It took a couple of chapters to catch my interests, but then I couldn't stop listening. I would recommend this book. It was somewhat predictable, but still it kept my interest.
I did enjoy this book, however, I went into this with extremely high expectations and it didn't deliver. Based on the average customer ratings and the reviews I think I was expecting a bit too much. Good story, decent twists and turns, but lacking the "wow I didn't expect that" I was hoping for. My biggest complaint was that my favorite and clearly the most interesting character, that being the girl with the dragon tattoo, was not the main focus of this book. Overall it is worth a listen and is entertaining, just not what I had expected.
I was admittedly, skeptical to begin this - but once I started I was captivated. I love Larson's writing style - even loved the narrator with the adorable accent. The characters were very enjoyable and I thought the plot was suspenseful (though I am new to mysteries). I can't say enough about it. I listened to it every chance I got and was sad when it was over. GREAT BOOK!!
This was my first for this author and a first for foreign productions. It started out a bit drab. I put it down for a month and came back to it. I couldn't be happier that I did. I liked it so much, I immediately downloaded the sequel.
I didn't remember the book downloaded into 2 parts. I was in agony as I was nearing the end of the first part, thinking, "how can they possibly wrap this thing up in 31 minutes?" The description! So slow! I couldn't stand it. (It was also evocative of one of those Inspector Alex Dagliesh mysteries I had listened to on about 11 CD's ...). The second half really picked up.
Maybe the audiobook format particularly accentuates passages that the eye might have unconsciously scanned if the work were read in book form. I dunno. This one was SLOW.
The story was well written and kept me interested although it started out a little slow. I found parts of this book to be very exciting and interesting and then other parts a struggle to get through. I don't feel the graphic rape scenes were necessary and could have been toned down to get the point across. Sometimes less is more
I started this book with a scant eye, but by the the end of the first chapter when I realized that Simon Vance who read "Great Expectations" (Audie winner, thank you very much)I knew it was going to be worth every penny of my Audible credit. I cared about each character and was riveted. Even the bad guys were complex and nothing was a given, which is what I love in a good mystery. On the beach, in the car or in front of a cozy fire, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is my hero, and this story is a must read if you want the best of current fiction.