I just finished listening to this book. I listened to "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" about 2 weeks ago and I couldn't wait to listen to this book. Steig Larsson has one of the best prose to come along in a long time. His style of writing is very similar to James Lee Burke with very descriptive prose. The plot twists and turns kept me sitting in my car listening to the story long after I arrived at my destination. I would recommend this book highly and without reservations.
Excellent book, but not for the faint of heart. I remember the first one had some slow parts, but I don't remember that in this book. Looking forward to the third (and sadly final) book.
I enjoyed the first book but found the that the extensive detail on financial matters distracting. Reading this book, I almost feel that the first one was just laying the ground work for this. It is much more character driven and therefore much more interesting.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire are among my favorite book series. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo left me wanting more and The Girl Who Played with Fire didn't just deliver ... but hit it clear out of the park. Lizbeth Salendar is an unforgettable contemporary character / superhero. I hear there is 1 additional sequel completed and 2 others that were partially finished prior to the author's passing. I will be the first pre-order. Simon Vance is perfect in his narration.
At first, I was very disapointed and almost gave it up. It was quite tedious-so much detail. But, I enjoyed the first book so much that I kept on going. And it was definitely worth it! It really picks up after a while-lots of action, unique characters and wonderful narration. Love this series!
Begins well enough but regrettably, hits a wall during the second download and ends up going around and around --- repeating the same details from every conceivable (and rather silly) angle. I often found myself thinking - wait, haven't we covered this already? We already know this -- why is this being repeated all over again? Every single character's reaction to the same not-so-interesting-to-begin-with incident is given far too much attention. It's almost like the author was given a challenge to add 100 extra pages to a much shorter version of the story. Exasperating to wade through.
I was disappointed in this book and stopped listening after several descriptions of sexual encounters involving: 3 people, bisexual relationships, and homosexual relationships. In fact, sex is a very casual thing between characters in this book.
I should have stopped listening after the first reference to these situations, but I gave the book another chance. Finally, it got so nasty that I had to turn it off.
I am a more conservative reader so I understand that there will be many who do not find these things offensive. I respect your right to your own opinion. I write this review so that other readers who don't enjoy these kind of sexual behaviors will be warned before buying the book.
Okay, the first book was interesting, with a very heavy handed ending. By book two the cross-gender, cross-age, cross-species,cross-inanimate object sex got so old I was even sorry when the lawyer got killed. The narrator makes the names nearly indistinguishable from one another, making the story hard to follow. Don't waste your credits.