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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28,220 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Harris Narrator: Thomas Harris, Daniel Gerroll Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hannibal Lecter Series Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553751055
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Invite Hannibal Lecter into the palace of your mind and be invited into his mind palace in turn. Note the similarities in yours and his, the high vaulted chambers of your dreams, the shadowed halls, the locked storerooms where you dare not go, the scrap of half-forgotten music, the muffled cries from behind a wall.

In one of the most eagerly anticipated literary events of the decade, Thomas Harris takes us once again into the mind of a killer, crafting a chilling portrait of insidiously evolving evil—a tour de force of psychological suspense. 

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. He was Dr. Lecter's sixth victim, and he has survived to rule his own butcher's empire. From his respirator, Verger monitors every twitch in his worldwide web. Soon he sees that to draw the doctor, he must have the most exquisite and innocent-appearing bait; he must have what Dr. Lecter likes best. 

Powerful, hypnotic, utterly original, Hannibal is a dazzling feast for the imagination. Prepare to travel to hell and beyond as a master storyteller permanently alters the world you thought you knew.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Strap yourself in for one heck of a ride—it'll scare your socks off. Denver Post
  • Relentless—endlessly terrifying. Los Angeles Times
  • Interested in getting the hell scared out of you? Buy this book on a Friday ... lock all doors and windows. And by Monday, you might just be able to sleep without a night-light. Newsday
  • Don't miss Thomas Harris's New York Times bestsellers:
    Red Dragon
    Black Sunday

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Reed Jacobs | 2/17/2014

    " I expected more from this author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelby | 2/16/2014

    " The ending is so much better than the movie version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/10/2014

    " This book basically made Silence of the Lambs look like child's play. It was grotesque, disturbing and had plenty of times where the book had to be put down because of how horrible it was getting. There were some points where I wondered how Clarice had gone from being a celebrated member of the FBI to a has-been. She was still doing a perfectly fine job and seemed to be getting railed for whatever reason. We got a more interesting look into the mind of Hannibal, and it was definitely more interesting to see him out of the cells that we had previously only been allowed to see. I absolutely hated Mason, he was far too disturbing in the book and clearly had been out of his mind for a long time. I wish it was more clear on who ended up eating his face; himself or the dogs. I liked the story all the way up until the last few chapters, when there was apparently a serious relationship going on between Hannibal and Clarice. From Silence of the Lambs, I never got the feeling that their relationship would go into that direction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I3ahari | 2/3/2014

    " when i first read the book I was 12, and I didn't really get much from it! now that i am 20, it's been more than 20 times i've read it... and each time i have learned new things about people from it. I love this book, this book makes me think... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mario Hernandez | 2/3/2014

    " Okay, so I read all the Hannibal Lecter books in order. Not release order but I stared with Hannibal Rising and ended with Hannibal. To be honest, only Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs were good. This book could of been good but the ending was so awful! I think it would of been way way better if Hannibal would of been killed in front of Starling. But that is my opinion. I'm still glad I read all the books, now I can talk about the books with anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reva Nowell | 2/3/2014

    " Thought it was better than the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joel Brown | 1/31/2014

    " Good read, but a disappointing follow up to a GREAT read. I was unable to suspend my disbelief for the ending. "

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

    " Great start to the book, but a terrible unconvincing ending!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherree | 1/3/2014

    " Enjoyed the book. Now I want to watch the movie again to see how close the two are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Kinna | 12/24/2013

    " A lot of Harris fans hate this book, because of the ending. But I think this is one of the most perfect horror novels ever written, perhaps the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lola | 11/13/2013

    " I really liked this novel, it was more about Hannibal, who lets face it, is an amazing character! Anyone who loved the movie or Harris's series will love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica Barber Moore | 10/25/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed the new details regarding Hannibal Lecter and seeing Starling again. I also enjoyed the gruesome details of the storyline. Must read for Lecter fans. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bree | 10/15/2013

    " A thrilling read, with a different and suprising end that the movie did not show. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suleiman | 9/1/2013

    " Thomas Harris created the most Sophisticated serial killer I ever known! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefanie | 5/7/2013

    " I enjoyed the book but I know many were displeased with it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherine | 5/6/2013

    " The only book that I have actively removed from my house after I read it ... just kept thinking How could someone write (and clearly immerse themselves) in such theatrical violence (violence as entertainment) and not be affected by it? But perhaps this says more about me than the author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meenakshi | 8/8/2012

    " I was utterly disappointed. After Silence Of The Lambs, I expected at least the same level of genius in this one too. In vain. I have always enjoyed Harris's style of writing, but this book was simply too annoying. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Irene Imboden | 4/25/2012

    " Is it just me or did it seem as if someone else wrote this book? Hated it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 1/28/2012

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love Thomas Harris' books, and loved them even before The Silence of the Lambs came out. The characters are fascinating, The plot is fast-paced and exciting. Not the most intellectually outstanding literature, but a lot of fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 9/10/2011

    " Seems like there was more foul language than The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon. Also, skip chapters 61 and I think 91. Totally unnecessary graphic sex stuff. Not even romantic, just gross. Eew. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gwon Chang | 9/2/2011

    " Little too long, definitely too weird. Not sure how I feel about this one, especially after the brilliance of Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey (I'm A Book Shark) | 6/29/2011

    " I believe this ended much differently than the movie did, so since the movie wasn't just like it the differences made it better. However, I did not like the ending at all! Made me squirm knowing that that's how the story went. Ick. Ick. Ick. But the movie did get the brain scene down pretty well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geoffrey | 5/13/2011

    " It just goes to show you that it's impossible to better your best. Lecter is his devious and brutal self but the story isn't able to support him. It also gets a little silly at the end. Not as bad as the movie but silly isn't something Thomas Harris should ever let himself be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/13/2011

    " i must say (although it pains me) i much prefered the movie. i LOVED silence of the lambs and i just didnt welcome this in the same way, dont get me wrong it was still great but the movie explained the sequence of events better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nehal | 5/10/2011

    " Well. Can't say I was expecting that. I think I might be disappointed, but I'm not sure.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 5/6/2011

    " Very good book, but deffo not for the squeemish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Persephone | 4/29/2011

    " This is one of my very favorite books. By the end of it I was completely in love with Hannibal Lecter. Sound sick? Read the book and you'll understand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 4/19/2011

    " Kind of strange, especially near the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Damon | 4/18/2011

    " One of the saddest cashouts by a popular novelist I've ever seen. And apparently the last book he'll bother to write. After loving his previous pulp, vclever offerings, this book stank of contempt for the reader and a looming deadline. Illogical, silly, and.. dare I say it: BORING.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Djdee | 4/18/2011

    " Not as good as other 2 books but still better than most! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marjorie | 3/28/2011

    " I did not like the ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lukasz | 3/27/2011

    " Absolute Classics. The studies of worst features of human nature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Demian | 3/19/2011

    " L'ho finito. E' buono! Soprattutto il fegato... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissyreads | 3/16/2011

    " I liked the ending of this book. I felt it appropriate even if it seemed a little rushed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 3/12/2011

    " Hannibal Lecter returns with Clarice Starling. "

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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

Daniel Gerroll is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and award-winning British actor who has many Broadway productions to his credit. He studied law and philosophy at Nottingham University and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and has won an Obie Award for sustained excellence in theater.