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)
I felt sad when the audiobook ended, not because I didn't love the story but because the author is not around to give us MORE!!!!!!!
I love this author. I read or listen to books constantly and even though I like Ken Follett this author was even better. The characters are so rich and the story line so intriguing. Can't stop listening to it once I start. Too bad the author is dead and won't be writing any more, he rocked!
"Part 3 a triumph!"
Loved the final part of this trilogy, couldn't put it down. No wonder these books are best sellers!
"A good story but far too long"
Does the reader need an itemised list of furniture bought by the main charachter from IKEA, including the prices and names of each and every bookcase table and chair? Despite the unnecessary clutter surrounding it the actual story is very entertaining and well worth the trouble.
Consider the abridged versions though.
Though not as gripping as the first in the trilogy, this is a worthy sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but it might be a bit hard to follow if listened to as a stand alone book
Excellent book and brought to life by an enjoyable narrator. If you liked reading it you will enjoy this!
"The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest"
I think this is the best trilogy I have ever read, it took me ages to be persuaded to download the first one as I tend to be wary of a lot of hype, but I have to say it had me hooked and the second and third sequals did not disappoint me, I couldn't wait to listen and enjoyed every single minute of each one, I highly recommend this series to anyone as I cannot imagine there would be anyone who wouldn't like them.
This is a review for all the books in The MIllenium Triology. I have read the books and watched the Swedish films (with subtitles) and just listened to the audible versions. I found the books and audible versions impossible to put down or turn off. Several times I had to rewind having fallen asleep listening to them. Saul Reichlin is absolutely brilliant as the narrator, I am currently listening to other authors narrated by him. I found myself sitting in the car in the drive listening to the end of a chapter!!
The Girl with Dragon Tattoo could be read on its own without reading the following two books, however the following novels do need reading in order, The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl who kicked the Hornets Nest and could be probably regarded as the two parts of one book.
Would I recommend them definitely, and if you find them a bit hard going at first, stick with it.
"An outstanding novel"
I found this to be just as good as the other two in the trilogy. The narrator is excellent and I found myself inventing reasons to get out of the house so I could carry on listening to all three of these novels. Have recommended them to everyone I can think of. The characters are believable, inspired and addictive. The plots are complex and very well thought out, coming together very well but certainly not predictably.
"Nerd meets thriller"
One of things that I like about this series is the rather nerdy way that the author goes into great detail about things that seem incidental such as the capacity of PCs and lap-tops, the serial numbers of bits of kit like phones and the legal framework of parts of the Swedish constitution. Once this has happened a few times, it seems normal. It's not of course but it's part of the charm.
I have loved the whole series, especially books 1 and 3 and I'm sad to have finished them all. This series is not even within hailing distance of my normal comfort zone and I'm so glad I downloaded them and gave them a chance. There are such variations in the story, with rapid pace in parts, then long episodes of slow action. But it's never dull.
"This book is a must listen"
I feel there is little point in writing the review to this because if you have come this far into the series then whether you listen to this one is non negotiable. The events of the previous book are non negotiable, it has to be listened to. Do of course make sure you listen to the two previous books. Even if you do not listen to the girl with the dragon tattoo you have to listen to the girl that played with fire. That is the book that really sets the scene for this one. If you are anything like me you will be wondering at the end if their are any more Stieg Larsson books to go through. I might have to try and raise him from the dead so that I can hear more. Having said that though I do think that he concludes the trilogy very well and it does not feel as though there is anything missing.
After listening to the first two books of the Trilogy series I couldn't wait to listen to this one to see how it all ended. The first two were brilliant - I did not want to stop listening to either of them. Saul Reichlin is a great narrator and really drew me into all three of the books. The only thing that let this one down was the ending - not quite as explosive or wow as I had been expecting. If you have listened/read the first two, this book is a must read/listen.
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