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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | [Stieg Larsson]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. 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.
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Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

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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  • Paula
    Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    3/1/10
    Overall
    "Gripping"

    It was a little slow and slightly confusing to begin with but bear with it. It's well worth it. I read the paperback and couldn't put it down. Have now ordered the following two in the trilogy on audio. Stieg Larsson was a talented crime/thriller writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    3/1/10
    Overall
    "Slow start"

    As with many here I found the first few hours of the recording very slow and boring. Probably the first 3 hours are background info which only begins to make sense much much later on in the book. You will be rewarded with an additive thriller of a tale if you don't give up after the slow start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    3/1/10
    Overall
    "Absolutely fantastic"

    I ordered this book with a little trepidation. I had read some people's reviews saying it was hard work to follow with all the Sweden references and place names. Also I recall someone saying they had trouble following the plot theme, place names character history and family references. I would like to say that this is only going to be a problem IF you read them out of sequence. These 'The Girl ....' books are a TRILOGY and will make perfect sense (and increase your enjoyment of the story) only if they are tackled in the correct order, which is 1. .....with the Dragon Tattoo, 2. ....who played with fire and finally 3. ....who kicked the hornets nest. So, having also read what a good narrator Saul Reichlin was, I decided to take the plunge. Boy was I glad I did. This book starts the story and leaves the reader/listener gasping for more, well it did me at least. Excellently narrated, the Swedish place names are perfectly pronounced and set the tone and atmosphere of the story magnificently. Believe me you will not want to put this book down and will be eager to read the second and final parts.
    Excellent story, excellent characters, excellent narrator, what more is there to say, just get it and the next two. I have yet to read the third and final book, but this one is excellent, as is the second one so I'm sure the final part will be, also. A cracking pace, brilliant finale and absolutely fantastic all round. You will not be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah
    London, United Kingdom
    2/24/10
    Overall
    "Excellent download"

    Wonderfully read, intriguingly written, a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moira
    Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
    2/21/10
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    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

    A very absorbing listen - and wonderfully read. Brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pippa
    Crediton, Devon, United Kingdom
    2/21/10
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    "Brilliant"

    Well written, keeps you wanting to know what's happening next - long book but well worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    London
    1/22/10
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    "Highly recommended..."

    One of my favourites of the year.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. D. V. Carruthers
    London
    1/12/10
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    "Great narrator, boring beginning"

    The narration is absolutely brilliant, with each voice given clear distinction & personality.

    However, it is fairly dull for the first 4-5 hours or so, then really picks up. It's worth reading if you're going to plough through the rest of the trilogy, just to you have the full picture, but otherwise you're better just skipping straight to book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barrie
    Dudley, United Kingdom
    1/7/10
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    "Slow but worth the wait"

    I agree with some of the other reviewers, that it was slow to get going. For almost all of the first part I had to make myself keep going with it, but it was worth it. But it does hot up, and is a great start to the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    Brunswick West, Australia
    1/2/10
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    "Sooo good!"

    I had looked at this book for months, dithering about whether to download it or not, and finally I did. Oh, I can't believe I wasted all that time NOT listening. Its really enjoyable !!! It starts off a bit slow, but DO persevere , its very much worth the extra concentration you need to give the first hour or two, and then you will be richly rewarded, with a really clever and engaging story, characters that you quickly learn to love and loathe !!! I am on #3 and already wondering what I will do when its over. Stieg Larsson, sadly passed away before he could enjoy the runaway success of his books, but what a legacy. Well read by saul Reichlin.

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