that this book ended. Fortunately, the story effectively continues in "The Girl Who Played with Fire." This is a police procedural novel except that detective is a magazine journalist. What makes it exceptional is the character Lisbeth Salinger who is simply the most remarkable, fascinating character I have ever encountered in fiction.
The reader is also perfect. He is totally into the rhythm and timing of the prose without being noticeable (compare Scott Brick, who is very good but one is always aware Brick is the reader.) He is very good with the female voices. This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. I can't wait for the third book in May of 2010.
Honestly the best audiobook experience I've ever had. Outstanding book and reader! My husband and I sat transfixed to the iPod for 8 of the last hours one Saturday because we just could not tear ourselves away. The characters are so unique and the multiple stories within the book are dramatic, with great twists, without being overcomplicated. We are so glad to hear there is a sequel and that Stieg Larsson is a huge sensation in Sweden. It's no wonder.
Very well structured and intriging tale. Character and plot development is excellent; lots of twists, turns, and nuances - all logical and internally consistent.
couldn't get past the first 2 hoursThe reader and the story rambled. This was really tough to stick with...I gave up and downloaded another book!
The type of book that leaves you sitting in your driveway, because you don't want to stop listening. Vance is a great reader. Excellent!
This is overall a great book, but I was very disappointed in the ending. I thought he could have ended up the book earlier and left some ends loose, but it seemed like he wanted to tidy up all the parts which made the ending tedious and dreary.
with the second book, these are great listens. you want to keep on driving so you can get further on in the story!
I loved this book because not only did it keep me guesing until the end, I felt transported to Sweden, felt like I could see, hear, smell and feel what it was like to be in the different locations in the book. Maybe a better way of saying it is that the characters and the places came alive for me!