The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson audiobook

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson
Translated by Reg Keeland
Read by Simon Vance

Random House Audio, Blackstone Publishing

The Millennium Series: Book 3

20.29 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

Winner of a 2011 Audie Award

A 2010 CWA International Dagger Finalist

A 2010 Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book for Fiction

One of the 2010 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

A 2010 Washington Post Best Book for Fiction

A 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A #1 USA Today bestseller

Winner of Audie Awards, 2010

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A heart-stopping showdown showcases one of crime fiction’s most unforgettable characters—and cements Larsson’s rep as one of its most passionate and original voices. People  
Larsson has produced a coup de foudre, a novel that is complex, satisfying, clever, moral . . . This is a grown-up novel for grown-up readers, who want something more than a quick fix and a car chase. And it's why the Millennium trilogy is rightly a publishing phenomenon all over the world. Guardian
The literary equivalent of a caffeine rush . . . Larsson was one of those rare writers who could keep you up until 3 a.m. and then make you want to rush home the next night to do it again . . . Larsson is something like John Grisham [but] Larsson held an extra ace: the creation of Salander. Newsweek “It’s over! And I feel the same sense of pleasure and loss that I did when I watched the finale of ‘The Sopranos’ and the last episodes of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ . . . Salander is, I promise, someone you will never forget . . . Anyone who enjoys grounding their imaginations in hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of exciting pages about the way we live now ought to take advantage of this trilogy.
Confirms Larsson as one of the great talents of contemporary crime fiction. Sunday Times (UK) “Exhilarating . . . Larsson’s was an undeniably powerful voice in crime fiction that will be sorely missed.
Fast-paced enough to make those Jason Bourne films seem like Regency dramas. Kirkus Reviews
Larsson’s work is original, inventive, shocking, disturbing, and challenging . . . His novels have brought a much needed freshness into the world of crime fiction. Times (UK)
There are few characters as formidable as Lisbeth Salander in contemporary fiction of any kind . . . She dominates the stage like Lear . . . She will be sorely missed. Booklist
Larsson’s vivid characters, the depth of the detail across the three books, the powerfully imaginative plot, and the sheer verve of the writing make the trilogy a masterpiece of its genre. The Economist
“A thoroughly gripping read . . . Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson’s fierce pixie of a heroine, is one of the most original characters in a thriller to come along in a while—a gamin, Audrey Hepburn look-alike but with tattoos and piercings, the take-no-prisoners attitude of Lara Croft and the cool, unsentimental intellect of Mr. Spock . . . Owes less to the Silence of the Lambs horror genre than to something by John le Carré. Michiko Kakutani, New York Times 
Fans will not be disappointed: this is another roller-coaster ride that keeps you reading far too late into the night. Evening Standard 
“Larsson was a cerebral, high-minded activist and self-proclaimed feminist who happened to have a God-given gift for pulse-racing narrative. It’s this offbeat combination of attributes—imagine if John Grisham had prefaced his writing career not by practicing law in Mississippi but by heading up the Stockholm office of Amnesty International—that has made the series such a sui generis smash…for fans of the first two books, there are plenty of the Larssonian hallmarks they have come to love.” New York Times Book Review
“A thoroughly gripping read that shows off the maturation of the author's storytelling talents…Larsson effortlessly constructs an immensely complicated story line that owes less to the Silence of the Lambs horror genre than to something by John le Carré…Cutting nimbly from one story line to another, Larsson does an expert job of pumping up suspense while credibly evoking the disparate worlds his characters inhabit.” New York Times
“Anyone who enjoys grounding their imaginations in hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of exciting pages about the way we live now ought to take advantage of this trilogy.” Chicago Tribune
“A heart-stopping showdown showcases one of crime fiction’s most unforgettable characters—and cements Larsson’s rep as one of its most passionate and original voices.” People
“The trilogy ranks among those novels that expand the horizons of popular fiction…the novel fully lives up to the excellence of the previous two and…brings the saga to a satisfactory conclusion.” Washington Post
“The literary equivalent of a caffeine rush…Larsson was one of those rare writers who could keep you up until 3 a.m. and then make you want to rush home the next night to do it again.” Newsweek
“Larsson’s work is original, inventive, shocking, disturbing, and challenging…His novels have brought a much needed freshness into the world of crime fiction.” Times (London)
“Larsson has produced a coup de foudre, a novel that is complex, satisfying, clever, moral…This is a grown-up novel for grown-up readers, who want something more than a quick fix and a car chase. And it’s why the Millennium trilogy is rightly a publishing phenomenon all over the world.” Guardian (London)
“Larsson’s vivid characters, the depth of the detail across the three books, the powerfully imaginative plot, and the sheer verve of the writing make the trilogy a masterpiece of its genre.” Economist
“There are few characters as formidable as Lisbeth Salander in contemporary fiction of any kind…She dominates the stage like Lear.” Booklist
“Delicious mayhem, where no man is quite good and no rich person has the slightest chance of entering the kingdom of heaven. Oh, there are lots of very bad bikers, too. Patented Larsson, meaning fast-paced enough to make those Jason Bourne films seem like Regency dramas.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Stieg Larsson

Author Bio: Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson (1954–2004) was a native of Sweden who wrote the internationally bestselling Millennium series of crime novels. Originally written in Swedish, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest were posthumously published in English in 2009. Larsson, a leading expert on antidemocratic right wing extremism and neo-Nazi organizations, was the founder of the Swedish Expo Foundation, an organization that seeks to eliminate white nationalism among young people. He was also the editor of the organization’s magazine, Expo.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 20.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English