Millennium Series
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  • 1
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Series, Book 1 | Stieg Larsson

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

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31465)
    Performance
    (17458)
    Story
    (17532)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. 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.

    COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

    I digested this book slowly over a number of weeks; I couldn't put it down, but I didn't want the story to end. This was one of the most interesting,..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 02 2009 by Pamela M (Waxhaw, NC USA)
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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Stieg Larsson

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (2162)
    Performance
    (1182)
    Story
    (1195)

    Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

    worthwhile

    It is very hard to write a concise review of this book, as there is so much one could say about its strengths and weaknesses. Vast sections were extr..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2009 by Joe (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • 2
    The Girl Who Played with Fire | Stieg Larsson

    The Girl Who Played with Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (1621)
    Performance
    (928)
    Story
    (933)

    Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium magazine's legendary star reporter, does not believe the police. Using all his magazine staff and resources to prove Salander's innocence, Blomkvist also uncovers her terrible past....

    Excellent

    This was another great listen. I enjoyed it more than the first in the trilogy, but that is purely personal preference. The tone of this one is not ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2009 by Joe (Toronto, ON, Canada)
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    The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Series, Book 2 | Stieg Larsson

    The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25025)
    Performance
    (14395)
    Story
    (14410)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    If Only to be Half as Smart or Tough!

    I am as bummed as a person can get! I have finished The Girl Who Played with Fire. It is 18 hours long and I could have listened for another 18 easi..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2009 by Kathy (Emmett, ID, United States)
  • 3
    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest | Stieg Larsson

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (1673)
    Performance
    (908)
    Story
    (907)

    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 prove her innocence....

    A Fabulous Finale

    It is rare that a series gets stronger as it goes along, but Hornets' Nest is a terrific finale. When I got to the last part of the book, I sat for f..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 04 2009 by Olga (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
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    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Series, Book 3 | Stieg Larsson

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24161)
    Performance
    (13910)
    Story
    (13932)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    Perfect.

    Sometimes when you're done listening to a book, you just can't stand the silence that follows. This is precisely the case here. I miss Lisbeth. I miss..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 15 2010 by B.J. (Minneapolis, MN, United States)
  • 4
    The Girl in the Spider's Web: Millennium Series: Book 4 | David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator

    The Girl in the Spider's Web: Millennium Series: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (193)

    Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....

    A Ripping Yarn

    While it lacks the extreme darkness of the Larsen books, this has quite good pace and I thought read more like a ripping yarn. I thoroughly enjoyed it..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2015 by Greg (Highett, Australia)
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    The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel - Millennium Series, Book 4 | David Lagercrantz

    The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel - Millennium Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By David Lagercrantz
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16985)
    Performance
    (15499)
    Story
    (15477)

    In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

    So thankful we still have Lizbeth!

    STORY (thriller) - Yes, the loss of Stieg Larsson is huge, but I so appreciate David Lagercrantz for this effort. Lizbeth is an awesome character and..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2015 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 5
    The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series | David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator

    The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.

    Wish they would stop.

    A disappointing addition to the Stieg Larsson memorial series. Wish they would stop or get better writters.

    Reviewed on September 14 2017 by Jack (Nelson, New Zealand.)
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    The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, Book 5 | David Lagercrantz

    The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Lagercrantz
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1686)
    Performance
    (1576)
    Story
    (1575)

    Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

    Disappointed!

    Of course David Lagercranz is not Stieg Larsson, My issue is that Lisbeth Salander in this novel is very different from Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Saland..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2017 by Wayne (Matthews, NC)