Retired with my wonderful husband, loving life in Henderson, Nevada.
Highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good read and a vivid imagination.
The different twists and turns of this story line keeps you wanting to listen just a little more before you have to turn if off.
Have listened to "The Girl with . . . " the other two books of this triology. Both worthwhile to bring everything together.
Gripping, captivating, thrilling and worth every moment.
The film cannot depict all that happens in the book(s), so reading/listening to the book(s) is essential to follow the story line of the movie. The movie did take some license to keep the film a responable length - which was a little annoying, but understandable.
Apparently, this book is one of those that people either love or hate. I fall into the former group. I'm not sure if some of the reason I like it is because I listened to it on Audible and really like the narrator or if the story was the entire reason. But, whatever it was, I enjoyed at and will continue on to the next two books.
I thought the story was great, if not a bit grisly and I really liked the main character, Mikael Blomkvist. Despite some of his human foibles, he came across as a pretty good guy and likable. I'm not as sold on Lizabeth. She had a crappy childhood and was preyed upon by people of authority, but I didn't always feel the sympathy for her that perhaps I should. I didn't dislike her, but didn't really like her, either.
As a good "whodunit" should, it kept me guessing, well, who done it? Larsson keeps you on your toes trying to figure out the mystery of Harriet Vanger's disappearance.
Suspense. Awesome. Thriller.
I really enjoyed this book. There were so many twists and turns that it left me unable to put it down. The narration is outstanding. Characters are well developed. I will highly recommend this great read.
I don't know anything about Sweden, so the scenery and history of the location becomes a character in his fast-moving plot. I learned a lot about the area - lots of details that shouldn't be skimmed over, lest the story lose some impacting details. (Particularly the details about the Vanger family's political affiliations.)
Mikhail and Lisbeth, of course.
I love listening to books when time permits! I enjoy this service its awesome!
I have only listened to 11 or so novels,this is my second month. This is on the top of the list I had a hard time getting through the first few chapters. But, once I got through them the story line and characters became clearer and much more exciting. Honestly, I was hoping that this wasn't going to be a time waster since I purchased the book based on other reviews. I am very glad to say you wont be disappointed. I felt a little sad once I finished the last book in the series knowing this is the last book from the author. Because this authors depiction of characters, events, and story were so vividly described and I loved every bit of it and honestly craving more. Don't pass this one up you wont be disappointed!!! The characters are believable, you start to understand and love and hate the characters, my favorite was Blomkivst.
I can't find one!!! LOL
I love the accent and emphases he uses when narrating
For sure I pulled a 3 day stretch on all three novels back to back if that is any indication of how much I loved it, I could not put it down till I knew what happened to Lizbeth, and Mikal Blomkvich!!!
This is in the top 5
So many twist and turns.
By far the best narrator
Best drama ever
Although it was only my 2nd Audiobook, I can straightaway say it was the best. The story was fantastic, and lost nothing through being told orally.
Simon Vance was charismatic and versatile, taking on even the female voice acting, and doing it surprisingly well. Even though I wasn't used to audiobooks, I quickly grew accustomed to the format, and it was easy to follow the story after awhile.
I would definitely recommend getting the audiobook version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It's not necessarily better than the text version, but it's a great choice to introduce someone to audiobooks.
Definitely. The writing is top grade, and the entire story retains an ideal level of emotion, and realism throughout. You identify with all of the characters in a very personal way, and every situation they encounter in the book, you feel with them, understanding their reactions.
The entire premise of the story is inventive, and classic all at once.
The action is well written, and believable.
After the climax of the book, you think that all the interesting things in the story have already taken place, and nothing more could happen in the plot, but then comes yet another brilliant sub-plot that serves as a tie-in with the next book.
I can guarantee that even straight after the prologue, you'll have trouble stopping the recording when you have more pressing things to do, like sleep.
Excellent story, and excellent performance.
It stands as one of my favorite "books" of all time.
I have not. So I can't answer that.
"No mystery stays unsolved..."
Buy this! Listen to this! Enjoy!
That is all :)
I am in English teacher who seeks to bring knowledge of literature and of the one true God to all of my students. I also love listening to books on my commute to and from school.
I loved listening to this book, and even got so into it that my husband walking into the room during a suspenseful part scared the daylights out of me. Be prepared for the graphic and horrific descriptions of dreadful things. Good adult literature.
Multi stories that come together.
Yes I enjoyed getting to know all the characters. Not an easy read so you need to pay attention.
When Lisbeth comes back after ride on the motorcycle.
You feel Lisbeth soften and I enjoy her humor.
Enjoy the information at the beginning of the book, then it really starts to get good when they introduce Lisbeth.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
I'd heard so much negative about this book and contemplated passing it by but decided I wanted to read it-I'm glad I decided to buy this audio book and listen to the wonderful narration by Simon Vance. He gives a lot of energy to his narration.
Stieg Larsson puts a lot of energy and information into his book-I ended up downloading a map of Sweden so I could have some idea about the places the characters were going. And,because this is based in Sweden, there is a lot of local political give and take thats alien to US readers.
I enjoyed both main leads-Lisbeth Salandar came off as an Asperger syndrome type young woman, long before Aspergers was diagnosed as an issue. The main male protagonist is Mikael Blomkvist who hires her to research for him.
The plot revolves around Salandar as she fights to remain a free agent as an adult-shes been in financial custody since childhood and her main antagonist has been a destructive person in her life. Lisbeth is a natural computer whiz and her only friends are amongst a loose group of like computer gurus..
The plot is quite convoluted and sometimes I lost track of who was where, but it was very exciting and the reading dramatic. There is some blood gore, some shoot-em-up and a sub plot about an abused child-in fact there are several sub plots but it all goes to make an exciting and interesting book.
The book winds up well but does set itself up for the second novel.