The Alienist by Caleb Carr audiobook

The Alienist

By Caleb Carr
Read by Edward Herrmann

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore Series: Book 1

4.50 Hours Abridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $14.99

    ISBN: 9781508257332

The worldwide bestselling modern classic is now available on CD for the first time at a great value—in time for the TNT original series starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning! The year is 1896. The city is New York, and a serial killer is on the loose. Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—a psychologist, or “alienist”—to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge. From there, the two embark on a revolutionary new effort in criminology: creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes. They’re soon joined by Sara Howard, the first woman hired by the New York City Police Department. The team’s dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who will kill again before their hunt is over. Part Arthur Conan Doyle, part The Silence of the Lambs, The Alienist conjures up Gilded Age Manhattan, with its tenements and mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. It’s the “high-spirited, charged-up and unfailingly smart thriller” (Los Angeles Times) that proved Caleb Carr as a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath everyday life, in what became a touchstone of historical suspense.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Winner of the 1995Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 1994Bram Stoker Award Nominee

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A Barnes & Noble Recommends Selection chosen by Gillian Flynn

The worldwide bestselling modern classic is now available on CD for the first time at a great value—in time for the TNT original series starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning!

The year is 1896. The city is New York, and a serial killer is on the loose. Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—a psychologist, or “alienist”—to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge. From there, the two embark on a revolutionary new effort in criminology: creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes. They’re soon joined by Sara Howard, the first woman hired by the New York City Police Department. The team’s dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who will kill again before their hunt is over.

Part Arthur Conan Doyle, part The Silence of the Lambs, The Alienist conjures up Gilded Age Manhattan, with its tenements and mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. It’s the “high-spirited, charged-up and unfailingly smart thriller” (Los Angeles Times) that proved Caleb Carr as a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath everyday life, in what became a touchstone of historical suspense.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“You can smell the fear in the air.”  New York Times
“Gripping, atmospheric, intelligent, and entertaining.”  USA Today
“A high-spirited, charged-up and unfailingly smart thriller.”  Los Angeles Times
“This story boasts a veracious historical feel and a tight plot that keeps open the murderer's identity to the end. An original that fits no established mystery niche, Carr’s fictional debut could be the start of something big.”  Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Caleb Carr

Author Bio: Caleb Carr

Caleb Carr is a novelist, military historian, and screenwriter. He is the son of beat generation figure Lucien Carr, and he received a degree in military and diplomatic history from New York University. Some of his fiction and nonfiction work includes Casing the Promised Land, The Angel of Darkness, The Italian Secretary, and The Lessons of Terror. He was a contributing screenwriter to Exorcist: The Beginning and shared a screenplay credit on Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, which received high praise.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 4.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English