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.
I was so excited to see there was a sequel to the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. I think this was a perfect sequel and just as interesting, if not more so, than the first. I am impressed by this author and his writing style and wish he had more work available!! Despite the present day language (adult language/cursing - which was fitting and situational) I find his writing style to be more intelligent and complex similar to classic authors and less like some of the simplistic methods and styles of today's authors.
I really enjoyed this sequel. I was a bit hesitant at first because of the sadistic sex and violence. I was relieved to find that it was not overly graphic in that regard. I definitely recommend this book. Especially, if you liked the first one.
It is a great follow-up to the first book. It is not so mesmerizing as the first one but still a nice listen. Surprisingly, the narrator pronounces some names differently, almost unrecognizably. With some hindsight it seems a bit unrealistic in some parts, but hey, nothing is perfect. I'll gladly buy the next and last of the trilogy (when it becomes available) since I wasn't disappointed with two previous installments.
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.