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Hannibal Audiobook

Hannibal

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'It is an axiom of behavioural science that vampires are territorial, while cannibals range widely. 'Hannibal killed nine people before he was caught. And five on his escape. Two of his victims survived - one of them is in an asylum; but the other craves revenge. Mason Verger, a paraplegic confined to a respirator since his encounter with Dr Lecter, can move only the fingers of his crippled right hand across the soft blanket that covers his lifeless body. But Verger is very rich and very influential, and his reach extends into the echelons of power around the world. His need to find Lecter is insatiable. In Clarice Starling he has the perfect bait. As gripping and terrifying as any reader or listener of Silence of the Lambs would expect. Simply unforgettable.

©1999 Thomas Harris (P)2009 Random House Audio

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    Laurie Hall 02-16-17
    Laurie Hall 02-16-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Ridiculously intrusive narration"

    I have read and enjoyed this book. I was so looking forward to enjoying the Audible version on my runs but I am not sure if I can finish it. The narrators accent is so jarring, it distracts me from the story. This has never bothered me about an audio book before and I really didn't think it would make that much difference but it makes listening so much hard work! Please let me know if there is another version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    The Rubber Kitty 08-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "How can you go wrong with Hannibal Lector?"
    Would you listen to Hannibal again? Why?

    Yes I would. It is not only well written, but it translates well into an audio book


    What did you like best about this story?

    that it was unabridged


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't really say the whole book was good


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

    see above


    Any additional comments?

    At least he pronounced a lot of the words correctly as some audible books have mispronounciations

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    andrea nelspruit, South Africa 09-05-12
    andrea nelspruit, South Africa 09-05-12
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    "EXCEPTIONALY WELL READ- A PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO."
    Would you listen to Hannibal again? Why?

    ONE OF THE BEST STORIES I CAN REMEMBER, ONE ACTUALLY SIDES WITH A CANNIBAL, MURDERER- IN CONTRAST TO A DECENT UPBRINGING.


    What other book might you compare Hannibal to and why?

    THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO- BECAUSE OF THE VENGENCE THE PERSON WRONGED GETS.


    Have you listened to any of Daniel Gerroll’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO NONE, HOWVER THE PERON WHO READS THE TRILOGY<br/>THE HUNGER GAMES, ETC., IS ENOUGH TO PUT ONE OFF BUYING AN AUDIBLE BOOK FOREVER-ABSOLUTELY USELESS- MAYBE THAT MADE DANIEL CARROL EVEN BETTER.


    Who was the most memorable character of Hannibal and why?

    CLARISA - SHE GETS CURED ( PEACE OF MIND )FROM DR. HANNIBAL AND VICE VERSA


    Any additional comments?

    THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE,

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    Chris Stretton, Australia 07-17-12
    Chris Stretton, Australia 07-17-12
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    "The best book of the series"
    Would you listen to Hannibal again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book again. I have read it once in printed form and will likely listen to the audiobook again in the medium term. I believe it to be if not the best, the most interesting book from the Thomas Harris series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters - with the exception of Clarice Starling almost every character in the book is despicable. They are a very colourful bunch of people to say the least.


    What does Daniel Gerroll bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a wonderful narrator, his narration of the faceless, lipless and severly crippled Mason Verger was exactly what I would have imagined from the printed version.


    If you could rename Hannibal, what would you call it?

    A Cheerful Homecoming


    Any additional comments?

    Love the ending.. which flies in the face of popular opinion. A great and unexpected ending to a wonderful series of stories.

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  • Gemma
    Radlett, United Kingdom
    5/25/12
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    "Excellent story"

    I enjoyed this book and I also enjoyed the ending, which many fans did not. It did get changed for the film so people who have seen that first may be a little bit shocked by how differently the novel goes. I think the writing is excellent, the character of Dr. Lecter is as brilliant as ever and I would always give Thomas Harris books a try.

    The narration was generally good although much of the time I struggled to understand what Mason Verger was saying. That is true to the story as Verger finds it hard to speak due to some medical problems, but I think for the sake of clarity it should have been toned down a bit in the reading.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    ABERDEEN, United Kingdom
    6/13/13
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    "Enjoyed this, struggled with some of the narration"

    Really good book, enjoyed the story. Most of the narration is excellent. However I couldn't understand what Mason Verger was saying and found this very offputting. The rest of the book was good enough to make me stick with it, but it was a bit of a shame.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Skoots
    12/13/14
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    "Possibly my favourite of the Lecter novels"

    I very nearly didn't chose to listen to this as the sample you can listen to on the website sounded wrong to my ear having just finish the excellent Silence of the Lambs, read by Frank Muller. Couple that with other reviewers stating that the character Mason is a little hard to understand at times, as well as me not being too taken by the film adaptation of this book, all added up to me being a tad reluctant. However, as my review title suggest, I really enjoyed it. You quickly get used to the narration, which is marvellous. Yes, Mason is difficult to understand at times, but he should be, given what has happened to him (No spoilers). All in all, it's brilliant. Loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Vaughan James
    7/31/17
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    "Hannibal"

    Utterly brilliant and bar far the finest book I've read or listened too. I'll read/listen again. Utterly fantastic!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jo-dee sutton
    7/11/17
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    "hannible"

    I read reviews saying that I wouldn't like this ending but I actally do and it makes much more sence to me than any other. shame no more books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    5/24/17
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    "Great story but not sure about narration"

    This sequel to the Silence of the Lambs is weird and full of twists and turns but really gripping and original and I'd recommend persevering with the narration for the sake of the story. The narrator has a pleasant and engaging voice but I'd agree with other reviews that his depiction of Mason Verger is hard work at times, although it must have been tricky to know how to properly represent a man with such facial injuries. My biggest irritation was with his voicing of Clarice Starling, it just didn't work for me and I felt it was inconsistent but anyway I finished the book and enjoyed it overall!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    5/11/17
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    "There is much horror and much beauty in the world"

    I was not sure I would enjoy this the third book in the series as much as the first two... the sequels never really match up right? Well, I was wrong!

    Though different... more crude, more intense, more beautiful... so much more than the previous two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eddie
    5/6/17
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    "Oh Dear"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Please! Don't let authors narrate their own books. An excellent book in the Hannibal series is spoilt by the author attempting to be the deformed Mason Verger. I just could not understand a word he said. So disappointing. It was also narrated at double speed. Where was Frank Muuler when you need him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dallas Winston 9
    East Yorkshire
    4/28/17
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    "Lectures last hurra"
    If you could sum up Hannibal in three words, what would they be?

    Intelligent, thrilling, visual


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Starling. I think she's a great feminist character. She has to do everything the hard way and I appreciate that about her.


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

    First encounter with Daniel Gerroll. He did a great job.


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

    Already a great film.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rufus
    4/23/17
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    "Twists and turns all through. A surprising end."

    I'm not going to give spoilers. I will say that if you've seen the movie then you haven't got to the end of the story. Surprises abound in this, the last of, the Hannibal Lector tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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