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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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    charlotte christchurch, New Zealand 05-24-15
    charlotte christchurch, New Zealand 05-24-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Spellbinding listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Silence of the Lambs the most enjoyable?

    It is a very interesting listen


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

    I have since gone a thriller kick, and really this is one of the best books of the genre


    Any additional comments?

    You won't regret listening to this book

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  • JamesW
    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 Murray-Smith
    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
  • Mrs
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    7/20/15
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    "really enjoyed this, a real thriller"

    I haven't watched this for many years and was interested to see if it was similar and if it would be as thrilling, it was, probably more so. I will be listening to this again, although listening to all 4 Hannibal books in a row is slightly paranoid making... but good fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • dniz
    6/25/15
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    "Brilliant
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    We've all seen the film, and probably read the book, so expectations are high. This gripping thriller, exquisitely read, never disappoints. Highly recommended.





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  • Andrew
    6/12/15
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    "Tence and chilling"

    Loved this book the voice actor portrays Hannibal just how I imagined he would.

    Would recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • toveyc1
    6/1/15
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    "Loved going back to this.."

    It's strange to go back to basics after the films and TV series but I'm glad I did as the source material is great. Hannibal comes alive again and we revisit Starlings character and humble beginnings. Well written by Harris. Very well read by the narrator. I would recommend this. I'm now off to start 'Hannibal' the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Noreen
    4/20/15
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    "love this"

    Thomas Harris yet again wrote another great book that makes you shiver as you read love all of these book. Narrated beautiful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
    4/18/15
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    "Great story - awful quality recording"

    The story in, every way, is great and I'm now enjoying revisiting all of the books in the series followed by the films.

    The only downside, and it's a bigy, is the quality of the recording. It's too quiet and there is a constant white noise background. It sounds as if it's playing from a reel to reel tape! Made listening an effort at times which doesn't suit the multitasking listener at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aw Clarkson
    lincolnshire, uk
    3/1/15
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    "Kept me gripped all the way through"
    Where does The Silence of the Lambs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3


    What did you like best about this story?

    Constantly moving, lots of actions. Probably enough materials for more than one book, but very well interwoven story threads.


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Polished professional narration, real depth and feeling.


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

    Plenty of twists and turns, won't mention these as it would spoil it for others


    Any additional comments?

    25 years old before I got round to reading it. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and hard to stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
    12/31/14
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    "Perfect"
    If you could sum up The Silence of the Lambs in three words, what would they be?

    It is perfect


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silence of the Lambs?

    The one on one scenes between Starling and Lecter.


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    It's a fascinating narration. Muller's tone is relatively muted compared to his other work, but it fits the story perfectly. His Lecter is spot on, quietly menacing and never drifting into ham, and all the other characters have distinctive voices so you instantly know whose dialogue it is.


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

    What's for dinner?


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best audiobooks I've listened to. The magic combination of a great story and a great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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