• The Girl Who Played With Fire

  • The Millennium Trilogy, Volume 2
  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Martin Wenner
  • Series: Millennium Series, Book 2
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-08-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (136 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The second instalment of the Millennium Trilogy - which has sold more than 7.5 million print copies worldwide The Expose
Millennium publisher Mikael Blomkvist has launched an explosive investigation into the sex-trafficking industry in Sweden and its international links.
The Murder
When two journalists are found dead in a Stockholm apartment, police are baffled by what appears to be a professional killing.
The Suspect
Ex-security analyst and former child delinquent Lisbeth Salander is wanted for murder, but the trail has gone cold. The only way Salander can be reached is by computer. But she for her part can break into almost any network she chooses.
©2006 Norstedts Agency (P)2008 Quercus
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4 out of 5 stars
By M. Solis on 05-29-09

Excellent!

I loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and was anxious to get the second book of the trilogy, so when I saw it was available I inmediately downloaded, the only dissapointment that it is the abridge version, hope the unabridge it's avalaible soon.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Ron S. on 11-04-10

Maybe the book is fine, the abridged version isn't

After listening to the first book in the series (The girl with the dragon tattoo) which I enjoyed, I went ahead and listened to this one. Like I said in the title maybe the book itself is just as good as the first one, but the abridged version is very bad. It mostly feels like reading a book for children (in terms of details, and complexity).

I would not recommend this, and I won't buy the last one in the series as it is only currently available abridged.

One last note about the narration, if you listened to the first book, it will take you quite some time to get used to the narrator, it's not that it's bad, it's just very different.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Linda on 01-25-09

Excellent!

I just couldn't put this down...in the last 24 hours I've found myself finding excuses to iron clothes, wash the dishes, sweep the porch etc etc - any mindless task as long as I was left alone to listen to this book. And I am not a mystery/suspense fan. I normally go for high quality literary fiction and dramas.
The story, like the first book in this series, centers on the brilliant but antisocial computer hacker "The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo" who becomes mixed up in a series of murders, and so the suspense builds. But it's not just the gripping storyline that makes the writing excellent but rather the characters who are interesting and multi faceted. I'd say that this second book in the trilogy was even better than the first which I also liked. It can be read separately and understood perfectly well although I'd advise reading them in order if possible. The narration was really good - he managed to get his tongue round the difficult Swedish names that I promptly forgot (I had to rewind a few times as the plot gets quite complicated in parts). He also acted out an impressive variety of different accents and voices for the different characters.
The abridgement was seamless - had the unabridged version been available I would have taken it as it would have afforded me more hours of pure pleasure listening to this book.
In summary, first rate for its genre - even if you're not a suspense fan you won't regret trying this one. Roll on Jan 2010 for the next part!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Craig Beck on 03-14-12

What the hell

I am sorry I have had to give in.... WHY is the narrator using stupid Cockney and Yorkshire accents to play the leading characters when all the names are swedish

The voiceover ruined this book

Craig Beck
Audiobook Author

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3 out of 5 stars
By tara on 12-24-16

didn't like the accents used.

unfinished the 1st in the series and looked forward to this one however the accents used were not in keeping with the nationality of the characters. great story though.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Athol on 10-13-16

Fabulous

A stunning follow on of the characters from The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo. Answers some of the questions that the first book leaves.

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