When the hero of the story is a serial killer something is out of line. The side quips and commentary about life in Florida were amusing, but chuckling over blood and gore just didn't seem to fit. Was the goal here was to start a new genre, just by doing something that is so off center just to be different? If so, give me the old time rock and roll.
This is the absolute worst book I have ever listened to. In fact I stopped after part 1 and took a break for a week. After convincing myself it had to get better I finished it. I was wrong, it never got better. It's hard to believe the same author that penned Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter wrote this drivel. It was as bad if not worse than the last one which SUCKED.In fact since Dearly Devoted Dexter this series has been headed off the tracks and has now officially "Jumped the Shark". So as of now I am done with literary Dexter and will stick with TV Dexter. At least TV Dex seems to regained his soul this season and is hopefully back on track as my favorite Serial Killer. The Dexter in this book is weak and soulless with no redeeming qualities. It got so bad in fact that I found I was rooting for the bad guy to capture and kill this poor sad soulless Dexter just to save his children (and us) from his boring lackluster self.
My advise is save your money and find something else to listen to, audible has lots of great books to choose from, unfortunately this is NOT one of them.
I am sorry to say that I have already purchased Dexter Is Delicious. If I had listened to Jeff Lindsay's dreadful narration of this book first, I'd never have purchased another. Mr. Lindsay, I enjoy your writing, but your narration overwhelms your story. At best, it is mediocre. PLEASE let someone else narrate Dexter! I won't buy again unless you do!!!
I get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell words..lol..
I love Dexter but this was one of my least favorites. Not enough punch to the plot.
I love Dexter, both the books and the show. Like the show, this book seems to be running out of inventiveness. Like the show, it is still entertaining. I guess it depends on how careful you are about where you spend your credits. I will still rent the next one because it is still a
"fun" listen -- but if you are expecting the unexpected, you will be disappointed.
I've not read the print edition, however this is my second favourite Dexter adventure. It was well written and well performed!
Dexter was NOT in control! He was being led, instead of leading.
Tortuga. I don't want to give away too much, so I will leave it at that.
I didn't intend it....but I did!
To me, the Dexter saga climaxes with this story. The next in the series was a bit of a disappointment. I am looking forward to the concluding story...Dexter is Dead.
Always enjoy Dex and love the audiobooks, but I found this one transparent and flat. Still, Jeff has set these standards, and it was still entertaining.
Another wonderful tale beautifully read by Jeff Lindsey, who is absolutely my favorite narrator for the Dexter stories. He gets it just right, not surprisingly since he is the author of the delightfully dashing Dexter. Ending was not totally unpredictable which lost one star for me, but it was a great and wonderful addition to the dramatic Dexter saga. Love the Dexter persona, and love Jeff's narration, which rides the razor's edge of Dexter's complicated mental pathways with seeming ease. He portrays the emotion/lack of emotion of Dexter's personality with ease and panache.