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.
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.
What a disapointment. I thouroughly enjoyed the first book. But, this story dragged on and on only occasionally, bringing life to the story. And, those instances were only when they featured the horrible mistreatment by the 'profesdsionals' who should have behaved in professional ways. Everyone was to blame for ruining this young lady's life for so many years. Nevertheless, she was triumphant in not giving up. But, the story moved on to spies and politics and moved too much away from the story. I was bored, but I did not give up on it. Dont expect this book to be anything like the first.
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.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
Over ten thousand people gave this five stars and another 3700 gave it four stars and it has been reviewed bunches. So only my followers will read this.
This being book two, it is almost as good as book one. Book One was a tiny bit better. If you have not read book one and this is on sale go ahead and get it. This is pretty much a stand alone novel, even though they refer to book one events, it is not necessary to the story.
Book one had lots on Swedish economy which this one does not have and that is good. In book one I wished for more on Salander and in book two I got more of Salander then I really wanted. Novel characters have a tendency to lose there novelty when you spend a lot of time with them as you do in this novel.
Toward the end of this almost 19 hour book I was ready for the ending. I felt the book went on way too long. Most of the reason it was so long is the details we don't really want. Most mornings you get to hear actually what the characters have for breakfast. When a character gets dressed we hear actually what he/she is wearing, color, type of shirt, coat, etc.
Did you know that mace is illegal in Sweden? I got a little tired about references too bad American Movies. If you don't like American Movies, don't pay to watch them.
The narrator was good, even though one character sounds exactly like Count Dracula, which made him hard to take seriously.
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!