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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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    Denise Glenwood Springs, CO, United States 12-23-08
    Denise Glenwood Springs, CO, United States 12-23-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Book"

    I always listen to a book on tape when I'm cleaning my house and I can tell how well I like the book by how clean my house is at the end (the more I want to listen the longer I clean). After this book my baseboards are scrubbed, the carpets cleaned, my kitchen cuboards washed down and the place is spotless. An interesting book with a lot of twists and turns.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    P. C..S. 10-03-08
    P. C..S. 10-03-08 Member Since 2002
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    "Very pleasant first encounter!"

    I have become so tired of the same ol' sociopaths/pathology gore/old boys' squadrooms and guns, guns, guns. Here the characters are interesting, plot complex and writing intriguing enough to keep me up at night and get me looking forward to the next book. I recommend it for anyone looking for something a bit different

    42 of 51 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia L. Wisconsin 12-04-08
    Cynthia L. Wisconsin 12-04-08 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!"

    I was hesitant about this book but decided to listen to it based on the reviews. The first two hours concerned me because the character development was slow but then after that it took off and I thought it was an excellent mystery. The narrator was fabulous, one of the best I've ever heard, crystal clear and good inflection. I will get the other two when they eventually come out on audible.

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Marilee 07-24-09
    Marilee 07-24-09
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    "Original and compelling"

    It's always a bit disturbing to read comments about books which the reviewers didn't actually listen to. In the case of this highly compelling, intelligently written novel, some just didn't like a character or two, or didn't like the theme, or the slow unveiling of the plot. Why give a low rating to a book you didn't actually listen to? I'd have a lot more respect for their opinions if they'd actually had the patience to complete the novel.

    On the other hand, many of us found ourselves unable to turn off our iPods, drawn in by the terrific character development, the descriptions, the realistically portrayed situations. I am anxious for the sequel, coming soon.

    19 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Dottie B. Washington DC 01-22-09
    Dottie B. Washington DC 01-22-09 Member Since 2006

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    "Well written, and wonderfully narrated."

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, from beginning to end. The last two hours of the book are not quite as convincing as the other hours, but did not diminish my overall satisfaction with this book!
    The reader was incredibly talented, and convincing as all the different characters.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maryola Farmingdale, NY, United States 01-01-09
    Maryola Farmingdale, NY, United States 01-01-09 Member Since 2012
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    "A must read"

    This book started off very slow, and I thought that I was not going to continue listening. However, about a quarter way through I found myself engrossed in it. I loved the characters, especially Lizbeth, I loved her grit. I recommend this book, am glad I did not give up.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Eloy, AZ, United States 12-27-08
    Angela Eloy, AZ, United States 12-27-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Patience required"

    What a great suprise, if you can get thru the first 45 minutes, and keep track of the characters, and their Swedish names you will be rewarded with a great story with: mystery, murder, a wealthy complex dsyfunctional family,and intriguing smart lead characters interaction. If you are looking for a quick read..don't get this one...it needs to be savored

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    ErinHR 04-16-10
    ErinHR 04-16-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book, wonderful narration!"

    This is my favorite audiobook to date, combining great book + great narration. The characters are complex and interesting, the plot is compelling, and the mystery gripping. I've already listened to it twice.

    The narration is excellent, a British take on the different Swedish accents, including non-annoying nuances for characters' varying genders, ages, and social classes.

    One word of advice: the first section is hard to follow. Mentally skim this part, especially when he explains the lawsuit against the protagonist, which is unnecessarily detailed. Hang in there and you will be rewarded!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Aryn 09-30-08
    Aryn 09-30-08
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    "I am amazed and astonished"

    Amazing book, amazing narrator. A great way to spend 15 hours of your life. Just be willing to let the story happen as it does. Definitely an adult book; could be disturbing to some individuals: but oh, what a ride.

    35 of 44 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 11-22-10
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 11-22-10 Member Since 2015

    Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?

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    "The best trilogy I've ever read."

    No matter what you think of this first book, rest assured the next two make it even better! What I loved most about each book as well as the trilogy itself was how thoroughly the author completed the victories of his heroes and demise of each villain. I loved all its characters. I still cant quit listening to it!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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