educator and technologist
Lots of character building and surprises built in to the story and well done by the narrator. I could hardly wait to get back to listening each day. I've now read all three. The story and interactions of the characters and their lives pulls you in for more. Loved it!
I almost stopped listening to this book because the beginning is very slow and following all the characters with very uncommon (in America) names was difficult for me. This is probably easier if read rather than listened to. However, the payoff was profound. Great book, great author and wonderful narration. Yes, there are a couple sex scenes that help to develop a very important character in the book that may turn some people off. If you don't like R rated movies, then don't read an "R rated" book. I loved the book and just got done downloading the 2nd in the series.
I had heard many great things about this book, so when I started listening to it I was really disappointed because it was so slow. I trudged along though, because, honestly, I paid for it. I'm glad I waited! It's slow at first and then WOOSH! I couldn't stop listening to it. I would take the long way home so I could listen uninterrupted for a just a few minutes more. I bought speakers specifically so I could hear it better at work. Slow at first, but worth the wait, the rest of the story is non-stop suspense. I can't wait to listen to the next one. Also, the narator is really good throughout the book.
I really did like this book.. I liked it enough to order the other two books in the trilogy. the beginning was a little dry, but that was just getting to know the ins and outs of the characters. At times it jumped around but was easy to follow. Shortly after listening to the book I watched the movie. Loved both. I am now listening to the next book in the series, and plan on seeing the movie at my local theater. Enjoy!!
I have been known to have my mind wander when I drive (listen to a story, but then realize I'm day dreaming about something unrelated). I was surprised how long this tale kept me engaged. Riveting! Allow more time to get into it up front, but before long, you'll be wishing the traffic lights would turn red so you could hear more of the story, like I did. (Listen to this audio book before you're tempted to see its Swedish film).
All I have to say is WOW. The story is amazingly complicated and Larsson unravels it at the end. WOW - sorry, I already said that. I am a fan, unfortunately Stieg died and we only have two more to savor. Get this one and enjoy it - try not to get hooked on Salander, I dare you!