After listening to over 100 books , this is the best ever. Character development was top notch . The story moved with great expectations and comes thundering down with its conclusion . I didn't want the book to end , but yet at the same time I wanted it to finish because Lizbeth won me over with all her antics.
The reader was great and kept my attention. Being intertwined with information of other countries opened up my horizons .I highly recommend this selection and know I want to read the first one(Tattoo) and wish for another book . It's like waiting for Christmas as a kid aND WONDERING WHAT WILL BE NEXT .
The book is a great read until the last 45 mins or so. That is when the author seemed to run out of steam and wanted to end it with some unbelievable stuff. That being said, it was still a very good read.
Cannot wait for number three. Sad that Mr Larsson has passed. Will miss his writing! Glad I found the Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
Very rarely have I ever encountered a novel with real-world witty and engaging characters as The Girl Who Played With Fire. This is not your everyday, predictable crime drama love story. You have never met characters remotely like these. I found this book to be an excellent sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo. The narrator is excellent and Salinder is the best heroin I have ever encountered.
I thought "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" was remarkable, so I had to listen to "Girl Who Played with Fire." Hard to believe, but the story only got better. Larsson had the ability to give you just enough to keep you hooked, making me drive around the neighborhood over and over again to find out what happens. To top it off, Simon Vance does a incredible job narrating both books. I can't wait for the third book. It is a pure shame that Larsson was taken away from us much too soon. I HIGHLY recommend this book and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." These may be the best books I've read this year.
A good listen, quality audio and a solid narrator, recommended and worth a credit. I came to this book from the previous Dragon Tattoo book, which I read rather than listened to. I enjoyed the story, but was let down somewhat by the shift to an omnipotent Lisbeth Salander in the Fire novel rather than the more evenly balanced character studies in the Tattoo book between the cipher of Lisbeth Salander and Mikhail Blomkvist. Could be the Swedish names, but I was lost at times late in the book as multiple characters come and go. Major relationships and characters are introduced in the first third of the novel and just outright vanish, kind of odd. Overall the two novels remind me of the TV show Law and Order. Early on in the TV show simple and interesting plotlines abounded...guy kills his wife in a clever way, they catch him. Years later the TV show blew up into large complex social justice cases. Same thing with the two novels, 1st one is clean, focused and interesting; 2nd one is also good, but all of a sudden it expands nation-wide in conspiracy upon conspiracy. By the end I thought maybe they'd uncover the Kennedy assassination. I also find "filler material" more obvious in audio books than in written read books; and about 2 hours could have been trimmed here with no quality lost. Still, spend the credit.