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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue....

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.

Listen to the rest of The Millennium Trilogy.

©2008 Stieg Larsson (P)2008 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family's remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller . . . At once a strikingly original thriller and a vivisection of Sweden's dirty not-so-little secrets, this first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple." (Publishers Weekly)

"Combine the chilly Swedish backdrop and moody psychodrama of a Bergman movie with the grisly pyrotechnics of a serial-killer thriller, then add an angry punk heroine and a down-on-his-luck investigative journalist, and you have the ingredients of Stieg Larsson's first novel." (The New York Times)

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a striking novel. Just when I was thinking there wasn't anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson with this wonderfully unique story. I was completely absorbed." (Michael Connelly)

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    Cirque de Soleil Chef D. Torrance, Ca USA 05-07-09
    Cirque de Soleil Chef D. Torrance, Ca USA 05-07-09 Member Since 2016
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    "I LOVE THIS TATTOOED GIRL!!!"

    If you stay with this read, it will knock your socks off!! One of the best books EVER!!! I am not kidding and you will not be disappointed. The girl in this book has spice, spark and grit. I absolutely loved her. I could not get enough... She is the ultimate Nancy Drew, V for Vendetta and Aeonflux.. She's a bad you know what... I highly recommend this book.

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    WW 05-06-09
    WW 05-06-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Struggle"

    I struggled with this book after listening to over 100 books. I might have to try this one again but I couldn't get it after two hours. Maybe I was having a bad day.

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    Richard Rush, NY, USA 05-01-09
    Richard Rush, NY, USA 05-01-09
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    "Awful!"

    Boring, plodding, slow and dull

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    Deborah 04-29-09
    Deborah 04-29-09
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    "Good story"

    The story started out very slow...and confusing with so many names and little character expansion. It did finally get good and was a good read (but not a great read). The narrator did a good job differentiating the characters.

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    Leoma Avon Lake, OH, USA 04-29-09
    Leoma Avon Lake, OH, USA 04-29-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Leoma April 29, 2009"

    Loved it!! At first difficult to get into, but after about 2 hours, well worth it!! The ending was left open, but I recently read this is the first of a trilogy. If so, can't wait for the next one.

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    Allison Londonderry, NH, USA 04-27-09
    Allison Londonderry, NH, USA 04-27-09
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    "Very good book, but not great"

    I very much enjoyed this book but there were parts that felt like filler. I thought the ending was horribly anti-climactic and almost, but not quite, ruined what had been to that point a gripping story.

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    Brian Lititz, PA, USA 04-27-09
    Brian Lititz, PA, USA 04-27-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Stench of crushing unfairness."

    Breath of fresh air, albeit with a stench of crushing unfairness.How terribly refreshing to have a tense thriller, that doesn't involve the US senate, CIA or Pentagon in anything but the most remote terms. Set in Australia, the urban reality that is not at all "Crocodile Dundee". "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" keeps you engaged and draws the reader into the character in a way that makes one want to help. One can hardly help from feeling the weight that the main character must endure. Burdened by the steam rolling phenomena of trial by media that is so evident these days.

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    Marcia Jupiter, FL, United States 04-26-09
    Marcia Jupiter, FL, United States 04-26-09 Member Since 2016
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    "wrong choice for me"

    Sure wish I read the reviews before I bought this! Didn't get very far...not even an hour and could not get into the 'story'... went on line to reread the description of the book but decided after reading the reviews that it was surely not my kind of book! Excuse the one star...not really fair since I read so little but I couldn't change it

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tanmeng Coral Gables, FL, USA 04-25-09
    Tanmeng Coral Gables, FL, USA 04-25-09
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    "Wonderful gripping story"

    A very intelligent mystery. Well worth the read.

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    Robin Charleston Chicago, IL USA 04-22-09
    Robin Charleston Chicago, IL USA 04-22-09 Member Since 2007

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    "Wonderful listening experience!"

    I enjoyed every minute of this audio book. The plot was excellent -- convoluted without being torturous, and the characters were fascinating. The narrator was unobtrusive and enhanced the listening experience. I will definitely purchase the next audio book or print book in this series -- whichever I am able to purchase first!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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