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The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2 | [Thomas Harris]

The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Harris’ legendary best-seller, Audible presents The Silence of the Lambs, with a new introduction written and read by the author himself. An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... Seeking insight into the deadly madman she must find, FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane.
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Publisher's Summary

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Harris’ legendary best-seller, Audible presents The Silence of the Lambs, with a new introduction written and read by the author himself.

An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim...

Seeking insight into the deadly madman she must find, FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane. As Dr. Lecter invites Clarice into the darkest chambers of his mind, he forces her to confront her own childhood demons in return for knowledge; an unspeakable tuition he exacts to teach her how the monster thinks. But time is running out…

An instant classic of chilling psychological suspense, The Silence of the Lambs will take you from the tormenting words of a homicidal maniac and the flesh-rending depravity of an elusive killer to the sheer courage of a young FBI novice, who risks her life to track him down and stop the bloodshed.

A native of Mississippi, Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, Hannibal in 1999, and Hannibal Rising in 2006.

All the Hannibal Lecter books have been made into films, most notably starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. Sky has also produced a television series based on the notorious mass murderer, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne and Hugh Dancy.

©1989 Thomas Harris (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A brilliant, superbly crafted thriller" (James Herbert)
"The great fictional monster of our time" (Stephen King)
"A huge talent" (Ian Rankin)
"The best book I've read in a very long time. Subtle, horrific and splendid" (Roald Dahl)
"Thrillers don't come any better than this. Razor-sharp entertainment, beautifully constructed and brilliantly written. It takes us to places in the mind where few writers have the talent or sheer nerve to venture." (Clive Barker)
"A snapshot from hell" (Rolling Stone)
"A virtual textbook on the craft of suspense" (Washington Post)"

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  • Amazon Customer
    Nr Stroud, Gloucester
    12/1/13
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    "Superb and chilling"

    When you listen to an audiobook which has such an iconic film version, I feel sorry for the narrator however in this case, Frank Muller absolutely pulls it off.
    Yes Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster made these characters instantly recognisable and while Muller certainly does draw on these performances, he doesn't make it a pastiche, instead adding some of his own nuances whilst still retaining he characters that we know and loathe (love?)

    The story itself is excellent and remains chilling even after 25 years, and is a throughly good listen

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Josephine
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    10/30/13
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    "Brilliant - what a treat!!"
    What did you like most about The Silence of the Lambs?

    I enjoyed this so much - even though I have seen the film and read the book, I still found something new in the audio book. The story is one of the best and is added to by the quality of the narration Great stuff!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is a modern classic. Starling is a true heroine.


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

    Not that I recall but I will look for more.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    ERRRR Its been done!


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Charles
    Wantage, United Kingdom
    9/9/14
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    "One of the modern Thriller masterpieces"

    I've read the book and seen the film countless times in the past, as have most people. Like me, you'll probably have Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins images in your mind when you listen, even if you try hard to come at this fresh. Don't worry, though, this narration is it's own being, and you'll soon lose any pre-conceptions.

    I won't review the story, as this has been covered by others before. What I *will* comment on is the narration. Frank Muller does a cracking job of bringing the characters to life, even with all the baggage that we have from the film version. You can hear echoes of Jodie Foster in Starling, without trying to completely mimic her. Likewise with Lector, you get the suaveness from the Hopkins portrayal mixed with the menace that Brian Cox brought to the part in Manhunter as well, making this a more chilling Lector because of it. Muller deserves a lot of praise for taking on what must have been a daunting prospect, given how deeply ingrained these characters are in popular culture now, and still making it fresh and a joy to listen to. Heartily recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • stephen
    United Kingdom
    8/8/14
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable."

    Got this as part of a 2 for 1 deal alongside World war Z (Disappointing book).
    Having seen the film and as books are generally better than the films I looked forward to a good listen.
    I was not disappointed, I thought it was a great read and it easily stands the test of time.
    Frank Muller reads very well, there's great character development and some scary bits as well and it's a good story.
    Thoroughly enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 2BSmaller
    Yorkshire, UK
    7/9/14
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    "Muller's Lecter gave me chills."
    What did you like best about this story?

    The Narration is excellent, really bringing the story to life.


    What aspect of Frank Muller’s performance might you have changed?

    Nothing. Superb!


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The storytelling is brilliant. Harris is unrivaled in this genre.


    Any additional comments?

    There was a quite a bit of audible static in the pauses in dialogue (unrelated to my listening device as tested with other machines): this was the only reason I didn't give 5*

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
    6/26/14
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    "Marketing Genius"

    I'm a marketing man's dream and got sucked in by the "special edition" promise to buy this again; to be fair, it was an interesting wee snippet by T Harris, but I'd borrow someone else's copy instead of buying it yourself, it's not that long.

    You forget that Lecter isn't the star of the book due to the film hyping Hopkins' performance. It is instead Buffalo Bill, terrifyingly portraying the baddie who leaves you creeped out! A great story as an FBI recruit, Starling, helps chase a serial killer by conversing with another serial killer, Dr Lecter, and getting clues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lucy
    Woodbridge, United Kingdom
    2/7/14
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    "Wonderful story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you liked the films than you will love this book


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it


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

    Hannabel


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Gripping


    Any additional comments?

    A must read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Planet Earth
    1/27/14
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    "Creepy & very believable."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book without hesitation, most people remember the movie version from the 1990's but the audiobook holds the tension much better than the big screen ever could.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Frank Muller is one of my all time favourite narrators (especially brilliant reading 'The Dark Tower' stories) and his delivery on this is second to none.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Too many great scenes to pick out one as Frank Muller pulls you into the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nothing in particular because as I said previously it is just a fantastic story.


    Any additional comments?

    If you saw (& enjoyed) the movie with Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster I'm pretty sure you will love the audiobook, just sit back & let Frank Muller take you into a well written tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M
    South Shields, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "Still a great story"
    What did you like most about The Silence of the Lambs?

    It is just such a good story - no padding - just a master at his craft - great characters and themes.


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

    It stands alone


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    Excellent performance Frank


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the last victim was released and the fireman saved the murderers dog!


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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