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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest | [Stieg Larsson]

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Salander is plotting her revenge – against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release.
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Publisher's Summary

The third instalment of the Millennium Trilogy - which has now sold more than 26 million copies worldwide.

Salander is plotting her revenge – against the man who tried to kill her, and againstthe government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release.

With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, 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. Once a victim herself, Salander is now ready to fight back.

Translated by Reg Keeland.

©2009 Quercus (P)2009 Quercus

What the Critics Say

“Larsson has produced a coup de foudre, a novel that is complex, satisfying, clever, moral . . . This is a grown-up novel for grown-up readers, who want something more than a quick fix and a car chase. And it’s why the Millennium trilogy is rightly a publishing phenomenon all over the world.” (Kate Mosse, The Guardian)

“Solves the mysteries set up in the first two novels and explains how Salander became what she is . . . confirms Larsson as one of the great talents of contemporary crime fiction.” (Joan Smith, Sunday Times)

“So this is it. The final instalment in Stieg Larsson’s enthralling Millennium crime trilogy . . . If you’re a fan of the first two, you won’t be disappointed by the stunning ending. If you haven’t a clue about all the fuss, buy all three, clear a weekend and savour a master storyteller at work.” News of the World

“Larsson’s work is original, inventive, shocking, disturbing and challenging . . . [he has] brought a much-needed freshness into the world of crime fiction.” Marcel Berlins, The Times“I was completely enthralled by The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, the tense and almost apocalyptic conclusion to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.” (Anthony Horowitz, Daily Telegraph)

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    Jennifer Johannesburg, South Africa 05-06-14
    Jennifer Johannesburg, South Africa 05-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!"
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    One of my first listens on audible. Many books down this one still has one on the best narrators and a great plot. Very worthwhile listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michal Israel 02-19-13
    Michal Israel 02-19-13
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    "Outstanding"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest the most enjoyable?

    The whole experiance was enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a very good closure to the three books seria.


    What about Martin Wenner’s performance did you like?

    Everything! The pace, the diction, the way he performed each character. A true master.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Hong Kong 02-01-13
    Nancy Hong Kong 02-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Stieg Larsson was a first-class story-teller"
    If you could sum up The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest in three words, what would they be?

    dark, thrilling and fascinating


    Any additional comments?

    The trilogy offers a glimpse into a dark but fascinating underworld, with memorable characters, a growing web of intrigue and subterfuge, told with masterful flair. It is a great pity that this was to be Larsson's last opus.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Romany Trinidad 07-02-12
    Mary Romany Trinidad 07-02-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I did not under Slanader's accent"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the story although Larsson is a little heavy with details. I did not understand Salander's accent which seemed more cockney. That threw me off when listening.Otherwise, excellent


    What did you like best about this story?

    Blomkvistn seems to be the ideal man. The men like him, the women want to sleep with him and I was glad that Salander made her peace with him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kata Budapest, Hungary 07-02-12
    Kata Budapest, Hungary 07-02-12
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    "excellent for not native english speakers as well"
    Would you listen to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest again? Why?

    No, because I have so many other story to listen :)


    Have you listened to any of Martin Wenner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no, this was the first.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not native english. Beside enjoying the book very much, I listen to the story to improve my english as well. And it's excellent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Schmitz Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 04-25-12
    J. Schmitz Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 04-25-12

    Jocelyn

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    "Still Spellbinding"
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    Even though the series clearly winds down in this installment, this story drew me in just as much as the other two. I think part of it would be Wenner's narration. I have enjoyed it all along, but I will say, his American accent is, well, pitiful. However, I will let it pass because he was fantastic in every other sense. ;)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gregorio FL. 33166-3327, FLORIDA, United States 04-17-12
    Gregorio FL. 33166-3327, FLORIDA, United States 04-17-12
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    "Anybody can defeat Salander"
    Where does The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's one of the best


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed what happened to Peter Teleborian at the end...


    What about Martin Wenner’s performance did you like?

    His performance as Lisbeth's father and Peter Teleborian


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

    Sure, but I couldn't.


    Any additional comments?

    Great end for this awesome series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Nairobi, Kenya 04-16-12
    Rebecca Nairobi, Kenya 04-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Absolutely Enjoyed It!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest the most enjoyable?

    The narration was very lively.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was captivating and full of suspense


    What about Martin Wenner’s performance did you like?

    He was very expressive.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Imelda quezon city, Philippines 02-15-12
    Imelda quezon city, Philippines 02-15-12
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    "I want more!!!!"

    I devoured the first 2 books and this one is no different. Martin Wenner is still a great narrator and the plot just keeps on getting better and better.
    I wish Stieg larsson was still alive... I want more of the adventures of Lisbeth!!!
    You just want to know more about her and what else she does. It's like watching James Bond movies - you get addicted to the stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    yael bazra, Israel 01-31-12
    yael bazra, Israel 01-31-12 Member Since 2011

    I Think Therefore You Are.

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    "why on earth would anyone read an abridged version"

    i didn't notice the ABRIDGED warning.

    the sound and production are great. good quality, good narrator.. however, how could anyone miss out on all the other stories which arn't given here? why on earth would you bother listening to half the story?

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  • Ayse
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    "Makes you want to drive to India!"

    The whole "The Girl..." series is very very absorbing. I lost track of time and wait in the garage for a pause to start for tomorrow. There are same issues not settle through the series, you have an episode here and there leads you to nowhere, but never the less it makes driving my favourite pass time!

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