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The Silence of the Lambs Audiobook
The Silence of the Lambs
Written by: 
Thomas Harris
Narrated by: 
Frank Muller
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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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    Will Holloway 10-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Oh, Hannibal, you devil!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yep. It rocks. True performance that captivates on a story that already is gold.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Melissa Kunz 10-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Frank Muller is brilliant"

    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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    Matt 09-11-15
    Matt 09-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Audio inconsistencies threaten this great title"

    The audio varies in volume regularly. Clearly this is a cassette tape recording. Not the best quality.

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    Jill 09-03-15
    Jill 09-03-15
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    "Enthralling!"

    I loved listening to the narrator bring all these famed characters to life! Images from the movie fit right in as I listened along.

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    anne RICHMOND, CA, United States 08-18-15
    anne RICHMOND, CA, United States 08-18-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Engrossing still even though I knew the film!"

    Since most will know the movie before hearing this audio book version I thought that heading would be useful. The film is very close to the book but there is so much more detail, character insight and nuance in this book that it was as if it were coming to me all new. Pitch perfect narration and of course fabulous writing.

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    Sierra 08-04-15
    Sierra 08-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Full Characters, Human Characters"

    Narrator was very nice. The preview doesn't do him justice, I'll admit that I myself was hesitant to listen due to the preview.
    Harris certainly does not shy from telling you what a character is feeling as if a person is really feeling it. More often than not, an author will write so far out in the third person that the language is unrelatable, and you will never feel like you're not a part of it. I mostly listened to this on the commute to work, and it would often upset my stomach before getting there. The language is not crude. The realism of it is sickening. In a perfect way.
    Hannibal is a beautiful mind, his palace building and offering rooms to Starling. Starling is never made to be unnecessarily weak, which is far too common nowadays. Starling, and the characters that surround her, all have their weaknesses. Even Hannibal. They don't have quirks or faults that are meant to endear, they have true human faults and quirks. No character is made flat, and Harris won't drone about what isn't important about them.
    Whether it's detailing the extremes or the neutrals, Harris is a fantastic voice of the human experience.

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    Melinda 07-30-15
    Melinda 07-30-15
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    "Absolutely Enthralling!"

    I never get tired of Muller's voice. I saw the movie before the book (for shame, I know) and am surprised at how accurate the translation was. I've never been a huge fan of crime thrillers but I may have been converted. Absolutely worth a listen.

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    freezedriedchicken 07-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than expected"

    I decided to listen to this book after renewing my love for the movie. The book was so much better. The performance voice matched the tone of the book perfectly (and I do have to admit there have been many disappointments for me with good stories ruined by grating voices). Frank muller did a wonderful job conveying the undertones and atmosphere of Harris' writing. Would recommend this to anyone who loves a little suspense.

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    Erin 07-24-15
    Erin 07-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "So creepy and awesome!"

    It went above and beyond expectations. The book is so much better than the movie (and I love the movie).

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    Matheson 07-23-15
    Matheson 07-23-15
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    "A Darkly Cerebral Masterpiece"

    On the surface, this novel is a police procedural. Beneath its surface, it is a study of the depths of the human psyche and those rare individuals that dwell there. And it is masterfully written.

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