The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire

Audiobook CD - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House ; Holland, OH. : Distributed by Midwest Tape, p2009
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9780739384176
0739384171
Branch Call Number: CDB FIC LARSS-S
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (18.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon
Keeland, Reg 1943-

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JCLAmandaC Aug 25, 2017

This is the best book of the trilogy (in my personal opinion)! It's a little slow in the beginning but the second half more than makes up for it. You won't regret reading it!

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slkesselring
Dec 31, 2016

Does not stand alone, but the best story and character development of the trilogy.

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MizWright
Feb 22, 2016

I want to be Lisbeth Salander.

yelmal May 01, 2012

I found though that action picked up very slow during the first half of the book. Also, what is the stylistic point of giving breast implants to the main character?

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haploU5
Nov 10, 2011

Most of the characters from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo return in this riveting story, The Girl Who Played with Fire. Though it is not essential that you read the first novel to understand the second, it does help you get a better understanding of the characters’ personalities and backgrounds.

I found the beginning of the story, where Salander is “vacationing” on the island of Grenada with a hurricane fast approaching, quite intriguing, yet totally irrelevant to the rest of the book. The events that happen on the island just sort of fade away as the story jumps to Millennium’s boardroom, where the team (Blomkvist, Berger and Harriet Vanger plus a few new faces) decide to publish a story about the human sex trade that subsequently leads to a triple homicide and a web of political intrigue. Despite the oddly unconnected part of the story and the occasional far-fetched incidents, the story is quite absorbing with many suspenseful moments. Looking forward to the third novel, that I can only imagine, continues from where this one finishes.

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daphnegreen
Sep 23, 2011

Similar to the first in that it was a very slow start but became gripping. I agree that the narrator was a great asset - likeable voice and tone and he kept all the characters distinct.

latchr May 15, 2011

The reader, Simon Vance, is one of the best. This book is laden with a multitude of characters, and requires an interest in detailed descriptions. I found it a rich and rewarding experience.

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gmwil50n
Apr 15, 2011

Intricate and difficult to follow at times, but had me hooked within a few chapters. Salander has to be one of the most wonderful characters ever invented.
Read it!
Or, as I did, listen to the audiobook, as the swedish names and places are easier to understand.

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bstudent
Dec 27, 2010

Seldom do I find a sequel as interesting as the first, but here you go, this is one. Well written. Makes you want to finish and pick up the third in the series.

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mariod
Sep 18, 2010

excellent, lost a couple of nights sleep reading this; it was worth it.

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