I read this book when it was first released. I enjoyed it then. Carr gives you a vivid look back into the New York of the distant past.
Mr. Guidall is a wonderful performer. I have listened to him read the Vince Flynn series. However,it drives me crazy that he does't pronounce his "th's"! At first I thought is was a character choice. It was not. It takes away from an otherwise excellent performance.
It's a tremendous book, read superbly. I can't drive and read a book at the same time, so this is much better.
He always brings characters to life, doing very good accents and is never monotone. He's my favorite narrator.
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It took a while for me to get involved with the story but when I did it really took off and was worth sticking with it. Teddy Roosevelt enlists an Alienist to put together an unconventional team of investigators to solve a seemingly unsolvable series of horrible murders. Employing new techniques and approaches, the team puts together a profile of the killer and the hunt is on. From the glamorous side of NYC to the underbelly of the great city the team trudges through stories of past horrors contributing to todays gruesomeness.
George Guidall provides the listener with his standard excellent work. Providing an outstanding listen that is fast paced and quite enjoyable
One of the best historical mysteries I've found in a while. A rich period piece that explores some very dark social and psychological themes without being depressing. This is largely due to Mr. Carr's creation of a wholly likable ensemble of smart, witty, flawed sleuths that not only entertain but endear themselves to the listener. The brilliant but wounded Dr. Kreizler, the intemperate, dry-witted NY Times reporter John Schuyler Moore, the genteel, derringer-packing, aspiring woman-detective Sara Howard, and the comical bickering Detective Sergeants, the Isaacson brothers.
The world of 1890s New York City--from Delmonico's to Five Points--is brought vividly to life by Mr. Guidall's accomplished performance of The Alienist. A thoroughly enjoyable novel.