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
"Know what your getting into"
Good audio quality, and a great introduction to the trilogy, which has some really great writing. Unfortunately speaking for myself the subject matter was a bit too graphically described. My own fault I should have researched the title further before purchasing, but if I just say that according to Wikipedia a direct translation of its native title is "Men who hate women" then you probably have the grasp of it.
"tough start but stick with it"
I found this book very difficult to get into, but it is truely a great listen, highly addictive and compelling,
struggled to put down, I listen to mine walking the dog, poor girl, I can honestly say we have never walked so far, so often, great listen, good story, highly recommended.
the author had me hooked.
"Spoiled by Price"
I liked the book and the Narrator is fairly good, This is my first purchase on Audible and was annoyed to see that consistently ITunes is offering the same books for a much much cheaper price and that they don’t charge for part one AND part two of books. I would like to keep using Audible but not at these prices.
"It doesn't get better than this"
Not only is the story absolutely brilliant, it is also so well read. You know when you read a great book and you feel sad when it comes to an end and that you feel as though you may never read another story as good, well that is true of this series of books, they are all brilliant.
"So worth it"
I wanted to get this book after hearing about the film, I now don't want to get the film as I think it will be a let down. The book is very involving and you can follow the twists and turns but are still surprised at the crucial points. One point that both shocked me and made me laugh was in the last section you are told to remove tape 19 and turn it over and press play. (some editing required I think) I recommend this to anybody with time to spend getting lost and entertained.
A journalist newly convicted of libel is hired by a wealthy man to discover what happened to his beloved niece. Every year the man receives a birthday card from her, despite him believing her dead. The journalist digs up more than he bargains for; and must globetrot with his new assistant - said girl with the dragon tattoo - to solve the crime. Pretty brutal listening at times but worth it.
"I just don't get the hype"
I don't like giving up before the end of a book, it feels odd. Yet that's what I had to do with this. I don't know if maybe I've listened to a different book from everyone who has given it 5 stars or my friends who persuaded me to get it. I found the characters dull and badly realised. What plot there was I found boring.
I found myself not caring about the central premise of whither the girl was dead or alive, I couldn't bring myself to become interested in the mystery that was our central character Salander (Mysterious hacker girl in boots with unknown origins, well one or two things but I wont spoil it for anyone prepared to listen beyond the first file).
Audible, can I have my credit back, or at the very least the 8 hours I listened to.
"Great & thrilling story!"
Not my usual choice but I loved this book, riviting & fast moving. Much concentration needed as with an audio book you can't refer to the cast list.
"I Just Didn't Get It"
There has been so much hype surrounding this novel that I really thought I must give it a go. After all, my thinking went, if several highly esteemed writers of literary fiction have rated it then there must be far more to it than the average crime thriller. Unfortunately, there simply isn't. I'm really not sure what others are seeing in it that I'm missing but as far as I'm concerned, this is a very bog standard crime thriller and nothing more. I'm not very widely read in the crime thriller genre but it didn't even strike me as a particularly good one. It comes complete with a two-dimensional central male character who suffers from the misfortune that every woman he meets simply can't resist throwing themselves into bed with him and the way in which the clues to the murders are revealed is utterly hackneyed.
If mainstream crime thrillers are your thing then I'm sure you will enjoy this but if you are expecting something more or something that works on another level then I wouldn't bother.
Excellent book and brought to life by an enjoyable narrator. If you liked reading it you will enjoy this!
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