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
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.
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.
"GREAT BOOK ... Very Disappointed with Audible !!!!"
I had the unabridged version of this that only lasted 7 hours, so as the book was on offer I purchased it because I had really enjoyed it... Talk about a mishmash of editing, partway through the book it says "THIS IS THE END OF DISC, PLEASE INSERT NEXT DISC", a few minutes later it says "AUDIBLE HAS SPLIT THE BOOK INTO DIFFERENT SECTIONS FOR DOWNLOAD, PLEASE DOWNLOAD NEXT SECTION" but carries on Playing. Later on it says that "THIS IS THE END OF THE CASSETTE, PLEASE TURN OVER AND CONTINUE PLAYING FROM THE START" These errors (and many more that i have not listed) took away the enjoyment of listening to this book, I will be sending an Email to customer services in regards to this, I would be even more angry if i had paid the full price of £25.00 for it ..... I will be returning it for a refund ......
Excellent narration combined with a superb story - engaging from the start and well worth a listen!
"It was ok"
Great story line but some of the passages were stagnant and a bit disjointed, these passages became more frequent the further on in the book you get. Considering the lack of drafting it was a good book but I'm not sure whether I want to try the next two books in the series.
I purposely listened to all 3 books in the trilogy before watching the films. I much preferred the detail in the books even though some of it was painful to listen to. It is a very dark tale and I expect reading the actual text is a tall order with the myriad characters with unpronounceable names but the superb narration helped to maintain interest; if fact I couldn't stop listening. I expect I'll listen again one day.
"Glad I got round to it at last"
I had been promising myself that I would get round to reading this series, but it never happened, then I was going on some long trips, so I downloaded the series. They are excellent. Saul Reichlin is an excellent reader, and the stories gripped me. Indeed, I started making excuses for business trips just so I could listen to another couple of hours. If you have never read the books, do yourself a favour and download them.
I had stubbornly avoided reading this book for a long time, preferring to ignore all the hype surrounding it, but now having read it I am officially a huge fan of Stieg Larsson.
After a slow start which almost caused me to stop reading, it gathers pace and momentum, quickly becoming the kind of book that dominates your thoughts and time until you have finished it. It has so many twists and turns it continually surprises and pleases you. I would highly recommend this book, persevere and you are well rewarded.
"From the Woman with the e-pen"
This is the first third of a work never destined to be see by its' author in print. The book is entirely captivating as we are drawn in to the worlds of Lisbeth Salander and Mikhael Blomkvist. Those two characters are the magnets and glue which drive the action and keep us interested. In spite of yourself you will love and understand Salander who will turn into some sort of superhero before your eyes(or ears). The plot is complicated althought not confusing and I guarantee you will want to be Lisbeth before the end of the book and you just won't understand why. Go on. Dive in
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Larson sends you on a trip into an entirely different world culturally, geographically and generational transporting the listener to Sweden and beyond. He cleverly manipulates the story with a number of obvious endings which other authors would have left the listener with a hole in the stomach and feeling of a rushed ending.The book though leaves the scene set for the next episode. Twists and turns, the players are beautifully brought to life by Saul Reichlin. Significantly better then the film, I cannot wait to complete the next two episodes.
Excellent finish to the trilogy. A new set of baddies. Saul Reichlin was very good.
This book is very clever. Has got a lot of action and a love story as well. I could not wait to read more to see what's happening.
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