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The Silence of the Lambs Audiobook

The Silence of the Lambs

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Robert A. Raymond woodstock cT 07-22-16
    Robert A. Raymond woodstock cT 07-22-16 Member Since 2016

    I love to listen to many novels in the star wars series,Stephen king novels, history, and biographies as well.

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    "great listen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Silence of the Lambs to be better than the print version?

    Yes! One strong reason is the narration by Frank Muller.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character has to be Lector, because he is very smooth, and calculating when dealing with Starling.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the first scene in the mental hospital where Lector is sizing up Starling.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Silence of the Lambs and why?

    Lector, because as I stated above, he is very smooth when talking to Starling. When he speaks, You feel like he should be the F B I agent instead of a killer.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the narration by Frank muller. I have several books narrated by him. I would recommend all of the novels he has narrated. I wish there were more narrators like him. When you listen to him, you can see why he won awards for his narration.

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    D. Clem 07-15-16
    D. Clem 07-15-16

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    "Wonderful Narration for Wonderful Book!"

    Amazing narrator- I wish he was the one who narrated the rest of the Hannibal series available on Audible... Well, maybe even ALL the books on here. Being a huge consumer of audio books, I can't even think of another time I've been so impressed.

    I almost cancelled my Audible subscription after 2 horribly narrated books (and poor sound quality), but this renewed my faith.

    And, as always, Thomas Harris' work is phenomenal. I would recommend this to anyone- whether they've already read the book or not.

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    mere2442 07-12-16
    mere2442 07-12-16 Member Since 2011
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    "The beginning was a little slow"

    I felt that the beginning was a little slow, but when it picked up, it was hard to stop listening! I liked this far better than Red Dragon as I enjoyed seeing much more of Lector, despite being more interested in Dolarhyde than Gumb. Pick it up, you won't regret it!

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    Kerryann Kenney Gilbert, Arizona, USA 07-10-16
    Kerryann Kenney Gilbert, Arizona, USA 07-10-16 Member Since 2016

    Listen to most of my audiobooks on Amazon Echo at work...I pick tried and true stories, classics and guilty pleasures

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    "Afraid to listen to this at night!"
    Would you listen to The Silence of the Lambs again? Why?

    Yes, the brilliant Hannibal and the trainee Clarice are a couple I will call on again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hannibal's brilliant mind and his relentless appetites.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    Hannibal


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is a book for Halloween and dark basements and parking lots with rattling leaves and battered white vans. This is an audiobook that took me away from my job and even though I knew what was going to happen (from the movie) left me wonderfully, creepily, entertained.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend...would like an equally spooky suggestion as a follow up.

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    Eric 06-07-16
    Eric 06-07-16
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    "Really adds to the movie"

    I really loved the movie but this book, as is so often the case, was better; there was more room for character development and all. Great performance as well!

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    Amazon Customer 05-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Chilling and amazing"

    I have read this book multiple times, and marveled at the brilliance of the film based on it. But Frank Miller's narration brought it to life for me in a way I hadn't expected. I have never listened to an audio book in its entirety before this. Utterly amazing. It is easy to see how Mr. Harris's literary prowess made these characters haunt our imaginations all these years. But the picture is incomplete until you read/listen to all three books: this one, "Hannibal," and most importantly "Hannibal Rising." Then a very complex picture falls into place. The conclusions you draw can be as varied as people's imaginations.

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    Matthew H. Cronk Fairbanks, Ak. 05-23-16
    Matthew H. Cronk Fairbanks, Ak. 05-23-16
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    "Amazing book!"

    This book was written extremely well and the performer portrayed all the characters very well! I would definitely recommend!

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    harry PLEASANTON, CA, United States 05-21-16
    harry PLEASANTON, CA, United States 05-21-16 Member Since 2010
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    "A Great Audio Book !"

    This audio book is the essence of just how great an audio book can be when the content and the narrator are both exceptional.

    While Thomas Harris's book stands on its own merits, I can not overstate how much Frank Muller's inspired narration brings to this audio book.

    The Silence of the Lambs is simply one of those books that I could not put down and wished had not ended.

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    Jon 04-26-16
    Jon 04-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "25 years later"

    This was far better than the movie and the movie was amazing. The narrator is great and even after 25 years, the story is surprising.

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    UCLA Grad 04-21-16
    UCLA Grad 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Well read and well written"

    The narrator, Frank Mueller, did an outstanding job with the varied character which Thomas Harris fleshed out so well.

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