The Silence of the Lambs

  • by Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by Kathy Bates
  • 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hannibal Lecter. The ultimate villain of modern fiction who scared the world silent. An evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A young FBI trainee plunges into the darkest chambers of a psychopath's mind in the deadly search for a serial killer.The Silence of the Lambs is an instant classic of chilling psychological suspense. From the tormenting words of homicidal maniac Hannibal Lecter and the flesh-rending depravity of an elusive killer to the sheer courage of a young FBI novice who risks her life to track him down and stop the bloodshed, this critically acclaimed audio production, narrated by Kathy Bates, has an unforgettable intensity.


What the Critics Say

"A virtual textbook on the craft of suspense. A masterwork of sheer momentum that rockets seamlessly toward its climax...Harris is quite simply the best suspense novelist working today." (The Washington Post)
"Superb." (The New York Times)
"Beautifully written." (The San Francisco Examiner)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Lots of fun.

I wish this was the complete book, not an abridgement that attempts to mirror the movie (which is why I only gave it four stars). That being said, Kathy Bates is FANTASTIC. This was a very enjoyable listen that was over far too soon.
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- JJ

A superb story.

Very satisfyingly creepy. Also, not quite as gory as I was expecting for such a groundbreakingly gruesome story. Probably just a sign of the times. Everything to follow has had to struggle to be bigger and badder. Still, excellent.

Kathy Bates' one-woman-show is a vibrant gallery of American accents, always human and believable.
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- Sean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2002
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio