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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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    David New York, Ny, United States 02-22-09
    David New York, Ny, United States 02-22-09 Member Since 2014
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    "a good read"

    well done on all fronts. no problem with the translation whatsoever. enjoyable from start to finish.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Colin atascadero, CA, United States 02-20-09
    Colin atascadero, CA, United States 02-20-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Good listen, bit long winded"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book, it was one of the best written books of the 30 or so novels I've read or listened to in the past year; it's a solid 4 stars.
    I love a very descriptive book but there were points in there where I found myself disengaged while an enormous amount of background information was presented. It's a great story with a great plot (and twists!) and wonderful character development, I just wish it were about 2 hours shorter. This is not to say it's boring, but if you like action, action, action, you may not like this one.
    If you are into lots of background and plot development, you are in for a very enjoyable listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Jefferson Hills, PA, USA 02-18-09
    Chris Jefferson Hills, PA, USA 02-18-09
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    "WOW!!!!"

    This book had me at "prologue". It starts off right away teasing you with a mystery that has gone on for years. I was surprised to see how the story lines mingled with each other and at many times was wrong in my assumptions in this strange who-done-it book. I was happy to learn that the second book in the series, The Girl who played with Fire, is being recorded and look forward to listening to that one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    christen j todosiev 02-18-09
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    "Loved this book!"

    I'm not really a mystery lover but a few of these characters were terrific and I enjoyed the reader too. When you want to take a walk or drive just to listen to your book, you've got a winner.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Lafayette, CA, United States 02-17-09
    Kathleen Lafayette, CA, United States 02-17-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic Book"

    My husband and I breathlessly finished this book and gave it as a Christmas present to several friends. Rave reviews, "better than you hoped for" and in one hysterical moment my friend called me after listening to first file and asked "who is the 80 year old man with the flower pictures" only to learn he listened to part 2 first!! In any event, he loved it, and has now finished part 1, this book works from either direction. I compare it to Shadow of the Wind, the Sirius Crossing, longer books which take care and time developing beloved characters.

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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.

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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!

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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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