'It is an axiom of behavioural science that vampires are territorial, while cannibals range widely. 'Hannibal killed nine people before he was caught. And five on his escape. Two of his victims survived - one of them is in an asylum; but the other craves revenge. Mason Verger, a paraplegic confined to a respirator since his encounter with Dr Lecter, can move only the fingers of his crippled right hand across the soft blanket that covers his lifeless body. But Verger is very rich and very influential, and his reach extends into the echelons of power around the world. His need to find Lecter is insatiable. In Clarice Starling he has the perfect bait. As gripping and terrifying as any reader or listener of Silence of the Lambs would expect. Simply unforgettable.
©1999 Thomas Harris (P)2009 Random House Audio
ONE OF THE BEST STORIES I CAN REMEMBER, ONE ACTUALLY SIDES WITH A CANNIBAL, MURDERER- IN CONTRAST TO A DECENT UPBRINGING.
THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO- BECAUSE OF THE VENGENCE THE PERSON WRONGED GETS.
NO NONE, HOWVER THE PERON WHO READS THE TRILOGY
THE HUNGER GAMES, ETC., IS ENOUGH TO PUT ONE OFF BUYING AN AUDIBLE BOOK FOREVER-ABSOLUTELY USELESS- MAYBE THAT MADE DANIEL CARROL EVEN BETTER.
CLARISA - SHE GETS CURED ( PEACE OF MIND )FROM DR. HANNIBAL AND VICE VERSA
I would definitely listen to this book again. I have read it once in printed form and will likely listen to the audiobook again in the medium term. I believe it to be if not the best, the most interesting book from the Thomas Harris series.
The characters - with the exception of Clarice Starling almost every character in the book is despicable. They are a very colourful bunch of people to say the least.
He is a wonderful narrator, his narration of the faceless, lipless and severly crippled Mason Verger was exactly what I would have imagined from the printed version.
A Cheerful Homecoming
Love the ending.. which flies in the face of popular opinion. A great and unexpected ending to a wonderful series of stories.
I enjoyed this book and I also enjoyed the ending, which many fans did not. It did get changed for the film so people who have seen that first may be a little bit shocked by how differently the novel goes. I think the writing is excellent, the character of Dr. Lecter is as brilliant as ever and I would always give Thomas Harris books a try.
The narration was generally good although much of the time I struggled to understand what Mason Verger was saying. That is true to the story as Verger finds it hard to speak due to some medical problems, but I think for the sake of clarity it should have been toned down a bit in the reading.
"Enjoyed this, struggled with some of the narration"
Really good book, enjoyed the story. Most of the narration is excellent. However I couldn't understand what Mason Verger was saying and found this very offputting. The rest of the book was good enough to make me stick with it, but it was a bit of a shame.
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