I like history, non fiction and fantasy genres. Favorite authors (so far): Robert Jordan, Ken Follett, George Martin, Gregory Roberts, Khaled Hoseini, Ayn Rand
This series has been my favorite and the author never disappointed in the sequels. Whenever there is a good series, there needs to be deserving climax to it and 'hornet's nest' does the justice. Salander is only for a few sequences in this last installment but most of those have been action and drama packed. I was very sad when the book finally ended. Even the epilogue had so much action packed in it. The climax was absolutely high on adrenaline. I cannot recommend this series enough. Last but not the least, Simon Vance is definitely one of the best narrators. If you are having a hard time following the characters and their names, the narrator makes sure every character gets a different tone and sound making the reader follow the book's story smoothly.
It's so sad that Stieg Larsson won't be around to bring us more of Lisbeth and it's unfortunate that Stieg's common law wife of over 30 years doesn't have the rights for the 4th book and all of the others he had planned. I've enjoyed these novels so much. I will miss Blomkvist and Lisbeth very much. They had so much more life in them, as did this wonderful author. His 4th novel was more than halfway finished and it will be interesting to see if it will be written. If you get the chance, you must see the Swedish film, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". It stays quite true to the book and Lisbeth comes off true to her character. It's just as dark and moody as the book. Stieg Larsson, I'm sorry that you weren't around to see how happy you've made readers. R.I.P.
It was a good read but certainly not up to the standards of the first two books. Fairly predictable and a bit unbelievable. To be fair, it deserved 3.5 stars as it's a good book, just a bit disappointing after the first two (marvelous) books.
I have listened to all three - shame that there will not be more as originally proposed by the author. The narration is very good - I have read complaints about the narrator differentiating the many voices, but in defense they can't all have a Swedish accent so what else can a narrator do? I enjoyed the voices and could easily tell most of the characters apart. Like the other two, Larsson is very detail oriented and the book can get lost in those details, however I choose to see this as his style and echoes of the main character, Lisbeth. I only give 4 stars as I don't enjoy the graphic nature of the violence/sex, however without that, the main themes of the book would be left undeveloped.
The first book started slow and finished fast. The second was solid but the ending left a lot to be desired. This one simply awesome as everything is tied up in a wonderful, smart conclusion. Also through out the narrator has been wonderful. Highly recommend the entire series.
So very sad this is the last book. It has left me wanting more of Salander, Bloomquist, and Berger.
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I was just as hooked on this as the first two in the series. While there are some improbable occurrences, I couldn't wait to hear more of Elizabeth Salander (not sure of spelling, didn't see it in writing!). Listened to it twice in two weeks. I am sad that the author passed away and will write no more.
I've enjoyed listening to Simon Vance's narration of the Stieg Larsson trilogy. I do find the plots and writing of two first novels better than the third one but I found it entertaining nevertheless.
Excellent, only wish that could have been more.