A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname - Buffalo Bill - is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal the Cannibal - who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
Dr. Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, unusual tastes, and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs - and ingenious, masterfully written book and an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.
©1998 Thomas Harris (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
"Kathy Bates makes it sound so real you'll be looking over your shoulder for days." (Washington Post Book World)
"Scary Tales are always best when told out loud, which is why a novel such as The Silence of the Lambs works so well on tape." (Playboy)
I'm just a guy who hates Small talk, thanks to audible and a good set of ear buds. Not shopping, not even waiting rooms are a problem.
I was born in 83, so I've grow. Up with the Hannibal books and movies. I hadn't read any of them since highschool so comming back to them was like bumping into an old friend
Nothing.... Sounds funny but Harris's writing is so ..... Deep.... I'd say maybe Fitzgerald.... But other than gatsby I've never read a book that brings its characters to life like Thomas Harris
Lol... I think it's been done.... But if I did it, the tag line would be "hello agent starling" not hello clarice .....
Come on dude.... You gotta read it...
I read this novel several years ago, and it definitely stands up on re-reading. Muller's reading is perfect: he is one of those talented narrators that gives each character such a distinctive voice that it seems like a multi-cast production. His Lecter is especially creepy and may be better than Hopkins.
The story itself is legendary, but Frank Muller (R.I.P.) deserves major props for bringing this book to life. He tells the story in almost the kind of somber whisper one would expect to hear at a funeral, but all of the characters are perfectly fleshed out. If you are considering buying this book, just go ahead and push the button, you won't be disappointed.
Of course I saw the picture. Just happened to catch this in a random search for another reading by Frank Muller. So, thanks, Frank for this amazing reading. Not the usual exaggerated Muller reading (you know what I mean); not stylized, as Frank was wont to do, but more straightforward. I was very pleased by this. Mostly I long for George Guidell,since Frank is gone; this was a treat. The writing is superb and the story is very very engaging.
Hard to say. I could picture the characters from my movie memory, so that was nice. I wanted it to go on...I may go back to earlier book(s), but no Frank or George...too bad.
Lecter, of course. His pacing, as always, is, after you get used to it, perfect for this character.
It's always Lecter because he is unique in so many ways.
This was a nice surprise; the writing, the narration and, of course, the amazing story.
Its an excellent idea but not as intelligent as people like to pretend it is. Better idea than execution.
the Doctor of course. Jack Crawford in this book will make you yawn and the author glosses over the killers history.
the Doctor of course
worth your time but not Earth moving
I would have made Buffalo Bill's victims bigger than a woman's size 12 to make it more believable that a man 6'2'' was trying to make a suit for himself.
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