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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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    Debra 01-28-09
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    "Good until the end"

    About 3/4 of way through the story the author leaves the story that he has been telling and switches focus to a different story that I found to be extremely boring and hard to follow and I just didn't care. I wanted to be back in the first story.At that point I found the book very frustrating and boring. There is little closure which was very disappointing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine 01-26-09
    Catherine 01-26-09
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    "Great book!"

    Although some other reviews mentioned trouble with numerous characters, they were clearly identified later in story. Great drama, woven to intensify interest! I loved it.

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    Joanne Assonet, MA, United States 01-25-09
    Joanne Assonet, MA, United States 01-25-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Great listening"

    I really enjoyed this book. It was hard at first to keep the Swedish names straight but once I did it was so enjoyable. I was sad to have it end.

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    Jennifer Rexburg, ID, USA 01-25-09
    Jennifer Rexburg, ID, USA 01-25-09
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    "Great Read"

    This was a great mystery novel with an ending that did not disappoint.

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    Karen Beverly Hills, MI, USA 01-25-09
    Karen Beverly Hills, MI, USA 01-25-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Listen"

    Loved this book! It held my interest to the end - I invented places to go so I could listen while I drove, and many times I sat at my destination not wanting to get out of my car. I was slightly disappointed in the ending, and hope subsequent stories by Steig Larson bring back the same characters. It is too bad he has passed away.

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    kevin 01-23-09
    kevin 01-23-09
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    "Dragon Tattoo A Winner"

    If you have a story with an intriguing title,that introduces a female investigator who is even more intriguing and have it presented by a top-notch narrator like Simon Vance You have a winner.

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    TamGar 01-23-09
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    "Revenge is sweet"

    The reader is very good in his voice inflections with the different characters. The book is very descriptive and is sometimes gruesome, but needed to portray the story. This book is not for the faint hearted. The girl with the dragon tattoo is a misunderstood character in the book that I really liked! Revenge is sweet sort of book. I enjoyed the descriptions of the Swedish countryside also. I liked this book.

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    Paul San Diego, CA 01-21-09
    Paul San Diego, CA 01-21-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Wonderful Novel"

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a faced paced book with many twists and turns. The narration was first rate. My only complaint is that towards the end it became a bit farfetched. With that said I loved the book and the characters. I would like to see more books from this author.

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    Tracy Elk Grove, CA, United States 01-17-09
    Tracy Elk Grove, CA, United States 01-17-09 Member Since 2013
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    "A good listen but..."

    This was an interesting story with good character development, a contemporary plot and an interesting setting. The narration was very good. Three things that disappointed me about this book are; First, the inclusion of sexual perversion in the story. It did not really add anything. Second, the fact that we never found out what all of the ugly business with the main character was. And, the ending left something to be desired.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    P. Andersen Westminster, CA USA 01-15-09
    P. Andersen Westminster, CA USA 01-15-09 Member Since 2008
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    "This is a good read!"

    I loved this book and didn't want it to end. The characters are very interesting, and it was nice to have Sweden as the location of the story. It's a good mystery.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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