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Publisher Comments:

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.

Hannibals uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncles 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 Hannibals 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 deaths prodigy.

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

"Harris returns to fiction's most famous cannibal in this prequel about the origins of the dark yet endearing villain, Hannibal Lecter. Torn from his family and ancestral home in Lithuania during World War II, Lecter witnesses the violent death of his sister, Mischa, which becomes the catalyst for his future devious behavior. Through glimpses of Lecter's early life, listeners discover how Lecter came to be such a highly educated and cultured man as well as a cold-blooded killer. While a condensed version might have worked as backstory to a larger novel, when stretched to novel length, it feels coerced and lacking in comparison to Harris's previous novels. Unfortunately, Harris's reading of the novel further hurts the story. Every 'Hannibal' comes out as 'Annibal' and Harris's accents for his different characters feel trite. When characters lack accents, they all sound generic including Hannibal himself. Harris keeps a moderate rhythm and pace, but his voice doesn't capture the mood and tone that reverberates from a menacing person such as Lecter. Harris's demeanor is light and friendly where it should be dark and brooding. Simultaneous release with the Delacorte hardcover (reviewed online). (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739321058
Author:
Harris, Thomas
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Six CD
Publication Date:
20061205
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.3 x 5.5 x 1.1 in .4 lb
Media Run Time:
420

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Product details pages Random House Audio Publishing Group - English 9780739321058 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Harris returns to fiction's most famous cannibal in this prequel about the origins of the dark yet endearing villain, Hannibal Lecter. Torn from his family and ancestral home in Lithuania during World War II, Lecter witnesses the violent death of his sister, Mischa, which becomes the catalyst for his future devious behavior. Through glimpses of Lecter's early life, listeners discover how Lecter came to be such a highly educated and cultured man as well as a cold-blooded killer. While a condensed version might have worked as backstory to a larger novel, when stretched to novel length, it feels coerced and lacking in comparison to Harris's previous novels. Unfortunately, Harris's reading of the novel further hurts the story. Every 'Hannibal' comes out as 'Annibal' and Harris's accents for his different characters feel trite. When characters lack accents, they all sound generic including Hannibal himself. Harris keeps a moderate rhythm and pace, but his voice doesn't capture the mood and tone that reverberates from a menacing person such as Lecter. Harris's demeanor is light and friendly where it should be dark and brooding. Simultaneous release with the Delacorte hardcover (reviewed online). (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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