• The Alienist

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-06-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (43 ratings)

Summary

New York, 1896: Reporter John Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend, psychiatrist Laszlo Kreizler, a brilliant pioneer in the new and much-maligned study of society's "alienated" mentally ill. At the river, Moore and Kreizler view the horribly mutilated body of a young male prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels. Supervised by the police commissioner, the newsman and his "alienist" mentor embark on a revolutionary attempt to identify the killer by assembling his psychological profile. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before...and will kill again.
©1994 Caleb Carr, All Rights Reserved (P)1994 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By vicky ross on 24-01-18

interesting read

excellent narration good book overall can't wait to watch the tv adaptation of story interesting characters and storyline

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tania111 on 16-02-18

Brilliantly done!

An old fashioned detective mystery that is well written and engrossing. The story transports you straight back in time, giving a truly atmospheric feeling. I loved the characters who are well rounded. Can't wait to read the next one.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 31-08-12

Great listen. Unfortunately it is abridged.

I really enjoyed the book. I really wish that it was not abridged. The story was too condensed for me. I wanted to luxuriate in the prose.

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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Harvey on 05-12-12

Good as far as it went

Would you listen to The Alienist again? Why?

No. A good enough story, but not sufficient for a second listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Obviously the heroine.

What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

Yes, well done

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

no

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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