Home the house of oojah new zealand

Login to enhance your shopping experience.

Login or Create an Account
Online Store Menu
Quick Store Search

Advanced Search
Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson - AudioBook CD

add to cart

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson - AudioBook CD

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

by Stieg Larsson

Unabridged 13 CD Audio Book Set

Get alternative Fiction AudioBooks click here


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - by Stieg Larsson - Audio Book CD  

Brand New (13 CDs - 16.5 Hours):  

About The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist is hired by Henrik Vanger to investigate the disappearance of Vanger’s great-niece Harriet. Henrik suspects that somebody in his family, the effective Vanger clan, murdered Harriet over forty years ago.

Starting his research, Mikael realizes that Harriet’s disappearance is not a single event, but very connected to series of gruesome murders in the past. He today crosses paths with Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker, an asocial punk and many importantly, a young girl driven by her vindictiveness.

About Stieg Larsson

Karl Stig-Erland Larsson (15 August 1954 – 9 November 2004) was a Swedish journalist and author, born in Skelleftehamn outside Skellefteå. He is ideal acknowledged for his authorship of the Millennium Trilogy of crime novels which were published posthumously.

He was the 2nd best-selling writer in the planet in 2008, behind Afghan-American writer Khaled Hosseini. By March 2010 his Millennium trilogy had sold 27 million duplicates in over 40 nations.

Larsson was initially a political activist for the Kommunistiska Arbetareförbundet (Communist Workers League), a photographer, and 1 of Sweden's leading research fiction fans. In politics he was the editor of the Swedish Trotskyist diary Fjärde internationalen. He additionally wrote frequently for the weekly Internationalen. As a research fiction fan, he was co-editor or editor of many fanzines, including Sfären, FIJAGH! and others; in 1978-1979 he was president of the biggest Swedish research fiction fan club, Skandinavisk Förening för Science Fiction (SFSF). He worked as a graphical designer at the biggest Swedish news agency, Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (TT) between 1977 and 1999.

Larsson's political convictions, in addition to his journalistic experiences, led him to the founding of the Swedish Expo Foundation, synonymous to the British Searchlight Foundation, established to "counteract the development of the extreme appropriate and the white power-culture in universities and among young folks." He equally became the editor of the foundation's magazine, Expo. Larsson fast became instrumental in documenting and revealing Swedish extreme appropriate and racist organizations; he was an influential debater and lecturer found on the topic, reportedly living for a long time under death threats from his political enemies.

Larsson died in Stockholm at the age of 50 of the huge heart attack. Rumours that his death was in some means induced, due to death threats received as editor of Expo, have been denied.

In May 2008 it was announced a 1977 will, found after Larsson's death, announced his want to leave his assets to the Umeå branch of the Communist Workers League (today the Socialist Party). As the will was unwitnessed, it wasn't valid under Swedish law, with all the outcome that all of Larsson's estate, including future royalties from book sales, went to his dad and brother. His extended expression partner Eva Gabrielsson, who found the will, has no legal proper to the inheritance, sparking controversy between her and his dad and brother. Reportedly, the 2 not married because, under Swedish law, couples entering into wedding are needed to create their addresses (at the time) publicly available; marrying would have been a protection risk. Owing to his reporting on extremist groups and the death threats he had received, the couple had desired and been granted masking of their addresses, individual information and identity numbers from public records, to create it harder for e.g. stalkers to trace them; this form of "identity cover" was key to his function as a journalist and would have been difficult to bypass if the 2 had married or become authorized couples.

An post in Vanity Fair magazine discusses Gabrielsson's dispute with Larsson's relatives, that has equally been perfectly covered in the Swedish hit. She claims the writer had small contact with his dad and brother and requests the rights to control his function so it might be presented in the method he would have desired.

Larsson's initially name initially was Stig that is the standard spelling. In his early twenties, he changed it to avoid confusion with his friend Stig Larsson, who would go on to become a well-known writer effectively before Stieg did. At the time, they were recreational photographers and it was in this ability that they wished to avoid any misunderstanding; neither had yet published a book. Stieg Larsson, in later years, would tell the story that the 2 guys had tossed a coin to determine who was to change his name, but this really is disputed by Stig Larsson. The pronunciation is the same irrespective of spelling.

At his death, Larsson left the manuscripts of 3 completed but unpublished novels in a series. He wrote them for his own pleasure after returning house from his job in the night, creating no attempt to receive them published until soon before his death. The initially was published in Sweden in 2005 as Män som hatar kvinnor ("Men who detest women"), published in English as The Girl with all the Dragon Tattoo. It was granted the prestigious Glass Key honor as the greatest Nordic crime novel in 2005. His 2nd novel, Flickan som lekte med elden (The Girl Who Played with Fire), received the Best Swedish Crime Novel Award in 2006.

The 3rd novel in the so-called Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, was published in the United States in May, 2010.

Larsson left about 3 quarters of the 4th novel on a notebook computer in Gabrielsson's possession; synopses or manuscripts of the fifth and sixth in the series, which was intended to contain an eventual total of ten books, could moreover exist.

The Swedish movie creation firm Yellow Bird has yielded movie versions of the Millennium Trilogy, co-produced with The Danish movie creation firm Nordisk Film and TV business, which were introduced in Scandinavia in 2009.

Through his created functions, and in interviews, Larsson recognized a noticeable amount of his literary affects were American and British crime/detective fiction authors. His heroine has some similarities with Carol O'Connell's "Mallory," who initially appeared in "Mallory's Oracle" in 1994. In his function he produced a habit of inserting the names of a few of his favourites in the text, often by creating his characters read the functions of his own favorite authors. Topping the list were Sara Paretsky, Agatha Christie, Val McDermid, Dorothy Sayers and Enid Blyton. But, among the strongest affects originates from his own country: Pippi Longstocking, by Sweden's much-loved children's writer Astrid Lindgren. Larsson explained that 1 of his key repeated characters in the Millennium series, Lisbeth Salander, is fashioned on a grown-up Pippi Longstocking as he chose to sketch her.

There are additionally similarities between Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise. Both are ladies from disastrous childhoods who somehow survive to become adults with notable abilities, including fighting abilities, and who accomplish advantageous by running somewhat outside the law. One of Larsson's villains, Ronald Niedermann (a.k.a. "blond hulk"), has much in popular with all the invulnerable, sociopathic giant called Simon Delicata in the 4th Modesty Blaise book A Taste for Death.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - by Stieg Larsson - Audio Book CD  

You can own an Audio Talking Book on the website via the House of Oojah from our range of audio cd books that we keep in stock for delivery over New Zealand. You can play your CD AudioBook on a portable CD player or alter it to mp3 structure and run it on a sandisk (or similar). There is guidance on how to do this presented here


NZ$ 95.95

On Sale:

NZ$ 74.95

This item is currently out of stock

Related Items
The Psychology of Winning - Dr Denis Waitley Audio Book CD

The Psychology of Winning - Dr Denis Waitley Audio Book CD

Ten qualities of a Total Winner


NZ$ 38.95

On Sale:

NZ$ 35.95

This item is currently out of stock

Change and Transition  - Louise L. Hay - Audio Book CD

Change and Transition - Louise L. Hay - Audio Book CD

Moving from a state of Fear into a State of Love


NZ$ 21.95

In stock

Account Menu
Recently Visited Pages
Popular Pages