Very good book and interesting subject matter. Read with just the right tone, and excellent skill. Like a "who done it" mystery, but real life.
I've read Rifleman about Stevie Flemmie and that was good background to this book. Being from Massachusetts I'm fascinated by this subject.
I wish I could, but too long.
Good read/listen. I recommend it highly.
I love Frank Muller's work. He not only reads the book, and acts the book, he becomes the characters. Often you can tell which character is speaking simply by Muller's inflection before any narration in the story gives it away. How he reads Starling is different than how he reads Crawford or Lecter. He gives each character life; no matter how small in the story. Even though I've read the book and seen the movie, I'm on the edge of my seat sometimes listening to him tell the story. Excellent experience.
Very much so. Even though I'm very familiar with the book, Muller does a great job of keeping you in suspense. Some sections I listened to while on a long drive over back roads in the dark. I won't hide it; he had me edgy!
Each of Frank Muller's works stand alone. It's like he is a different Frank Muller each time he approaches a story. His oration, pace, tone and characterizations are always amazing. I believed he was a prison "bull goose screw" in "The Green Mile" just as much as I beleived he was a deck hand on a whaling ship in "Moby Dick". This book is no exception. His Lecter is every bit the equal to Anthony Hopkins performance.
I don't know if moved is the right word, considering it's about a serial killer. But I would say that I was very invested in the story throughout the read.
Definitely worth the listen; great addition to any library.
I loved the book. Excellently written, and excellently performed by both the author and William Hurt. The only problem I had with the book is the cheesy music that they overlay on the end of each chapter. It detracts from the experience; sort of breaks the 4th wall so to speak. The only point where it actually adds to the story is the very end. Otherwise it's like overused laugh tracks in a 70's sit-com. Intrusive, unnecessary, and beneath the level of the work. It's sort of like being in a fine art museum admiring a painting or a sculpture and someone in the room rips a fart. It's that crass. Lose the cheese; leave the ending music, and the book would be five by five.
William Hurt was surprisingly excellent. I believed that he WAS Bobby Garfield! Great read. Stephen King's performance was spot on (as per usual). He wrote the characters; who better to give them voice?!
Yes for King, no for Hurt. Loved both of them. I'm looking for more of Hurt now.
Several times I was moved to laughter, and to tears. At one point when (spoiler alert) Sully John was sort of losing it talking about being in Nam I felt very anxious and nauseous. I felt as though I was experiencing the emotions of the character. William Hurt is THAT good!
As per above; the music almost ruined the book for me. It's got to go. It doesn't belong in the narration, and only fits the story one time; the very end. Otherwise it's like a mustache on a Mona Lisa. NFG.
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