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"Almost as good as the first book!"
It's not quite as good but I still loved it and cannot wait to listen to Book 3
"Even better than the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
I loved the girl with the dragon tattoo so it was inevitable that I was going to get this book as well. The thing that stopped me doing so quicker was that I had bought the paperback from Waterstones and had difficulty getting into it. Eventually I decided the time had come to continue the series in audio as I had started. If I had known how good this book was I would not have waited so long though.
The Girl Who Played with Fire gives so much information about Lisbeth that it is like a completely different class of story to the original book. I would consider the original book to be merely a prelude introducing you to the characters. It is in this book that the story really begins. One thing though, I would say that once you have listened to this one you will have to listen to the final one in the series. The story does not fully conclude, there is a cliffhanger. However this is not to the books detriment because it is so good that if there was no way to continue it you would be profoundly disappointed.
Just a fantastic book read brilliantly. Can't wait to read the next one. Exciting all the way through with an ending that makes you want more.
As with all of this series, this book was, as my review title suggests, AWESOME!
The story was read in true form and the narrator was excellent.
"Couldn't turn it off it was so compelling"
Well worth the money, well worth the time! A brilliant story that has one hooked in a chapter. It's an intelligent story without needing complex twists but good reasonable conclusions that surpass Hollywood notions of story telling. Just get it, get it quick and get it now - you won't be disappointed!
After listening to the first instalment of the trilogy I was hooked! Steig Larson's characters are full rounded and have a depth to them like no other! The narrators voice draws you further into the storyline. You wouldn't mess with Lisbeth Salander! This audiobook had me on the end of my seat. A truly brilliant author, I am just going to start listening to the final book - well worth a listen especially at ?3.99 as a member. Excellent to listen to on a long journey- however its not recommended to listen in the dark at night, especially if like me you are a bit of a scare-de-cat!!
Another excellent book by Larson, a little difficult to keep track of all the different people and places but you get there in the end. An excellent sequel.
"well worth it - needs to read as a trilogy"
excellent listening and great story - perfect for letting the motorway miles slip past. Needs to be listened too as a trilogy for full effect - dragon tattoo is the best book of the three in my opinion
I didn't want this to end, what a brilliant writer!!!
"Three Boopks That Should Be One!"
I am writing the same review for the entire trilogy for in my mind they are one story and I listened to them from beginning to end which means that now I actually have difficulty in remembering what bits occurred in what novel but then maybe that is not a criticism as after all I see the trilogy as one book and the story does not really end till the end of the third book. (Books two and Three are admittedly more closely linked to each other than the first one).
Excellent story and intricately interwoven plots. Lots of surprises and many predicable things occur, but then that makes the story all the more believable. Its not often that a story comes based on Swedish culture and as such it took a little getting used to as they obviously have a different outlook on social care than what we might be used to in this country.
My main gripe, if there is one is the detail that the author goes into in describing things of even a slightly technical nature. Do we really need to know the model number of each piece of equipment used by the main characters? It is a thin line between educating your readers in things they may not be full au fait with and treating them like idiots not knowing a thing about the technology described.
On the whole great work off now to watch the films, will I be disappointed?
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