intelligent, exciting with unique unforgettable characters
The reader is wonderful. The author is wonderful. What more do you need?
For a time I thought this book was not as good as the first, but I was very pleased by the end of it. The problem is that _The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo_ is just so good, how do you follow it?
It's really worth the listen. Highly recommended.
There is a problem though: I want #3 in the series and audible does not have it yet!
Fantastic listen. I listen on my long drives to work. I couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to this book.
Larsson takes the story in improbable directions, but it all fits into a very thrilling and believable story. Richly drawn characters that you genuinely care about.
Simon Vance is the best narrator I've heard. Many narrators have difficulty with some characters. Simon Vance is flawless in both this book and Dragon Tattoo.
This book and the first book in the series, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, have to rank as the best thrillers of the year. The titles refer to a most unique character, a young woman whose abusive upbringing has given her a mind and character of steel. The main character is a Swedish journalist who manages to befriend this prickly young woman. He is probably an avatar of the author, a journalist who wrote these two and a 3rd novel right before he died. The central topic of international concern, human trafficking, sets you to wondering how much of these books are based on fact. They are written with passionate intensity. Not necessary to read them in order but better if you do. You can't put them down, and like chocolate, you won't be able to stop at one.
Great listening. I like it as much as the first one. Great story and very well developed. The book is engaging from its first pages. I love the narration. Hope the third one comes out soon. Great job!
The first 5 hours of the story was slow paste and not engaging, almost regret getting the book, but at 6-th hour the story started to get some action. The overall story was not engaging enough for me, because too many characters and names, dificult to follow, had to listen a chapter twice to re-sync with the story. The main character was good.
excellent follow up to his first thriller.