I could not put the books down and I read all 3 books --- I read in today Paper (July 28th) that they are going to make a movie out the the "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" With Daniel Craig playing the role as Mikael Blomkvist. The role of Lisbeth had not be pick.. It will be Directed by David Fincher and it will be in theaters next year..
A good story is marred by poor narration. Characters speak in variations of London accents -- a more than mildly annoying distraction. Place names were read as if they were phonetically spelled on the page - the rhythm of the language was non-existent. I soldiered on to the end, longing to hear the Swedish inflected English of my grandfather.
I enjoyed both of the books in this series. The characters are interesting and the story line complex enough to keep it interesting.
I loved the book, but the narration was so slow that it was painful. With an action thriller such as this novel, I think a different narrator would make sense. I will read the third book in the trilogy rather than listen to it.
I loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so much that I downloaded this one as soon as I finished. Simon Vance's dramatic reading is the perfect compliment to Larsson's suspenseful and descriptive writing. There is intrigue, surprise, and humor. This story is a great stand alone but why would you not want to read the whole trilogy? This is a not to be missed listening!
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I was skeptical about even starting this series. I read some of the reviews on this particular book and saw that someone had posted a review saying that this book was Erotica. I have no idea what book they read but there was no "erotica" feel for me. It has a sex trafficing scenario so what else would you expect?. Looking forward to listening to the final book with a heavy heart.
I loved the story, with one exception. Larsson frequently jumps around telling the story from a number of character's point of view. I have no problem with this. However after the first sentence in which says the name of the person we are now following, he resorts to "he" or "she" rather than the name. And there are an extensive number of characters. I frequently found myself confused at who's story we were reading now. It is irritating to have to rewind and find that one second where the name was mentioned. Granted, this was meant to be read, rather than listened to, but it is not very good writing technique. I got the impression that Larsson was so deeply engrossed in his own story that he wrote he or she to save time, intending to go back and replace them with names but never did.
Otherwise the story was great, a little slow at the beginning but still engrossing to the point I did not want to stop listening.