I have "read" both previous books and enjoyed them very much. This book was a bit more wordy -my husband always tells me "get to the point!!" when I tell him something - I found myself occasionally talking to this recording and telling it to "get to the point" - lots of background information - I found my mind wandering... But the story is great and Mr. Larsson tied it all together at the end, which I liked.
I can't imagine reading/listening to these books out of sequence--minute details that allude to prior events in a previous book take place through out the series and would be lost to a reader not reading the books in order. If you read the last book first, I believe a lot of the relationships would have less meaning. I loved the series and am sad that it is over--unlike other reviewers, I felt that the end of the 3rd book was an opening to the next adventure/mystery that these two friends would experience together.
After investing nearly 50 hours in all three books, it was kind of sad to have it come to an end. In spite of the fact that the conclusion was somewhat predictable, I really enjoyed the 3rd and final installment of the Lizbeth Salander saga. The only thing I'd do different is be sure to listen to the 3 books in order as I was not aware of the triligy when I listened to "The Girl who Played With Fire" first and then went back and picked up "Dragon tattoo".
Great time listening for all 3 books...
I really enjoyed all three books that have been published in this series. I'm not sure why, but I didn't like this book as much as I did the first two. Maybe it was the need to tie up a lot of loose ends. But, it really didn't matter, since I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The books in this series are at the top of my favorite book list.
I am so going to miss Lisbeth and the other characters in this series! Definitely these should be read in order and maybe more than once! Simon Vance does a great job narrating. I really wish there were more. So much left to find out......
This is the weakest of the 3 books. But I just couldn't stop listening to Simon Vance. I will look for more books narrated by Mr. Vance.
An intelligent and engaging finale. You should read books one and two of the series. I expected Book Three to be anticlimatic, but it very much held my interest.
This author keeps you wanting more, exciting, intrigue, and plenty of action. I have all his books and this final book still has unanswered questions, but we will never know. This author will be missed.
Riveting! Although I thought I knew how it would end I didn't. This author was masterful in weaving all of the threads of a story together and tying all the ends up. I have read where there is a 4th novel but caught up in red tape about publishing. That almost sounds like a story in itself. Maybe one for the life partner to write. I heartily recommend this book to all who like fiction that keeps you going . . .to the end.
It's an excellent trilogy, this being the third book. I truly enjoyed the story.
I just saw the movie of the first book "The girl with Dragon Tattoo" it was in Swedish with English subtitle. The Lisbeth character was excellently portrayed, but a lot of details we naturally missing. Hope they make movies of the 2-nd and 3-rd (this book). To follow the story must start read the books in sequence.
Narrator was excellent too.