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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"Good but not the best"
After all the press saying how good the book was I thought it was going to be more action packed and more interesting, I did enjoy the story but felt it was long winded most of the time. Greg Iles does better stories. The next 2 books in the series are pretty similar in ways.
"great introduction to audible"
This was my first introduction to audible and i have to say I wasnt disapointed. I got this to listen to for my commute to work (40 mins each way). However after a few commutes I found myself coming home at night and turning of the tv and listening to my ipod as the story took its grip. I never thought an audible book would consume me in such a way and Im now going to get the second book in the series right away. Highly recommneded.
"First listen to this author"
This was a great story, very well written, very well narrated. Found myself wanting to go home early from work so that I could listen to the story again. Getting out of the car after arriving home was very difficult!
I have now downloaded the second one and look forward to starting that one tomorrow.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
I really loved this audiobook, though you need to endure the first half a dozen or so chapters which seem a little dull and like they are not going anywhere. When all the set up is finally over it's a gripping listen and thanks to all the rambling set up the world created is vibrant, detailed and thrilling.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Before I listened to this, I didn't get what all hype was about, but WOW, this is sooooo good.
Excellent narration, the actor does a huge variety of voices really well. The story is long and involved, but twists and turns nicely. Too violent for younger listers.
A long story with intriguing plots which kept my attention and got better as the tales unfolded.
Early on I was a bit disappointed as I thought it was going to be a simple murder mystery but it was far far better.
I like books that give you the history of characters and set the scene, which is what this book does - it slow draws you into their lives. Because of this some people would view this book as slow to get going. I've read alot of Kathy Reichs & James Patterson - this is quite different and not as easy going. It's set in Sweden which if like me your not that familiar with the country some place names sound weired to start with but I soon got used to it. I found the authors style to be a fresher and more challenging approach to crime/thrillers and thoroughly enjoyed this book. I only allow myself to listen to audio books when I'm doing housework or in the car and my house is pretty clean now! I should point out the language is a little colourful so I refrained from playing it on ipod speakers and stuck to headphones- a good idea if you have little people.
This is an excellent audiobook. Be careful at the beginning to get the different names of the characters as they all seem to sound quite similiar, which can get confusing! However, once you have sorted out in your head who is who the plot is exciting and really brilliant. Great story
This book was recommended to me and I had no idea who the author was or what the book was about? This is the first book from a trilogy written by Stieg Larsson.
Based in Sweden the story follows 2 main characters, how they meet and help to solve a 40 year old puzzle. This story was well written, very graphic and had numerous twists and turns to the plot. I sometimes found it a little difficult to understand due to the Swedish locations & references but this did not spoil my overall enjoyment of this book. I will definitely be buying the next book in this series.
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