Extended Audio Sample

Download Black Sunday Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Black Sunday Audiobook, by Thomas Harris Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,717 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Harris Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553751048
Regular Price: $14.98 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $14.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

From the genius of Thomas Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who introduced the world to Hannibal Lecter, comes his terrifying and prophetic debut of an American who plans an act of terrorism at the Super Bowl?as the whole world watches. But in a mob of 80,000 people, how can they find him to stop him? The clock is ticking?

Download and start listening now!

BK_BANT_000319

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 2/20/2014

    " This first novel by the writer who gave us Hannibal Lecter and Red Dragon still packs a punch--terrorist plot to bomb the Superbowl from a blimp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 2/18/2014

    " Since it had been years since I read this, I am currently rereading it now. I had forgotten just how effective a political-terrorist thriller this is. Thomas Harris does know how to build suspense and flesh out characters that we may not like but are drawn to without our realization. In this book, the focus is on a female terrorist and a disturbed veteran who together plot to kill thousands at the Super Bowl. What is so good here is how real the events play out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 2/17/2014

    " Another good chiller thriller from Thomas Harris. This is the book the significant others should be reading while their mates are watching the Super Bowl. Nothing that happens in the football stadium will begin to approach edge-of-your-seat drama in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle Wendy | 2/10/2014

    " Wish this guy was still writing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 2/5/2014

    " This started out surprisingly great, and then completely fizzled at the end. I won't say more than that for the sake of spoilers, but overall it's quite disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 1/31/2014

    " Solid political thriller with well-developed characters. Depressingly, even though this book was published nearly 40 years ago, its portrayal of Arab-Israeli tensions doesn't feel in the least bit dated. And, post 9/11, the plot device of an airship being used to commit mass murder doesn't seem nearly as far-fetched now as it may have at the time. Harris does a ton of research before each novel, and it shows in this book. The ending of the book feels a bit rushed and predictable, but Harris's strong, sometimes lyrical, prose raises this above standard fare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Logan | 1/25/2014

    " This is my favorite Harris novel. Thrilling to say the least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobby | 1/24/2014

    " Though this is the author's first book, it's the last one I've read of all of his. It shows his talent well, as did "Silence of the Lamb." It also highlights the fact that in Hannibal Rising that he seemed to be more trying to write a story that would eventually be a movie, where here in Black Sunday he was writing a book for its own sake - and it makes for a better story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Driekie | 1/14/2014

    " Black Sunday is about terrorists that plan to bomb the Superbowl in America. The first part of the book progressed very slowly and was a bit difficult to get into. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron M | 12/25/2013

    " The terrorism spin to this book gives it a shockingly scary bump in relevance, to what was an older book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yofish | 12/12/2013

    " Pretty escapist, and good in the car. PLO wants to use blimp to blow up Super Bowl as terrorist strike. Surprisingly un-dated, considering 9/11 stuff we know of now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 11/22/2013

    " Harris's first book. It shows some of his promise but has some weaknesses. Still, it was enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nos22 Norris | 11/15/2013

    " a bit slow at first, but built up into quite a thriller with a realistic/believable ending...I give him kudos for not taking the easy way out.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gavin | 11/10/2013

    " A terrorist plot against the Superbowl. It could happen ... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lee | 11/8/2013

    " The book starts with a kitten being chopped up in a garbage disposal...while alive. Ugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saylaveev | 9/10/2013

    " It was alright. Not amazing, I far preferred the Hannible series. It wasn't bad overall, but I found it a touch boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 7/6/2013

    " Took a while to get into the story but by about half way through I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Shaw | 9/5/2012

    " Very smart and intriguing mystery/ suspense book. I don't read a lot of these, but I'd recommend this to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 8/17/2012

    " For a first book it was pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 6/15/2012

    " This was a great book that kept me spellbound and gritting my teeth in the late 70's as the terrorists' plot to kill 80,000 fans attending a Super Bowl game and agents work to foil the plot. I'll let you find out who wins out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 3/31/2012

    " Suspensful, quick read. Not as good as Silence of the Lambs, but it would be hard to beat that book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 3/30/2012

    " Very disappointing. However, I really enjoyed Harris' Hannibal Lecter series! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 3/7/2012

    " Aweful, and not just because it doesn't contain the character of Hanniba Lecter. Just a dissapointing read for a Thomas Harris Fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerrie Finger | 3/3/2012

    " Read the first version, if this is another, and it opened my eyes to the danger all around us. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 12/23/2011

    " Not his best at all. But then again it is is first. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 9/3/2011

    " Not my kind of book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 8/18/2011

    " I thought I'd never finish this book! I loved Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, but this one just did not grab me. The sad thing is that other than some technology advances, everything in this book could be true today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/18/2011

    " Pretty good thriller. I think the movie ended a bit differently though. Isn't T. Harris the creator of
    Hannibal the cannibal? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 11/7/2010

    " This was a great book that kept me spellbound and gritting my teeth in the late 70's as the terrorists' plot to kill 80,000 fans attending a Super Bowl game and agents work to foil the plot. I'll let you find out who wins out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natajia | 10/11/2010

    " I really, really enjoyed this. Thomas Harris never leaves a dull moment and tells a highly suspenseful, entertaining story that i recommend to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joey710 | 9/27/2010

    " A good book to read after you just finished a lousy book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 carl | 8/27/2010

    "
    This book/flic made quite the bang when it came out. It's
    a good beach read or well I'd say for the plane trip, but
    maybe not.

    Now we know why bother with all the darts and things, just
    fly a plane into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 8/25/2010

    " Suspensful, quick read. Not as good as Silence of the Lambs, but it would be hard to beat that book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 7/28/2010

    " I enjoyed this book - it was a page turner and a good read - but it was clearly early Harris - character development gets a whole lot better in Red Dragon and he hits both plot and character out of the park in SOL... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ste7e | 6/7/2010

    " His other books are far superior. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 4/5/2010

    " Pretty well written pscho-terrorist drama with interesting but one dimensional characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 12/18/2009

    " Very smart and intriguing mystery/ suspense book. I don't read a lot of these, but I'd recommend this to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saylaveev | 9/12/2009

    " It was alright. Not amazing, I far preferred the Hannible series. It wasn't bad overall, but I found it a touch boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neil | 6/17/2009

    " Tough read, kept waiting for the action and it never really came. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerrie | 5/13/2009

    " Read the first version, if this is another, and it opened my eyes to the danger all around us. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris began his writing career as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, but he is best known for his works featuring doctor Hannibal Lecter. The first four of his Hannibal Lecter novels have been made into films, most famously with actor Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal; the film version of his book The Silence of the Lambs swept the Academy Awards in 1991, winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

About the Narrator

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning nine Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.