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
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.
Loves the hunt for books almost more than the reading itself! Romance, Christian and Mysteries. Best book ever read: Girl with the Dragon tattoo.
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.
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.
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!
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.
"Narration makes a great book outstanding"
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.
"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.
"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.
"Intrigue, suspense and wonderful characters"
The characters were brought to life by the narrator and author
The descriptions, names and wonderful vocal inflections
There were several, not least of which was the revenge on sadistic males
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!
"Gripping from start to finish"
A proper 'page-turner', you won't want to stop listening. Well thought-out story, well read. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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
I have to go with the main character, who wouldn't!
Reading a book can allow ones mind to wander. Listening makes you concentrate more on what is happening
If I could, I would have
Just a brilliant trilogy, films were great, though not the English version
Very good storyline with outstanding performance from the narrator. The characters are all clear and well portrayed in the performance
Hat's off to Saul. I had a very good time listening to the book.
Thank you Audible for making audio books available online.
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.
Too many to mention although the point where Mikael Blomkvist meets Harriet Vanger is brilliantly portrayed.
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.
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.
Complex tale, gripping,believable & above all an amazing story!!
"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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