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)
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.
Even after several passing years and viewings of the film, the story continues to intrigue. Muller's narration is utterly genuine. A must listening!
Yep. It rocks. True performance that captivates on a story that already is gold.
The narrator channels Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of hannibal so well, I was amazed it was not Hopkins. Many people saw the film (a masterpiece above most,) before reading the novel. I was one. So when I read Hannibal, in my head I heard Hopkins' voice. THe narrator, Frank Muller nailed that! Made the listen the BEST of the Hannibal series. Thank you for not wrecking that. The book of course is a great thriller. Enjoy!
The movie is good, the book is outstanding! Frank Muller narrates this book so flawlessly, I got chills throughout the entire story. The Silence of the Lambs easily places among my top 5 favorite audible books. Highly recommended!
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