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The Girl Who Lived Twice

A New Dragon Tattoo Story
Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Series: Millennium Series, Book 6
Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
4 out of 5 stars (171 ratings)

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Summary

The sixth in the Millennium series - more than 90 million copies sold worldwide - the crime fiction phenomenon featuring Lisbeth Salander.

'I will not be hunted - I will be the hunter.'

Book four in the series, The Girl in the Spider's Web, is now a major film from Sony Pictures starring Claire Foy - out in November 2018.

©2019 David Lagercrantz (P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

Critic reviews

"Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans - our punk hacker is in good hands." (Patrick Ryan, USA Today)

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

"Not only do the matter-of-fact style and intricate plotting and sexy, chilling atmosphere feel very true to the original novels, but Lagercrantz transcends the source material." (Benjamin Percy, Esquire)

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A weak story

The main characters from previous books have little to do with the whole meandering sub plot extremely poor with bad narration no suspense at all give it a miss!

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  • 03-09-19

Appalling

Rambling and tedious storyline and dreadful narration. Bears no relation to the original trilogy. I will not recommend it.

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So so bad!!!

So disappointed. I tried for a couple of hours and had to stop. No proper story line. Nothing to hold your interest. And I find the narration really annoying. I enjoyed all the previous books, but this is just rubbish.

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Did the author ever read the original books?

Lagercrantz gets worse with each instalment. Writing melodrama instead of a story fails Salander. I thought at first that he had only seen the dramatisation and not read the books, then I thought perhaps he had only read the cliff notes, now I realise he must of only read the synopsis.

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Uphill plod and strange end

Plodding story, light on action., truncated ending. Not just the characters who got lost on the mountain. Excellent performance by Saul Reichlin, but couldn’t defrost this turkey. Was so looking forward to this.

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Oh Dear!

What a disappointment! I had thought that Lagercrantz had done a reasonable job following up from Steig Larsson, but this book was just awful. The dialogue was so clunky it was cringeworthy, and the action so ridiculous that I laughed out loud. Has Lagercrantz ever seen the aftermath of a motorcycle going through a window? Twice? I pity Saul Reichlin having his name attached to this. Been a member for seven years and this is the first time I will be returning a book.

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Poor

Poor story, poor narration. I think it’s time to put the millennium series to bed.

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Really poor

Pedestrian storey with none of the interest or fire of the previous. Sad to bring such an end to the Salander story

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Poor

I agree with the listener who said that Lagercrantz's stories get worse as the series goes on, this is definitely the worst, very poor by comparison to Larson's originals and poor compared to his first effort, which was reasonable. This one really is all over the place though, not carefully crafted at all. If the publisher's really want to milk the Dragon Tatoo series even more, I suggest they ask Jo Nesbo to write the next one for them, even if it's under a pseudonym!

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It’s not getting better.

There was no depth to the story. Towards the end you just wanted to end. I had little or no interest in the characters. Series is well and truly dead for me.