Version: Abridged
Author: Thomas Harris
Narrator: Thomas Harris
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: BDD Audio
Published In: June 1999
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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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 world-wide 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.

Reviews (1)

Thomas Harris has talent

Written by Shane Nixon from Burlington, NC on April 28th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I need to establish that I am a "Silence of the Lambs" guy so my opinions might be biased. At first I thought Harris should have let someone else read it, but I must confess, if for no other reason, his Mason Verger voice is worth the listen. Simply fabulous! The story is great if you are a Hannibal Lecter fan as am I. Harris obviously knows the FBI, knows about Italy, and his writing is GREAT. Wonderfully established plot, intriguing characters, just plain good. The ending was NOT what I expected, and was even a little cooky, but did not detract from my love of this read/listen. EXCELLENT!

Author Details

Author Details

Harris, Thomas

"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 and The Silence of The Lambs in 1988."