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  • Red Dragon

  • Hannibal Lecter, Book 1
  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

A quiet summer night...a neat suburban house...and another innocent, happy family is shattered - the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness. All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer who Graham put in prison years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Red Dragon, kept me on the edge of my seat

  • By Mrs on 20-07-15

Excellent start to Hannibal Series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Red Dragon to be better than the print version?

Voice is very good and easy to listen to. It does also add drama to the story and is well paced. The character voices are well done and distinguishable. Found it very enjoyable as a listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Dragon?

Finale. All comes to a head. The character development throughout the story is excellent. Especially Dolarhyde.

What does Alan Sklar bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Drama and suspense. The voice felt very deep at first but I got used to it and it was pleasant to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened on holiday so did it in stages. It worked well like that but the story was good enough to mean I got through the book pretty quickly.

Any additional comments?

Definitely recommend this book and any others in the series. Especially for those who are fans of the Hannibal series of films. You get a lot more character development in the books which I think adds a lot to the story.

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