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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1 | [Stieg Larsson]

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

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. 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.
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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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    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 02-26-11
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 02-26-11 Member Since 2008
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    The hype on this book has been overwhelming and I don't feel that it's lived up to the rave. I struggled getting into the story and by the middle of the book it got more interesting to me. I love great mysteries and I wouldn't call this great... but not bad either. I liked how the characters ended up bonding and this story was believable. If you can get this book on sale, I recommend it!

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    Lucille Dallas, TX, USA 07-01-10
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    I enjoyed this reading so much. I was able to listen at work and finished it in about a week.

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    Joshua Hong KongHong Kong 05-11-10
    Joshua Hong KongHong Kong 05-11-10 Member Since 2008
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    "AWESOME! .... BUT..."

    do yourself a favour! BUY THIS BOOK NOW! ... only problem is their 3rd book in the trilogy "Girl who kicked the hornets nest" is NOT yet available in unabridged format on Audible...trust me, you WILL care about this after you read the first book.. dive into the second book... and are left hanging...waiting...waiting...waiting... HURRY UP AUDIBLE! WE, your loyal fans.. NEED this third book! ... on a side note. PLEASE hurry up on the release of audible for ANDROID! It really cant be that hard can it!

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    Z. Zaharris 12-03-09
    Z. Zaharris 12-03-09
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    "An absolute must!!"

    If you are even slightly into thrillers/mysteries you will LOVE these books. Stieg Larsson is a genius!!

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    Georgina Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico 12-03-09
    Georgina Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico 12-03-09

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    I really liked this book although the vendetta at the end seemed to much for me. I rather got rid of the last chapters.

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    Mark Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 04-05-09
    Mark Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 04-05-09 Member Since 2005
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    Just a dreadful, insipid audiobook. I finished it out of sheer spite and determination.

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    Bruce Dublin, OH, United States 02-20-09
    Bruce Dublin, OH, United States 02-20-09
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    Unfortunately, it has been a couple of months since I listen to this. I don't remember the details. It was a fun listen and with an excellent narrator.

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    Anney Frisco, TX, USA 02-09-09
    Anney Frisco, TX, USA 02-09-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Better than warm milk"

    I repeatedly tried to get into this novel, but the narrator and the book's pacing just put me to sleep. I am however glad that I purchased this book as it seems to help with my insomnia.

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    Not a Anglo-(or Franco-)phile but Port of Spain Trinidad & Tobago 01-10-09
    Not a Anglo-(or Franco-)phile but Port of Spain Trinidad & Tobago 01-10-09
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    Unputdownable!

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    Sharon Woodland, WA, USA 11-06-08
    Sharon Woodland, WA, USA 11-06-08 Member Since 2008
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    "The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo"

    Good story...should have used a reader with a Swedish accent.

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