Millennium Series

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 117,412 ratings

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 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.

©2008 Stieg Larsson (P)2008 Books on Tape
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  • Book 1

    • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • The Millennium Series, Book 1
    • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34,100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,893
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,966

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

    • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

    • By: Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worthwhile

    • By Joe on 08-01-09

    Regular price: $26.64

  • Book 2

    • The Girl Who Played With Fire

    • By: Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Joe on 10-12-09

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Girl Who Played with Fire

    • The Millennium Series, Book 2
    • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,792
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,053
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,069

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • addicted

    • By Cynthia on 05-12-10

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 3

    • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

    • By: Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 971
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 970

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fabulous Finale

    • By Olga on 12-04-09

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

    • The Millennium Series, Book 3
    • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,773
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15,392
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,411

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect.

    • By B.J. on 06-15-10

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 4

    • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    • Millennium Series: Book 4
    • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Ripping Yarn

    • By Greg on 10-19-15

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    • A Lisbeth Salander Novel - Millennium Series, Book 4
    • By: David Lagercrantz
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,967
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,307
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17,277

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Sequel

    • By Lia on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 5

    • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

    • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
    • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A pity about the performance

    • By Susan on 07-15-18

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

    • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, Book 5
    • By: David Lagercrantz
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,719
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,288
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,273

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to par

    • By cristina on 10-03-17

    Regular price: $31.50