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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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    Joe Toronto, ON, Canada 08-01-09
    Joe Toronto, ON, Canada 08-01-09
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    "worthwhile"

    It is very hard to write a concise review of this book, as there is so much one could say about its strengths and weaknesses. Vast sections were extremely tedious, yet other, longer, sections were riveting and deeply engaging. I agree with an earlier reviewer's opinion that the novel could have done with a bit more editing. Some of the exposition is difficult to get through, and can be confusing at times. I say this as a reader who is not easily bored, and tends to enjoy the sorts of long realist novels most people find boring. Ultimately, once I got into the guts of this novel, I found it hard to put aside. I'd say the first hour or two, and the last couple hours of the audio version were not all that engaging, but I think there are a number of reasons for this, mostly personal. Others may find the Venestrom strain of the novel more interesting than I did.

    The novel contains a good deal of fairly graphic sexual violence, and isn't for those who might be sensitive to this sort of thing. It is also very devoted to detail, so you will always know what the characters make themselves for lunch, for example. But I found this aspect of the novel interesting, and I think it enhanced the atmosphere and character development.

    A very worthwhile audiobook. The narrator is phenomenal, and I appreciated that he captured the characters' voices and emotions without exaggeration or affectation. His narration increased the tension where appropriate, without being overwrought. Easily among the best audiobook narrators I've ever encountered.

    30 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Australia 03-28-10
    Joseph Australia 03-28-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Stieg is brilliant . . . But Saul delivers too"

    You've read all the rave reviews; believe them! These books (The Trilogy) are fabulous.
    But let me praise the narrator, Saul Reichlin. He brought the books to life in a wonderful way. He made it easy to distinguish between the characters, despite a variety of accents (Swedish, Irish, Australian, Russian, etc.) and he did it without making them into caricatures.
    As I discussed the books with friends, I would mention a name and they would often say "is that how you pronounce it?". Mr. Reichlin not only made these books a pleasure to listen to, he made me confident pronouncing more-than-difficult Swedish names and places!
    Buy the book, and enjoy.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie McKelvey Dauphin, Manitoba Canada 10-21-09
    Debbie McKelvey Dauphin, Manitoba Canada 10-21-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Fascinating and Addictive"

    I loved this book, although it was long and a bit hard to get into at the beginning. Lisbeth Salander is one of the most unique heroines of modern fiction.

    What I liked about this book was the character development and the many subplots, which created another world. The characters seem real - they aren't perfect and have character flaws and strengths like real people. I really enjoyed Saul Reichlin's narration too.

    Currently on the second book, and just downloaded the third today. Thanks audible, for not waiting for the 'book' to be released in 2010, when it is already available in English in the UK.

    Sorry to say that Stieg Larsson is no longer with us but he left a wonderful legacy to the world of these three novels.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Dalkeith W. AustraliaAustralia 06-29-09
    Susan Dalkeith W. AustraliaAustralia 06-29-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Outstanding"

    Terrific story, terrific characters, terrific narrator. Could not put it down. Loved this book.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    D. DeVries Arizona 06-02-10
    D. DeVries Arizona 06-02-10 Member Since 2002

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    "fast paced"

    Fast paced, attention grabbing mystery that keeps you wondering till the very end,

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    Mary Lancefield, Australia 02-01-10
    Mary Lancefield, Australia 02-01-10 Member Since 2009
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    "hard to get into but worth the effort."

    I found this book quite boring to begin with, but was totally hooked by half way through. Funny, had I read the actual book, I would have given up early. Being audio, I just kept listening and the story was well worth it. If you like a good mystery give it a go.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 07-29-10
    Lia Sutton, Australia 07-29-10 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Don't miss this book"

    One of the best books I have listened too. The first time I have rated a book 5. The narrator was excellent as well

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Traralgon, VIC, Australia 05-29-10
    Teresa Traralgon, VIC, Australia 05-29-10
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    "intriguing story"

    Book takes a while to get into but then takes hold with it suspense and intrigue. The narrator is brilliant and keeps hold of the audience with his pace. Pronunciation of Swedish names is authentic.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Benita Hutt City, New Zealand 02-22-10
    Benita Hutt City, New Zealand 02-22-10
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    "Fantastic Book"

    I loved this book! It started off slowly but the tension built slowly and steadily throughout. There were unsuspected plot twists and intrigue by the bucket-load. The Swedish names took a little getting used to but the narrator did a great job. I will be getting Steig Larsson's other books - I can't wait to read the next instalment.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Liz Adelaide, South Australia 08-17-10
    Liz Adelaide, South Australia 08-17-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Black thriller brilliantly narrated"

    I won't add to comments about the novel (which is riveting!) but I would like to compliment the narrator Saul Reichlin. His narration is outstanding. His pronunciation of the names, the individualisation of the characters, the pacing of the narrative, are all brilliantly realised. The tone of his voice is warm and pleasing to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Michelle
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    "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.

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  • Andrew
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    "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.

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  • Alexandra
    Loughborough, United Kingdom
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    "Intrigue, suspense and wonderful characters"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo the most enjoyable?

    The characters were brought to life by the narrator and author


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael


    What does Saul Reichlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The descriptions, names and wonderful vocal inflections


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several, not least of which was the revenge on sadistic males


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
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    "Gripping from start to finish"

    A proper 'page-turner', you won't want to stop listening. Well thought-out story, well read. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    cobham, United Kingdom
    10/16/13
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    "Brilliant"
    Where does The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I have to go with the main character, who wouldn't!


    What does Saul Reichlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Reading a book can allow ones mind to wander. Listening makes you concentrate more on what is happening


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could, I would have


    Any additional comments?

    Just a brilliant trilogy, films were great, though not the English version

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abdullmm
    London, United Kingdom
    10/7/13
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    "good stuff"

    Very good storyline with outstanding performance from the narrator. The characters are all clear and well portrayed in the performance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • umang
    Hamburg, Germany
    9/21/13
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    "Excellent story"
    What about Saul Reichlin’s performance did you like?

    Hat's off to Saul. I had a very good time listening to the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Audible for making audio books available online.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P. Bate
    Planet Earth
    9/21/13
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    "Superb thriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

    Too many to mention although the point where Mikael Blomkvist meets Harriet Vanger is brilliantly portrayed.


    What about Saul Reichlin’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Complex tale, gripping,believable & above all an amazing story!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K
    Lockerbie, United Kingdom
    8/11/13
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    GREAT YARMOUTH, United Kingdom
    7/16/13
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    "The girl with the dragon Tattoo"

    I liked it. I had to start the book three times as I got a bit mixed in the beginning as it seemed to jump from one story to another. It goes from a security and PI agency to a court case about a journalist with no apparent linkage which did leave me feeling why and how.

    However, after about 20 mins it starts to become clear. From there it is a really interesting narrative that is well read. The narrator clearly defines each character so theres no mistaking whose talking. Wouldn't say it was the best book I've ever listened to but it was easy going and relatively enjoyable. A bit like chocolate biscuits with a really good cup of tea - they are nice and add a bit of interest, but not really necessary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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