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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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    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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    Sunrise554 01-15-16
    Sunrise554 01-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than the movie"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Silence of the Lambs to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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    Amazon Customer 01-05-16 Member Since 2015

    horror lover

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    "Truly Well Written Story"

    Even after several passing years and viewings of the film, the story continues to intrigue. Muller's narration is utterly genuine. A must listening!

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    Corine 12-14-15
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    "Captivating."

    This was just an amazing ride, I loved feeling like I could reach out and touch the characters. Truly a captivating piece of work and the reading was flawless.

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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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