Although some reviewers found the first 6 hours to be slow, I enjoyed this portion as I was totally enamored with the main characters after having read "Girl with the Dragon tattoo". This story is absolutely riveting. I am totally into the heroine and could easily picture her in a movie for any of the books in this series.
I Like scifi-fantasy,non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Stormlight, Mistborn,GoT. Last read: Well of Ascension
I loved the 1st installment of this series and gave it a 5 star and it did deserve it for its originality. The sequel was very well followed into Salander's life. The author did a great job showing Salander's past with the 'whodunnit' style suspense. The first few chapters regarding Salander's world tour didn't seem to fit in anywhere in this book (maybe it was built for the next book). Some reviewers have complained about the unfinished climax. But this book's story & characters are very well contained in itself without any reference or requirement of the previous sequel. The ONLY complaint I had with this book was the list of swedish names and places which was very difficult for me to keep up with. The author introduced bunch of characters with similar names (almost every name ended with a 'strum') which led to confusion over half of the book. Well the good part was those confusing names were not important for the listener to remember and the story would still unfold clearly. So apart from this, this is a good read and specially for listeners who have read the first one. Enjoy!!!
Don't often write reviews because I've been seriously misled so many times by other's reviews, but this was an excellent listen - just as good as the first book. Great character development, awesome plot line! A book that deserves the stars it gets!!
This book will keep you guessing. It is written with eloquence and it leads the listener into a web of intrigue. A word of advice for any listener would be to write down names as the story moves forward; the names are mostly Swedish, German and it was a bit difficult to keep track of the names until I began to write them down. Waiting patiently for the 3rd book.
This is a very good sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo. But, it is not as good as that one (which was 6 stars IMO). If you liked the first one, you will like this one. I am looking forward to the last one (and bummed that there will never be anymore from him)
I really enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, but this sequel is packed with irrelevent detail that does not contribute to the character development or advancement of the plot. An example being the detailed list of Ikea furniture which Lisbeth purchases for her new appartment.
If this book had been edited to 2/3 its current length it would have been much more powerful.
well, not only is this sequel an excellent choice..but Simon Vance is this perfect narrator for Stieg Larson. The book is true to form..filled with suspence and masterfully written. I believe the books should be read in sequence as there are many characters and having read THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO first..helped to keep the many characters straight. I recommend this read and hate there is only one more. S. Larsson, RIP a great writer.
Like the other reviewers, I agree it was torture to take the ear buds out of my ears and stop listening to this book. I am anxiously waiting for the third book to come out, and already sad their won't be a fourth. The characters are wonderfully developed, interesting, and Simon Vance does a wonderful job with a whole slew of accents.
Like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I stayed up half the night listening to find out what happened next. I enjoyed the richly developed plot and characters. The narration made the story easier to follow, with plenty of twists and turns. A great sequel. Can't wait for the last in the trilogy.