Hannibal Lecter

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,240 ratings

Hannibal Rising Summary

Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

He is one of the most haunting characters in all of literature.

At last the evolution of his evil is revealed.

Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.

Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal. With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France.

But Hannibal's demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn.

He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death's prodigy.

©2006 Thomas Harris (P)2006 Random House
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  • Book 0.5

    • Hannibal Rising

    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Thomas Harris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
    Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece !!!!!!!!!

    • By Vic W on 14-12-06

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 1

    • 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 685
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633

    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

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • The Silence of the Lambs

    • 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2
    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 929
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 928

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb and chilling

    • By JamesW on 01-12-13

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 3

    • Hannibal

    • By: Thomas Harris
    • Narrated by: Daniel Gerroll
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    '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

    Regular price: £23.99