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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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Written By: Stieg Larsson

Narrated By: Martin Wenner

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: September 2008

Duration: 7 hours 27 minutes


It’s about the disappearance forty 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 twenty-four-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.

Contagiously exciting, it’s about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.


  • Kathy

    This book was AWESOME! I had a hard time getting out of the car and would sit in the garage just listening many evenings after coming home from work. My 27 year old daughter carpools with me, and she was mesmerized as well. Just waiting with baited breath for the next in this series to come in the mail!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kimyan G.

    This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It gave everything a book is supposed to give and more. I enjoyed the audiobook so much I have purchased the series in paperback to reread it Books 2 and 3 just got better to me.

  • Emily W

    Loved this book. The first few hours were difficulty to get into because it’s a lot of background info. But once you get past that, the story is amazing!

  • Christine O

    EXCELLENT narration and a wonderfully written story. Amazing plot twists. Extremely interesting. Great book.

  • Angel Herrera

    A little exposition heavy but a great book. I'll be looking forward to the next 2.

  • Bart Benedict

    Great book, really pulls you in. Narrator has an excellent performance in spanning all the characters. I highly recommend.

  • Nicole Perras

    This book was awesome. I really liked it. Narrator was fantastic.

  • Mary-Elisabeth Ruttenbur

    Absolutely loved this book and the narration of it. Can't wait to continue listening to the other books in this series.

  • Julie Koone

    Very good book,can't wait to read the other books in the series, I would highly recommend.

  • suev

    This was a very interesting book . The characters were great and the plot of the book kept me interested in what would happen next. The reader was excellent and did the various voices so you thought they're were many readers. I can't wait to read the next one with Lizabeth Salander.

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

by Stieg Larsson

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Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson