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by | Read by Thomas Harris

Mystery & Suspense • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Hannibal Lecter fans rejoice--his origins and ghastly early life are now available for your gore-hungry ears. Read and even performed by its author, HANNIBAL RISING is a dark, grisly yet elegant tale, which may generate some sympathy for one of fiction's most twisted killers. Harris's deep Southern accent, steeped in honeysuckle, hound dogs, molasses, and academia, is an odd match for some of the material, though his dead-on German and French accents (the story is set in the late days of WWII and concerns Lecter's childhood) redeem the recording from becoming a sonorous song of the South. One can't say Harris overplays or underplays; he delivers a creditable performance that does justice to his modern macabre classic. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2006

CS ISBN 0739321048 $31.95 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 0739321056 $31.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN $22.37


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2006

CS ISBN 9781415924891 $50.00 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 9781415924907 $60.00 • Six CDs

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