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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye Audiobook

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

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Publisher's Summary

The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness.

Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life.

The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side.

Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.

Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important exposé for Millennium: Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist - and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child.

Lisbeth knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life, and even within the confines of the prison, she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. She cannot stand by as racial and religious conflicts run unchecked amongst the community around her, manipulated by criminal forces far beyond the prison walls.

Salander will stand up for what she believes in. She will find out the truth. Whatever the cost...

The tension, power and unstoppable force of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye are inspired by Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, as Salander and Blomkvist continue the fight for justice that has thrilled millions of readers across the world.

Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding.

©2017 David Lagercrantz (P)2016 Quercus Publishing

What the Critics Say

"Lagercrantz has more than met the challenge. Larsson's brainchildren are in good hands." (Wall Street Journal)

"Lagercrantz pulls it off, and with a great deal of style." (Observer)

"Salander and Blomkvist are just as compelling as ever." (New York Times)

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    Bleech 24/09/2017
    Bleech 24/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it! Good story, grand narrator!"

    Loved it! Good story, grand narrator! Solander not as prominent but still an entertaining story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leanne Mifflin 22/09/2017
    Leanne Mifflin 22/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Listen to Saul"

    Great story made even better by the reader Saul Reichlin. Stieg's legacy lives on and his characters do too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stuart 18/09/2017
    Stuart 18/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Now a soap opera"

    this has become a soap opera, little is left for your imagination.
    Character development had gone backwards

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leona 17/09/2017
    Leona 17/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "you feel apart of the story..."

    brilliant story that has evolved and takes you with it. Hope this is not the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jack
    Nelson, New Zealand.
    14/09/17
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    "Wish they would stop. "

    A disappointing addition to the Stieg Larsson memorial series. Wish they would stop or get better writters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Shan
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    18/09/17
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    "Where is Lizbeth Salander?"

    Can't believe it's the same writer who wrote the 4th book in the series. Maybe Lagercrantz studied Stieg Larsson's style of writing a lot for the previous book and experimented with his own style this time. Well! It was a total flop. It's as if the author thinks we are all totally dumb that every single moment and issue has to be elaborated and supported with background info. Lisbeth Salander makes only occasional appearances in between a lot of drivel and even then she isn't acting like herself. Well, she is not ACTING at all. That's the whole problem. The book is missing on action completely. There is no mystery, no sense of impending danger, no thrill that was part and parcel of Stieg Larsson's books - things that kept us on our toes, every minute full of action, heart throbbing anticipation, and hope that lisbeth would survive the next moment, the next turn. That is all missing. Lisbeth herself is missing from the book.
    My request to the author. Please don't write another book in this series. Just let it be.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Somewhere between a pair of headphones.
    10/09/17
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    "The Story That Makes Salander a Sideshow"

    When David Lagercrantz controversially took the Millenium series forwards I think a lot of people had reservations but Stieg Larsson had created such wonderful characters that we felt they deserved to live on. With the first book I think Lagercrantz managed to pull it off pretty well. This one though I am not so sure. It's a pleasing enough mystery that he weaves and an interesting look into the evergreen nature vs nurture debate. Unlike others in the series it does tie off all the loose ends nicely and it further explores the hellish fires of Lisbeth's childhood that forged the wonderful character we've come to love. It also starts very well with Salander behind bars in a tough environment still trying to serve justice in her own inimitable way.

    Saul Reichlin is an excellent narrator and does a good enough job of this one though as I thought before I don't think he has the youthful "edge" that's required to do a number of the characters full justice.

    So, what's not to like? Well simply put while this is a decent if relatively tame story it does seem to have taken full precedence and the characters are sacrificed for it somewhat. Despite a few decent scenes at the beginning and some excellent interactions with her old guardian Salander is a side show for much of the book and Blomqvist although prominent seems to be merely a means to move it forwards and flesh out the background.

    In summary I still enjoyed it but I think that if Lagercrantz is going to continue to roll these out he needs to adjust the balance between his own clever story ideas and allowing the characters we all love to take their full part.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • christine
    12/09/17
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    "Worst of the Series"
    What was most disappointing about David Lagercrantz and George Goulding - translator ’s story?

    To little focus on Salander in this book and not a patch on the original trilogy. The only thing that made this bearable was the performance of the narrator. Very disappointing.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Herdis
    Jordrup, Denmark
    8/09/17
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    "Too much Blomkvist"

    Too little Salander. Lagerkrantz does not get into Salander. Sorry, I am not happy with this book

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • byronedwards
    15/09/17
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    "Just not as good as Larsson"
    What disappointed you about The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye?

    The first 3 Millennium books stood together and felt complete at the end. I looked forward to hearing what the characters did after book 3, but books 4 and 5 have just felt like cash-cows. The story now feels (even) more far fetched as if trying to shoe-horn the tale into what went before. A real shame.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Lagercrantz and George Goulding - translator again?

    Probably not.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, I enjoy the narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wras
    Kildonan
    16/09/17
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    "A prequel and a sequel"

    Entertaining if you can suspend belief, and swallow the political correctness. I personally have very little patience left for the unmentionables or the dissonance they produce in our life and when telling a story based on real societies and real places, if culture and religion did not influence us we would be hermits and if all religions and cultures were equal we would be nono cultural and universally nono theistic or polytheistic, so disregarding this influence makes for very unrealistic conclusions and ridiculous plots, where Islamists work with female gang members as subservient males dominated by amazons.
    But it is fiction and we get even crazier explanations from politicians in our real lives so I can withstand one more insult to my intelligence.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    16/09/17
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    "Very poor"

    Have enjoyed the previous 4 books but this one is rubbish. Not worth listening too, what a shame

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Fleetwoodboy
    14/09/17
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    "The final count down"

    I thought this book was weaker in its story line than the others in this series. Although well written and narrated I felt that there was I lot of padding in the explanation of details and facts that were irrelevant .

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    11/09/17
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    "Salander sidelined to the book's detriment"
    Where does The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is among the top 50% but no better.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The depiction of life in the prison drew me in but the lost twin brothers' story was too dragged out for the first three-quarters of the book and then its narrative was rushed to have its ends tidied up and everything crammed in. Also feel strongly that the character of Raquel, "the evil doctor", was thinly drawn and consequently not credible


    What about Saul Reichlin’s performance did you like?

    I like and admire everything about Reichlin as a narrator. I particularly admire his reading of the female dialogues, he is completely believable


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    With two such characters as Blomqvist and Salander so well-established it is extraordinary to have so little interaction between them in a sequel novel.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sawan
    24/09/17
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    "Good book. Narrator not so much"

    Story is really good but hard to listen to narrator during male and female interactions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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