I enjoyed the story very much, but it took a while for the story to get interesting. I will definitely listen to the other two books in the series if they come out in English. I really liked the reader.
I enjoyed this book tremendously. The narration is superb! I found the characters were interesting and believeable, and the story was compelling. I was sorry to hear of the author's untimely death--- kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?
Interesting book and the narrator was good. Enjoyed the whole thing until the completely unnecessary twist at the end that unfortunately plays through my mind more than the interesting story line leading up to it. I would still recommend the listen, but wish the author had ended the story just a bit sooner than he did.
I enjoyed getting to know each of the characters in this novel. They really started to come alive and now I am starting to miss them. Can't wait till the next time I can hear about them again.
This fascinating mystery had me glued to my Ipod. The author painted a wonderful picture of Sweden in my mind (do they really drink so much coffee?!?) And the narrator did an excellent job. The parallel plots wove together to make an involved and satisfying story.
Truly, this is offensive garbage.
If you like inane drivel, if you relish pointless inquiry into Swedish family lore, if you enjoy sadistic violence against women with no thematic point, if you applaud when the "bad guy" actually gushes his evil plan to the waiting hero (!) . . . then you might just like this book.
Pity those who give this book a positive review, they know not literature.
The story is around a journalist who is GOING TO JAIL FOR LIBEL! Can you imagine? I never did get over the fact that their press has constraints on it. Also, in Sweden, there is a statute of limitations on MURDER! It is almost like a parallel universe what reality shifts.
I really liked this mystery! It kept me engaged at all times. The reader did have the waif in the book speak with a Cockney accent and once in awhile I caught Count Dracula...but it wasn't distracting.
Interesting characters and plot line. Well written and good translation. I wish audible had other titles by the same author (Millenium Trilogy)
I know why Stieg Larsson never got around to marrying long time girlfriend, Eva Gabrielsson: because he takes forever getting to the point. Great swaths of nothing comprise entire chapters, even Blomkvist asks 'Where is this going?' at one point. Had I known that this 'novel' forgoes narrative technique and replaces it with grocery lists, pointless genealogy, yawning flashback after flashback, vapid product placement, and is told with the insight of a first hand pawn (Larsson was something of a journalist, well above the class of mere mortals), I would have watched the Taster's Choice commercials about the couple who want to meet for coffee, which carried vastly more substance to its characters, yet still spun around getting nowhere, teasing me with the mystery of will they or wont they.