Seven years have passed since Dr. Hannibal Lecter escaped from custody, seven years since FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling interviewed him in a maximum security hospital for the criminally insane. The doctor is still at large, pursuing his own ineffable interests, savoring the scents, the essences of an unguarded world. But Starling has never forgotten her encounters with Dr. Lecter, and the metallic rasp of his seldom-used voice still sounds in her dreams. Mason Verger remembers Dr. Lecter, too, and is obsessed with revenge.
The book and the 3rd installment of Hannibal Lecter series was a joy to read and is what I expected from Thomas Harris and Dr.Lecter. However, unlike the previous narrator’s from The Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, who were great and help me to engross in the reading, this narrator did not. I didn’t feel as in tuned with the story by how it was narrated. No disrespect, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Great book.
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.
I like the introduction being told by Thomas Harris. The book and the audio are coinciding with one another, only around of the last 5 chapters, there was a passage that was skipped in the audio but overall it was fine. I would definitely recommend the audio to everyone. I definitely enjoyed it.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby....
The narration performance of Jake Gyllenhaal was really good, never missing a beat and taking the reader into the universe of the novel.
The only thing is that in the first few chapter is a drag and difficulty to follow the train of thought. Overall, I enjoyed it and I was glad to have read the book, along with the audio.