I am so glad I finally decided to download this book. While other readers found the factual information regarding the setting distracting, I enjoyed learning about a country that I have never had the opportunity to visit. The character development in the book was excellent and even overshadowed the mystery for me. While some aspects of the book were dark, IE descriptions of the crimes, I would still recommend this book without reservations. I can't wait until the next volume is available on Audible.
This book was terrific. I was hooked from the first sentence. Mikael and Lisbeth are very interesting and complex characters. I read a lot of mysteries and thrillers, and I couldn't predict what was going to happen next. I can't wait until the other 2 books in the Millenium Trilogy are translated and recorded.
The beginning seemed confusing and baffling because of the intricate plot with many people and venues. Suddenly with astute clarity I became very much involved in the writer's enviroment. The story contains mystery within mystery. The characters intriguing. I was locked in. The girl that has a Dragon Tattoo is amazing. A great listen with a supurb narration
While the book is certainly fascinating, it leaves a few questions unanswered. If you like a book with nothing left to the imagination, this is not your book. If you like to be left hanging at the end about a thing or two, this is for you! I would have given this a 5 star rating, but the ending was so... hmmmm!
Other than that, I agree that the beginning is quite slow, but it is worth the wait!
The characters are fabulous, and the mystery itself will keep you guessing until the very end.
I will definitely recommend the book and read more by the author.
It was a little slow to get started, but once it gets going, it doesn't let up.
Like others, I didn't think I was going to like the narrator. One of his voices definitely resembles a poor Dracula impression! Aside from the giggles I got every time he used that voice, I got to like him better.
I thought some of the sex was a little too graphic for my tastes and I wouldn't want my daughter to read it, but it wasn't enough to lower my rating.
Joe Bob says "check it out".
This is a cracking piece of work, I listened to it through the night. My IPOD is set to cut off at an hour, and by that time I've drifted off. I was so mesmerised by the story and character development that I was interested beyond sleep.
Although a murder mystery, I liked that there was less gore, and more story.
Excellent, third best book of the year for me.
This is one of the most interesting, captivating books I have listened to this year. There are several sub plots and you are unsure "whodunnit". Excellent book !!!
i've listened to 16 books on audible, this is ranked #2 for me, absolutely great one, keeps you on edge entire time and i always wanted to listen to it!
FINALLY a thriller that delivers. Offbeat, intriguing characters, multiple plotlines surrounding a compelling central mystery, extremely well paced. Hope Audible offers more from this talented author. Highly recommend!
I've read other reviews where people mention an audio book making them late for work, an appointment, etc... Well this is the first one that did that for me. I don't think i've listened to a book of this length so quickly before. I think it took me about an hour or so to get absorbed in it, but i was hooked from then on. Good characters, good mystery. Definitely a fun book. Narration was good, and voice changes helpful in recognizing who was speaking. I'll look for more from the author.