186587
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Sam Acquillo—ex-boxer, ex–corporate executive, and accidental hero of The Last Refuge—can’t seem to stay out of trouble. All he really wants to do is hammer a few nails into his ramshackle cottage, drink a great deal of vodka, and hang out with his dog, Eddie. But when a car bomb outside a trendy waterfront restaurant kills a prominent financial consultant, injuring Sam and his lawyer friend, he is drawn into the investigation. Why would someone go to such lengths not only to kill someone but to annihilate them? Where the police have met roadblocks, Sam makes inroads with his trademark wit, instinct, and charm.

Set against the backdrop of Southampton, Long Island, Two Time is full of moody sunsets, beachfront properties, and beautiful people with an extraordinary amount of money and very dangerous secrets.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Knopf has a touch I like—cool, careful, reflective—and a great ear for the comic eccentricities of the human voice.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Knopf writes with the grace of an angel and the intensity of a demon, and his stories are perfectly plotted.” 

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “A sly depiction of the east end of Long Island and the Hamptons as they really are, combined with strong plotting, solid characters, and hard-boiled dialogue worthy of Elmore Leonard or John D. MacDonald will make this a beach read that you won’t be able to put down even under threat of sunburn.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “It is difficult to imagine that this is only Knopf’s second novel—it is pure gold. Everything about it (characters, plotting, setting) is brilliant.”

    Library Journal

  • Named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Mystery Books of 2006

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerrie | 10/8/2012

    " 3rd hope not last i loved these character each book you learn more about them! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 8/23/2012

    " Couldn't get past page 20. It just didn't catch my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lark | 3/11/2012

    " I listened to this on the treadmill. I think I would have liked it better if I had just read it. It took too long to get through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 5/28/2011

    " I really enjoy this author! Great humor and dialogue, and complex plots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lark | 5/1/2011

    " I listened to this on the treadmill. I think I would have liked it better if I had just read it. It took too long to get through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 3/23/2010

    " Couldn't get past page 20. It just didn't catch my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerrie | 11/24/2008

    " 3rd hope not last i loved these character each book you learn more about them! "

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About the Author

Chris Knopf’s mystery novels have received exceptional awards and accolades, with critics likening his character Sam Aquillo to Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade, Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, and Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, while repeatedly comparing Knopf’s work to that of Elmore Leonard, John D. MacDonald, and Ross Macdonald. Two Time was one of thirteen mysteries listed as recommended summer reading in the New York Times Book Review, and Publishers Weekly chose it as one of the “Best 100 Books for 2006.” Head Wounds won the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Mystery. Dead Anyway was listed on the 2012 Best Fiction lists of both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Knopf is a sailor, cabinetmaker, and advertising executive in Connecticut. He and his wife Mary also spend considerable time at their Long Island home in Southampton.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.