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Cari Mora

Narrated by: Thomas Harris
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The number one Sunday Times best-selling author of The Silence of the Lambs and the creator of Hannibal Lecter, Thomas Harris, returns with his first stand-alone thriller since his debut novel, Black Sunday.

©2019 Thomas Harris (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"The last two decades of 19th century popular fiction were dominated by Conan Doyle and Sherlock Homes. A century on, suspense literature has achieved their equals in Thomas Harris." (The Guardian)

"Harris’s writing bears the hallmarks of honed perfection." (The Times)

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  • Simon
  • 05-19-19

Did Hannibal Eat His Manuscript?

Thomas Harris is the man that brought us one of the singularly most terrifying human monsters in the history of literature and he did it with real style, quality writing and instilled something of the night into our reading time. Finding that there is another book bearing his name, Lecter or not, was very exciting. Listening to it was not exciting at all, the years don't seem to have been kind to Harris's writing abilities.

This is quite simply bang average. The dialogue is often clunky, the prose shows occasional signs of style but only occasionally and the characters, of whom there are plenty, have almost no depth to them at all. People flit into and out of the story, out usually by getting killed, and hardly anyone bats an eyelid. The whole thing seems poorly planned and rushed out which given the time since the previous books seems fairly strange.

Harris chose to read this himself again, and while he has a pleasant enough voice to listen to he has no real range to speak of and you'll be hard-pushed to even tell male from female. If he wants to succeed in audio books then he really needs to consider getting in one of the real pros to give the stories a bit more life.

Hard to criticise Harris given what he gave us in the past and I wanted to like this but I can't recommend this unless you are a completist with regards to this author. It's simply not very good and there are a lot of books representing much better value available on Audible.

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  • DannieJ
  • 05-16-19

I had hoped for a bit more,

but I must say I look forward to the movie.

Don't misunderstand me, this is still THE Thomas Harris and is probably one of the best novels to come out this year, but having been a fan for twenty years or more, I can't help but pine a bit for the days of Hannibal and Black Sunday. The character development and the plot both felt rushed and the the entire book was easily finished during my shift at the factory.

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