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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Audiobook

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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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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    Olga 12-04-09
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    "A Fabulous Finale"

    It is rare that a series gets stronger as it goes along, but Hornets' Nest is a terrific finale. When I got to the last part of the book, I sat for five hours straight so that I could find out what happened. It is a great feminist novel, though many readers might not notice...

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 08-12-10
    Lia Sutton, Australia 08-12-10 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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    "25 fabulous hours"

    It is rare that a series gets stronger as it goes along, but Hornets' Nest is a terrific finale. When I got to the last part of the book, I sat for five hours straight so that I could find out what happened. It is a great feminist novel, though many readers might not notice...

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 03-28-10
    Joseph 03-28-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Saul brings Sweden to life"

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip Melbourne Australia 07-09-10
    Phillip Melbourne Australia 07-09-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Fanatstic"

    Great final book that wraps up the series well.
    The narrator adds to the story with a great effort.
    In a way it was disappointing for the book to end because it was so good.
    Highly recommend all in the series even though they take a while to listen to. However you soon become involved and wanting more.
    Worth every cent

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dr Firoze Manji 02-25-10
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    "Problems with recording"

    Some of this recording has clearly been taken from recordings for tape, so it's irritating to be asked to turn the tape over while listening on a digital device! To make matters worse, there is a whole section missing between part 2 and part 3. Sure Audible (oops, Amazon) can do better than that. Frankly, I want my money back.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    pfitz Ireland 12-03-09
    pfitz Ireland 12-03-09

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    "Good story let down by a sloppy audiobook"

    This is no reflection on the story but my enjoyment of this audiobook was hampered by the fact the audio track is clearly taken from a set of audiotapes as the instruction to turn your tape over still remain. Also and this is purely personal preference but I miss Simon Vance as the narrator. I had purchased the editions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire that feature Vance but unfortunately such an edition of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is currently unavailable on Audible. However I would advise anyone new to the series to purchase the copies of first two books that are narated by Simon Vance

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne Burlington, ON, Canada 01-23-10
    Joanne Burlington, ON, Canada 01-23-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Fabulous - I couldn't stop listening"

    A fantastic conclusion to a great series, I couldn't stop listening. Larsson ably knits many strands together, creating a very satisfying conclusion to a story that looks deeply at what happens when society fails its most vulnerable. The series is set in Sweden so the reader gets the added benefit of learning more about Swedish life and history. A great listen..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marius Irene, South Africa 12-04-09
    Marius Irene, South Africa 12-04-09 Member Since 2016
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    "A great conclusion to a thrilling trilogy"

    Another really good thriller from the late Stieg Larsson. What a pity that he's lost to us! This one is the third in the wonderful Millenium trilogy, and neatly ties up most of the loose ends. It's well-written, a mix of fast and slow pace, intelligent and tense ... what more could one want? Well, there is something more ... Larsson's left leanings tend to influence this trilogy too strongly, in that pretty much every villain is a rabid capitalist, while every liberal or leftist is totally squeaky clean. Life is never that simple, and some shades of gray would have elevated the writing. But, in the end, I'm not complaining - all in all you did a great job Stieg! The narration by Saul Reichlin is excellent.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amelia Pretoria, South Africa 04-13-12
    Amelia Pretoria, South Africa 04-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "THE BEST SERIES EVER"

    I just loved the twisted tales and characters. The beautiful descriptions of the country side, that made my immagination ran wild. The way the narrator Saul Reichlin keeps you on edge all the time. He is amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kairiin Montreal, Quebec, Canada 11-15-11
    Kairiin Montreal, Quebec, Canada 11-15-11
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    "These characters will be with me for years"

    The performance is excellent, the story exciting, and the characters - unforgettable. This series is one of the best I've ever read and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more engaging story if you like action and rich, strong characters. My advice - read them in order and give yourself the time to really enjoy them. It's hard to believe this is a translation - the English is superb.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Peter
    5/4/15
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    "The best of the trilogy"

    If you thought the second book dragged a bit, dont worry.
    Book 2 was just the glue that holds the others together!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Stephen M Comer
    Welwyn Garden City, Herts United Kingdom
    4/30/15
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    "Loved it, loved the whole trilogy"

    Sad that I have finished this book, I enjoyed it just as much as the preceding two and now look forward to see if The Girl in the Spider's Web can live up to Stieg Larsson's wonderful trilogy. Such a shame we won't get the opportunity to look forward to new novels from Larsson but I will revisit these many times I'm sure. 10/10.

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  • Impy
    3/19/15
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest to be better than the print version?

    Have not read it only listened but I can not imagine it would not be good as the story is so good.


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

    His own feeling and emotion for the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Do not miss out on this brilliant book. It brings all the pieces together from the previous 2 books.

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  • Colin G
    3/15/15
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    "The most exciting 60+ hours of story"

    Brilliant story, brilliantly read. The third instalment beats the other two, although I doubted that would be possible. The tension during the trial scene left me exhausted!

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  • thomas
    2/22/15
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    "super book"

    can't wait to hear the new book when ever it is written
    had my hearth in my mouth at many times and had me rubbing my hands with glee more than once

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  • toveyc1
    2/16/15
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    "A better of a trilogy 😀"

    What a fantastic end to this brilliant trilogy. I've enjoyed these books hugely. Excellently read by Saul Reichlin. If you love crime & suspense, you can't go wrong with these.

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  • HannaB
    2/13/15
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    "Amazing job of a narrator compliments brilliant st"

    Amazing job of a narrator compliments brilliant story! It was such a pleasure to listen! Shame it was the last book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    2/13/15
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    "Amazing!"

    A super read! If you were a fan of the film, then listening to this series of books will be right up your street.

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  • Mr
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    2/11/15
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    "Brilliant!"

    Very enjoyable. Must listen to all three books in order however. Now to watch the film! (Can't match the books however. )

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clarissa Horton
    2/11/15
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    "I have heard this trilogy countless times"

    Both in Swedish and English, and it still as good as it first time. You almost need to hear it several times to really appreciate everything. Fantastic English narrator!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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