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  • The Alienist

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Caleb Carr
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (172)

    The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels.

    lyl says: "Outstanding on several levels."
    "Serial murder mystery back in 1890's New York City"
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    Would you listen to The Alienist again? Why?

    Yes

    Its a fascinating look at the lifestyle of late 19th Century New York City
    From the sights and smells of a culture just beginning to move from being a horse drawn society to the "Toasted Angels" ( bacon wrapped oysters broiled ) of Delmonico's Restaurant, its a glimpse of a time long gone and yet still effects us today


    What other book might you compare The Alienist to and why?

    I generally read science fiction or military history, but this book is part of my permanent library. It recreates a world with the same depth and development as Frank Herbert's "Dune" or Larry Niven's "The Mote in Gods Eye"


    Any additional comments?

    If you like historical novels about subjects not normally addressed, you should enjoy this book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Footfall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (923)
    Performance
    (552)
    Story
    (547)

    They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star. The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.

    Flatlander says: "Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at Their Best"
    "Orion Will Rise"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I spend money on this book... money well spent. Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle are 2 writers whos works stays in my permanent libraries, electronic, audible, print. Anyone who likes The Mote in Gods Eye or War World will like this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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