Wow!! Just finished this last of the three Larsson books. It is so very unique and perfectly done in every way. The narration is as good as it gets. Make sure you listen to the three in order but do listen. They are exceptional and a great way to pass time.
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
If you read first 2 books you don't need anyone to tell you
that this book will be amazing!!!!!
The mysteries about this books are even bigger than in the trilogy itself.
3 Written novels were found in personnel affects of the author after his death.
His friends and family never even suspected he was writing a novel, never-mind 3 of them
The mystery continues according to some rumors
there also were found 3 sketches
with concepts and ideas for books 4,5 and 6
So lets hope for the best.
Retired "Okie" librarian & happy to have found Audible for good stories & staying in touch with new authors & books.
This title is amost the best of the trilogy but should not be read independently of the other two. The crime novel is perfectly paced & Larsson ties up the loose ends along with strengthening our interest in What happens to Lisbeth, Blomkvist, & a cast of supporting characters. The twist & turns multiply & make for a satisfying thriller. Simon Vance is perfect!
This conclusion to the Millennium Trilogy tips the scale toward searching out & listening to more Scandinavian mysteries for sure.
First, I saw the foreign (Swedish) movie of book 1 and loved it. Now I've gone straight through all 3 books in this series and loved all of them. Very few books do I give 5 stars to. Yes, there is violence towards women, but the whole point of the series is the female anti-hero who is mentally strong, intellectually gifted, and never gives in. In the end, she gets the better of every man who has done her wrong by out thinking them and because they underestimate her. This third book in the series is really a continuation of the storyline in book 2 and every bit as good as the first two books. Not since I read straight through all 7 Harry Potter books have I loved a series of novels so much. Obviously, this is an adult series and at the opposite end of the spectrum from Potter, but fascinating all the same. Now I'm hoping the Hollywood film (starring Daniel Craig & Rooney Mara) follows more closely to the book(s) than the Swedish production company did with their 3 films. I'm heartbroken that the author died before he could finish the fourth book in this series. Reportedly, he had an outline for 10 books focusing on the female anti-hero. I hope that Eva Gabrielsson is eventually given the rights to finish the fourth book at least.
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This is a perfect finish to the Larson series, and I am so saddened that he passed away before finishing all that he had planned. I actually sat in the parking lot of my grocery store to finish a chapter that nearly had me biting my nails in anticipation. I will definetely listen to these again, and I have been recommending them to everyone I know.
I have read all three books in this series and throughly enjoyed each and everyone. Well worth the time to start at the beginning and listen to all three. Can't wait for another one.
I listened to the first book in this series, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and at the end thought, "That's it?? This can't be the end!" and then discovered it was a series. I've listened to all three books and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. The author, reader and translator are all to be commended!
The Millennium Trilogy has been the best reading that I have enjoyed in a long time. I will miss Lizbeth.
I really enjoyed the first book (dragon tattoo) even though it was dark and graphic, but I loved the characters and plot. I loved the second book (plays with fire) even more, but I was left hanging by the ending. I have been looking forward to this final book since finishing the second, and I was not let down. It picks up literally moments after the second one ends, and just carries on with the story. It is done brilliantly!
Dark as usual, but there is a shift that happens once Lizbeth is taken to the hospital. You want to see the bad guys to get what is coming to them, but will they? The final book does not leave you hanging!!!
If you read and enjoyed the first two books, you will be extremely satisfied with the 3rd and final book.
I highly recommend this book!!! 5 out of 5 stars aren't enough!