Red Dragon : Hannibal Lecter

  • by Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by Alan Sklar
  • Series: Hannibal Lecter
  • 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
As the imprisoned Lecter tightens the reins of revenge, Graham's feverish pursuit of the Red Dragon draws him inside the warped mind of a psychopath, into an unforgettable world of demonic ritual and violence, beyond the limits of human terror.
A native of Mississippi, Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975; followed by Red Dragon, in 1981; The Silence of the Lambs, in 1988; Hannibal, in 1999; and Hannibal Rising, in 2006. All the Hannibal Lecter books have been made into films, most notably starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. Sky has also produced a television series based on the notorious mass murderer, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne, and Hugh Dancy.


What the Critics Say

"Completely gripping." (Time Out)
"The best popular novel published since The Godfather." (Stephen King)
"Something out of the ordinary for strong nerves and stomachs, an intricately crafted chiller." (Observer)


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Customer Reviews

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The writing is superb.

A classic anyway you look at it no gimmicks just story and literate in a way most crime books are not. Blakes images are used like to create almost a subtext, like when the dragon takes the blind woman to touch the tiger burning bright, in the forest of her night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? placing himself as the maker of that scene, it is such a daring move by the character and the writer it plays in my mind.

If you have not read it you are missing on a great pleasure, if you have a second reading will give you a new perspective on how well time has treated this book, because of its brilliant use of language and characterisation.

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- Wras

Red Dragon, kept me on the edge of my seat

Hi really enjoyed this, despite having previously watched Manhunter, which is the 1986(?) film adaptation and knowing what was coming, I was still captivated and kept on the edge of my seat. I listened to this whilst completing a large painting and it kept me alert and interested throughout, I often didn't want to stop for a rest as it meant stopping listening.

I was enthralled by the mind of the Dragon, in particular his requirement to evolve and the processes that he went through in order to become.

A very satisfying listen.
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- Mrs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios