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Cari Mora

Narrated by: Thomas Harris
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The number one Sunday Times best-selling author of The Silence of the Lambs and the creator of Hannibal Lecter, Thomas Harris, returns with his first stand-alone thriller since his debut novel, Black Sunday.

©2019 Thomas Harris (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"The last two decades of 19th century popular fiction were dominated by Conan Doyle and Sherlock Homes. A century on, suspense literature has achieved their equals in Thomas Harris." (The Guardian)

"Harris’s writing bears the hallmarks of honed perfection." (The Times)

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  • Simon
  • 19-05-2019

Did Hannibal Eat His Manuscript?

Thomas Harris is the man that brought us one of the singularly most terrifying human monsters in the history of literature and he did it with real style, quality writing and instilled something of the night into our reading time. Finding that there is another book bearing his name, Lecter or not, was very exciting. Listening to it was not exciting at all, the years don't seem to have been kind to Harris's writing abilities.

This is quite simply bang average. The dialogue is often clunky, the prose shows occasional signs of style but only occasionally and the characters, of whom there are plenty, have almost no depth to them at all. People flit into and out of the story, out usually by getting killed, and hardly anyone bats an eyelid. The whole thing seems poorly planned and rushed out which given the time since the previous books seems fairly strange.

Harris chose to read this himself again, and while he has a pleasant enough voice to listen to he has no real range to speak of and you'll be hard-pushed to even tell male from female. If he wants to succeed in audio books then he really needs to consider getting in one of the real pros to give the stories a bit more life.

Hard to criticise Harris given what he gave us in the past and I wanted to like this but I can't recommend this unless you are a completist with regards to this author. It's simply not very good and there are a lot of books representing much better value available on Audible.

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  • DannieJ
  • 16-05-2019

I had hoped for a bit more,

but I must say I look forward to the movie.

Don't misunderstand me, this is still THE Thomas Harris and is probably one of the best novels to come out this year, but having been a fan for twenty years or more, I can't help but pine a bit for the days of Hannibal and Black Sunday. The character development and the plot both felt rushed and the entire novel was easily finished during my shift at the factory.

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  • HHK😉
  • 14-07-2019

nie ! nie ! nie !

zawiodłam się - wielkie rozczarowanie jak dla mnie . to chyba szkic bo wszystko takie chaotyczne .Nie polecam!

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  • Anthony Woolman
  • 22-06-2019

Not up to publicity...

I was not sure of this story. He said..He said..I will listen again and see.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-06-2019

Reasonable

I was very excited about this book. I agreed with the other reviewers who say that this author, who reads himself, should probably give way to another reader. For me it flattened the whole experience. All in all I found the story lacked real pace and depth and the characters lacked synergy, motive and cohesion but that could again be something to do with the reading performance. Not a page turner for me but something I dutifully plodded back to in the hope of an upturn. It’s not a book that will particularly remain with me and I sincerely hope other readers get much more out of it than I did. Worth a try but manage your expectations.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-05-2019

Could have been better

Narration was awful - leave to the professionals. Story was ok but everything was rushed and a bit unclear...but that could also have been due to the narration

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  • MCTUCKETER
  • 27-10-2019

Loved it,

There are alot of weirdos out there! Pacey, colourful, intense, entertaining. I am looking forward to the next exciting installment, more Cari Mora please!

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  • df1968
  • 18-08-2019

A real disappointment

I assume, like a lot of people, I got this book based on the author and his previous work. The plot seems to go around in circles and possibly because the the paucity of the performance, I felt very little empathy towards the characters. I’m afraid allowing the author to narrate was a mistake. I found myself only being able to listen to 20 minutes at a time because the narration was so monosyllabic. Sadly I can not recommend this title.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-08-2019

odd and poor

It's an odd hybrid of dashed off Thomas Harris pastiche with Carl Hiasson but where all the jokes miss a beat. it's not good. they should have hired a narrator. Harris is (was) a writer. He reads with the tone of a you tube instruction in changing a pickup gearbox. Sad reminder of better stuff.

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  • Wras
  • 29-05-2019

A proto script, not a novel

The characters are not fleshed out or hold any interest, the scene changes are abrupt to the point of incoherence, the violence is gorry but you never care because it is almost comical and all the bad men in the story are so bad and disgusting that they are just caricatures that are there to push a simple plot that not even a first time writer would consider appealing.
The publisher and the writer should be ashamed to put this out for money.
Thomas Harris reads this book with absolutely disastrous consequences his Spanish is terrible; his inflexions are none existent, and his voice is not lively.

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