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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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    Katherine H. Stevenson 04-22-09
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    "Do not miss!!"

    This book is engaging, smart, intellectual, romantic and surprising. It will leave you hungry for the next edition and ready to visit Sweden. The characters are superb and complex, the relationships are complicated and the narrative is excellent. Wow.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Normal, IL, United States 04-21-09
    David Normal, IL, United States 04-21-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful Intrigue"

    Really enjoyed this book - multiple plots and character development occurring at the same time without any confusion that some times comes with this. Murder mystery that was fun to try and figure out as you read.

    Very timely plot given today's financial intrigue. Loved that it was set in Sweden for something different. The book is not for the squeamish given portions are fairly graphic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Douglasville, GA, USA 04-19-09
    Jennifer Douglasville, GA, USA 04-19-09
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    "Intriguing"

    Very entertaining with interesting characters in an evolving, surprising, and shocking story line

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    Jacob M Goldman 04-18-09 Listener Since 2004
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    "Slow to start... incredible once it gets moving"

    First half is very slow and plodding... almost gave up on the book.

    Fortunately, this was just setting everything up, and investing you in the characters.

    Once the story kicks into gear into the second half, you can't put it down. Great ending, and very thought provoking message that stays with you.

    Highly recommended, but can't quite give it 5 stars. Even though the first half is set up, it probably could have been cut in half.

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    Betty Houston, TX, United States 04-16-09
    Betty Houston, TX, United States 04-16-09
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    "Interesting"

    This book was interesting enough to keep me listening, but it started out pretty slowly and I thought there were a number of loose ends that were left hanging at the end. Also, the narrator was good, but his use of British accents for the Swedish characters was a little jarring.

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    M&M 04-05-09
    M&M 04-05-09
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    "Starts off slowly..."

    This book starts off so slowly that I almost stopped listening to it. Don't give up! The plot really takes off and it was well worth the wait. This is up there with some of my very favorite mysteries and I can't wait for the next one to come out this summer. If you like Val McDermid books, you'll like this one. I thought it was pretty humorous that one of the characters was reading a Val McDermid book in this story.The narrator is excellent and we all know the reader can make or break the enjoyment of the book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chung Atlanta, GA, United States 04-05-09
    Chung Atlanta, GA, United States 04-05-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining story, but nothing special."

    It kept me amused during a long drive. I don't regret buying this audiobook, but will not buy anything else by this author.

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    CJ 04-05-09
    CJ 04-05-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Awesome!"

    I totally enjoyed this book! I loved the diversity in the characters and the narrator did a superb job. I recommend this book to anyone that loves a mystery. Kudos to the author.

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    Peggy LA, CA, USA 04-04-09
    Peggy LA, CA, USA 04-04-09
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    "Outstanding"

    Very engaging and a real page turner

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    M. G. Scheininger Potomac, Md. USA 04-02-09
    M. G. Scheininger Potomac, Md. USA 04-02-09 Member Since 2011

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    "terrrific"

    i listen mostly to audible non-fiction. i intersperse some novels. this is perhaps the best novel i've heard: intelligent,exciting, well written, wonderfully read and dramatized. A+

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