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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Harris Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hannibal Lecter Series Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9781442368194
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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.

Dr. Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, unusual tastes, and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of The Silence of the Lambs, and ingenious, masterfully written book and an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Superb.”

    New York Times

  • “A virtual textbook on the craft of suspense. A masterwork of sheer momentum that rockets seamlessly towards its climax.”

    Washington Post

  • “Fast paced…Intriguing…Exciting.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Beautifully written.”

    San Francisco Examiner

  • Winner of the 1988 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 1989 Anthony Award for Best Novel
  • A 1989 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 5/14/2011

    " A lot of people were disappointed with this book because of the sparse, lean writing style, but I loved it, and for the reason of the different style. It was very interesting to see how Hannibal became Hannibal. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ross | 5/14/2011

    " I know the checks were huge, but these books are wrong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amildelacruz | 5/4/2011

    " I didnt like it it was dissaponting. I was expecting something more, considering that was the beginning of a troubled mind. I was expecting more about his psyche but nope! It was not enough good for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 4/10/2011

    " Not quite to the level of "Red Dragon' and 'Silence of the Butterflies (Lambs), but worth your time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 4/8/2011

    " Thought it would be more revealing about his early life. I actually found it kind of boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 4/7/2011

    " It was a both interesting and scary book. You really get a feel for hannibal the person not just the monster he became, and in the end i ended up feeling sad for him because of what he had gone through. anyway it is an amazing book and i can't wait to read the next one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Logan | 4/6/2011

    " My least favorite book in the series. Decent beginning, lame ending. I struggled to get through the last quarter of the book. Im glad I read it to complete the series, but other than that, not worth it. "

  • 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 Amie | 3/2/2011

    " Thought it was time for some pure entertainment.

    Read this in 4 days. It was good, and a page-turner, but not great. If I didn't know it was the prequel to Silence of the Lambs I might not have finished it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mimi | 2/28/2011

    " I couldn't ever finish this book. It was so unlike the previous installments of the series. It seemed like Mr. Harris was trying too hard to trump the success of the previous books that it was almost ridiculous.

    I tried to re-read it several times and could only make it about halfway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sobia | 2/26/2011

    " interesting...enough to grip u to the book...but still prefer silence of the lamb "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 2/24/2011

    " a prologue to the Hannibal series written way late, fun read on a winter day stuck in the house. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 2/21/2011

    " This book did not make a lot of sense to me. Hannibal's backstory didn't make a lot of sense in explaining his current "condition." I think Harris is trying too hard to make Hannibal a sympathtic character. "

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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

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie and Earphones Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community.