The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy Series #2)

4.16 (250,356) includes ratings


Format: OverDrive MP3

Audiobook Description:

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander—the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart of The Girl Who Played with Fire.

As Blomkvist, alone in his belief in Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the slayings, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.

From the Hardcover edition.

Audiobook Details:

Release Date: Jul 28, 2009

Length: 18 hour(s) 35 minutes

Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.

ISBN: 073938418X

ISBN-13: 9780739384183

Language: ENG


Average Rating:

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  • Jul 24, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer


    What I learned from this book (in no particular order):

    1. Swedish billionaires furnish their multi-million dollar apartments with IKEA --- well, at least ONE peculiar Swedish billionaire.

    2. Asperger's Syndrome may give you the idea that a T-shirt that says ‘I’M AN ALIEN’ is a... more...

    407 people liked this review.

  • Oct 29, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer


    The first book was for the most part plot-driven. The 40-year old mystery took a while to unfold, but was interesting when it did. So was Lisbeth, although she wasn't the main focus. Enter, The Girl Who Played With Fire. The story has now turned character-driven with Lisbeth as the protagonist. But ... more...

    41 people liked this review.

  • Dec 28, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer


    The Girl Who Played With Fire starts about a year after the events in the first book in the series. Lisbeth Salandar has cut off all contact from Mikael Blomkvist for reasons he cannot fathom. While she travels the world Mikael faithfully but fruitlessly visits her apartment regularly and, at the sa... more...

    38 people liked this review.

  • Jul 26, 2010

    Goodreads reviewer


    I am confident that Stieg Larsson has a reason for this, but Lisbeth Salander is not much of a heroine. Let's list her transgressions from The Girl Who Played With Fire (and these will be deliberately out of context):

    1. She forces herself on a 16 year old boy in Granada.
    2. She kill... more...

    34 people liked this review.

  • Jan 25, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer


    Larsson keeps up the terrific thriller and suspense work he started in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' even though that had to be one tough act to follow! I ordered the British edition of this second novel of Larsson's Milennium trilogy from No way could I wait until September 2009 and... more...

    23 people liked this review.

  • Aug 05, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer


    I struggled through this 514-page book.

    To begin with, all the homo, bi, double-partner, and heterosexual talk was a bit much. Way beyond my comfort level.

    To be fair, once I got about half-way through the book - after all the characters' sexual preferences were clearly establ... more...

    19 people liked this review.

  • Nov 28, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer


    You do NOT want to get on Lisbeth Salander’s bad side…

    The anti-social genius computer hacker is back in this terrific thriller that improves on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

    Following the events of the first book, Lisbeth has left Sweden and been traveling abroad for ove... more...

    16 people liked this review.

  • Aug 31, 2007

    Goodreads reviewer


    It cost me a good night's sleep. I started reading it in the evening and just couldn't stop. It's not often I read a book continuously.

    15 people liked this review.

  • Nov 13, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer


    Unfortunately not as good as Män som Hatar Kvinnor. He has gone too far, and Lisbeth Salander is no longer a fully credible person; also, the puzzle isn't as satisfying as in the first one.

    Start geek-rant: as a former mathematician, I was annoyed by his sloppiness concerning Fermat's Las... more...

    13 people liked this review.

  • Mar 21, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer


    I haven't read a book this quickly since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    The sequel to The Girl with the dragon tattoo is just as good as the first one. Well written, well researched and impossible to put down. The only thing I missed was a bit of a conclusion at the end, but rumour... more...

    12 people liked this review.