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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
Written by: David Lagercrantz
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the number one international best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web, the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her - not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, together, are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the most insidious problems facing the world at this very moment.

©2017 David Lagercrantz (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"[Narrator Simon] Vance's extraordinary talent comes through in the tense dramatic scenes involving a research study of twins gone awry and in his special ability to differentiate men, women, young, and old from all over the globe." (AudioFile)

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Not the best of the series

This was an ok read. I expected to find out more about lizbeths back story, and Faria seemed almost a side note

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Wonderful story. Excellent read.

It’s always nice to have someone who can read Swedish names properly. That’s half the charm.

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A strange choice of narrator.

The story appears to be moving further and further from Salandar herself. She does not feature as prominently as she does in the original books.

The choice of narrator I found to be somewhat off putting. While Vance was able to distinguish well between characters it comes across as if the story took place in early 1900s England. The only really Swedish feel was the expertly pronounced places.

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First half better than the first half of the last one

Lagercrantz hits his stride in the first half of the book and avoids some of the overplayed tropes that are prevalent in this series. The conclusion was a little lackluster for me but overall this was a good story and Simon Vance is as silk-voiced as ever.

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One of the best

I love the whole series but this was definitely one of my favourites. I found it intriguing and enjoyed learning more about Salanders origin story

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  • cristina
  • Somerville, MA, United States
  • 2017-10-03

Not up to par

Lizbeth is almost a side story here. It held my interest, true, but was ultimately disappointing. If you did not know who these people were from previous novels, it would have been a disaster.

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  • Margaret
  • 2017-09-30

Good start but peters out.

Even Simon Vance couldn't save this in the end. He might be the best part of the production. Very average in comparison to other books in series. Starts out entertaining but then peters out.

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  • Sue Loberger
  • Peoria, AZ USA
  • 2017-10-22

Mediocre

To me, this wasn't very interesting. The story was disjointed, and I really was disappointed when it ended with an obvious sequel in mind. Time to end this Dragon series.

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  • Jacob Bourdeau
  • 2017-09-25

Save the credit

I have enjoyed the previous books in this series. Found this to be very boring

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  • Nichole
  • 2017-09-22

Kept Waiting For More

This story just felt very superficial compared to the others. I kept waiting for it to get started. Then it was over. It was entirely too neat and tidy at the end as well. It felt forced and rushed.

The narrator, as always, was outstanding.

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  • alexander
  • 2017-10-02

What is this garbage

I've listened to all the other books in the series and this was a bad apple. Not worth your time or money. Terrible plot line. Lagercrantz is a sorry excuse for Larson's replacement.

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  • Michael Kowalczyk
  • 2017-09-29

Don't care about THIS Lisbeth anymore.

The new writer just doesn't capture the spirit and vision of Lisbeth that Mr. Larsson created. The story is dull, writing is cliche in parts and just doesn't ring true. I gave it to chapter 10 before returning it. I just don't care about THIS Lisbeth anymore. p.s. Simon is awesome as always on narration, but even his wonderful skills can't save this book.

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  • Red Tees
  • Wisconsin
  • 2017-09-18

Weak storyline.

As a fan of this series I don't seem to be able to skip one of the books. Unfortunately, the last two have been disappointing. Boring, trite and easy to put down.

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  • Lola Wilson
  • 2017-09-15

Not Steig!

His story lacks detail, Crispness and clarity. He is all over the place with these beloved characters. The new crises that he places Lizbeth in is contrived disjointed and underdeveloped. He goes from fake news to unstable financial infrastructures to Nazi conspiracies and experiments. If he wanted to attack all the ills of the universe, he should have written a bigger book! Too much going on and not a lot of good story telling. Lizbeth and the gang are gone with Steig.....

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  • Jillian Criswell
  • HAYDEN, AL
  • 2017-11-06

Story was just ok, voice was better.

I thoroughly enjoy the stories of Stieg Larsson, but this felt like someone was just adding on to the series to add to a series. The story was ok and enough to pass the time, but the substance was filler. In Larsson's books, there is so much story told in the small actions. I missed that in this story. I could really tell the difference in the writers.

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