The Alienist

  • by Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by Edward Herrmann
  • 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


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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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- vicky ross

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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- Tania111

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2000
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio