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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Audiobook

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Lisbeth Salander lies in Intensive Care with a bullet lodged in her head. She will face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her release. 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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Publisher's Summary

Lisbeth Salander lies in Intensive Care with a bullet lodged in her head. She will face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her release.

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.

©2007 Norstedts Agency; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"The most original heroine to emerge in crime fiction for many years." (Independent)

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  • Glen
    Halifax, United Kingdom
    12/15/10
    Overall
    "Three Books that Should be One!"

    I am writing the same review for the entire trilogy for in my mind they are one story and I listened to them from beginning to end which means that now I actually have difficulty in remembering what bits occurred in what novel but then maybe that is not a criticism as after all I see the trilogy as one book and the story does not really end till the end of the third book. (Books two and Three are admittedly more closely linked to each other than the first one).

    Excellent story and intricately interwoven plots. Lots of surprises and many predicable things occur, but then that makes the story all the more believable. Its not often that a story comes based on Swedish culture and as such it took a little getting used to as they obviously have a different outlook on social care than what we might be used to in this country.

    My main gripe, if there is one is the detail that the author goes into in describing things of even a slightly technical nature. Do we really need to know the model number of each piece of equipment used by the main characters? It is a thin line between educating your readers in things they may not be full au fait with and treating them like idiots not knowing a thing about the technology described.

    On the whole great work off now to watch the films, will I be disappointed?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judith
    Dursley, United Kingdom
    10/18/10
    Overall
    "What a book!"

    I loved this book which is long but you do not want it to end! It has so many twists and turns and is read beautifully. the last in the trilogy I feel so sad that there are no more to come

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Slough, United Kingdom
    10/13/10
    Overall
    "Wanting More"

    It is probably always the sign of a good book to want more of the same. I found myself wanting to listen to more of this trilogy and - as that is not possible - more of the same kind of book. I also found myself at times thinking about the character of Lisbet Salander, as if she were a real person, so the author definitely succeeded in making this unusual character come alive for me. The Millennium Trilogy also aroused in me an interest in Stockholm. I found myself looking up the city on Street View and thinking it was a place I would like to go to. Larsson makes Stockholm real by referring to the streets where the characters in the story live or work or take a short-cut through. Although there is something a little bit 'deus ex machina' about Lisbet's abilities, that does not detract from the grip of the story. Also, Saul Reichlin is an extremely good narrator. He does an excellent job at bringing all of the individual characters to life (without getting himself in the way). All in all, I found all of the books in the Millennium Trilogy a great listen.

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  • Fresh start!
    UK
    9/21/10
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    "Millenium trio ...Hornets Nest"

    The Millenium trio of books has kept me truly entertained during my commute to work for four months. The plots, characters and narration are superb and I've loved every second - driving on the M25 has been a richly anticipated pleasure!. There is talk of a partially written fourth book - I do hope it will be completed and published one day (soon!). I'll definitely listen to the trio again in a couple of years....

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  • Sophie
    Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom
    9/17/10
    Overall
    "Fantastic, gripping!!"

    All three books in the Millennium trilogy are brilliant. I just couldn't put the audiobook down... gripping!! Shame it's the last book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    Cannock, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    9/15/10
    Overall
    "Fantastic Finale, Fantastic Narration"

    This book was brilliant, Stieg Larsson draws complete closure to the trilogy and ensures that there are no loose ends. The story was gripping and had me listening to the whole book in just a few days.

    You do need to have read the previous 2 books in the trilogy to fully appreciate this final installment. Well worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom
    9/14/10
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    "A really great listen!"

    I purchased all 3 of 'The Girl who.....' through Audible as I had heard from friends that these books were worth reading and they were not wrong! They have to be listened to in the correct order as they follow on seamlessly from one another, but they are compulsive listening!! my husband got a bit fed up with me wandering round plugged into my ipod!
    The characters are believable and the plot is never boring and the action is non stop. I had to concentrate to remember all the Swedish names and to learn about basic Swedish politics but I would recommend this trio to anyone but warn them that they are long books and they will take over your life until you have finished them!

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  • Moyang
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    9/7/10
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    "the best"

    the finest story finest lines I've ever read. First tier narrator too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    oxford, oxon, United Kingdom
    8/19/10
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    "I just want MORE!!!!!!"

    great book, I loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James Hey
    8/15/10
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    "Lost for words"

    I am really at a loss for words when describing how good this book is. Nothing I could type would do it justice, and I struggle to satisfactorily explain to myself why I enjoyed it so much. The only thing that I can say of any use is that you will NOT regret buying this roller coaster of a thriller, and that the climax of the three day trilogy is worth every last second, and every last penny!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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