One of the best books ever written, read by a master narrator! What more could you ask for? Although Frank Muller is no longer alive he will always be one of my favorite narrators. I highly recommend this book and all others read by him (i.e. Shawshank Redemtion, The Green Mile, etc.. . But, Thomas Harris AND Frank Muller, you can't go wrong with this one.
I got this one when it was on sale. For me, money well spent. I always liked the movie but never read the book. All of the details that are missing from the movie are here. The only problem I had with it was the quality of the recording. it was hard for me to hear while driving my work truck.
This is a great thriller. The psychology is very interesting. The narrator is superb! He nails the characters. I love the movie and Frank Muller plays all the parts well enough to rival the actors. This was an outstanding audio book! If you like the movie, this will make you like it more.
Absolutely. Frank Muller turns everything into gold and this is no exception. The characters are 3D and engaging. The author is so talented that I fell in love with Lector--how creepy is that?
Absolutely. Circled the block and sat in the driveway listening to it. Can't think of a thing to make it better.
I've listened to everything Mr. Muller has done, used to do audiobook searches by his name. The Green Mile is the best in my opinion, but this one is right up there. Mr. Muller can't do anything wrong, what a terrible loss to us all.
Well HL himself of course. Is there a more memorable character out there?
If you are remotely interested, get it. You won't be disappointed.
Like reading a great book, I couldn't stop listening to this one.
The detail the writer goes into detail about his characters - I had seen the movie years ago, but the book is much, much better.
The voice he used to portray Lecter was frighteningly brilliant.
Hannibal Lecter because of his mannerisms and what a truly evil but brilliant character he is.
I could listen to this book over and over again. Frank Muller is one of my favorite narrators.
The combination is a winner!!!!
Yes!!! hated to put it down
Lambs is a book I will revisit. To give you a sense of its quality, if you enjoyed the movie, you're gonna *love* the book. Starling is a deeper, more interesting character, as is Ben Crawford, the FBI chief charged with apprehending Buffalo Bill. Crawford's back-story (completely ignored in the movie, due to time constraints) is tragic and provides a human counterpoint to the dehumanizing deeds of Bill and Lecter. Excellent reading. Yes, this is an audio book you could listen to again and again.
The book moves briskly, and though there are few moments of danger for Starling until the very end of the book, the sense of tension is built and maintained superbly. I enjoyed going to bed for the two weeks I moved through this audio book, as Harris is a master of the cliff-hanger.
Dr. Lecter, of course! By inviting him, you never know who's on the menu.
This audiobook is everything in the movie, plus more. The big difference is that there is a lot more on the serial killer, all of it creepy and engaging. I assume everyone reading this knows the basic plot line - a young woman studying to be an FBI agent is pulled into a serial killer case in order to try to get info from Hannibal Lector, an incarcerated genius cannibal-killer who may be able to help. Lector is one of the all-time great villains of fiction / cinema. The reader captures Lector so well. My only criticism is that the reader often speaks in a melodramatic drawl, something that works with Lector but gets tiring otherwise. Still, the story is so powerful, I got used to the voice (which added to parts of this and detracted from other parts). The final few hours were so riveting, even for a listener who had seen the movie more than once. This novel, like Hannibal Lector, is a work of twisted genius.
I have still not seen this movie! But the story was great. It was suspenseful, fast-paced, and I think the narrator did a great job with the voices. I recommed it!
I have always enjoyed this book and if you add Frank Muller you got yourself a pretty good deal.