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The Girl Who Played with Fire

Stieg Larsson , Saul Reichlin
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

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July 1 2009
This title is a winner of the Crimefest Sounds of Crime Award 2010. There are no innocents...just different degrees of responsibility. Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists are murdered and Salander's fingerprints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable behaviour makes her the official suspect, but no-one can find her. Salander may be an expert at staying out of sight, but she also has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.


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"As vivid as bloodstains on snow." Lee Child "A riveting read."The Times "As good as crime writing gets." Times Literary Supplement"

About the Author

Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo and a leading expert on antidemocratic, right-wing extremist and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.


From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Novel I've Read So Far in 2009 Aug. 10 2009
By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
"Godly people find life; evil people find death." -- Proverbs 11:19

If you enjoyed Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you're in for a treat: This is Lisbeth's story, explaining how such a brilliant woman came to be a ward of the state, taken "care of" by a pervert lawyer. What's more, she's on the run . . . first from her disappointment in loving Mikael Blomkvist, and later from the authorities who rely on circumstantial evidence to decide that she's a murderer. With all of Sweden after her, can Lisbeth outwit her foes?

The story is very much a David and Goliath conflict: Tiny Lisbeth is pitted against rich, powerful, and evil enemies who wish her the very worst they can wish. In developing that theme, Stieg Larsson raises fascinating fundamental questions about duality in the reader's mind such as when strength is weakness and weakness is strength, when doing good leads to evil and when doing evil leads to doing good, when friendship is more important than love and love leads to friendship, what the basis for personal morality should be and when public morality is immoral, and how the family bonds can be horrible while friendship bonds can be redeeming. You'll walk away from this book with a more objective view of the next news story you read about a crime and its punishment.

Stieg Larsson makes quite a bit of Lisbeth's extraordinary intellect. When she's running circles around conventional people, you'll feel like you are reading all about Robin Hood again. Those sections provide something of a letdown however for readers when they have to go back to following the conventional people as they bumble around. I found myself impatient for the next dose of Lisbeth several times in the book's middle.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PIPPI LONGSTOCKINGS - THE GROWNUP VERSION Oct. 20 2011
By NeuroSplicer HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Lisbeth Salander is one of the most original and intriguing characters to appear in modern literature for a very long time. When was the last time you came across a featherweight female boxer with more than a touch of Asperger's syndrome; with strong kung-fu when it comes to computer hacking skills and an unstoppable fighting spirit when it comes to physical blows; with a photographic memory and an uncanny ability to grasp mathematics; a master of social engineering and a ghost of disguises; a formidable chess player and an enemy few people could afford to make?
It is Pipi Longstockings with breast implants, real guns and a killer PowerBook!

Whereas the first installment of the MILLENNIUM Trilogy was more on publisher Mikael Blomkvist and his quest to solve a decades old locked-room/island mystery, this second book gives us a ample view on Lisbeth's history as she straggles to clear her name of a triple murder. She had both motive and opportunity and all physical evidence points to her. Was she desperate enough to actually have done it? What could possibly push her over the edge?

Women trafficking, rogue agents of the Soviet GRU and the Swedish Sapo trying to keep their crimes in the shadows, biker gangs and obscure members of Lisbeth's family all interweave in a very absorbing story that kept me turning pages into the morning hours.
And amongst the fog of all this war, Lisbeth comes up with Fermat's alleged elegant solution to his Last Theorem on her own (no, unfortunately the solution is not described in detail).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By R. Nicholson TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
"The Girl who Played with Fire" is the second book in the Millennium Trilogy by author Stieg Larsson. The book is 724 pages in length. Although not a direct continuation of book I, there are obvious connecting references.

*SPOILER*

A line from page 667 of this book sums up the theme for this book perfectly, I quote...

"Salander was a woman who hated men who hate women."

In this book we are reacquainted again with journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer-hacker extraordinaire, Lisbeth Salander. Journalist friends of Blomkvist have been murdered and the suddenly missing Salander is the main suspect. A wild and expansive police hunt is begun in order to bring the 'fugitive' to justice.

*END SPOILER*

Comment:

The book reads like a summertime bestseller meant to be consumed at the beach while the kids are off making sand-castles. Although a fast and easy read, it is not particularly well written and I don't feel that this is something entirely related to the book being translated from Swedish to English. There is a degree of shock, sex, violence and doing things to inexplicably put oneself in harms way that smacks of amateurish bestseller-ism.

The police force seems at least as interested in its own sense of hierarchy as it is in solving the murder. Talk about a dysfunctional group with their own agendas! Clues are not followed up on correctly...some problems are solved (or not) by random luck or convenience.

Many characters in the novel missed important communications by leaving their cell phones turned off or lost contact because of low batteries. Just hard to believe in a murder investigation that has riveted the country.

And finally, the coffee reference (in my title)...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Girl Who Played With Fire
This was one of the worst books I have ever read. This man can't write. Probably just as well he had a heart attack and died before producing any more books in this series. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Flower
4.0 out of 5 stars Good cliffhanger
A Good read and a great preparation for the final book. I really enjoyed the intrigue and the mysteries solved one after another just to sprout out more each time.
Published 8 months ago by Mitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite
Book 2 of my favorite trilogy. I recommend 100% - Just don't be like me by accidentally ordering this one first! haha Really enjoyed this book and the series as a whole.
Published 11 months ago by J. Hussey
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Published 12 months ago by Courtney
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One of the best books I've read recently. Sequences are usually not as good as the first book of a series, but that is not the case. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Gustavo Melo Gallindo
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read!
This book carried the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo forward. It answered some of the questions from the previous book. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Annette
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read
This book was entertaining, and easy to read. However, I felt like the ending was rushed and that he didn't properly explain a lot of details about the book. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Watso
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
I gave this to my dad and it is very pleased with the choice i made for xmas he has the set now.
thank you veronica
Published 13 months ago by veronica
5.0 out of 5 stars Ends with a bang....
The culmination of the series. Well written and page turning right to the end. You buy the whole seat, but you only use the edge when your reading this series.
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