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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: Unabridged 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

  • “Fans of Caleb Carr will be astounding by Killing Time, a techno-terrifying tale of the information age run amok. It’s a high-speed connection to our most paranoid thoughts where our wired world is heading…With the acumen of George Orwell and the vision of Jules Verne, Carr offers a feasible pop-up prediction for the future…This is a daring departure from the successful Alienist formula, but Carr is still a master of the cliffhanger, serving up a nonstop thrill ride as the story builds to a surprising finish.” 

    USA Today

  • “A rocket ride…Carr’s imagination is in overdrive…His novel moves like greased lightning.” 

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Carr’s work is as tension-fraught and complex as ever…[His] elegant sentences give aesthetic pleasure as they push you through the plot. His predictions about life in 2023 are disturbingly plausible.” 

    Time Out New York

  • Killing Time is an extraordinary novel. I don’t think I’ve ever read one like it.” 

    Observer (London)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Linda | 2/18/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom | 2/15/2014

    " Kind of a futuristic "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." When the information revolution threatens to coopt the world's independent thought through mis-information, a band of rebels join together aboard a futuristic ship which can travel through air and sea, and they try to thwart the information tyrants. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maurean | 2/14/2014

    " An interesting take on the not-so-distant future, that explores what can happen when the "information" age gets totally out of control. This was my first read of this author, and while I may read others by him in the future, I wasn't as impressed as I had expected to be - I've heard only good things about this author, and I *did* enjoy the tale.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steven Waldorf | 2/9/2014

    " A very well thought out plot, properly delivered, with just enough misdirection to keep one interested. "

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