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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | [Stieg Larsson]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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.
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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.

Contagiously exciting, it's about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.

Translated by Reg Keeland.

©2008 Stieg Larsson; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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    Eric Chicago, IL, United States 11-22-10
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    "Good story, but feels a little slow."

    I think I liked this more as a movie. I loved the movie rendition. It feels a bit slow for an audio book. Maybe for an audio book this would be better in the abridged edition.

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    Joan Petaluma, CA, United States 11-11-10
    Joan Petaluma, CA, United States 11-11-10 Member Since 2009
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    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

    This is a terrific book. The characters are so full. The author is very detailed ,which really makes for a terrific read. Exciting plot and very good ending!

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    Robert B. Birney 10-04-10
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    "Talk about exciting"

    Lots of characters to keep you properly thinking. An absolutely superb reader who makes lots of characters come alive. Highly adventurous.

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    James Ridgeley, WV, United States 08-26-10
    James Ridgeley, WV, United States 08-26-10 Member Since 2010
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    "The girl with the Dragon Tatoo"

    worst part of this listen is you don't want to turn it off!!! Really great story with great characters. Doesn't get better than this.

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    Scott Shipley 04-11-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Confusing"

    I felt that there were far too many characters to keep straight. I also got confused remembering which Swedish name went with who

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    Jacob Yulee, FL, USA 02-14-10
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    "Pretty Good story, mature content"

    The story line good and there is some strong character building. However, there is strong language and rape scenes that are very explicit that detracted from the story for me.

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    Patti Boise, ID, USA 03-14-09
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    "I forced myself to listen to the end"

    I had a tough time getting into this story, and was thankful I got the abridged vs. the unabridged. The explicit sex scenes didn't add any value to the story, but rather detracted from it in my opinion. I probably won't be picking up another book by this author.

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    James lima, OH, USA 12-13-09
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    "the girl with the dragon tattoo"

    good story, well written and very well narrated. hats off to martin wenner (narrator)

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