ReRead Review: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Posted August 14, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 5 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 11 Comments

Divider
ReRead Review: Red Dragon by Thomas HarrisSource: Audiobook Purchase, Kindle Purchase

Format: Audiobook
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Narrator: Alan Sklar
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins


Date Read: April 2014

Genre: Police Thriller, Thriller
Goodreads

Will Graham stands in a silent, empty house communing with a killer. An FBI instructor with a gift for hunting madmen, Graham knows what his murderer looks like, how he thinks, and what he did to his victims after they died. Now Graham must try to catch him. But to do it, he must feel the heat of a killer's brain, draw on the macabre advice of a dangerous mental patient, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and follow a trail of microscopic clues to the place where another family has already been chosen to die--and where an innocent woman has found the Dragon first

More Information:
Publisher: Dutton, Simon & Schuster Audio
Series: Hannibal Lecter #1


Also by this author: The Silence of the Lambs
Also in this series: The Silence of the Lambs

 

ReRead Review

Read/Listened for Fun (Kindle/Audible)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)First Thought when Finished: This is probably my 5th reread of Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up!

Overall Thoughts: (Quick Review) Red Dragon is one of those books that even though you know exactly how it is going to end, it still gets to you. Very seldom is there two dynamic “bad” guys that are so brilliantly crafted. Hannibal is of course his dastardly self (I often forget this is the first book he appears in) and his level of evil is off the charts. It is also very different than Red Dragon/The Tooth Fairy evil. In fact, it is Francis that is fascinating to puzzle out. His back story is as twisted as his crimes. Will Graham has always been my favorite profiler. Sorry Clarice fans but Will is just more fascinating all around. The way his mind works is as interesting as the criminals he chases. This book is twisted and scary. Just how I like my serial killers!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Alan Sklar / Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins

I thought Alan did a great job with Will and Francis but his Hannibal was a little off. That being said, overall I loved his pacing and deliverance of the story. I would listen to this again!

Final Thoughts: If you like scary (in a human not paranormal type of way) then read Red Dragon!

 

FTC Disclosure

 

select
Overall Rating
5 / 5
Story Rating
5 / 5
Character Rating
5 / 5
Narrator Rating
3.5 / 5
Overall: four-half-stars
Felicia S
Follow Me

Felicia S

Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

If you want to follow her DIY, Health, and Life adventures check out Mess to Best

My Google Profile
Felicia S
Follow Me

What are your thoughts?

11 responses to “ReRead Review: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

  1. Ok I don’t know where I’ve been but I had no idea there were Hannibal books! I see Anthony Hopkins in my head immediately whenever someone mentions Hannibal and I get serious goosepimples. I don’t know if I could handle reading this (I scare/freak out easily) but I sure would like to try!

  2. I’m watching the TV series and I really like it… This book sounds so tempting, I know books are always better than movies and TV series, so maybe I’ll give this book a go.

  3. Nope not for me… I am with Jessica the movies gave me the heebie jeebies. So gross. I liked Silence but not the subsequent ones.

  4. NOPE. *snickers* I am so very glad that you loved this, but I still have nightmares about the MOVIE, so I can’t even think about the book, LOL. ME<—–BIG chicken. And I'm okay with that. But I did just order all three of the Star Wars/Shakespeare books for my dad. FYI 😉

    • The covers on the Star Wars books are EPIC! I am talking freaking epic. I think your dad will love them 🙂

      PS It is ok to be a chicken. I can’t watch any horror movie that is based on poltergeist type things. I will get up and walk out of a theater!