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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Written by: 
Stieg Larsson
Narrated by: 
Simon Vance
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue....

It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden...and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.

It's about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance...and about Lisbeth Salander, a 24-year-old, pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age, who assists Blomkvist with the investigation.

This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism - and an unexpected connection between themselves.

Listen to the rest of The Millennium Trilogy.

©2008 Stieg Larsson (P)2008 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family's remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller . . . At once a strikingly original thriller and a vivisection of Sweden's dirty not-so-little secrets, this first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple." (Publishers Weekly)

"Combine the chilly Swedish backdrop and moody psychodrama of a Bergman movie with the grisly pyrotechnics of a serial-killer thriller, then add an angry punk heroine and a down-on-his-luck investigative journalist, and you have the ingredients of Stieg Larsson's first novel." (The New York Times)

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a striking novel. Just when I was thinking there wasn't anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson with this wonderfully unique story. I was completely absorbed." (Michael Connelly)

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    Brandon La Porte, TX, United States 02-16-09
    Brandon La Porte, TX, United States 02-16-09
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    "5 stars"

    It's a compelling story with interesting characters. I figured out at least one part of the mystery very early on, but the characters were so engaging I didn't want to let them go. In fact I was so involved in knowing their story I bought the sequel from the UK. Can't wait until it's out on audiobook int he states.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Hot Springs Village, AR, United States 02-13-09
    Nancy Hot Springs Village, AR, United States 02-13-09

    There is nothing more entertaining than to listen to a book while doing chores. Always have one going.

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    ""The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo""

    Wow! I almost pasted this great book by because the title didn't appeal to me. What a mistake that would have been. This is a great book and totally unique.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 02-13-09
    Donna 02-13-09
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    "I really enjoyed this story."

    After you get past the swedish names that all sound the same, you get immersed into this mystery! I didn't want it to end. I would highly recommend this book. Just don't give up on it in the beginning, the story picks up and moves very fast to the end.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Alpharetta, GA, USA 02-12-09
    Jennifer Alpharetta, GA, USA 02-12-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful!"

    Loved the book and the narrator! Did not want it to end! Cannot wait for the next book in the series to be released!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angie Kansas City, MO, United States 02-10-09
    Angie Kansas City, MO, United States 02-10-09 Member Since 2010

    Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.

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    "This book was excellent"

    This was an excellent story with an excellent narrator. I did not want it to end. Also the plot took some unexpected twists that I rather enjoyed. I would definatly recommend this book to anyone.

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    Linda Pittsburgh, PA, USA 02-08-09
    Linda Pittsburgh, PA, USA 02-08-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent"

    This is an extremely well written book, with intriguing characters, and interesting themes. It is especially suited to an audiobook experience. Get it unabridged, to make it last.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Atlanta, GA, USA 02-07-09
    Deborah Atlanta, GA, USA 02-07-09
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    "Good fun read"

    This book was just fun. Don't expect to exercise your brain, however, it is good for a plane trip or vacation.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    L. Sheltry 02-05-09
    L. Sheltry 02-05-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Got Lucky"

    I took a chance on a total unknown for me and lucked out. This book was great. I listen while I drive and I could wait to get in my car!

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    Chris 02-02-09
    Chris 02-02-09

    I enjoy listening to audiobooks while working in my shop or around the house -sort of mental multitasking.

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    "I was sorry to have the book end"

    I really enjoyed this book. It is well written with many plot twists. I would have given it a 5 except that I had trouble with the Swedish names all sounding a little alike and running together. When translating the book to English, maybe some of the names should have been changed to more familiar names for English listeners - but maybe that's just my problem.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andy - Colorado Springs Colorado Springs 02-01-09
    Andy - Colorado Springs Colorado Springs 02-01-09 Member Since 2015

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    "Superb Listen"

    This was a thoroughly enjoyable listen. The story, language and narration were all superb - even more so considering the book was translated from Swedish. The details of the mystery were not obvious, but were revealed through hard work by the protagonist. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was the very last part of the story was a bit disappointing and left me with a bit of sadness for the "Girl".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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