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A.P.J.

nevada city, CA, USA
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  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

  • The Millennium Series, Book 3
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,635
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,202

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect.

  • By B.J. on 06-15-10

A hero for the Millenium

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-10

I am a longtime Audible customer with hundreds of listens and this series engaged me on every level.First and formost it is a page turner a great thriller. The depth that makes it great is Salandar's heroic journey which is the stuff of dreams the glory of retribution - especailly, for anyone who has suffered abuse-- physical, psychological violations at the hands of those entrusted to care for us. The series explores the pervasive institutional abuse of socety that can at times exact the most terrible devastation . Without one word that preaches we see through Larson's tightly woven mystery the world that hides in plain sight. The monsterous failing and insensitive bureacratic systems that can be criminal- inflicting pain and at times life long suffering to those it is asked to protect. Lisbeth is a phoenix, a revelation. The most daunting aspect of this duly praised series is the sad reality that the author did not live long enough to reap the rewards of this stunning effort. I hope that there is more of Larson's work in a computer somewhere, so that I can spend more time in Larson's light and with his flesh and blood super hero.

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