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The Alienist

Caleb Carr

A new breed of evil in Old New York New York, 1886: Lower Manhattan's underworld is ruled by a new generation of cold-blooded criminals...Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt battles widespread corruption within the department's ranks...and a shockingly brutal murder sets off an investigation that could change crime-fighting forever. In the middle of a wintry March night, New York Times reporter John Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a brilliant pioneer in the new and much-maligned discipline of psychology, the emerging study of society's "alienated" mentally ill. There they view the horribly mutilated body of a young boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels. Supervised by Commissioner Roosevelt, the newsman and his "alienist" mentor embark on a revolutionary attempt to identify the killer by assembling his psychological profile -- a dangerous quest that takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before...and will kill again before the hunt is over. As rich in vivid period ambience as Ragtime and Time and Again, and as relentlessly suspenseful as Red Dragon or The Silence of the Lambs, The Alienist will take you to a New York that no longer exists -- to confront an evil of timeless savagery.

A new breed of evil in Old New York New York, 1886: Lower Manhattan's underworld is ruled by a new generation of cold-blooded criminals...Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt battles widespread corruption within the department's ranks...and a shockingly brutal murder sets off an investigation that could change crime-fighting forever. In the middle of a wintry March night, New York Times reporter John Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a brilliant pioneer in the new and much-maligned discipline of psychology, the emerging study of society's "alienated" mentally ill. There they view the horribly mutilated body of a young boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels. Supervised by Commissioner Roosevelt, the newsman and his "alienist" mentor embark on a revolutionary attempt to identify the killer by assembling his psychological profile -- a dangerous quest that takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before...and will kill again before the hunt is over. As rich in vivid period ambience as Ragtime and Time and Again, and as relentlessly suspenseful as Red Dragon or The Silence of the Lambs, The Alienist will take you to a New York that no longer exists -- to confront an evil of timeless savagery.
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A new breed of evil in Old New York New York, 1886: Lower Manhattan's underworld is ruled by a new generation of cold-blooded criminals...Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt battles widespread corruption within the department's ranks...and a shockingly brutal murder sets off an investigation that could change crime-fighting forever. In the middle of a wintry March night, New York Times reporter John Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a brilliant pioneer in the new and much-maligned discipline of psychology, the emerging study of society's "alienated" mentally ill. There they view the horribly mutilated body of a young boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels. Supervised by Commissioner Roosevelt, the newsman and his "alienist" mentor embark on a revolutionary attempt to identify the killer by assembling his psychological profile -- a dangerous quest that takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before...and will kill again before the hunt is over. As rich in vivid period ambience as Ragtime and Time and Again, and as relentlessly suspenseful as Red Dragon or The Silence of the Lambs, The Alienist will take you to a New York that no longer exists -- to confront an evil of timeless savagery.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

20h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

28:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

25:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

26:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

22:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

26:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

29:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

21:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

27:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

28:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

24:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

28:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

21:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

16:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

14:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:17