Killing Time by Caleb Carr audiobook

Killing Time

By Caleb Carr
Read by Caleb Carr

Simon & Schuster Audio
7.92 Hours Unabridged
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"It is the greatest truth of our age: information is not knowledge..." The year is 2023, and much of the world enjoys great wealth generated by the triumph of information technology. However, the staphylococcus plague of 2006 wiped out 40 million people, and the 2020 assassination of American President Emily Forrester traumatized the nation. Through it all, the internet remains the main source of information, bombarding people with news, rumors and allegations twenty-four hours a day -- while creating enormous possibilities for the manipulation of mankind. Into this world of deception wanders Dr. Gideon Wolfe, a New York psychiatrist, criminal profiler, and historian. Wolfe comes into possession of a computer disc that contains startling evidence that the now-famous visual record of President Forrester's assassination was digitally altered. Stunned and enraged, Wolfe sets out to unravel the full tale of the Forrester hoax. His journey leads him to a secret group of scientific and military experts who seek to expose the astonishing degree to which the public can be deceived and manipulated in the Information Age. Wolfe joins the team and discovers that their efforts instigate the most horrendous single act of mass murder in world history. Relentlessly suspenseful, Killing Time reveals a new side of a master novelist.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

"It is the greatest truth of our age:

information is not knowledge..."

The year is 2023, and much of the world enjoys great wealth generated by the triumph of information technology. However, the staphylococcus plague of 2006 wiped out 40 million people, and the 2020 assassination of American President Emily Forrester traumatized the nation. Through it all, the internet remains the main source of information, bombarding people with news, rumors and allegations twenty-four hours a day -- while creating enormous possibilities for the manipulation of mankind.

Into this world of deception wanders Dr. Gideon Wolfe, a New York psychiatrist, criminal profiler, and historian. Wolfe comes into possession of a computer disc that contains startling evidence that the now-famous visual record of President Forrester's assassination was digitally altered.

Stunned and enraged, Wolfe sets out to unravel the full tale of the Forrester hoax. His journey leads him to a secret group of scientific and military experts who seek to expose the astonishing degree to which the public can be deceived and manipulated in the Information Age. Wolfe joins the team and discovers that their efforts instigate the most horrendous single act of mass murder in world history. Relentlessly suspenseful, Killing Time reveals a new side of a master novelist.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fans of Caleb Carr will be astounding by Killing Time, a techno-terrifying tale of the information age run amok. It’s a high-speed connection to our most paranoid thoughts where our wired world is heading…With the acumen of George Orwell and the vision of Jules Verne, Carr offers a feasible pop-up prediction for the future…This is a daring departure from the successful Alienist formula, but Carr is still a master of the cliffhanger, serving up a nonstop thrill ride as the story builds to a surprising finish.”  USA Today
“A rocket ride…Carr’s imagination is in overdrive…His novel moves like greased lightning.”  Baltimore Sun
“Carr’s work is as tension-fraught and complex as ever…[His] elegant sentences give aesthetic pleasure as they push you through the plot. His predictions about life in 2023 are disturbingly plausible.”  Time Out New York
Killing Time is an extraordinary novel. I don’t think I’ve ever read one like it.”  Observer (London)

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English