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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,521 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caleb Carr Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore Series Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781442362482
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In The Angel Of Darkness, Caleb Carr brings back the vivid world of his bestselling The Alienist but with a twist: this story is told by the former street urchin Stevie Taggert, whose rough life has given him wisdom beyond his years. Thus New York City, and the groundbreaking alienist Dr. Kreizler himself, are seen anew.
It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Kreizler and his friends -- high-living crime reporter Schuyler Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime -- have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case.
But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara's aid, the team reunites to help her find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger, since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war. Their investigation leads the team to a shocking suspect: a woman who appears to the world to be a heroic nurse and a loving mother, but who may in reality be a ruthless murderer of children.
Fast-paced and chilling, The Angel Of Darkness is another tour de force from Caleb Carr, a novel of modern evil in old New York. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “As winning a historical thriller as The Alienist…The reader keeps right on turning the pages.”

    New York Times

  • “Suspenseful…Through the observations, discoveries, and confusions of his idiosyncratic detective squad, Carr deftly scrutinizes ‘the secret sins of American society’ and the perpetual proposition that the greatest mystery is the human mind.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “An adept mixture of period detail and psychological sleuthing…Filled with enough outsized personalities and sensational events the keep the most jaded tabloid reader eagerly turning its pages.” 

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Darkly compelling…vivd and enthralling.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Penetrating…An entertainly convincing read.”


  • “Solidly scary…A terrific sequel…Better and more suspenseful than its pulse-pounding predecessor.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 2/19/2014

    " A good mix of short stories to get a feel of 4 different authors. Plots on all 4 were solid and developed well in the short lengeth of each story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kira | 2/8/2014

    " the only story i enjoyed was Ilona Andrews "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/5/2014

    " Really liked Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews, quite liked Sharon Shin, did not like the Meljean Brook story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/3/2014

    " I picked this up for the Sharon Shinn story, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I was also quite happy with the short installment from Nalini Singh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 12/31/2013

    " Good anthology from 4 strong authors "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kaoyler | 12/27/2013

    " Okay, I only read Sharon Shinn's story called Nocturn. It revisits Samaria, her world with angels. This one deals with a blind angel and a woman who runs from angels. I love these stories and this world. Ms. Shinn has made them really vivid. I'll read the other stories in this book eventually. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MandyM | 12/3/2013

    " I've only read the Ilona Andrews piece so far (Alphas: Origins). It's a new world they've created but I don't think it's anywhere near as strong as her other worlds (The Edge and Kate Daniels). IMHO not a series I would be overly interested in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 12/1/2013

    " An anthology of stories based on angels. I picked this one up for Ilona Andrews' and Nalini Singh's entries, but I enjoyed each story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jarizza | 11/26/2013

    " Mmm, not really the type of angel book I'd be recommending. I appreciate the smooth pacing of each story in this book though. If I'm not wrong, it was "Nocturne" that sort of made the cut for my taste. I dunno, you judge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 9/4/2013

    " I loved the Ilona Andrews story. It was intriguing and entertaining. The rest was just meh for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Feistygodwin | 7/31/2013

    " What a fabulous anthology! Often times with short's they feel rushed or that there is not enough world building, but this anthology had it all- in short my 15 bucks were well spent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Monitor | 6/12/2013

    " I only read Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh and Alphas: Origins by Ilona Andrews. I wasn't really into Alpha's: Origins, which was disappointing because I love Ilona Andrews' books, but Angel's Wolf deserves the 5 stars. =] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/14/2013

    " Loved the Ilona Andrews piece. So fresh! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Coakley | 4/18/2013

    " This is actually short stories and my rating is for Angels:Origin by Ilona Andrews. I did read the other stories and they were fine, but Origin was fantastic. I felt it was a fresh idea and the characters were captivating. Really hope this is the start of a new series. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grant | 3/25/2013

    " Good writing - lots of obligatory angel/demon/vampire/human smut. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 2/23/2013

    " I should say I only really liked the Ilona Andrews short story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee Mcintyre | 11/25/2012

    " Some stories were better than others "

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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.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.