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

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

The Industrialist: Henrik Vanger, head of the dynastic Vanger Corporation, is tormented by the loss of a child decades earlier and convinced that a member of his family has committed murder. The Journalist: Mikael Blomkvist delves deep into the Vangers' history to uncover the truth. But someone else wants the past to remain a secret and will go to any lengths to keep it that way.
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Publisher's Summary

Here is the first instalment of the Millennium Trilogy - which has sold more than five million print copies worldwide.

The Industrialist
Henrik Vanger, head of the dynastic Vanger Corporation, is tormented by the loss of a child decades earlier and convinced that a member of his family has committed murder.

The Journalist
Mikael Blomkvist delves deep into the Vangers' history to uncover the truth. But someone else wants the past to remain a secret and will go to any lengths to keep it that way.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Lisbeth Salander, the delinquent and dangerous security specialist, assists in the investigation. A genius computer hacker, she tolerates no restrictions placed upon her by individuals, society, or the law.

Translated by Reg Keeland.

©2005 Stieg Larsson; (P)2008 Quercus

What the Critics Say

"Crime fiction has seldom needed to salute and mourn such a stellar talent as Larsson's in the same breath....A gripping crime debut that lives up to the hype." (Sunday Times)
"An utterly fresh political and journalistic thriller that is also intimate and moral. In spite of its dark unearthings Stieg Larsson has written a feast of a book, with central characters you will not forget." (Michael Ondaatje)
"A REALLY meaty Nordic thriller." (Daily Mail)

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    Jazid São Paulo, Brazil 05-26-11
    Jazid São Paulo, Brazil 05-26-11
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    "Good but incomplete"

    I bought this audiobook because I like to read and listen at the same time. It was an unpleasant surprise when I realized the audiobook is a shortened version of the actual book, so I find it useless. Too bad.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    radhica 01-03-11
    radhica 01-03-11
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    the audible is not complete as the book.. its different so i have to follow the book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Erbak 02-10-09
    Peter Erbak 02-10-09
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    "Simply awesome!"

    I am very pleased. This is the very best crimi I ever read - heard.
    It's realy pity such great author will never write more books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Moises 01-24-14
    Moises 01-24-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Book!"
    Where does The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

    The suffering when Elizabeth got raped.


    What about Martin Wenner’s performance did you like?

    Very good, firm


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    How Elizabeth turned out to fix things for her.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 08-19-13
    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 08-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "GREAT MAIN CHARACTER WITH PLENTY OF SPINE"

    I HAVE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THIS BOOK BEFORE I PURCHASED IT THAT I HAD QUIET HIGH EXPECTATIONS. ON THE WHOLE THOSE EXPECTATIONS WERE MET. I LOVE HOW DISFUNCTIONAL AND GRITTY THE MAIN CHARACTER WAS. THE NAMES WERE A LITTLE HARD TO GET USED TO AND SOME WERE QUIET SIMILIAR WHICH SOMETIMES TOOK A WHILE TO REALISE WHICH CHARACTER WAS WHICH, BUT I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.

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    Aliza Yael Raz Melzer New York, New York, US 08-20-12
    Aliza Yael Raz Melzer New York, New York, US 08-20-12
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    "Great "read"!"

    I had never read any Larsson's, and was intrigued by this reading. In the beginning, the fact that it's audible makes it hard to follow the various characters, but at an early point it becomes very clear.
    I will be downloading the sequels. Good work!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Imelda 02-15-12
    Imelda 02-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "addictive!!!"
    What did you love best about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

    The narrator was very adept in changing his voice and giving the characters life, this was my first try at an audio book and I was hooked!! I devoured the next 2 books in the series.- the books always left you on a


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    the plot was riveting, some parts were dark but essential to the development of the character


    What about Martin Wenner’s performance did you like?

    Martin wenner is a great narrator. looking forward to more books narrated by him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I finished this in 2 days... in between car rides, while in bed... actually didn't want to sleep just so I could keep on going. DEFINITELY a MUST listen


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    Mark 02-14-12
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    "Great Listen!"
    Where does The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks pretty high. Suspenseful and great characters overall.


    What other book might you compare The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to and why?

    Possibly on Da Vinci Code on how one finds one surprises in every turn.


    Have you listened to any of Martin Wenner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am a first time listener of Martin.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. Very intense book though.


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    Hannelie du Plessis 01-06-12 Member Since 2007
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    "START OF A GREAT LISTEN"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo the most enjoyable?

    The suspense through out the book


    What other book might you compare The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to and why?

    Only the rest of the series compare with this book


    What about Martin Wenner’s performance did you like?

    His pronunciation and accent holds you in the milieu


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes definitely


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Irene algeteSpain 02-17-09
    Irene algeteSpain 02-17-09
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    "I feel swindled"

    I have the girl with the dragon tattoo in spanish and I purchased the English version in audio-book to practice English, but it is a very clipped version and they don't tell it when they sell it.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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  • Parissa
    ParisFrance
    8/21/08
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    "Unputdownable!"

    I live in France where everyone seems to be reading Stieg Larsson's Trilogy on the metro, so I jumped at the chance of listening to this book (the first in the series) in English - and I can now understand why everyone is so excited about this work!

    The two 'heros'of the story, journalist Mickael Blomkvist and very quirky private investigator Lisbeth Salander are brought together to solve a murder where the body has never been found. In order to do so, they delve into the closed world of a remote Swedish island, where the majority of the inhabitants are members of the privileged industrialit Vanger family...

    The author has managed to give the characters depth with few brushstrokes, build suspense and convey the atmosphere of a remote nordic village. This is very largely brought to life by Martin Wenner's excellent reading.

    As an avid listener/reader of crime novels, it is a pleasure to hear one written and set in Sweden. It is not often that Scandinavian crime authors get translated into English - a great shame if 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' is anything to go by. When can we expect Stieg Larsson's next two books in the series on Audible? Please make it VERY SOON.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • r
    maghera, United Kingdom
    10/9/08
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    "brilliant suspense and intrigue"

    I just loved every single minute of the listen.It was one of the best audiobooks ever.The pace was just right and the characters were fasinating.
    I have listened to 100s of audiobooks and this is in my top 3,and maybe my number one.I will not talk about the plot as you will have to listen so you to, can enjoy the brilliant story.
    I want to know if this is a trilogy,where are the other 2 books as I was very keen to hear them and when I looked they were nowhere to be seen!!Please audible bring them on.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Rogayah
    Reading, United Kingdom
    10/16/08
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    "Millennium part 1"

    This is the first part of what I hope will be an excellent triology. Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist who is found guilty of slander, is persuaded to take on a job for Henrik Vanger a powerful industrialist. His cover is to write the story of the company, but more importantly Vanger wants him to find out who killed his granddaughter who disappeared 40 years previously. It is a cold trail set in a cold Swedish winter.

    Investigating the rich and powerful members of this large and rather poisonous family brings trouble as well as a smart surveillance agent, Lisbeth Salander, into Blomkvist's investigation.

    An interesting, well-told and well-read story with its nail- biting moments, makes this author an excellent discovery. Not to be missed in its own right, this book sets a high standard for the rest of the trilogy, whenever the other books are publish.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    2/26/11
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    "Gripping stuff - a well narrated audiobook."

    My wife and I listened to this over the course of a week or two in the evenngs. We both really enjoyed it and I was so gripped by the story, I stayed up nearly all of one night to hear the ending. My wife then had to catch up during the day whilst I then suffered from lack of sleep!
    I picked up this abridged version in error, as I prefer unabridged versions of books - I don't like to feel that I'm missing something the author felt was important enough to include. Having said that, I didn't realise until I went back online to download the next in the series, which shows they've done a good job. On reflection, it was quite pacey, which wasn't a bad thing.
    The narrator was excellent and immersed us both in the world of the book. He was unintrusive and handled the characterisations very well indeed.
    The story has some quite disturbing violent and sexual scenes, they are integral to the story and not gratuitous, but if you're easily offended it might not be suitable. Such scenes didn't offend us, but it did make us think 'wierd!'.
    Well worth the Audible credit. I've downloaded both of the next books in the series, this time unabridged, and I think the same narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    U.K.
    8/5/09
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    "Truly wonderful"

    I was not sure I would enjoy this book but am so glad I purchased it. The book and the narrator were superb. I felt intrigued by all the characters and any interruptions like work, eating or sleeping were very annoying! I also felt that any other downloaded books might be disappointing after listening to this. I have downloaded the second in the trilogy and cannot wait.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Terry
    Oldham, Lancs, United Kingdom
    4/29/09
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    "Surprised and Hooked"

    I returned to the option of buying this title a few times but after doing so, I was delighted with the purchase. This is so well constructed and presented. The plot isn't complex but intriguing enough to keep you interested from start to finish. Larssen is a very talented writer, and with the narration from Martin Wenner, I had no hessitation in purchasing Book 2. Excellent all round.beta inappVoteInfo

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr
    Sainte Colombe Sur Loing, France
    12/25/12
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    "Superb, Gripping and an absolute MUST"

    As the first in the trilogy, this is , without doubt, one of the BEST buys on Audible. I got it after my wife started the Kindle book, and could not stop listening. We put it on the ipod and sat for hours, just soaking up all the twists and turns. A truly masterful set of tales. I bought all three, and wish that there were more. SUPERB

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Brighouse, United Kingdom
    6/7/11
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    "Dragon Tattoo_Love it/Hate it ??"

    When I first started to listen this this Audio book I was not sure if I would like it or hate it, I had started to read the book some time ago but stopped due time and work.
    I purchased the audio book for something different to listen to on a long haul flight and was soon enthralled in the book and the twists and turns it takes. I found two central characters, Lisbeth and Mikail, with their totally different attitudes and morals most unusual, Mikail with his search for the truth behind the story and in depth reporting and Lisbeth with her slanted look on lift due to her upbringing. There are hints at a long buried secret waiting to topple the whole shooting match at any time, but despite this the story weaves and twists its way along at a fair pace.
    In the end I decided that I loved it and bought the second book almost immediately I finished the first, only to the drawn deeper into the murky world of the GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

    Brilliant, fresh, different and compelling

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Supriya
    United Kingdom
    11/24/10
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    "Gripping"

    The hype around this book is slightly confusing, considering that ultimately it is, at least for me, just another crime thriller that I'd probably not read again.
    However, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is interesting. You might need some time to get used to the slightly confusing names of people and places. However, the plot is tight (at least in the abridged version), and moves quickly, sometimes predictably, but often not. The narrator is excellent, and listening to the story at 1 in the night can creep you out enough to stay awake and see the story to its conclusion.
    It is evident that the author has a very strong sense of right and wrong, which comes through the actions of his lead characters. Blomkvist - he seems to be the uncomplicated one, a journalist seeking to do what is right and who seems to appear attractive to pretty much any female around who is breathing. Salander, now she is the intriguing one, we keep discovering more about her throughout the book, and I have a feeling this is going to continue through the other two books as well.

    Worth a listen :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Beylikduzu - IstanbulTurkey
    5/23/10
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    "Best Book in Ages"

    Truly lives up to the accolades. A stonking murder mystery, reminiscent of Agatha but set in the modern world. Really loved it and really the best book I have read in a long time. Truly wonderful characters, really good plot, twists and a full bodied conclusion, a must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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