A quiet summer night...a neat suburban house...and another innocent, happy family is shattered - the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness.
All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer who Graham put in prison years ago.
As the imprisoned Lecter tightens the reins of revenge, Graham's feverish pursuit of the Red Dragon draws him inside the warped mind of a psychopath, into an unforgettable world of demonic ritual and violence, beyond the limits of human terror.
©1981 Thomas Harris (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
The book was by all means far better than the movie or series. It had portions fragments if you will of both which fulfilled the story completely. The book was much more descriptive. I found parts were frightening as well as heart wrenching, as you read life through a killers eyes as a child. I wont tell any of the story but this is a must read to fully understand this authors ideas before Hollywood and Anthony Hopkins fell into his life
I loved the narrator's voices throughout the story, as well as the storyline itself. The dramatic pauses and pronunciation really brought the details to life.
I really loved the scene in which they went to see the tiger. I believe that was my most memorable moment.
Will Graham was defiantly my favorite. I loved the way he would get into the mind of the killer to solve the crime. Many of his ideas where ingenious.
Oh no, I listened to it in multiple sittings. I usually play audiobooks while I drive.
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.
Umm.... Hmm.... Up there. It was a book I read in highschool and loved the film. So I've always enjoyed the story
Hannibal .... Duh.... He's one of the greatest characters in literary and cinematic history
Thomas Harris is a genius
I read this when I learned it is on David Foster Wallace's unusual top ten list. It is quite a thriller. It is set in the 70's. Hannibal Lector appears as a side character and helps, in a way, to catch another cannibal murderer. The reader has a clear resonate voice but gives intimate exchanges between romantic partners an irritating pleading whine I associate with children instead of adults. The story has enough narrative drive to overcome that bit of the performance.
I'd never consider an audio edition better then the print version. Nothing beats your own voices and images inside your own head.
When Dolarhyde takes Rebba to the zoo to be able to "see" a tiger for the first time.
Hearing about Dolarhyde's childhood. Actually made me understand his character and feel for him.
The narrator did such an amazing job reading this book that I felt like I was in the story.
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