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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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    Christian Christchurch, New Zealand 07-20-09
    Christian Christchurch, New Zealand 07-20-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Did this ever go to an editor ??"

    This is an enjoyable read, and the narrator is fantastic.
    The book is charmingly Scandinavian - lots of snow, endless coffee, and liberal socialist attitudes - but boy could it do with some decent editorial input! The pointless back stories about completely irrelevant characters, the family trees tediously detailed... there would have been a lot of skimming in hard copy.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Oleg 09-15-10
    Oleg 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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Marie
    8/26/14
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    "Couldn't stop listening"
    Would you listen to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo again? Why?

    Yes I would listen again and I will - the narrator loves this story and passes on his enthusiasm with the way he acts each of the parts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maggs
    Port Talbot
    7/29/14
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    "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-not bad but not brill"
    Would you try another book written by Stieg Larsson or narrated by Saul Reichlin?

    Not sure it's was confusing that author kept referring to characters by their surname would have been easier to identify character by their christian name, also was disappointed by ending


    What will your next listen be?

    Killing Hope


    What three words best describe Saul Reichlin’s performance?

    Ok most characters could be identified but others weren't


    Do you think The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    Identify characters by Christian name would makes listening to book easier to follow

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr Ann-Maree Nobelius
    7/7/14
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    "Sublime Scandinavian Noir Thriller"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to be better than the print version?

    I'm a multi-tasker and have to drive long distances. Driving and 'reading' at the same time; fantastic.


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

    The single mindedness of the damaged female protagonist was so well written, at no point did it fall into cliche. I've never read a more honest female character written by a man.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was the only thing that let it down a little. I chose this version because it was unabridged, but the narrator while clear, was a little staccato. As an Australian, his impersonation of an 'Australian accent' for Harriet bordered on offensive; a caricatured Aussie accent you'd struggle to find in Australia past the 1950's and in comedians 'taking the piss' out of working class people.

    It is akin to an American voicing a Prince Charles Character with Sir Alan Sugar's accent...because that's a 'British accent' right?!


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

    The sexual violence overtones of the book were important and compelling; the theme of the Salander character being perceived as weak by her perpetrator because of her physical size and her unwanted dependence on guardianship because she doesn't fit the the social 'norm' is something many people can relate to. The admission of the extent of the abuse of women in such a relatively equitable society as Sweden was brave, particularly again, by a male author.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it! Can't wait to 'read-while-driving' the rest of the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T. Griffith
    London, UK
    4/8/14
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    "This was a bit gory"
    If you could sum up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in three words, what would they be?

    Haunting, depraved, sad.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A little less minute detail as to clothing of the girl - I don't know why - I found that a bit spooky.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I enjoyed the mood of the girl but no particular scene. I found myself wishing desperately that she'd cut back on her cigarettes (and enjoy a little fresh air and exercise)...


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

    I was a bit gutted when she did something at the end but I'd better not say what as it would be a "spoiler".


    Any additional comments?

    I only bought this because it was on the three for the price of two offers. I prefer "fact" to total fiction.

    I loved the story but it began to feel a bit sexist at times. Maybe I'm a prude but the author seemed to go in for quite a bit of detail about clothing and then the sex acts and violence got a bit much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Hutt
    UK
    3/6/14
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    "Awesome !!!!"
    Would you listen to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo again? Why?

    Just utterly compelling


    What other book might you compare The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to, and why?

    I've tried to look and compare Stieg Larsson buy you just can't. He was in a league of his own


    Have you listened to any of Saul Reichlin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    The rest of "the girl who....." Trilogy


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Daniel Craig version of this film is not bad and keeps fairly true to the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Riaana
    MAGHERAFELT, United Kingdom
    2/11/14
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    "Really bad"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better description of book.Better narrator.


    Has The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo put you off other books in this genre?

    yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

    I would have a much better story line.Or at least something happening.


    Any additional comments?

    Big waist of credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    United Kingdom
    12/24/13
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    "A very good story and well narrated"

    A very good story, although the characters were a little too unbelieveable with some being just too cosy to be at all realistic. A very unpredictable story line makes this a compulsive read/listen and I really enjoyed the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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