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Publisher's Summary

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, spent in criminally corrupt institutions. Yet Salander is more avenging angel than helpless victim. She may be an expert at staying out of sight - but she has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies.
©2006/ 2009 Norstedts Agency / Reg Keeland (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"As good as crime writing gets." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"Even more gripping and astonishing than the first...this novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats." (Joan Smith, The Sunday Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Joe on 10-12-09

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 quite as dark as the first, and as a result lacks some of the tension, but I thought the overall plot was more interesting. This may be because we learn more about Lisbeth, and she's more present in this novel than in the first.

Again, Larsson is devoted to a lot of minute detail. Easily bored readers may find that parts of this novel seem sort of out of place, especially as there are a number of episodes that aren't related to the overall mystery. I personally enjoyed all of the threads that weave through this novel, because they are so expertly character driven. Sadly, it appears the audio version of the third book in the trilogy will be abridged.

If I have one complaint, it's that the translator makes a few mistakes in his choice of certain English words, with slightly amusing results, e.g. "noisome."

Saul Reichlin is excellent again as the narrator. This is exactly the sort of narration I look for in an audiobook, rather than a dramatization of the work. As I said in my review of the first book, I think he captures the characters' voices perfectly, without affectation or awkwardness.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lia on 07-29-10

Another Excellent Book

This was another great listen. I enjoyed it just as much as the first in the trilogy. There is lots of detail but it the book more interesting.

Saul Reichlin is excellent again as the narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jill on 07-21-09

Didn't disappoint

Having recently finished listening to the first book in this series, 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', I held my breath and immediately dived back in with this, the second. I am glad to say that I found it at least as good as the first, and some of the unanswered questions about Lizbet Salander's past became clearer as the story unfolded. The characters were further developed, with, I am glad to say, Blomkvist allowed to grow more in the second part of the book. If you have read the first book, then you know to expect rather explicit descriptions of violence, and this book also contains similar material. Once again, impeccably read by Saul Reichlin, who has to be complimented on getting his tongue around all the Scandinavian place names with great dexterity.
Some nice twists towards the end! I highly recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 10-06-09

Brilliant! Crime fiction as it should be.

I loved the previous book, and this is even better. Lisbet is the focus here, which is great from my point of view. She is the most unusual character I've ever encountered in this sort of fiction. She's become a bit of a Goddess in our household, we could only cheer on her almost crazy, vengeful spirit; all in the right cause. We have listened to the two books a couple of times now, and new things come up with the second hearing. Yes, there is violence, but it is not gratuitous. I love the fine detail, I love not knowing which character or bit of info is improtant to the 'crime'; it feels much more realistic, though never boring. The success of these books should be a lesson to all editors; I dread to think how mauled they would have been if an editor had cut them down to size. (I am assuming there was little chance for editing before publication due to what happened to the author). These books are not the usual easy read/listen, you will need a bit more attention, but in my opinion totally worth it! The two readings are in my top five best listens on Audible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-13-18

Absolutely enthralling!

Loved every minute of this 2nd book in the series and now can't wait to move onto the 3rd installment!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 09-29-17

Brilliant

Great follow on to the previous book. Good narration, thoroughly enjoyable. Have to buy the next one now.

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