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.
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“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)
Larsson took a nice mystery (in 'Dragon Tattoo') and has sizeably broadened his scope by this, the final book in the trilogy. The stakes are exponentially higher for this book, involving more than just a handful of people as the earlier books did.
The pace is fantastic, a "driveway sitter" (meaning... a book you sit in your driveway to continue listening to even after you've gotten home) and the characters are more fleshed out than ever before. If you liked the first two -- you'll love this one.
Just a note: Obviously you will need to have read the first two to appreciate this one. No argument about that.
I have to admit, I rarely used to read for pleasure but, quite by accident, I was on Amazon looking for tech books and it recommended The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. What the heck, I have a long commute. Gotta tell ya, I was hooked. Furthermore, after I finished Hornet's Nest, which I had to wait for btw, I was sad. It was as if I lost touch with old friends. There are so many sub plots and twists, some get resolved, some would have been in books 4-10. It is just incredibly good reading. But it is an adult book with adult themes and adult language. For those who like to read to their grandchildren, this isn't the series. Other than that, I highly recommend them all.
It held me from moment one until the end. Another great addition --but you knew that.
The style of this suspense thriller was well layered and kept the listener interested even in those sections where there were not too much gore nor heart-pounding episodes.
Details were sufficient; not too much to bore the listener. In the end, everything becomes cohesive
I wish there were more of this style of writing
I listen to at least 2 and sometimes 4 audio books each month. The Larsson books are a WOW. Fabulous. Entertaining. Loved the characters, plot, narrator. So sad Stieg Larsson won't be able to write more of these wonderful books.
I am an avid audio "reader"..listening while commuting, exercising, shopping etc..and this Millennium Series has been without doubt the most exciting thing I have "read" in years. I can't wait to get back into the traffic, out on the track, or shopping the aisles so I can turn the iPod again. Anybody who turns away from these Steig Larsson novels disappointed is just unpleasable. The only thing disappointing about this series is that they have finished, and sadly Mr. Larsson is no longer with us to create any more masterful stories such as these. Make sure you read the three books in the correct sequence however...this is MUST!!
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