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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"It Gets Better - Stick With It"
Well, after hearing all the hype, I thought I would give this a listen.
I have to admit that if I had had to read this book, I would definitely have given up after the first ten chapters, because all that economic background stuff is so dull, dull, dull.
But it gets better and then betterer, and bettererer still !
Worth sticing with, but the first hour is pretty pants.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Excellent!! Like his Swedish counterpart Henning Mankell he is realistic and can spin a good story.Despite being long winded he keeps the listener involved and on the edge of ones chiar. It's a great shame he died after he wrote the trilogy and did not see them published.
very good book on long boring trips. i was enthralled from start to finish. very well read too.
"Worth sticking it out"
This book took me so long to get into! The exceedingly slow pace and dull narration were, to begin with, so extreme that I listened to this book on my ipod to get myself to sleep. It worked so well that after just 15min or so I would doze off, it took months for me to get anywhere and I wasn't even sure what- if anything was happening. Then one night everything changed, I went from lying comfortably to sitting bolt upright listening avidly. I've been hooked since and have just downloaded the third in the series.
Slightly disappointing is that the erratic changes of pace are solely down to some graphic, at times gratuitous violence; leaving one feeling a little guilty about appreciating it. Sex and violence sell though and I doubt this would be a bestseller without it- it would be too boring. Hopefully the author will balance this out a bit in future so that his books are enjoyable all the way through and a bit less seedy.
"the girl with the dragon tattoo"
This book is very slow to get started and sometimes I find it confusing with names and places although I think that's because it has been adapted to English but once it's started after about an hour or so you won't be able to stop listen to it is one of the best stories I've ever heard this book is absolutely brilliant
"Slow to start"
This took quite a while to get into, but is well worth the wait. The journalistic style is quite tedious when sifting through all the background, but I guess the scene has to be set some how. This has to be listened to though if only so you can get on to the next two stories which are amazing
"Fab... but 1 production comment..."
No point adding anything to the story reviews. A fantastic book.
However, my download has the slightly annoying 'You have reached the end of Cassette 17 - Side 1' about 30 mins from the end of the whole book... That's a bit lax on the production side, I'm afraid... and its interesting to know that people still listen to something this long on cassettes !!!
"Really twisty story, really enjoyable."
A quite brutal book!
Excellent storyline, with many unexpected twists and moments of excitement.
Sexy, scary with interesting, well rounded characters. A great book that was hard to put down.
I found this book a very good listen.
The story line is excellent and the characters are well worked out. The narration is very clear and you can clearly separate each character from the accents used
I listened to this book last but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the story. It answered a lot of questions though so I intend to listen to the whole trilogy again in a short while in the right order because I loved it all ..the story, Lisbet, the narration..it was fabulous and I would recommend it to anyone. It was also really good having all the foreign names and places spoken with the correct pronunciation. If I had been reading this I would have been guessing at it and it would have been wrong.Superb.
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