We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Hannibal | [Thomas Harris]

Hannibal

'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.
Regular Price:$28.94
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

'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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (22 )
5 star
 (11)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.4 (21 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (21 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Pearl_Essence Australia 08-26-14
    Pearl_Essence Australia 08-26-14 Member Since 2013

    I am quirky with different and varied interests

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "How can you go wrong with Hannibal Lector?"
    Would you listen to Hannibal again? Why?

    Yes I would. It is not only well written, but it translates well into an audio book


    What did you like best about this story?

    that it was unabridged


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't really say the whole book was good


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    see above


    Any additional comments?

    At least he pronounced a lot of the words correctly as some audible books have mispronounciations

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    andrea nelspruit, South Africa 09-05-12
    andrea nelspruit, South Africa 09-05-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "EXCEPTIONALY WELL READ- A PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO."
    Would you listen to Hannibal again? Why?

    ONE OF THE BEST STORIES I CAN REMEMBER, ONE ACTUALLY SIDES WITH A CANNIBAL, MURDERER- IN CONTRAST TO A DECENT UPBRINGING.


    What other book might you compare Hannibal to and why?

    THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO- BECAUSE OF THE VENGENCE THE PERSON WRONGED GETS.


    Have you listened to any of Daniel Gerroll’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Who was the most memorable character of Hannibal and why?

    CLARISA - SHE GETS CURED ( PEACE OF MIND )FROM DR. HANNIBAL AND VICE VERSA


    Any additional comments?

    THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris Stretton, Australia 07-17-12
    Chris Stretton, Australia 07-17-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The best book of the series"
    Would you listen to Hannibal again? Why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What does Daniel Gerroll bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    If you could rename Hannibal, what would you call it?

    A Cheerful Homecoming


    Any additional comments?

    Love the ending.. which flies in the face of popular opinion. A great and unexpected ending to a wonderful series of stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Gemma
    Radlett, United Kingdom
    5/25/12
    Overall
    "Excellent story"

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    ABERDEEN, United Kingdom
    6/13/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Skoots
    12/13/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Possibly my favourite of the Lecter novels"

    I very nearly didn't chose to listen to this as the sample you can listen to on the website sounded wrong to my ear having just finish the excellent Silence of the Lambs, read by Frank Muller. Couple that with other reviewers stating that the character Mason is a little hard to understand at times, as well as me not being too taken by the film adaptation of this book, all added up to me being a tad reluctant. However, as my review title suggest, I really enjoyed it. You quickly get used to the narration, which is marvellous. Yes, Mason is difficult to understand at times, but he should be, given what has happened to him (No spoilers). All in all, it's brilliant. Loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LJ
    7/29/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not as good as I'd hoped"

    It's not often I rate a film better than its Source Material, but this is one such case.

    I found this story tedious and in many ways the film by Ridley Scott made way more sense.

    The Narrator was by far the most annoying to listen to. Some voices and accents he did very well, but listening to him speak for Mason, Barney or Cordell is absolute torture.

    Apparently Cordell has a slightly Swiss accent? The Narrator made him sound 100% South African! I know since I am one. It's just weird.

    I can't say I could recommend this Audiobook to anyone I'm afraid.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • toveyc1
    6/12/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Richly detailed... Shame about the narration."

    The story is fantastic and a great continuation of the Hannibal thread. It's rich in descriptive details that enhance your imagination throughout. The one letdown was the narrator. After listening to southern tones of the readers in Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, it was very jarring to be subjected to the american/British accent of this narrator, so much so that at times it took me away from the story because I started to think about that instead. The pace was completely correct but the tone was not right. For me it let it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    SWINDON, United Kingdom
    2/23/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic psychological thriller"

    I love this story and I even prefer the book's ending to that of the film.

    Even if you don't like the ending, you can't say you know all about Hannibal Lecter without reading this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Max Feilden
    Uk
    1/4/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story"

    Been on the hanable books, this is my 3ed one. Very different to the tv and movie but still just as great. Loved them all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
    12/31/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nearly, but not quite."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, good story, and for the most part well-read.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Let's get it on the table, the ending sucks… Also the story could have been leaner. Silence Of The Lambs covered a lot more ground with fewer words.


    What aspect of Daniel Gerroll’s performance might you have changed?

    I actually thought his Mason voice was really good, and understandable. His Lecter was a bit hammy though.


    Did Hannibal inspire you to do anything?

    Er, no….


    Any additional comments?

    Worth listening to, merely a good story compared to the excellent ones that preceded it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Finn
    12/10/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic voice acting, addictive listening"
    If you could sum up Hannibal in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, exciting, addictive


    What other book might you compare Hannibal to, and why?

    Silence of the Lambs as its the sequal however characters have a little bit more room to grow in this version.


    What about Daniel Gerroll’s performance did you like?

    Regional accents were varied and perfectly queued. Was very easy listening.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The conclusion was masterful, great tone and pacing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.