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, NY : Random House Audio, p2009
ISBN: 9780739384176
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (18.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Keeland, Reg 1943-
Vance, Simon


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Oct 02, 2018

Amazing! I found it more engaging than the last book (though the first is still my favorite) however I think keeping track of the characters is more difficult. Really thought it was going to be predictable at first but I was very much proven wrong.

Oct 13, 2017

Part of a trilogy - all three books must be read to enjoy the complete story.
A page turner - thoroughly enjoyable.

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!

Feb 22, 2016

I want to be Lisbeth Salander.

Apr 20, 2015

Book #2

Jul 20, 2012

I like this story better than "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" because overall it is much more dynamic and features mainly on my favorite character, Lisbeth Salander. I concur with haploU5's words in that you do not have to read the previous book to understand each character. On that, "The girl who played with fire" is a great second book of the Millennium Trilogy. I just wished Stieg Larsson did not have to pass on so I could read (and listen) to more books on Lisbeth!

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?

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.

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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