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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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    Penny Crozier 06-03-09
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    "Excellent listen"

    As others have mentioned, this was a little slow in the beginning, but keep listening! The story brilliantly evokes the climate and culture of Sweden, both today and fifty years ago, interweaving evocative characters with a splash of high tech thriller and the ethical dilemmas of a journalist.

    Please Audible, release the second of this trilogy soon!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marianna Albion, IN, United States 05-30-09
    Marianna Albion, IN, United States 05-30-09
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    "Not a big fan of mystery"

    I don't usually choose mysteries or adventure, I'm more of a historical fiction lover but I really did enjoy this one. Larsson does a great job with his characters. I'll be looking for more books by this author.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M Jane Anchorage, AK, USA 05-28-09
    M Jane Anchorage, AK, USA 05-28-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Delicious and Quirky Mystery"

    I highly recommend this novel. The characters are vivid, thanks in part to the performance given by Simon Vance; they linger with me well beyond the book's end. The story has plenty of surprises. I also enjoyed the setting in Sweden, which adds an exotic flavor for those of us who'd like to travel more than we do. Murder mystery at its finest!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bethann Denver, CO, USA 05-19-09
    Bethann Denver, CO, USA 05-19-09
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    "a slow start, strong finish"

    I too struggled with the beginning part of the book. I almost abandoned it, but there were so many great reviews of it, I decided to stick with it. I told myself one more chapter and luckily that was the chapter that grabbed me. It isn't my most favorite book, but the characters definitely grabbed me and I loved the ending. I will absolutely give the next book a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie La Verkin, UT, USA 05-11-09
    Julie La Verkin, UT, USA 05-11-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    I really enjoyed the book and when I heard the last sentence, I wondered if it was leaving a door open for a sequel and immediately checked back here. Now I just have to wait for the rest of the trilogy and hope they are as engaging and entertaining!!

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    Chandler Vaughn 05-09-09 Member Since 2011
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    "great"

    I cant wait untill the other books are availiable

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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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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