Regular price: $24.50

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

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

Critic Reviews

"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)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    20,904
  • 4 Stars
    7,703
  • 3 Stars
    2,030
  • 2 Stars
    657
  • 1 Stars
    554

Performance

  • 4.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    13,113
  • 4 Stars
    3,532
  • 3 Stars
    809
  • 2 Stars
    189
  • 1 Stars
    173

Story

  • 4.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    12,720
  • 4 Stars
    3,647
  • 3 Stars
    932
  • 2 Stars
    315
  • 1 Stars
    274
Sort by:
  • Overall

not all you might think

As others have already stated this book is quite slow at first and made me wish for C.S. Lewis. However, it does pick up transforming into a great mystery. 4 stars might be more than i should give due to the begging and the sadomasochism towards the end of the book. I would be embarrassed to recommend this book to many of my friends due to the amount of sadomasochism contained within the book.

  • Overall

Read this book!

I was on the edge of my seat, and cheering for this interesting young woman all the way.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

Fresh , hard to stop listening

Rarely I found an audible that can hook me on to listen until I finish till the end. Although there were many characters in the story, I was able to follow the theme clearly

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

A little hard to follow at times

I felt the 1st half of this story was slow and a little hard to follow; especially with all the different names. Once the main character started putting some of the facts together it got very interesting. I enjoyed the last half of the story. I have already downloaded the next book and understand it got better reviews than this book so I look forward to listen to it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

good mystery

Carries you along quickly. A few too many suspects to keep track of but a wonderful plot keeping you quessing

  • Overall

This is a good story

I really enjoyed this story. The characters were interesting and the mystery kept building all the way through. If you like thrillers that are out of the ordinary you'll like this book. I look to the second installment of the trilogy.

  • Overall

Terribly boring

Could not get into it after 3 hours and gave up. Waste of a credit

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Tracy
  • Walnut Creek, CA, USA
  • 07-15-09

Captivating!

Great story and great characters. One of the best books that I've read on audible in the last 5 years.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Laura
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 07-14-09

Keeps you on the edge of your seat!

I liked this one. Would be great as a read as well. I was guessing until almost the very end about what would happen. Perfect for the beach!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

WOW! Suspenseful and unpredictable

Loved this book. Great read with fascinating characters. Can't say enough great things about it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful