Hannibal Lecter

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,476 ratings

Hannibal Rising Publisher's Summary

He is one of the most haunting characters in all of literature.

At last the evolution of his evil is revealed.

Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck.

He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.

Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal. With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France.

But Hannibal's demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn.

He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death's prodigy.

©2006 Yazoo Fabrications, Inc. (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 0.5

    • Hannibal Rising

    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Thomas Harris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 604

    Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Catherine on 12-12-06

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Hannibal Rising

    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Thomas Harris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Eerily Entertaining

    • By Abbie on 06-23-14

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 1

    • Red Dragon

    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697

    An innocent family are the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness. All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needed a better narrator

    • By Michelle on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Red Dragon

    • Hannibal Lecter, Book 1
    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    A quiet summer night...a neat suburban house...and another innocent, happy family is shattered - the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness. All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer who Graham put in prison years ago.

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 2

    • The Silence of the Lambs

    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,819
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,570
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,567

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If It's Possible for a Narrator to be DESTINED...

    • By aaron on 03-17-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Silence of the Lambs

    • 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2
    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flawless.

    • By Amar on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 3

    • Hannibal

    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Daniel Gerroll
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    '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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How can you go wrong with Hannibal Lector?

    • By The Rubber Kitty on 08-26-14

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Hannibal

    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Daniel Gerroll
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story but the last 25 pages are missing

    • By Graziano C. Carlon on 07-25-12

    Regular price: $27.93