Read/listen to the first two novels first, otherwise you'll be lost or at least miss half of what is going on. Simon Vance is perfection, accents and voice cadences are wonderful and you always know who is speaking. The story is a little much, but so what? Great fun and you will not be able to put it down [turn it off?]
Wonderful!!! Excellent!!! Start reading immediately!! If you loved the first two, you will NOT be diappointed by this one. My only criticism is the presents of all the different Swedish names which makes it difficult to remember who's who.
Simon Vance continues to be the wonderful narrator!!!
Sad they'll be no more books by Stieg Larsson.
I fell in love with this series from the start. The quirky character of Lisbeth with her intelligence and poor social skills is beautifully conceived and written. The Swedish locales made the books seem fresh and different and the plotting was extremely well done. The narration was also first rate. It was bittersweet to read the final chapter knowing that it would truly be the end. I have recommended the series to family and friends. No one has been disappointed although many think the first and last books are marginally better than the middle one. They are all really hard to put down. Bravo, Mr. Larsson, and thank you.
Fantastic trilogy. Sorry that it's over. I read somewhere that the books were about women's rights so I was expecting a barrage of liberal drivel out of the NOW handbook. I was happily incorrect. The book does point out predjudices towards women by some of the characters but they are made out to be idiots that need a sharp blow to the side of the head.
I've moved from Ajijic Mexico, where I lived for ten years, to Carlsbad Ca. Love the weather in S. Cal.
I HAVE LISTENED TO ALL THREE OF STIEG LARSSON BOOKS. I LOVED EACH ONE. HOW SAD THAT THIS IS THE END.
I love this book, the author and the narrator. That goes for all three of them. I agree with all the raves and positives posted here. It is unique in style, characters and plot.
I listened to the others in the series and wanted a little closure to the tale,
No I didn't
Oh my it does go on. Predictable childish sense of good and evil. Tries to be PC to the detriment of the story, NO SOUL, no opinion just drones on
Salander with a cockney accent? You've got to be kidding me. All the women's "voices" are breathy and limp. Some books are brought to life by the audible format; this book is totally messed up by the delivery.
I absolutely loved the first two books. My life was on pause until each thrilling end. But with the hornets next, I've tried four times now to finish but just can't do it. Will someone please just tell me if Elizabeth wins because I'd rather punch myself in the face than listen to more word of this book!