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Edward

Semi-retired and semi-brilliant editor and late-blooming father of a beautiful, 9-year-old daughter.

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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22953)
    Performance
    (9593)
    Story
    (9666)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Lives up to the reviewers' hype"
    Overall

    When I read all the glowing reviews for this novel, I expected that it was a result of readers jumping on the bandwagon and praising a book only because others had. Then I listened to it and climbed aboard. I, like Mikael Blomkvist, had trouble keeping up with all the members of the Vanger family. I also had some difficulty recognizing and recalling names and places that were Swedish words and/or pronunciations. I got by those challenges and was throughly engrossed by Larsson's story. The characters were simply marvelous and Larsson had a way of making unusual events seem believable. The mystery itself is not that hard to figure it out. The fun is trying to determine how it will unravel. I am hopeful that Audible gets the sequels to this story very soon. The 16+ hours shot by. I wanted more. An excellent listen.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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