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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Publisher's Summary

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

©2008 Reg Keeland; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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    09-15-10
    09-15-10 Member Since 2005
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    "iPod 2X"

    Another silly but enjoyable bestseller - but only after I put it to 2X speed on my iPod. Even then, I had to check several times that it was still on that setting. We should have been told what the value of Kroner is in real money.

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    Nadia Klerksdorp, South Africa 08-24-10
    Nadia Klerksdorp, South Africa 08-24-10

    Loves the hunt for books almost more than the reading itself! Romance, Christian and Mysteries. Best book ever read: Girl with the Dragon tattoo.

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    "Totally exciting!"

    Well researched! Makes you want to visit Sweden. The title makes you expect something quite different though. Cant wait for the next book in the trilogy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Fort Collins, CO, United States 08-21-10
    Amber Fort Collins, CO, United States 08-21-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Not my kind of book"

    It could be that it's just not my "kind" of book, but I did not enjoy this story. The 'twist' was fairly obvious, I thought, from early on, as was the 'who'. I found the way that the narrator pronounced place names and character names distracting, and it took me out of the story regularly. I didn't think much of Bloomkvist and had trouble empathising with him. I often found myself starting to let daydreams get in the way as I listened and was constantly rewinding so I could hear what I'd missed. The book is well written and although I can't quite understand the cult status of this book, the characters certainly are well presented and fully thought out. They all felt very 'real'. I guess "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" just wasn't my cup of tea.

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    Elizabeth Kelowna, BC, Canada 08-11-10
    Elizabeth Kelowna, BC, Canada 08-11-10
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    "Excellent Read/Listen!"

    Excellent Read/Listen.

    I listened to this book while on several all day car trips. I was consistently disappointed to reach my destination because it meant I had to stop listening.
    No complaints other than I wish the author hadn't died!

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    06-19-10
    06-19-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Suspenseful"

    A great story. It seemed to take a while to gain momentum but then it was compelling listening. My only criticism is that it stopped abruptly.I wanted to hear what happened to Lisbeth.

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    Arthur Rai ValleyNew Zealand 05-26-10
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    "Best trilogy I have ever read"

    Outstanding. Wish there were more books from Steig Larrsen.

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    Jenni RoodepoortSouth Africa 03-17-10
    Jenni RoodepoortSouth Africa 03-17-10
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    "My first audio book and what a great find"

    This was the first time I had "read" an audio book and will certainly not be the last. I had started reading the paper version and found it hard-going but I wanted to finish it because of the glowing reports in the press. I listened to it, enjoyed the experience and the story was fascinating. I will get the next in the series next month.

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    Rika 03-07-10
    Rika 03-07-10 Listener Since 2009
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    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

    Absolutely magnificent - brilliant read!

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    Maja United Kingdom 01-07-10
    Maja United Kingdom 01-07-10 Member Since 2007
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    "brilliant"

    this is not my usual type of book but it kept me riveted and so impressed a bought the next two.

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  • Morag
    York, United Kingdom
    12/17/13
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    "Narration makes a great book outstanding"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo the most enjoyable?

    I've read the whole series some years ago, but can absolutely say that the excellent narration, realistic accents and atmosphere really makes this audiobook outstanding. Previously I struggled with the many names (both of people and places) and found the similarities confusing esp in book 3 - the narration eliminated this and I thoroughly enjoyed all three of the books.


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  • Michelle
    Rochester, United Kingdom
    12/14/13
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    "Great loved the whole trilogy"

    Loved all three of these books from start to finish. Great writing and narration. The story draws you in with intrige and the need to know what happens to Salander, Highly recomend.

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  • Andrew
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    12/4/13
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    "One of the best books of this decade"

    This book is utterly captivating and is a struggle to hit stop on, Lisbeth Salander is one of the most perfectly crafted characters I've ever read. The supporting characters also fit their rools perfectly and are crafted to just the right level. The reader isn't the best that there is for this book but not the worst one either.

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  • Alexandra
    Loughborough, United Kingdom
    12/2/13
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    "Intrigue, suspense and wonderful characters"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo the most enjoyable?

    The characters were brought to life by the narrator and author


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael


    What does Saul Reichlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The descriptions, names and wonderful vocal inflections


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several, not least of which was the revenge on sadistic males


    Any additional comments?

    A must read. I was hesitant to read this as there had been so much publicity and thought I may be disappointed I wasn't!

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  • Matthew
    United Kingdom
    11/15/13
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    "Gripping from start to finish"

    A proper 'page-turner', you won't want to stop listening. Well thought-out story, well read. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    cobham, United Kingdom
    10/16/13
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    "Brilliant"
    Where does The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to all three books, time and time again, am still not bored. When I am stuck for something to listen to, these pleasantly fill the gap


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I have to go with the main character, who wouldn't!


    What does Saul Reichlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Reading a book can allow ones mind to wander. Listening makes you concentrate more on what is happening


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could, I would have


    Any additional comments?

    Just a brilliant trilogy, films were great, though not the English version

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abdullmm
    London, United Kingdom
    10/7/13
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    "good stuff"

    Very good storyline with outstanding performance from the narrator. The characters are all clear and well portrayed in the performance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • umang
    Hamburg, Germany
    9/21/13
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    "Excellent story"
    What about Saul Reichlin’s performance did you like?

    Hat's off to Saul. I had a very good time listening to the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Audible for making audio books available online.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Planet Earth
    9/21/13
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    "Superb thriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would 100% recommend this audiobook to anyone, fantastic plot, (even if it's not one of your typical break neck speed paced thrillers) excellent little side plots, complex storyline that keeps the listener hooked & very well narrated.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

    Too many to mention although the point where Mikael Blomkvist meets Harriet Vanger is brilliantly portrayed.


    What about Saul Reichlin’s performance did you like?

    Saul Reichlin reads this book really well (and I was delighted to see he has narrated books 2 & 3 as well), his accents & pronunciation is spot on.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A couple of points I laughed, mainly when Lisbeth fired off an expletive at an unexpected moment or when she told Blomkvist she really like having sex with him.


    Any additional comments?

    Complex tale, gripping,believable & above all an amazing story!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K
    Lockerbie, United Kingdom
    8/11/13
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    "Not a bad read if this genre is your cup of tea"

    I tried reading the Millennium Trilogy some time ago and had to give up. I'm Swedish and I work as a translator, and the translation of these books really grated on my nerves - note to book publishers: please make sure that whoever translates your fiction books has not lived in Sweden too long and actually has a working knowledge of everyday phrases in the language they are translating into! Surprisingly, I found the dodgy translation easier to overlook in the audiobooks. The story itself isn't bad. Maybe not quite as unique as some would have you believe, but I suppose some would find the Swedish setting unusual enough to agree with the hype. I didn't find the characters terribly convincing and the whole story is rather overrated, but it was an enjoyable enough holiday listen. Still not sure how this book could have triggered such an interest in Swedish/Scandinavian literature, but I suppose it made a change from Dan Brown's now pretty predictable output.

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