I wish Steig Larsson could have known what an impact this trilogy has had on readers worldwide. While many books in a series can be cheerfully read out of order, if this is your first Steig Larsson, you should stop NOW and read the first two in the trilogy.
Lisbeth Salandar is a truly unique literary character, drawn so slowly, carefully and skillfully by Larsson. I felt that I knew her by the time the trilogy ended, and I want to know what happens next. Suffice to say that these books will have you sitting and listening well into the night. And like me, wishing for more.
This is a great story - I listened to all three and wish there were more. Some of the sex was gratuitous and not necessary to the story
I love my books, over 1000 in my library. I have been a member since the year 2000.
You must read the first two in the series or it won't make any sense to you. I am saddened that it is over. It was the most fascinating series that I have ever listened to. You won't be sorry that you invested your time and credits on this series. I buy strictly mysteries and suspense...this series kept me wanting more even after it was over.
I loved the first book, and then it got better. Character development is excellent, Lisbeth Salander becomes more and more intriguing as the story goes on. This review is for the trilogy, because I think one should read/listen to all of them. I love actually how graphic the language is. There is an honesty in that style, and as a woman I appreciate just how Lisbeth kicks butt on so many levels. Of the three books, I love 2 and 3 best.
Though I found it hard to keep track of all the names, I was held fast by the story. Just when I was feeling overwhelmed with too much detail, the author pulled me back in again. Am sorry I wont be seeing more of characters in the future.
I thought this was another great chapter in the LIzbeth series. I actually ended up reading this before the second book but had no trouble filling in the blanks. The beginning of the book gets a little confusing regarding the introduction of characters. It seems like there are so many names thrown at you with little reference to who they are. It wasn't until the end I finally figured out how they related to the story. All in all definately worn a listen!!
Stieg Larsson did it again, this time even better than before! In my opinion, this is the best one out of the trilogy. I've read the books and also listened to them via Audible and Simon Vance does a great job depicting the voices of the characters. I don't often say this but I would recommend the audio book over the printed book!
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...