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Publisher's Summary

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. As Dr. Lecter invites Clarice into the darkest chambers of his mind, he forces her to confront her own childhood demons in return for knowledge; an unspeakable tuition he exacts to teach her how the monster thinks. But time is running out…
An instant classic of chilling psychological suspense, The Silence of the Lambs will take you from the tormenting words of a homicidal maniac 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.
A native of Mississippi, Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, Hannibal in 1999, and Hannibal Rising in 2006.
All the Hannibal Lecter books have been made into films, most notably starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. Sky has also produced a television series based on the notorious mass murderer, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne and Hugh Dancy.
©1989 Thomas Harris (P)2013 Audible Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"A brilliant, superbly crafted thriller" (James Herbert)
"The great fictional monster of our time" (Stephen King)
"A huge talent" (Ian Rankin)
"The best book I've read in a very long time. Subtle, horrific and splendid" (Roald Dahl)
"Thrillers don't come any better than this. Razor-sharp entertainment, beautifully constructed and brilliantly written. It takes us to places in the mind where few writers have the talent or sheer nerve to venture." (Clive Barker)
"A snapshot from hell" (Rolling Stone)
"A virtual textbook on the craft of suspense" (Washington Post)"
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amar on 01-28-18


A classic. The narration was well aligned to the content. Well worth the price of the repurchase. Harris's introduction was a delightful aperitif.

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5 out of 5 stars
By charlotte on 05-24-15

Spellbinding listen

What made the experience of listening to The Silence of the Lambs the most enjoyable?

It is a very interesting listen

What other book might you compare The Silence of the Lambs to and why?

I have since gone a thriller kick, and really this is one of the best books of the genre

Any additional comments?

You won't regret listening to this book

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5 out of 5 stars
By JamesW on 12-01-13

Superb and chilling

When you listen to an audiobook which has such an iconic film version, I feel sorry for the narrator however in this case, Frank Muller absolutely pulls it off.
Yes Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster made these characters instantly recognisable and while Muller certainly does draw on these performances, he doesn't make it a pastiche, instead adding some of his own nuances whilst still retaining he characters that we know and loathe (love?)

The story itself is excellent and remains chilling even after 25 years, and is a throughly good listen

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5 out of 5 stars
By Josephine Murray-Smith on 10-30-13

Brilliant - what a treat!!

What did you like most about The Silence of the Lambs?

I enjoyed this so much - even though I have seen the film and read the book, I still found something new in the audio book. The story is one of the best and is added to by the quality of the narration Great stuff!!

What did you like best about this story?

The story is a modern classic. Starling is a true heroine.

Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not that I recall but I will look for more.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

ERRRR Its been done!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By ReviewerA on 10-29-16

Five stars

A great read. In line with the film, as excellent as expected. Intro by Thomas Harris quite interesting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Taylor on 10-25-16

An excellent reading of an excellent book

Frank Muller really did a wonderful job catching the nuances of the characters. They were easily distinguishable and true to nature. I am especially a fan of his Lecter voice. Spot on.
The story itself will always be my favourite.

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