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.
Although the story was another great one from author Jeff Lindsay, his reading of it had me begging for it to end! Why do producers allow the authors to read their own work? It was stilted, jerky and monotonous! Nick Landrum read the previous books, capturing the delightfully deadly Dexter's personality so well. Narrators, as well as actors, are TRAINED to read, imbuing life into the books and creating the experience that leaves us begging for more! I am saddened that Mr. Lindsay felt the vain need to step in and screw it up. Would he step in and take over the role of Dexter on TV? Of course not! Because he isn't TRAINED to do so and would leave it for the PROFESSIONALS! Enough said! His speaking voice is VERY pleasant, but a pleasant voice does not make an enjoyable book. The story line was a bit off the deviously dangerous path we have been used to, though I do feel that it is to create more depth in the characters. After all, Dex can't just be killing all the time! The family unit has grown, and with it Dexter has begun to establish emotional ties. I know others disagree, but I think the story itself is worth the suffering through the authors reading of it. Finally I would like to address the reviewers who think a homicidal hero is terrible and are mad over buying and/or listening to this... did you READ the description? What part of "lovable serial killer with no soul" did you not understand?
This was my first "Dexter" book. The premise could have led to a great psychological thriller, but this book is just tiresome. I grew quickly tired of all the F* and GD language, tired of a cop/heroine too angry to be believable, and after that, just tired of all the words (what was left after all the F*'s, etc were done--honestly, they were just not necessary and added nothing positive to the story). This was my last "Dexter" book.
I picked this up on a special offer from Audible, but not being exposed to any of the previous Dexter books, this may not have been the best book to start with. I was lost and confused through the beginning as no summary or history was given to help understand the basis of the series or the characters. Dexter comes across as a blend of Forest Gump and Rainman, and I had to guess at many of the story nuances, such as what the "Dark Passenger" was through most of the book. Maybe the author should spend his time sprucing up the story instead of narrating it.