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.
First listen to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This book picks up where that one leaves off. Most of the same main characters with a intermixing of new characters. A bit of mundane politics thrown in to explain the weird and intriguing behaviors of numerous characters. Much of the book is exciting and intriguing though I enjoyed the rapid action of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo more.
I really enjoyed this series. The narration was fantastic, the plot was great, and the main characters were all well fleshed out. I would normally give a five star rating (which I gave the first book) considering how much I enjoyed this series. However, I nearly gave it three stars before finally settling on four. My issue is from the unnecessary detail and frequency of the sex scenes, both forced and consenting. I'm no prude, and I understand that to confront a problem, you must first face it, but after hours of listening through all three books, the graphic scenes lose their shock value and in a way become the very thing Larrson seems to be so strongly against, i.e. the denigration of women for entertainment. Despite this, the story was still well worth reading if you can stomach it.