I enjoy listening to audiobooks while working in my shop or around the house -sort of mental multitasking.
I really enjoyed this book. It is well written with many plot twists. I would have given it a 5 except that I had trouble with the Swedish names all sounding a little alike and running together. When translating the book to English, maybe some of the names should have been changed to more familiar names for English listeners - but maybe that's just my problem.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable listen. The story, language and narration were all superb - even more so considering the book was translated from Swedish. The details of the mystery were not obvious, but were revealed through hard work by the protagonist. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was the very last part of the story was a bit disappointing and left me with a bit of sadness for the "Girl".
I thought this book was excellent. It kept me listening every chance I got. There were a couple of rather graphic "sex" scenes I could have done without, but the mystery had me on the edge of my seat. I was at first disappointed with the ending until I discovered that this is the 1st book of a trilogy. I can't wait for the next 2 to come out.
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.