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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (79 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barry Forshaw Narrator: Stanley McGeagh Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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His best-selling books are violent, terrifying, brilliantly written and have sold millions of copies around the world, but Stieg Larsson was not there to witness any of their international success. That his fame is entirely posthumous demonstrates the dizzying speed with which his star has risen. However, when one looks a little deeper at the man behind these phenomenal novels, it becomes clear that Larsson's life would have been remembered as extraordinary, even if his Millennium trilogy had never been published.

Larsson was a workaholic, a keen political activist, a photographer, a graphic designer, a respected journalist, and editor of numerous science-fiction magazines. And at night, to relax after work, he wrote crime novels. As the world now knows, he had completed his third book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by the time of his death at just 50 years of age.

In The Man Who Left Too Soon, top crime-fiction journalist Barry Forshaw gives us a fascinating insight into the life and works of this difficult, brilliant, and multifaceted man.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ralph | 11/20/2013

    " I was hoping for a typical biography, but a recent New York Times covered Larsson's life better than this book. Most of the pages recap the three books and tell why or how specific passages relate to Larsson's own life. I couldn't force myself to finish this title, a rare occurrence for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bojanek | 11/18/2013

    " I excepted a real biography and received with that book only a shortening of the trilogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie Kerr | 10/10/2013

    " I was very disapointed in this book. I didn't like the authors' style of writing, he jumped around too much. Also there were many mistakes in his reviews of the books. I feel like he wrote this book in a hurry just to cash in on the popularity of the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 7/13/2013

    " Extremely well done! Follows the storyline of all three books and tells the story of the man who wrote them. And a bonus was that he also tells of other Swedish crime writers that we might want to explore, for our reading pleasure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 5/24/2013

    " This rather disappointing book about an interesting and so successful author says more about the plots of Larsson's novels than anything else. I finally quit because I wanted to get on with reading the books rather than letting someone else read them for me. A major spoiler-alert really. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kent Hayden | 12/30/2012

    " Eh. Not so good. Has a nice summary of all three Girl Who books and tells where possible inspiration for the characters might have been. Not worth reading though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 12/13/2012

    " I had to give up on this one. It was too much literary analysis, not enough biography. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melancholy | 10/5/2012

    " This book is a complete disaster! Absolutely not worth reading, it doesn't contain anything interesting for a fan of "Millennium". Badly written and boring. I don't need anyone to summarize the plot for me!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 9/3/2012

    " OK but not as compelling as his books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mim | 5/29/2012

    " I ordered this through Amazon UK because I just couldn't wait. Now I only have to wait until I finish the two books I'm reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dee | 4/5/2012

    " Didn't think this book was all that great. I enjoyed Kurduo Baski's book on Stieg much better. Looking forward to reading Gabrielle's book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ken | 1/8/2012

    " Not much new information here. Basically a rehash of magazine and newpapers articles about Steig Larsson. Checked out through library and glad I didn't buy it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melancholy | 7/26/2011

    " This book is a complete disaster! Absolutely not worth reading, it doesn't contain anything interesting for a fan of "Millennium". Badly written and boring. I don't need anyone to summarize the plot for me!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dee | 7/4/2011

    " Didn't think this book was all that great. I enjoyed Kurduo Baski's book on Stieg much better. Looking forward to reading Gabrielle's book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bojanek | 4/10/2011

    " I excepted a real biography and received with that book only a shortening of the trilogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ken | 2/9/2011

    " Not much new information here. Basically a rehash of magazine and newpapers articles about Steig Larsson. Checked out through library and glad I didn't buy it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 11/4/2010

    " I was very disapointed in this book. I didn't like the authors' style of writing, he jumped around too much. Also there were many mistakes in his reviews of the books. I feel like he wrote this book in a hurry just to cash in on the popularity of the books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 10/26/2010

    " OK but not as compelling as his books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 10/5/2010

    " Extremely well done! Follows the storyline of all three books and tells the story of the man who wrote them. And a bonus was that he also tells of other Swedish crime writers that we might want to explore, for our reading pleasure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kent | 9/6/2010

    " Eh. Not so good. Has a nice summary of all three Girl Who books and tells where possible inspiration for the characters might have been. Not worth reading though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ralph | 8/18/2010

    " I was hoping for a typical biography, but a recent New York Times covered Larsson's life better than this book. Most of the pages recap the three books and tell why or how specific passages relate to Larsson's own life. I couldn't force myself to finish this title, a rare occurrence for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mim | 4/30/2010

    " I ordered this through Amazon UK because I just couldn't wait. Now I only have to wait until I finish the two books I'm reading. "

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