I was enthralled with this book. The characters are magnificently well developed and the plot turns and twists enough to keep you in suspense without being totally unreal.
There is just enough violence, sex and romance to make it realistic and not so much that those become the basis of the book.
The narrator was good, not great. But, he did a passable job with great material.
enjoyed the characters, the storyline and the reader. BRAVO. sorry to hear that the author died. would have been on my radar. understand that this is the first of a trilogy. looking forward to the other two.
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I'VE LISTENED TO IN A YEAR. IT IS RIVITING AND INTRICATELY WRITTEN. WHAT A GREAT AUTHOR !!!
Plenty of vulgar language, the plot was weak. The only reason I can see why people like this book is to read about rape incest and oral/anal sex. The girl with the dragon tattoo is only a side character, but as others have mentioned, she is the more interesting character in the story. The serial killer was different then what I was expecting, but still not very interesting. I guess I don’t like mutilating humans and animals.
Worst part was my wife bought the paper back and started reading it, so I got the audio book to listen to on my commute to work. Figured it would give us something to talk about, boy was I wrong! Neither one of us wanted to talk about it. Now we own two copies of this rubbish book.
My advice, read all the negative reviews about this book and only read like five of the over zealous reviews.
I would not recommend this to anyone, and I wish I could have a refund.
I picked this because of all the five stars it received. If you are a James Patterson fan this is not the book for you. The first seven hours were hard to get through. Some(more than some) of the information in the first half could have been left out. It did pick up in the second and I enjoyed that half. If I were reading this I would not have finished it.
sad I wasted so much time listening to this improbable dribble. Forget this. Hard to believe so many listeners rated this highly. It's full of gratuitous violence and sadistic behaviors. Go read The Road, War and Peace, whatever
The story may be good but I can't concentrate or keep up with the story because the narration is so bad. The guy sounds the same for each character, even for the women character-just sounds like an old Englishman. This may be better if read.
How long can it take an author to set up a plot? How about half of the book. Fill it up with a plethora of characters, add some blah,blah,blah, throw in a gross sex scene. It was all I could do to start the second part of the story. I should know by now that if it's bad in the beginning it won't get any better.
I was so disappointed with this read, I couldn't finish it. I tried to force myself but it was too painfully overwritten, and I lost interest and focus completely.
I've listened to many mysteries, thrillers, etc., and keep looking for different authors to get away from the mainstream US "thriller" writers. Along with Henning Mankell this author actually writes a book without adhering to the basic US "script". The characters are wonderfully developed, and the plot twists keep you listening. Look for others like him and Mankell. You won't be disappointed.