With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Salander is now ready to fight back.
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"The most original heroine to emerge in crime fiction for many years." (Independent)
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"SUPERLATIVE STORY - TELLING !"
I HAVE SPENT YEARS LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS AND HAVE SOME VERY STRONG FEELINGS REGARDING THE TALENTS OF THE NARRATORS OF THESE BOOKS! SOME ARE, WITHOUT DOUBT, RATHER LACKING IN THE ABILITY TO CHARACTERISE THESE STORIES. OTHERS ARE VERY GOOD INDEED BUT SAUL REICHLIN IS IN A CATEGORY OF HIS OWN - SUPERLATIVE - NO OTHER WORD FOR IT - AND HAS MADE THE LISTENING TO THIS OUTSTANDING TRILOGY A VERY GREAT PLEASURE INDEED.
"satisfying but longwinded"
I have been waiting for this Audiobook all year, but I have to say I was a little disappointed - it is my least favourite of the trilogy. And I have to say that this comes down at least in part to the narration. I found the reader frequently over-emphasized words, and what's worse, placed what for me seemed an incorrect emphasis on things. Also, his accent was very strange, sliding towards something Afrikaans sounding in places. He decided to individualize one of the main female characters (not Salander, thankfully) by giving her an extremely breathy voice which I began to find incredibly irritating about 1/3 of the way through and as with the mis-emphasis, often obscured the meaning and emphasis of what she was saying. On the positive side, larsson's moral compass is unique and challenging in a way which amazes me that these books have become best sellers - and in this the hornet's nest is no different. Also, I have a much better idea of how the Swedish state is structured and operates than I ever did before - which is cool. Larsson's gender politics are challenging too, though he almost goes and spoils it all by spelling out, as if we hadn't had it hammered into us by now (an unfortunate choice of words), that the book is really about the violence that men perpetrate upon women. As if we could have ever failed to have notice that... On balance, I liked it, and I would still recommend the audio form. Just about. In my opinion this book could have done with a more brutal editor, and losing 100 or so pages wouldn't have done it any harm at all - and I have to wonder whether the fact that it has been left as it is has anything to do with Larsson's having passed away shortly after submitting the manuscript. As any further changes would obviously have to be made without his consent. Hmmm. A mixed effort but if you like the first two you should still get this book, if only just for a sense of completion.
What an excellent trilogy! I SO MUCH did not want this to get to the end! Please, please, please release the fouth... please!!!!
Saul Reichlin is an awesome narrator. A must read.
After the earlier two books, the scene is set for Lizbet and Michael Blomqvist to amaze yet again. The sheer pace of twists, turns, together with a stunning performance by the reader, Saul Reicklin put this book top of the list!
"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest"
Great way to finish, I have really liked the 3 books so far. I hope we get more from Stieg. 5 Stars
I have thoroughly enjoyed all three books in 'The Girl who .. ' series. I recommend they are read in sequence for continuity. The technical details are kept to the minimum required to provide the necessary background to the story. If Stieg Larsson writes another book incorporating Liesbet Salender and Mikhael Blomquist I won't hesitate to buy it. The narration was impeccable and entirely suited to the storyline. I can't recommend this book too highly to lovers of action thrillers.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo"
This is a truly wonderful story and I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey through all three books. I wanted to use this little post to say that Saul Reichlin, the narrator of all three of the Stieg Larsson novels, is undoubtedly the finest narrator I have come across in my journey through countless audiobooks. From now on, I am as much a follower of Mr Reichlin as I am of any author. Thanks Saul - you're a wizard of spoken word, characterisation and ambiance!
The first was good, the second was better and half way through the third ? WOW its brill.
"A waste of an Audio Credit"
I wish I had known that I should buy the previous books first I tried three times to listen to this and was convinced that I had received a bad recording that missed out lots of character development. It was as though I had started in the middle of the book. It's so frustrating to have used up one of my credits for a book that's not worth listening to unless I get the previous books. I'm sure the series is very good but it would have been helpful to have been told that it was part of a series
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