This book suffers from a lack of a strong editing - it drifts on and on and on, getting bogged down in irrelevant detail of little interest to any reader who wants to know 'what happens next?'
Not nearly in the same league as the previous books in the series.
Enjoyed the final installment with character stories and conclusions cleverly developed and executed. The story length looks worse than it is, and will fly by in no time.
The great reader, who is able to pull you into this engaging story
Lisbeth Salander because she is such a strong female lead
His authentic Swedish accent
I actually read the first two books and finished with the Audio book for this finale. I would like to have listened to books one or two so I could get the pronunciation correct of some of the Swedish landmarks. I found the narration to be up there with the best I've heard. In my oppinion Saul Reichlin is really good. I can recommend this book as Stieg wrote a great series.
I really enjoyed this series. It is great to read an action/thriller with such a strong female lead. I loved the fact that she was so unconventional and unlikeable at times. The series was strong from the first book and remained that way right to the end. Great read!
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Book one was great. Book two, I found long and tedious. So when I bought book 3 (a necessity if you've read the first 2)... I was worried. I thought it might continue to be boring and tedious. Especially since she'd been arrested. But no. This is great. I was so caught up in the book, (which I listen to when I walk my dogs)...my dogs were getting extra walks, because I was so excited to find out what was happening next. Sometimes, with the language difference, I got a little confused on characters. But not enough to worry about.
As for the narrator... he was wonderful. With his accent, I felt as if I was surrounded by the story being read to me.
I highly recommend this book, and in fact... this series.
The girl with the dragon tattoo strikes back - with a little help of her friends. This book is the third in the series, and I enjoyed all of them. I'm really sorry that there will be no more books in the Millennium series.
For many people the plot flows slowly. I like fast paced stories myself, but Larsson draws so rich picture of events that I didn't mind the very detailed scenes. Sometimes I was wandering if some particular chain of events was necessary, for example the subplot about the harassment of Erika Berger could be left out. However it added to the whole picture, and I was satisfied that the bad guy got caught.
The characters are very well done. You not often see an anti-social, introvert person as protagonist, but I have ot admit, it worked just fine. Lisbeth Salander is small, but very capable. Her look doesn't say anything about her hacker skills and problem solving abilities. By the way, I was thinking about who is the real protagonist in the Millennium trilogy, and I would say there are two: Salander and Blomkvist. So actually, besides the strange protagonist we also have a hero, who fights for the truth.
In spite of the relatively slow flow, there is a lot of action. The story is compelling, the stakes are high, even the constitutional rights are threatened. There are some really bad guys on the loose within the secret service, who do anything it takes to keep their secret undiscovered: they break into apartments, bug telephones, deceive prosecutors, and they are not afraid of killing people.
Fortunately the good guys outsmart them, and the end gives the satisfaction that the truth wins over the lies.
It was a great ending to the series - making sense but also exciting and surprising right to the end.
Naturally Lisbeth was the character I enjoyed most although Mr Larsson is able to describe people and actions so well that you can picture them easily and match them to their characters.
He made the characters come alive with his accents.
This is a book that, like the other two, catches you up and makes you not want to put it down. I listen to audiobooks to and from work, and found myself continuing to listen as I wandered around the house doing various chores - just didn't want it to stop.
Although the author seems to go overboard on explanations at times, it all makes sense as the stories unfold. I had trouble starting the first book for this reason but don't be put off by this. Well worth listening to - but start with the first in the series to really understand more about Lisbeth and why she reacts the way she does. Everything unfolds as it should.