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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:
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"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 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!


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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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