5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
first of all, this trilogy is great, amazing, wonderful, fantastic, etc.. Words can't describe how good this is. although the first book is better, and the third one is the best. this is amazing.
you have to hear it from Simon Vance as he makes it much better. Books on Tape provide better voices and more natural. comparing to same titles from other companies, books on tape are great. you can tell between the characters and so on, others you get lost quite often.
these three books are the first ones you should get. as they are the best.
Please be careful.... you will get addicted to them. for now i listen to this one almost 3 times. and the same for the first one. and while i am typing this i am listening to the 3rd one, although i have 8 exams to prepare for, but i just can't stop listening to it.
Highly recommended. the best reader, the best writer, the best stuff ever.
This book is the second book in the series revolving around Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. This book was a much faster read (listen) then the first book. This could be possibly because I was already very familiar with the characters and narrator but I believe that it was because the author had a much clearer path on where the story was going from the start. All in all, I enjoyed this book more than the first one because it did revolve more around the female character and gave her personality a lot of depth and strength. The ending was very suspenseful to say the least and has left me wanting more from the author. While it is possible to read this book without having read the first book, I think that it would be a more enjoyable experience if the reader started with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo before moving on to this book.
I'm not sure why there are so many highly rated customer reviews on this book; I found it very average at best. The abilities of the primary character is not very believable, too much of a superwoman. Her feat at the end of the book is almost ridiculous. The entire first part of the book had absolutely no relevance to the rest of the book. It appeared to be just filler, which there was a lot of in this book. I really couldn't recommend this book as a good read.
Clearly, this is the second book in what is going to be a longer series. I for one am thrilled. I loved the first book but this one can stand alone. A wonderful intracit read
I hear voices. But maybe that's because there's always an Audible book in my ear.
When you've listened to a book for 18 hours and you're disappointed it's over, you've got a winner. Though I was sometimes confused about the cast of minor characters that made up the investigation, it never detracted from the principal story and the lovable - though prickly - Lisbeth Salander. Can't wait for the 3rd book.
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
Yes I wasn't kidding when I said Couldn't stop I didn't mean the first book,
I meant all of them.
Basically the headline says it all, the book is too good to be commented on.
Please do not read this book after watching the movie ,
first you should read book 1.
Movies have Misrepresented Changed and Distorted many facts
which I consider to be crucial.
I was enthralled every minute of this book. And what a rarity...a sequel stronger, better plot, more in-depth characters than the first novel, which I loved, by the way.
And contrary to what the Audible editor says in the review, I found the details engrossing as they captured the scenes in a wonderfully cinematic way. I also loved Simon Vance's narration which perfectly portrayed every character including the female characters which is no mean feat for a male voice.
I loved how the plot unfolded as the investigation proceeded amongst the different characters, along with many terrific surprises that I won't reveal here. And the character's backgrounds, especially Lisbeth's, were fascinating as we slowly learn more about her from many different points of view.
Suffice it to say, this is one of my all-time favorites.
After the first in the series (The Girl with a Dragon Tatoo), I was looking forward for the continuation, and what a relief: it was as great as the first one. Could not put it down. Simon Vance is just incredible as a narrator, and I am sorry he did not record the last in the series, which I am downloading right now and really looking forward to start listening to it!
I reviewed the last of these books first, which was a tactical error on my part since I spent much of my enthusiasm in that review. Suffice it say here that I really liked the 3 "Girl" books by this author. I gave the last 5 stars, and will do the same for the first in a few minutes, but gave this book 4 only because it was a bit less excellent in relation to the other 2. That's largely because its ending wasn't as satisfying as the others' -- almost as though someone decided, "Let's cut this here, and begin part 3 now" -- which may be what happened given this book's somewhat unique author history. In conclusion, listen to this book -- if only because you need to in order to get from Part 1 to Part 3, but also because it's a good read.