Excellent book. There are additional subplots and twists. Just when I thought the book was wrapping up, there was another twist. Keeping track the characters names is a challenge.
OK, I'll jump on the bandwagon. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is not only a great story, but Simon Vance does just a wonderful job in it's reading (as always).
Mr. Larsson's character development is first class and his craftsmanship made me really like and care for some characters and really loath the bad guys. There were several acts of retribution that were very satisfying indeed.
Just buy it, don't worry about keeping track of all the characters. They sort themselves out as the book progresses.
About 3/4 of way through the story the author leaves the story that he has been telling and switches focus to a different story that I found to be extremely boring and hard to follow and I just didn't care. I wanted to be back in the first story.At that point I found the book very frustrating and boring. There is little closure which was very disappointing.
Although some other reviews mentioned trouble with numerous characters, they were clearly identified later in story. Great drama, woven to intensify interest! I loved it.
I really enjoyed this book. It was hard at first to keep the Swedish names straight but once I did it was so enjoyable. I was sad to have it end.
Loved this book! It held my interest to the end - I invented places to go so I could listen while I drove, and many times I sat at my destination not wanting to get out of my car. I was slightly disappointed in the ending, and hope subsequent stories by Steig Larson bring back the same characters. It is too bad he has passed away.
If you have a story with an intriguing title,that introduces a female investigator who is even more intriguing and have it presented by a top-notch narrator like Simon Vance You have a winner.
The reader is very good in his voice inflections with the different characters. The book is very descriptive and is sometimes gruesome, but needed to portray the story. This book is not for the faint hearted. The girl with the dragon tattoo is a misunderstood character in the book that I really liked! Revenge is sweet sort of book. I enjoyed the descriptions of the Swedish countryside also. I liked this book.