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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1,897 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caleb Carr Narrator: Caleb Carr Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2000 ISBN: 9780743520126
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fast-moving…[a] high-velocity tour of the year 2033.” 

    Washington Post Book World

  • “A nonstop thrill ride…Carr is still a master of the cliffhanger.” 

    USA Today

  • “Startling…a daring step…a book of ideas [and] an allegorical warning against a future that must be avoided.” 

    Denver Post

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirley | 2/16/2014

    " Almost gave up reading this book, but glad I didn't quit. Mr. Carr's book takes place in the future of 2023, published in 2000. He predicted the financial crash we've experienced, cites the ownership of our congress by corporate interests - just have to hope some of the other forecasts don't come true. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tom | 2/3/2014

    " laughably bad considering how well realized and thrilling his other books were "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Orishaz | 2/2/2014

    " This was the first time I read anything by Caleb Carr. It was a good, fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 1/31/2014

    " I read this book a long time ago and didn't enjoy it very much. I was crazy about his other books and didn't remember reading this one. Anyway, I enoyed it more this time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason Baker | 1/28/2014

    " I cannot put into words how much I disliked this book. After reading Carr's Alienist, I had high hopes for this novel. But for anyone who reads science fiction seriously, you will find this novel laughable. The characters are uninteresting, the plot is silly, and the ending is contrived. He needs to keep to the history and historical fiction and leave the SF to those who know what they are doing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brooke | 1/17/2014

    " After loving the Alienist and Angel of Darkness, I was sure I would like this. It's takes place in the future and I got so bored and confused that I stopped reading it. Would not recommend. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nuphile | 1/11/2014

    " Awful. And nothing like his main work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 1/6/2014

    " A HUGE disappointment after the brilliance of The Alienist. Doesn't seem possible that the same man wrote both. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine Lloyd-Newberry | 12/20/2013

    " I was very disappointed with this book- found it slow and wordy. Loved the concepts not the execution. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara | 12/17/2013

    " I really liked the premise of this book but it was boring to read. I did like the line "information is not knowledge". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 11/28/2013

    " Horrible, horrible book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 11/16/2013

    " It's hard to believe that a futuristic techno-thriller like this could be so deadly dull. Full of contradictions and simplistic thinking on the part of the supposed geniuses in the story. Interesting concept, poor execution. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erik | 9/23/2013

    " Honestly, a disappointment. Though I loved The Alienist, this one didn't quite live up to that first effort. Good suspense at times, though too far-fetched to grab me fully. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark Bates | 8/13/2013

    " The term mindless drivel was created to describe this book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Inna | 7/6/2013

    " The only thing I liked about this book was that the premise and ideas were intriguing. The writing was bad, the characters were undeveloped, and the plot was barely put together and full of holes. Sad, I've really enjoyed his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie "Jedigal" | 7/5/2013

    " Suspense, and sci-fi from what I thought was a mystery writer. Evokes the mad captain from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 6/20/2013

    " Carr wraps new and fresh ideas about technology worth pondering into an action packed adventure. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 6/11/2013

    " Worthless book. I can't believe the same guy who wrote The Alienist, a very good book, wrote this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maura | 11/16/2012

    " I was told not to bother with this, but i picked it up for free. still not worth the time -- i'd rather read Carr doing historical fiction (like The Alienist) than bad sci fi. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roverman | 8/24/2012

    " Grisham is a stud ... I started this book after reading The Firm when I had the flu at the begining of the month. Grisham is an addicting author the emotional descriptions that he offers on the characters are incredible. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Miguel | 6/29/2012

    " Caleb Carr didn't do well with this book. I did not like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne Parker | 6/19/2012

    " An interesting tale of the age of information... or is it the age of misinformation? Carr's novel takes place in 2024 and many of the issues he talks about in the past tense are happening now. I found it a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dustin | 5/25/2012

    " Good sci-fi but a little depressing. Not such a good outlook for our information age. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mia Rotundo | 4/6/2012

    " So far so good. Not his best work by far, but well written and fast paced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 10/9/2011

    " Okay. I got kind of sucked in. I don't typically enjoy future science fiction, but this worked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Piette | 8/28/2011

    " Near future stuff` "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erica | 8/5/2011

    " What a disappointment. I'm a huge fan of The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness and I had high expectations for Carr's other work and this didn't even come close to living up to them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 6/15/2011

    " A HUGE disappointment after the brilliance of The Alienist. Doesn't seem possible that the same man wrote both. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " I simply could not connect with any of the characters in this book. Carr has a clunker in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/12/2011

    " This is a very different work from what I've come to expect from Mr. Carr, but it was well written and certainly thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 3/7/2011

    " Great book providing insightful view of our current media driven society. Very thought provoking even if a bit outlandish at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dennis | 1/11/2011

    " I've enjoyed some of Carr's historical novels and this started as an interesting idea but went nowhere. I gave up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lana | 1/6/2011

    " Interesting premise, raises good questions re: morality, enlightened despotism, gullibility of masses, info v knowledge etc. Disappointing at times in writing construction/style. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anthony | 12/15/2010

    " Science fiction, in my opinion, is not Caleb Carr's strong suit. I read this and forgot it the moment I put it down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cissy | 12/4/2010

    " Quite crappy. I found myself laughing, and not in a good way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 11/7/2010

    " Picked this up at a book sale. I saw from reviews that it's not so good. But...I liked it overall. Not at all what I expected, but interesting enough.

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About the Author
Author Caleb Carr

Caleb Carr is a novelist, military historian, and screenwriter. He is the son of beat generation figure Lucien Carr, and he received a degree in military and diplomatic history from New York University. Some of his fiction and nonfiction work includes Casing the Promised Land, The Angel of Darkness, The Italian Secretary, and The Lessons of Terror. He was a contributing screenwriter to Exorcist: The Beginning and shared a screenplay credit on Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, which received high praise.