The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stieg Larsson
Narrator: Simon Vance
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: May 2010
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 20 hours
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The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson internationally best-selling trilogy

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.

Translated By Reg Keeland

Reviews (21)

Written by Judy Kniss on May 20th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved the book. Unpredictable and fun to follow. Great narration.

Written by Michael Demello on September 25th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Best of the trilogy! Incredible conclusion to a stunning series. It\'s devastating that Larsson won\'t be writing more. Vance narrates the trilogy beautifully.

Well written!

Written by cwlipsey on September 17th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I did not realize that this one, 'Hornet's Nest', was a continuation of 'Fire'. Another 16 cd's to listen to, and I couldn't wait to get to the next one! One of the best I have 'read'. As opposed to some books, or authors, this book did not just quit, everything came together at the end, and made sense!

What a Journey

Written by Tom from Challis, ID on April 15th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed the trilogy by this author. He wove a very intricate web but not to the point of being overwhelmed with people and places. He tied the whole plot together in a masterful way. Each of the characters was interesting and I really liked every one of the good guys. I couldn't wait for the next time that I could listen to each of the books. The reader was excellent.

The Girl who kicked the hornests nest

Written by Anonymous from Du Quoin, IL on March 23rd, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Could not put this book down, wanted to be in my car listening. I love Lizbeth.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Written by Anonymous on December 26th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This was an incredible hard book to read. I'd read his first 2 books, which I enjoyed. However, it had been so long ago, that I just couldn't get into the characters. I recommend that all of this books be read in sequence so you don't lose your place. I actually deleted the Part 2 since I didn't finish Part 1.

the chase

Written by Anonymous on September 15th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Hard to get the names at first. That said the book is a terrific story

Not the best

Written by Lynn on August 6th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Just couldn't get into it, but to be fare, I didn't finish it

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Written by Anonymous on July 13th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The narrator read in a monotone. I forced myself to listen because I didn't have any other books, but it didn't get bearable until the second half. It ended fairly well, but not my taste at all. BORING! And I wanted to yell at the narrator to WAKE UP!


Written by Anonymous from York, PA on July 10th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good finish to the series. I think this is my favorite of the three. I will miss the characters in this Trilogy. Very good job of reading and voices by