If you applauded Hannibal's tracking down of his one-time tormentor, Dr Chiltern then this episode of his life is for you.
You will cheer him on page after page.
The plot of this novel was alluded to in 'Hannibal', but that does not detract from this latest episode. Indeed, Harris has a consumate skill in placing questions in each of the Lecter stories which always leave you wanting more. Thankfully he has left room for at least another two 'Hannibals'. The only pity is that he makes us wait so long for each instalment.
This is visceral entertainment of the highest quality and superbly read by the author himself.
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 pul..Show More »ls 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
I enjoyed this book and I also enjoyed the ending, which many fans did not. It did get changed for the film so people who have seen that first may be ..Show More »a little bit shocked by how differently the novel goes. I think the writing is excellent, the character of Dr. Lecter is as brilliant as ever and I would always give Thomas Harris books a try.
The narration was generally good although much of the time I struggled to understand what Mason Verger was saying. That is true to the story as Verger finds it hard to speak due to some medical problems, but I think for the sake of clarity it should have been toned down a bit in the reading.