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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest Audiobook

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

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Publisher's Summary

Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release.

With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Once a victim herself, Salander is now ready to fight back.

©2007 Norstedts Agency; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"With the spiky and sassy Lisbeth Salander - punkish wild child, traumatised survivor of the 'care' system, sexual adventurer and computer hacker of genius - Larsson created the most original heroine to emerge in crime fiction for many years." (The Independent)
"Complex, satisfying, clever, moral...a grown-up novel for grown-up readers...this is why the Millennium Trilogy is rightly a publishing phenomenon all over the world." (Kate Mosse)

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    Steven Berwick, Australia 07-25-10
    Steven Berwick, Australia 07-25-10
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    "Superb listen"

    After listening to the first two books it was an automatic purchase to buy the third in the series. Lisbeth Salandar is a great character, and it is the strength of the characters that make this book. Yes, some of the pacing is too slow, and no we don't really need so much background of bit-players, but this was Larsson's style; don't read it if you just want instant gratification. But if you put the time in, you'll be rewarded. Saul Reichlin is a brillant narrator, and handles the wide range of characters, accents and genders very well. As with the two preceding novels, this is a great listen.

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    Barbara Ancaster, Ontario, Canada 07-19-10
    Barbara Ancaster, Ontario, Canada 07-19-10
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    "spellbinding"

    I have finished listening to Stieg Larsson's trilogy and am sorry to have it end. I don't know when I have enjoyed a book(s) so much. If only we could look forward to future writings by this author and the narrator, Saul Reichlin, was absolutely fantastic. All in all a wonderful "listen" and I think, after a while, I may re-read all three.

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    Silvano 07-08-10
    Silvano 07-08-10
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    "Great narration by Saul. Book was very slow"

    Thought it would be better. Not awful but it dragged on in many spots

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    ian castle hill, Australia 07-07-10
    ian castle hill, Australia 07-07-10
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    "great"

    Fantastic, was very entertaining

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    "Loved It, Loved it, loved it!!!!"

    I felt sad when the audiobook ended, not because I didn't love the story but because the author is not around to give us MORE!!!!!!!

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    Michelle 05-17-10
    Michelle 05-17-10
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    "Brilliant"

    If you liked the first book - you will love this one all the same.

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    Sheryl PerrisAland Islands 03-08-10
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    "Best Author Ever"

    I love this author. I read or listen to books constantly and even though I like Ken Follett this author was even better. The characters are so rich and the story line so intriguing. Can't stop listening to it once I start. Too bad the author is dead and won't be writing any more, he rocked!

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    Rika 03-07-10
    Rika 03-07-10 Listener Since 2009
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    "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornest Nest"

    Fantastic.....a bit too much detail for me - but then again I am not a detailed person - amazing story.....cannot wait for the next one!

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    Port Talbot
    10/30/15
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    "And what a hornets nest story got quite complicated at times"

    And what a hornets nest story got quite complicated at times & so many people & names to remember who was who
    Narration brill as ever from Saul

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  • Paul
    Reading, United Kingdom
    9/22/15
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    "Good listen"
    What did you like most about The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest?

    The continuation of the Lizbeth Salander trilogy is surprisingly entertaining along with the characters but you do start to feel that maybe the good guys are a little too smart for their own good and the villains are worse than evil...pushes the realms of believability (if such a word exists). Despite this i thoroughly enjoyed this book and found the narrator excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the whole rollercoaster yarn.


    Have you listened to any of Saul Reichlin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No...good narrator and every now and then, you catch a south African or Dutch twang which made me smile - otherwise his narration was superb.


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  • John Moore
    London, UK
    8/28/15
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    "Superb and the best of.the Milennium trilogy"

    The excellence of this story and its brilliant narration is fitting testimony to Stieg Larrson

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  • Mr Lee Rudd
    7/25/15
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    "Riveting storyline brought to life"

    I read the book a few years ago, however having now completed the audiobook, the story has been brought to life more. I found the detailed, interlinked storylines easier to follow through the audiobook

    Yet again, there are few characters to like, but there is a sympathetic side to Lisbeth that emerges through the telling of her back story.

    Now there is a fourth book soon to be delivered, I'm not sure where the storyline can now go. The three books form a natural full story that concludes.

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  • A. K. Dean
    Manchester, UK
    7/7/15
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    "Boring"
    Would you try another book written by Stieg Larsson or narrated by Saul Reichlin?

    Not really. The first two books were great but this one got boring.


    What will your next listen be?

    Something else.


    Have you listened to any of Saul Reichlin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    The performance is great, but it's the story that is the problem.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    I suppose I would.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kieran Horgan
    6/10/15
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    "Fantastic"
    Would you listen to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest again? Why?

    I love the melenium trilogy and I would listen to them all again , they are well written with very interesting and well rounded characters, the stories are complex with many tists and turns.the narrator gives all the characters very different and interesting voices.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest?

    My most memorable moments is when the seemingly inexperienced defence lawyer destroys the eminent psychiatrist , proving everything he said is a lie without any proof of his assertions.


    Have you listened to any of Saul Reichlin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to all the millennium trilogy , his performance is fantastic in all three, he really brings the characters to life.


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

    I thought it was very funny the way the good guys made the bad guys look like liars, cheats and fools.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next book in the series ,which comes out at the end of August . I am really looking forward to it.

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  • Zylpha E Reynolds-Wright
    6/9/15
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    "Good but"

    I've enjoyed this series however, the last two would have befitted from some editing. Does every female have to sleep with him?? And in the middle of a serious part of the book - everyone has their phone and laptop switched off?? But I listened to it all and overall still enjoyed it

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  • miss l hughes
    6/8/15
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    "excellent"

    It has lots of details that need to be followed closely, and as the names are swedish they take a little longer to remember all the character profiles but it is an excellent story and narration was fantastic

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  • Nmistry33
    5/5/15
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    "Fabulous"

    Loved it can't wait for the fourth book in September to be published
    Left me wanting more of Lisbeth blomqest

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  • Peter
    5/4/15
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    "The best of the trilogy"

    If you thought the second book dragged a bit, dont worry.
    Book 2 was just the glue that holds the others together!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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