professor and costume designer
After the weird swallowing and clucking previous reader, I'm thrilled that they've chosen to change narrators. Although this may not be the most successful Dexter novel, I think the author did a great job with the reading.
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.
Got to know Dexter better as I watch the TV series and find it quite entertaining as I did the book
I found the book very good reading and listening to. The narator was the same as the T V show and quite humerous to listen to. I thought the naration was very good and the story is a hoot. Dexter can certainly get into trouble without evern trying. It was nice to have his brother and his sister in the book from start to finish. Quite a story.
I love Dexter and his Dark Passenger, but I did not even like this weak kneed, worry wart version of my favorite serial killer. Where is the Sociopath I have come to love who embraces his Dark Passenger in the beautiful moonlight? The one who follows Harry's code and seeks to right wrong in his own twisted way. To tell the truth I hated this book and in fact almost didn't finish it. I thought the author was okay as a reader, but his writing this time, in fact since the second Dexter book, sucked! Please bring back the Dexter we love, the one that was good enough for a TV series to based on. The one who loves his Dark Passenger and will train Astrid and Cody in the Harry Code and get rid of boring Brian the DEAD brother!
I purchased this audio book knowing that it wouldn't be the same as the TV show but hoping it would still be entertaining. What I found was that the author's style was way too comedic for my tastes. We are supposed to suspend all logic. We are also to believe that he and his sister would step into some situations that clearly no person, let alone police officer, would consider without significant backup. I caught myself fast forwarding through the last 1/3 of the book. I guess I'll stick to Showtime. Two stars was actually charitable.