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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Publisher's Summary

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.

He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from 40 years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves

©2008 Reg Keeland; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"I doubt you will read a better book this year." (Val McDermid)
"Intelligent, complex, with a gripping plot and deeply intriguing characters. The author's early death is a great loss." (Philip Pullman)
"What a cracking novel! I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. Brilliantly written and totally gripping." (Minette Walters)

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    04-29-10
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    "My First Audiobook! I'm Hooked!!!"

    Quality was excellent. Very easy to listen to.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 09-19-09
    Nathan Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 09-19-09 Member Since 2010
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    "A great story: a bit too sexually obsessed for me"

    I can see why this book has been popular. The characters and the plot are interesting. The Scandinavian flavor is nice too, if you're from North America and not used to it. The narration is "okay," but not great. I grew tired of the main character's endless and improbably sexual exploits, however, and they started to detract from the quality of the novel. It's not that the sex is graphic, because it is not. It's just so endless...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christian Christchurch, New Zealand 07-20-09
    Christian Christchurch, New Zealand 07-20-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Did this ever go to an editor ??"

    This is an enjoyable read, and the narrator is fantastic.
    The book is charmingly Scandinavian - lots of snow, endless coffee, and liberal socialist attitudes - but boy could it do with some decent editorial input! The pointless back stories about completely irrelevant characters, the family trees tediously detailed... there would have been a lot of skimming in hard copy.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Oleg 09-15-10
    Oleg 09-15-10 Member Since 2005
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    "iPod 2X"

    Another silly but enjoyable bestseller - but only after I put it to 2X speed on my iPod. Even then, I had to check several times that it was still on that setting. We should have been told what the value of Kroner is in real money.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nadia Klerksdorp, South Africa 08-24-10
    Nadia Klerksdorp, South Africa 08-24-10

    Loves the hunt for books almost more than the reading itself! Romance, Christian and Mysteries. Best book ever read: Girl with the Dragon tattoo.

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    "Totally exciting!"

    Well researched! Makes you want to visit Sweden. The title makes you expect something quite different though. Cant wait for the next book in the trilogy.

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    Amber Fort Collins, CO, United States 08-21-10
    Amber Fort Collins, CO, United States 08-21-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Not my kind of book"

    It could be that it's just not my "kind" of book, but I did not enjoy this story. The 'twist' was fairly obvious, I thought, from early on, as was the 'who'. I found the way that the narrator pronounced place names and character names distracting, and it took me out of the story regularly. I didn't think much of Bloomkvist and had trouble empathising with him. I often found myself starting to let daydreams get in the way as I listened and was constantly rewinding so I could hear what I'd missed. The book is well written and although I can't quite understand the cult status of this book, the characters certainly are well presented and fully thought out. They all felt very 'real'. I guess "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" just wasn't my cup of tea.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Kelowna, BC, Canada 08-11-10
    Elizabeth Kelowna, BC, Canada 08-11-10
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    "Excellent Read/Listen!"

    Excellent Read/Listen.

    I listened to this book while on several all day car trips. I was consistently disappointed to reach my destination because it meant I had to stop listening.
    No complaints other than I wish the author hadn't died!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    06-19-10
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    "Suspenseful"

    A great story. It seemed to take a while to gain momentum but then it was compelling listening. My only criticism is that it stopped abruptly.I wanted to hear what happened to Lisbeth.

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    Arthur Rai ValleyNew Zealand 05-26-10
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    "Best trilogy I have ever read"

    Outstanding. Wish there were more books from Steig Larrsen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenni RoodepoortSouth Africa 03-17-10
    Jenni RoodepoortSouth Africa 03-17-10
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    "My first audio book and what a great find"

    This was the first time I had "read" an audio book and will certainly not be the last. I had started reading the paper version and found it hard-going but I wanted to finish it because of the glowing reports in the press. I listened to it, enjoyed the experience and the story was fascinating. I will get the next in the series next month.

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  • Samuel Green
    3/23/15
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    "Nothing better"

    There is nothing better than The Millennium Trilogy and nothing sadder than the premature death of its author. This is the second time I have listened to this the first being to the poorly read abridged version, I strongly suspect I will come back to these great books time and time again throughout my life. read them. enjoy them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katie
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    3/12/15
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    "But of a slow burner but a clever narrative"

    Stick with this one, the outcome isn't all together unpredictable but the characterisation is strong and the narrative plausible... The first few chapters are relatively slow.

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  • S. Murdoch
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    3/7/15
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    "Worthy of the hype"

    Very interesting. Good twists. Recommend it if you want a more complex detective story with likeable main characters and a very good narrator

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  • Mrs Amanda Weller
    3/4/15
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    "enjoyable but complex"

    narrator very good story is complex a bit overdetailed in places very long

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  • A. K. Dean
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    2/25/15
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    "Amazing. So amazing."

    The book was amazing, but he narration made it. Best story I've ever been told. Loved it. Loved it so much.

    Thank you Stieg.

    Thank you Saul.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Antonio Warner
    2/19/15
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    "Good audio book"

    Having seen the film and read the book I did wonder if it was worth getting the audio version. I must say that this was the best of the three options. It was well spoken, the place names and character names where easy to understand and it was paced well. Worth getting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma
    1/24/15
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    "Brilliant and addictive - perfect for walking"

    I walked to work listening to this (it's over an hours walk). Since last week, I have walked to and from work just so I could listen to this!! I got completely hooked. The beginning is slow, takes a couple of hours to get in to the story. Keep wth it- it's brilliant.

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  • toveyc1
    1/24/15
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    "What a book 😀"

    Absolutely loved this. Excellent narration by Saul, his voice is a pleasure to my ears. The story is never boring and draws you in deeper with every passing minute. This is story writing at its best for intrigue and crime. One of my favs so far and can't wait to listen to the other two installments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Impy
    1/21/15
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    "Brilliant."
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    This was my first book on audible and an now well and truly hooked. The story was great,
    description very good, made you feel you were there, characters felt real and you felt with them. Don't miss out give it a try it is worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Ellis
    1/16/15
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    "Simply Awesome"

    I wish he would have written more. the characters have depth and personality. I wish someone else could expand the series and do it justice.

    I enjoyed the us film version but not as good as the book.

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