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 love to listen to many novels in the star wars series,Stephen king novels, history, and biographies as well.
Yes! One strong reason is the narration by Frank Muller.
My favorite character has to be Lector, because he is very smooth, and calculating when dealing with Starling.
I liked the first scene in the mental hospital where Lector is sizing up Starling.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Listen to most of my audiobooks on Amazon Echo at work...I pick tried and true stories, classics and guilty pleasures
Yes, the brilliant Hannibal and the trainee Clarice are a couple I will call on again.
Hannibal's brilliant mind and his relentless appetites.
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.
Highly recommend...would like an equally spooky suggestion as a follow up.
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.
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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