I could not finish this book. I don't see the attraction to this over-the-top, sarcastic hyperbole that fills at least 50% of the pages, our should I say audio. Don't wast you money or your credits.
When I saw that this episode of "Dexter" was narrated by the author, I was a bit dubious. But, within minutes, I was thrilled with Jeff Lindsay's reading, and liked this book best of all the Dexters so far! The touching, and funny metmorphosis that Dexter undergoes as he contemplates the new life of his daughter, Lily-Ann, strikes a true chord with every first time parent.
I hope Jeff is nearly done with Dexter number 6!
The book was fabulous. Wish this season of the show could have followed this story line. Well worth the time....
I was tentative to listen to this after reading the first several reviews about the author's narration. I had LOVED Nick Landrum's voice throughout the series thus far. But Jeff Lindsay does a decent job at narrating this edition. The book itself is excellent! Dexter loses his edge in trade for humanity for a while and it's an interesting twist on the character. As always, I remain a devoted Dexter fan.....can't wait for the next one!
I could not get into the story. I tried for 5 painful hours, before giving up. It was hard to visualize the story with the the narraters voice. Unfortunately the narrator turned me off to what may have been a good read.
Another great Dexter book! The character in the book is so much more compelling than the TV character...and Jeff Lindsay does a great job as narrator as well as author. An entertaining, chilling listen.
Dexter is Inane would be a much better title, along with Debra is Dumb. This book was a disappointment. I very nearly stopped it more than once, but continued on, hoping we would see a glimmer of our old Dexter. When he becomes a dad, he becomes an idiot. This malady spreads through the family like wildfire, and Deb is infected as well. I am not an expert, but even I know that blood spatter analysts do not work well as partners for murder investigations and that going into a potential crime site without backup makes you nothing but stupid. Big disappointment, don't waste the money.
Oh, and by the way, Jeff Lindsay did a great job on the reading. That was the only redeeming quality.
Artist living & working in the SF Bay Area
Sadly - this falls below the usual Dexter fun factor. The characters all seem to be quite dumb - falling into predictable - slow plodding pace. While Dexter is often fun, ourtageous and silly - this really pushed the limit and 'jumps the shark' going into plain unacceptable levels I just can't buy into. My sense of suspended disbelief is left well behind on the killing floor along with my patence for something remotely intelligent to happen.
As always Dexter did not disappoint. This was a great new evolution in the serial killing character we've all grown to love. It was very interesting to follow as Dexter adjusted to his new human feelings. My only gripe is, where is Nick Landrum? He has been the voice of Dexter since the beginning and he has performed quite admirably. All I can say is, please bring him back.
Audiobooks allow book nerds like me to venture out in public and keep "reading."
This is the best Dexter book since Dearly Devoted Dexter. The last few have fallen flat - but this one was fairly solid and is a completely different story line from the TV show (which is good). The plot was fairly transparent and there were no surprises - but it was a nice ride with a good main character. Again - rated as a 4 because I came into it with such low expectations - but it's actually a 3.