Marcia from Maine
Several people had mentioned this book and then my bookclub decided to read it. I have never been more angry about a book. The writer has treated all of the women characters with such violence and lack of respect. The violent acts swept under the carpet for whatever reason... were detestable. The protaganist for whom you initially feel regard take no responsibility for his daughter or his colleague. The more I thought about how he left his colleague...the more disappointed I became. I wonder about a writer who dramatizes such violence against women and then proceeds to move on without second thought or remorse. It may be fiction...But so what.
This is a dark mystery. This is the prequel or first book to "The girl who played with fire". Wish audible gets this straight, since this is the second time they screwed up, and I read the second book then the first book. I had to read/listen to the second book again. Even though each book stands by itself, but it helps to understand the characters better. Overall it was interesting, but pity when translating they used miles and feet instead of metric system, since Europe is using metric system, it made the story less authentic European.
Wow!! I was blown away by this book and I am hooked on this series of mysteries. I was astonished that Mr. Larsson passed away because I wanted to read more of his writings. "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest" are the next books in the series that were evidently completed before he passed away. I just could not stop listening and found myself sitting in my car in my garage not wanting to turn this audio off. I highly recommend this book and it is well worth the 1 credit I paid! Bravo Mr. Larsson!!!
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.