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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Audiobook

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Series, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson’s internationally best-selling trilogy.

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.

Listen to the rest of The Millennium Trilogy.

©2010 Stieg Larsson (P)2010 Random House

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What the Critics Say

“Larsson’s vivid characters, the depth of detail across three books, the powerfully imaginative plot, and the sheer verve of the writing make the trilogy a masterpiece of the genre.” (The Economist)

“The literary equivalent of a caffeine rush. . . . Larsson was one of those rare writers who could keep you up until 3 a.m. and then make you want to rush home the next night to do it again.” (Newsweek)

“Salander is someone you will never forget. . . . Anyone who enjoys grounding their imaginations in hundreds . . . of exciting pages about the way we live now ought to take advantage of this trilogy.” (Chicago Tribune)

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    Kitty 09-19-10
    Kitty 09-19-10 Member Since 2016

    Give me a good mystery and I am happy!

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    "Sad that it is over..."

    You must read the first two in the series or it won't make any sense to you. I am saddened that it is over. It was the most fascinating series that I have ever listened to. You won't be sorry that you invested your time and credits on this series. I buy strictly mysteries and suspense...this series kept me wanting more even after it was over.

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    K. Jacob 09-17-10
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    "Excellent!"

    I loved the first book, and then it got better. Character development is excellent, Lisbeth Salander becomes more and more intriguing as the story goes on. This review is for the trilogy, because I think one should read/listen to all of them. I love actually how graphic the language is. There is an honesty in that style, and as a woman I appreciate just how Lisbeth kicks butt on so many levels. Of the three books, I love 2 and 3 best.

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    Liz Lambdin Altadena, CA United States 09-16-10
    Liz Lambdin Altadena, CA United States 09-16-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved this series"

    Though I found it hard to keep track of all the names, I was held fast by the story. Just when I was feeling overwhelmed with too much detail, the author pulled me back in again. Am sorry I wont be seeing more of characters in the future.

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    dawn North Aurora, IL, United States 09-15-10
    dawn North Aurora, IL, United States 09-15-10
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    "Great"

    I thought this was another great chapter in the LIzbeth series. I actually ended up reading this before the second book but had no trouble filling in the blanks. The beginning of the book gets a little confusing regarding the introduction of characters. It seems like there are so many names thrown at you with little reference to who they are. It wasn't until the end I finally figured out how they related to the story. All in all definately worn a listen!!

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    A. E. Tonkery WV, USA 09-14-10
    A. E. Tonkery WV, USA 09-14-10 Listener Since 2008

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    "great!"

    Stieg Larsson did it again, this time even better than before! In my opinion, this is the best one out of the trilogy. I've read the books and also listened to them via Audible and Simon Vance does a great job depicting the voices of the characters. I don't often say this but I would recommend the audio book over the printed book!

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    Sean Seminole, FL, United States 09-14-10
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    "A thoroughly enjoyable series"

    Simon Vance is nothing shy of superb. I was so pleased to find that he narrated all 3 of the books, as I enjoyed him so much in the Dragon Tattoo.

    The only somewhat negative thing I have to say about the series is in regard to its sexual content. I am not one that minds sex in books when it fits and is necessary to the story, but at times, it felt like it was sex simply for the sake of sex, and that could get irritating. I will warn that there are some passages not for the faint of heart, not for sexual content, but sadism, torture, etc. that were significant to the stories. I didn't find it overbearing or intolerable by any means, just wanted to pass that on for those who might be offended by such material.

    Other than that, nothing but fantastic storytelling in all 3 books, and Mr. Vance is truly, truly a gem in the industry.

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    Dr, Julie Jackson 09-13-10 Member Since 2015
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    "sorry when it was over"

    a lot of words but I like that. never boring. I will save to listen again.

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    Steve Kinston, NC, United States 09-09-10
    Steve Kinston, NC, United States 09-09-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Coffee Obsession"

    Listened to all three books back to back to back and I have to say I only wished Larsson had lived to write more. One strange thing about all the books was the almost endless insertions of coffee consumption, often so frequent I found myself laughing out loud. I can't be the only one that has noticed this.... I only pray that this isn't what killed this fine author...

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    Yates East Windsor, NJ, United States 09-09-10
    Yates East Windsor, NJ, United States 09-09-10
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    "Really enjoyable and satisfying."

    I am so sad that we have seen the last of Mr. Larsson's work. May he rest in peace. Perhaps someone else can try to fill his shoes and bring our heroine back to life. She is way too young and amazing to have seen her last, right?

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    Kerri JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 09-09-10
    Kerri JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 09-09-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    It took me a while to get into this book. I devoured the first 2 books in the series quickly but this one didn't initially capture me. I had to sit it down for a couple months until I was ready to try again. I was not a fan of the political commentary which seemed to drag on for too long. I just couldn't wait to get to the parts with Lisbeth. Great ending to the series. I wish there could have been a 4th book.

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