First half is very slow and plodding... almost gave up on the book.
Fortunately, this was just setting everything up, and investing you in the characters.
Once the story kicks into gear into the second half, you can't put it down. Great ending, and very thought provoking message that stays with you.
Highly recommended, but can't quite give it 5 stars. Even though the first half is set up, it probably could have been cut in half.
This book was interesting enough to keep me listening, but it started out pretty slowly and I thought there were a number of loose ends that were left hanging at the end. Also, the narrator was good, but his use of British accents for the Swedish characters was a little jarring.
This book starts off so slowly that I almost stopped listening to it. Don't give up! The plot really takes off and it was well worth the wait. This is up there with some of my very favorite mysteries and I can't wait for the next one to come out this summer. If you like Val McDermid books, you'll like this one. I thought it was pretty humorous that one of the characters was reading a Val McDermid book in this story.The narrator is excellent and we all know the reader can make or break the enjoyment of the book.
It kept me amused during a long drive. I don't regret buying this audiobook, but will not buy anything else by this author.
i listen mostly to audible non-fiction. i intersperse some novels. this is perhaps the best novel i've heard: intelligent,exciting, well written, wonderfully read and dramatized. A+
This story starts a bit dry with background material and financial intricacies. However, once this is done, the story builds rapidly into a captivating and intricate story with great characters and a fun twist.
I loved it.
The reader is one of the best I've heard..only second to Jim Dale.
If you love Dickens, Tolstoy, P.D.James, or other authors similarly gifted with crafting plot and character, you will love this book. The worlds of publishing, computer hacking, and corporate finance all collide in the most natural of ways. This book provides enough character and suspense to keep any book lover engaged for its significant length.
Pleasantly surprised by this mystery novel placed in Sweden. Steig Larssen weaves a fascinating tale that moves slowly at first through the character development and then picks up the pace. Story is at its best when Lisbeth is on the scene. Looking forward to the release of the subsequent translations of this author's trilogy as I have been told. . Hope that the reader is the same also!!