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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (769,386 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stieg Larsson Narrator: Martin Wenner, Reg Keeland Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Millennium Series Release Date:
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An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed hacker prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Combine the chilly Swedish backdrop and moody psychodrama of a Bergman movie with the grisly pyrotechnics of a serial-killer thriller, then add an angry punk heroine and a down-on-his-luck investigative journalist, and you have the ingredients of Stieg Larsson’s first novel.”

    New York Times

  • “Wildly suspenseful…an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller.”

    Washington Post

  • “Unique and fascinating…It’s like a blast of cold, fresh air to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A whip-smart heroine and a hunky guy who needs her help? This sexy, addictive thriller is everything you never knew you could get from a crime novel.”


  • “Once you start The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there’s no turning back. This debut thriller—the first in a trilogy from the late Stieg Larsson—is a serious page-turner rivaling the best of Charlie Huston and Michael Connelly.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “With its rich characterizations and intriguing plot, the first book of the late Stieg Larsson’s completed trilogy…clearly deserves the acclaim it’s received overseas. Wenner’s calm, controlled manner aids the listener in keeping track of the numerous members of the Vanger family, a task that the printed book simplifies with a reference page.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Exceptional…Meticulously plotted, beautifully paced.”

    Boston Globe

  •  “A fine, complex, and rewarding novel.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “A big, intricately plotted, darkly humorous work…that only a master of the genre and its history could bring off.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • “A compelling, well-woven tale that succeeds in transporting the reader to Sweden for a good crime story.”

    Los Angeles Times

  •  “A meticulous exploration of both evidence and character, plus finely crafted revenge…Exemplary.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Electrifying…Larsson’s debut thriller succeeds on so many levels it’s hard to know where to begin.”

    Portsmouth Herald

  • “The story has a great setting, very human characters, and a plot that becomes more intriguing with every turn of the page.”

    Kansas City Star

  • “Engrossing…Lisbeth Salander is the most fascinating female protagonist in mystery fiction since Patricia Cornwell introduced Kay Scarpetta.”

    The Advocate

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Anthony Award winner for Best First Novel
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nicholas | 2/17/2014

    " With all the hype for this book, I thought it'd be better. Not bad, but just another in a long list of murder mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/8/2014

    " It took me forever to get into this book. I felt like an outsider as everyone else was going ga-ga over it. About 150 pages in I got to the, "Eh, I'll pick up my book and read...I don't have anything else to do" point. I definitely never got to the "make dinner with one hand, read with the other" point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Debra Beckman | 2/5/2014

    " Love the tenacity of Lizbeth! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Yukaykhine | 1/16/2014

    " i am surely hoping it would be great "

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