Simon Vance is nothing shy of superb. I was so pleased to find that he narrated all 3 of the books, as I enjoyed him so much in the Dragon Tattoo.
The only somewhat negative thing I have to say about the series is in regard to its sexual content. I am not one that minds sex in books when it fits and is necessary to the story, but at times, it felt like it was sex simply for the sake of sex, and that could get irritating. I will warn that there are some passages not for the faint of heart, not for sexual content, but sadism, torture, etc. that were significant to the stories. I didn't find it overbearing or intolerable by any means, just wanted to pass that on for those who might be offended by such material.
Other than that, nothing but fantastic storytelling in all 3 books, and Mr. Vance is truly, truly a gem in the industry.
Listened to all three books back to back to back and I have to say I only wished Larsson had lived to write more. One strange thing about all the books was the almost endless insertions of coffee consumption, often so frequent I found myself laughing out loud. I can't be the only one that has noticed this.... I only pray that this isn't what killed this fine author...
I am so sad that we have seen the last of Mr. Larsson's work. May he rest in peace. Perhaps someone else can try to fill his shoes and bring our heroine back to life. She is way too young and amazing to have seen her last, right?
It took me a while to get into this book. I devoured the first 2 books in the series quickly but this one didn't initially capture me. I had to sit it down for a couple months until I was ready to try again. I was not a fan of the political commentary which seemed to drag on for too long. I just couldn't wait to get to the parts with Lisbeth. Great ending to the series. I wish there could have been a 4th book.
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Simon Vance has nailed it in this book - it was fun to listen to all three books over again and hear his characterization develop over time. Simon truly makes this book sing, I think it's a better audio book than paper book. Twenty-five stars! I'll listen to Simon read the phone book!
The only disappointing thing about this book is that its the last one. All three books have been great and kept my attention from start to finish.
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson is a excellent close to the Lisbeth Salander trilogy. Even though she is physically limited in this installment her personality is pervasive throughout and the ultimate conclusion is satisfying indeed. Also, as long as I have been listening to audible books there has never been a narrator better than Simon Vance. His portrayal of these characters made the stories come alive. My most humble appreciation to both Stieg Larsson and Simon Vance.
A great read you can't put down. My only regret is the passing of Stieg Larsson and the end of this incredible trilogy and our infamous character, Lizbeth Salender.