Normally I don't like it when authors attempt to narrate their own audiobooks, because authors generally do not have acting skills. But, in the case of "Dexter Is Delicious," Jeff Lindsay has done a surprisingly good job, giving the characters different voices and accents, and conveying their emotions well. He maybe doesn't have the most beautiful voice in the world, but that small quibble doesn't justify docking a star from my rating. As always with the Dexter books, "Dexter Is Delicious" entertains. I mean -- let's face it -- all the Dexter stories require suspension of disbelief and a sense of humor for complete enjoyment. With "Dexter Is Delicious," I fear Lindsay may have painted himself into a corner, because, thanks to the birth of his daughter, Dexter seems to be morphing into a ... human? Thankfully, at the end of the audiobook, we learn that our old friend, the monster Dexter -- the dark passenger -- is still fully functioning within Dexter 2.0. I am already looking forward to the next book in the series: Will the two versions of Dexter co-habitate amicably? Or will an inevitable power struggle ensue? Stay tuned.
This latest installment of the Dexter series has some good things in it. The development of Rita and the children are quite good. However, I feel like Deborah has devolved into this entity who cannot think for herself and simply curses and hits because that's all she can do. And Jeff Lindsay is an excellent author but he should stick to the writing as opposed to the narration. It just didn't have the spark the other narrator provided. I'd call it so-so at best.
This is the first book in the series to read/hear and I am thoroughly impressed. I wholeheartedly disagree with the other reviewer that said the author was a dry reader- I think he is great! He put the inflections where, as the author, he wanted them and the humor really came through. There were passages so poetic, the first chapter especially, that I listened to them twice before going forward. I was a fan of the TV show, but now I am totally sold on the books and will purchase the whole collection!
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I usually cringe when I see an author narrate their own book but Jeff Lindsay did a suprisingly great job! It took a bit to get use to him since I have grown accustom to the previous narrator. You can tell he truly cares for his characters and story.
The story is great too. If you a fan of the previous Dexter books, you'll enjoy this edition.
Thank you Jeff Lindsay for another great Dexter tale.
I've just finished listening to it and your rendering of your work is great! I always feel it's a treat when an author reads his/her work.
I can't wait for the next installment, but I have to, so...happy writing!
I have to disagree with the other reviewers. I loved listening to this story as read by the author. I thought he gave every irony the perfect tone. In fact, this is the first Dexter book I've read/listened to (I am a fan of the TV series) and am a tad scared of listening to others not read by him.
As for the story: funny, macabre. Perfect Dexter!
Don't get me wrong, Jeff Lindsay is a decent reader. Sometimes I REALLY like it when an author reads their work but Nick Landrum is the voice of Dexter if you have been following this series. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first three.
The Dexter series was loosing its fun but its back with this book. Dexter is funnier than ever and a member of his family coming back into the picture adds fun. This Dexter is not the same as the one on TV. This one has to often be rescued, is not as tough a fighter, and is quirkier but he is much funnier. Jeff Lindsay reads his own book and he's good at it.
This is the first of dozens of books that I have not finished. I have been spoiled by professional actor/readers and even though I would consider Lindsay a good reader as authors go, he could not hold my attention. His writing is entertaining and I consider it a shame that he did not choose to allow someone perform his material.
Ugh, I have to agree with another reviewer that Jeff Lindsay is a good writer but an annoying reader. The guy that did the previous books was Dexter to me. The book starts out slowly with 20 minutes of how wonderfullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Dexter's new kid is. It gave me a headache.