Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 2002
CS ISBN 0743527054 $19.95 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 0743527062 $19.95 Two CDs
The high-profile film based on the original book lacked much of what this finely rendered audiobook possesses--subtlety, an informative and meaningful backstory, and reasonably believable characters. The film's shorthand robbed this story of a multitude of vital points, but enjoying Chris Sarandon's well-planned and controlled performance allows the whole story to shine through. Spare and horrifying, this double cassette is rare in that it can stand up to a repeat listening. Your favorite Hannibal Lecter fan will devour this with pleasure! D.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]
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