• Killing Time

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: Caleb Carr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 29-11-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.3 (4 ratings)

Summary

"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 24 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 which 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.
©2000 Caleb Carr, All Rights Reserved (P)2000 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved
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2 out of 5 stars
By SUE MARCHANT on 11-08-06

and if the author got bored ...

Starts well and rattles along speedily, but then the author seemingly got bored and tried to finish the book as quickly as possible. The enormous howler at the end spoils the whole story ... lots of loose ends, too. A pity.

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2 out of 5 stars
By William on 03-08-03

Killing Time and Bandwidth

I have to agree with other reviewers herein. If I had read the reviews first, I would not have made the mistake of attempting to listen to this sophomoric trash. The author's accents give the superficial dialogue and flimsy characters their comic book essence. I would not recommend wasting time - or killing the bandwidth to download this.

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1 out of 5 stars
By F. Girlando on 27-07-03

Really Killing Time!

I thought the writing was terrible, and the reading by the author was even worse! The accents were terrible. It was an interesting concept, but was preachy and juvenile. I couldn't wait for it to end.

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