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  • Hannibal

  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Daniel Gerroll
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

'It is an axiom of behavioural science that vampires are territorial while cannibals range widely.' Hannibal killed nine people before he was caught. And five on his escape. Two of his victims survived - one of them is in an asylum; but the other craves revenge. Mason Verger, a paraplegic confined to a respirator since his encounter with Dr Lecter, can move only the fingers of his crippled right hand across the soft blanket that covers his lifeless body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By Gemma on 25-05-12

Possibly my favourite of the Lecter novels

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

Reviewed: 13-12-14

I very nearly didn't chose to listen to this as the sample you can listen to on the website sounded wrong to my ear having just finish the excellent Silence of the Lambs, read by Frank Muller. Couple that with other reviewers stating that the character Mason is a little hard to understand at times, as well as me not being too taken by the film adaptation of this book, all added up to me being a tad reluctant. However, as my review title suggest, I really enjoyed it. You quickly get used to the narration, which is marvellous. Yes, Mason is difficult to understand at times, but he should be, given what has happened to him (No spoilers). All in all, it's brilliant. Loved it.

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