I'll listen to it again at some point, and I'll put them into the proper order.
I wish the narration had been done by someone who actually spoke Swedish. Simon Vance's mispronunciations detracted somewhat from my experience. This is not to disparage his skill as a narrator, but more a comment on the choice of narrators for this series.
I can't attest to whether the audio is better than the print, but the audio rocks.
I found the intricate character portraits to be so cunning and detailed that they functioned more as plot than exposition. Good fun to not-quite-get-in-the-heads of the multifaceted characters.
I'm not sure I can identify a particular scene, but tonally I loved the book's head-spinning transitions from procedural information to dramatic - even shocking - scenes without damaging the narrative's cohesiveness.
Disabled Alaskan reader of mostly mysteries historical. Also vampires, werewolves, things that go bump in the night! Some scifi and fantasy!
Steig Larsson is a genius, it's a shame he didn't live long enough to see the success of his books. Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past. This time, Lisbeth must return to the darkness of her own past (more specifically, an event coldly known as "All the Evil") if she is to stay one step ahead--and alive. This series is tremendous, a real edge of the seat thriller.
Tell us about yourself! I LOVE TO READ AND BE IN THE KNOW. I LIKE TO TALK TO INTELLIGENT PEOPLE.
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS THAT I HAVE READ. AMAZING THE WAY THE CHARACTER IS DEVELOPED.
THE MYSTERY WAS THERE
AN OLDER LADY RECOMMENDED THIS BOOK TO ME BASED ON THE TYPE OF BOOKS THAT SHE KNEW I LIKED TO READ. THIS BOOK ONE WAS MY FIRST OF THE THREE BOOK SERIES BY VANCE.
MY HUSBAND AND I LISTENED TO IT FROM UPPER EASTERN PART OF NORTH CAROLINA TO FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA. WE LISTEN TO THE END AND IT WAS GREAT AND WE WANTED TO HEAR THE WHOLE STORY.
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO OTHERS. THE GUY READING THE BOOK DID A GOOD JOB!
Details! Details! Details!
Yes, the author puts you on a thrill ride throughout the book!
On Zalachenko's farm
I don't mind getting stuck in traffic...as long as I have an audio book playing.
Absolutely. Good flow, wonderful, clear, strong, concise story line. Great characters. Strong narrative.
Unlikely, flawed, super hero.
The story, very well written.
The girl with the dragon tattoo. The sequel followed up nicely, even better, in my opinion
Loved his accent and he was able to pronounce the words appropriately.
I liked that I already knew the characters and that the author and the narrator continued to develope them.
Yes I could not wait for another session with my player to see what happened next.
Simon Vance has the ability to inflect for the many characters, and he is so consistent that the characters come to life.
Kalle Blomkvist, Lisbeth Salander REDUX
Cant wait to hear the 3rd part of the Trilogy.