The story was well written and kept me interested although it started out a little slow. I found parts of this book to be very exciting and interesting and then other parts a struggle to get through. I don't feel the graphic rape scenes were necessary and could have been toned down to get the point across. Sometimes less is more
I started this book with a scant eye, but by the the end of the first chapter when I realized that Simon Vance who read "Great Expectations" (Audie winner, thank you very much)I knew it was going to be worth every penny of my Audible credit. I cared about each character and was riveted. Even the bad guys were complex and nothing was a given, which is what I love in a good mystery. On the beach, in the car or in front of a cozy fire, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is my hero, and this story is a must read if you want the best of current fiction.
Another amazing story from the late Mr. Larsson. I found myself driving slower to work just so I could listen to more of the story. The voice talent is the perfect compliment to a great story line. I can't wait for the last in the trilogy.
A gripping story with sparkling detail. The performance is amazing. It is almost like being in the room with the characters.
I liked this book more in the last half as several seemingly separate threads start to come together and once one plot line gets wrapped up there is lots more. Some of it is really gruesome which is different when you are listening --viewing you can shut your eyes, reading you can skim --fast forwarding while listening is a little trickier; but its endurable --and like I say there are several stories within stories and the mysteries and characters are all interesting.
I am so glad that I stuck with this. I does start rather slow and takes a while to understand the characters and plot, but hang in there! It takes time to fully develop a worthwhile story! The characters are engrossing and the story is intricate...you MUST read this before "The Girl who played with Fire".
The book was compelling to listeners for the full 16 hours. The single reader did a fine job with amazing pronounciation between Sweedish and English. The author spent more effort in development than resolution but such is the usual case.
This book and the sequel, 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' are the best books I have ever heard at Audible. I found myself listening every chance I got. I actually got the second book first and about 3 hours in I stopped then got this one so I could hear the story in sequence. I have heard a third book may come out this Fall (2009), but these two seem to complete the story that began here.
Please don't miss out or give any attention to a negative review - GET THIS BOOK, YOU WILL BE AMAZED!