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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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    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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    michael 04-10-16
    michael 04-10-16 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "It's "hello agent starling" NOT "hello clarice"..."
    What made the experience of listening to The Silence of the Lambs the most enjoyable?

    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


    What other book might you compare The Silence of the Lambs to and why?

    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


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hannibal escaping....


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Lol... I think it's been done.... But if I did it, the tag line would be "hello agent starling" not hello clarice .....


    Any additional comments?

    Come on dude.... You gotta read it...

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    Nicole Lo Re 03-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved this - always loved the movie, hearing the book was wonderful. Our narrator is chilling as Dr. Lecter.

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    Kurt M. Douglass 03-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Muller's Narration is Perfect"

    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.

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    Daniel 02-22-16
    Daniel 02-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Fitting Narration"

    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.

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    Kristian Blilie Berg 02-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent in every way"

    Simply the best narrator ever. Also a good story and it's fun to see how faithful the film adaptation actually is!

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    David Glen Echo, MD, United States 02-02-16
    David Glen Echo, MD, United States 02-02-16
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    "Frank Muller re-deux"
    What made the experience of listening to The Silence of the Lambs the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    Lecter, of course. His pacing, as always, is, after you get used to it, perfect for this character.


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

    It's always Lecter because he is unique in so many ways.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a nice surprise; the writing, the narration and, of course, the amazing story.

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    noah 01-18-16
    noah 01-18-16
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    "Worth reading"
    What made the experience of listening to The Silence of the Lambs the most enjoyable?

    Its an excellent idea but not as intelligent as people like to pretend it is. Better idea than execution.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the Doctor of course. Jack Crawford in this book will make you yawn and the author glosses over the killers history.


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    na


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

    the Doctor of course


    Any additional comments?

    worth your time but not Earth moving

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