I loved this book 110%! I thought that, with luck, this book might be as good as the first book, but never imagined it could be even better! After reading the Girl with the Dragon tattoo, I was thoroughly intrigued by Salamen. Although her style was outrageous, it was totally logical and therefore believable. She's the underdog heroine who understands how to gain an advantage. This book explained her life and perspective. I disagree with other reviewers that found the sexual violence overwhelming. I thought it was a much bigger part of the first novel and played a pretty minor role in this one. Although sometimes all the names were hard to keep track of, it helps to know that in advance, so you can pay special attention to the Swedish sounds. It's the same for foreigners who hear "John" and "Joan" without the English frame of reference. Although there are very few lovable characters in this book, they are all very interesting and craftily intertwined. It really makes you want to read a book on each new lovable character that gets involved. The book captured my interest right away, but that may have been partly because I had read the first book pretty recently, and I realized how weird it was to think of Salander on vacation. It kept me interested all the way through. I love the way little details are thrown in. It made it really lucid and believable. I can't wait for the last book!
Addicted to audiobooks & podcasts. 5 Stars=I Loved It, 4 Stars=Enjoyed it Thoroughly, 3=Kinda Good, 2=Bad/Boring, 1=Complete Waste of Credit
Tedious, redundant, and totally not credit-worthy in my opinion. I gave it a chance though - I made it almost to the end of Part 3 before giving up. Really I only held out as long as I did because I was waiting for the next credit to appear in my account - if it had shown up sooner I would've been outta there long before lighting a match for this stinker. If you like books that force you to back up umpteen times to re-listen to the same passages 3 or 4 times, then be my guest. My brain kept wandering away the second I let up on the concentration death-grip required to tame this beast of a book. I have zero literary talent myself so I respect the effort and the art - but I can't recommend this to anyone.
System and software engineer from the UK now living and working in Silicon Valley.
This is a good continuation from the background in the first Millennium book. I am not going to give spoilers, even though most people may already know the story. Unfortunately books two and three are really just one book. An argument could be made that if you look upon this as the Salander story instead of the Millennium story then the split is more reasonable. So in the end I have absolutely no problem with this, other than the slightly misleading title.
I can't wait to listen to the next installment to this series. Love the characters and the narrator, it's one of the best books ever. You just don't want it to end!
Could not stop listening, had me at the first 5 minutes. And the narration by Simon Vance was outstanding. I love his voice and how he reads this book to you. I will listen to anything he narrates. He kept it the same throughout this fantastic journey of the trilogy. Wish there could have been more.
Everything, but his voice is fantastic. I loved his narration.
This story is just awesome. Part 2 of a trilogy that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Loved every minute!
There are a lot of parts in the book that made me laugh out loud or say "what the H3!!". Very captivating!
I'm halfway through this book and already realizing that its the best of the series. Vance is perfect in his narration, the characters have not changed even a little from book to book. Highly recommended.
Absolutely! I tried reading the actual book several times but couldn't get into it. Because of the location of the setting, I could never get past the city names or the names of the people. They were just too had to pronounce in my head. This is why the audiobook is great, the narrator reads it for you! Plus the narrator's voice is right on the money, accent and all! (I have played it twice)
Lisbeth!! After book 1, I couldn't imagine how two more books followed it but Lisbeth finds trouble and off you go into another journey.
Accent and correct pronunciation! Absolutely well done!
This is a MUST READ SERIES!! I cannot believe that I put the book down twice and moved on to something else. If you love a good tale and like to see the underdog win (especially when she is a girl) then this is your kind of story!
It is easily ranked in our top 10.
I love how it all comes together and keeps one on the edge of your seat.
The fact that my husband and I can listen at the same time on our travels and discuss things as we go along.
Great sequel. Looking forward to the next.
Yes. This is a great novel. I wish Stieg Larsson had written more than this trilogy.
I like all the underlying messages about abuse towards women...ways that people don't commonly think about.
I almost did. Hard to stop.