At first the premise was a little off the wll but the the character, Dexter, began to grow on you and I found myself rooting for the nut!
I usually enjoy the Dexter books but I could not get past the first 15 minutes of this book because the sound quality is extremely poor (on a scale of 1 to 10 - I would give it a minus 1 million - it's really that bad) and the narrator does an even worse job. Really, really bad job and impossible to hear/listen to. I am considering contacting audible about a refund it is so badly produced. Just terrible.
I've been an Audible addict since 2001. I like fantasy, intrigue, detective mysteries, love stories (not soft porn), and books with a Christian theme (and yes I know some don't think that fits with my love of fantasy). Since my husband retired I have less time to listen, but I always get through at least 4 books a month! I love to stock up during sales!!!
I've heard all the Dexter books and also regularlly watch the series. It had been awhile since the last book and I forgot how different the TV series is from the books. If you have been watching the series on ShowTime and have not read the previous books you can still listen to this one. Just realize there are significant differences... namely in the books Dexter has a girl (not a boy), his wife is alive, his step children know about his dark passenger and in face the boy also has a dark passenger, and his sister Deb has a son close to the age of Dexter's daughter. Additionally although his father played the same role in Dexter's past we hear very little about him in the books.Otherwise if you enjoy the TV series you will love the books.
Dexter is an acquired taste. He is, after all, a serial killer, and even as a killer of killers, it's not for everyone. It's also not a series to just jump into (it really helps to have an understanding of the characters and their thought processes). It also doesn't help to just watch the TV show, since the books have their own storyline (and since several characters from the TV are dead in the books, and some that are dead in the TV show are alive in the books). But if you liked the previous Dexter books, you will LOVE this one.
He knows his character, and as he is reading the thought process that Dexter has, you really believe that it is Dexter himself telling you his story, not just the author reading the book.
Well worth it!
I would recommend this book to anyone with a dark side to their humor.
I just love sister Deb. The way she says exactly what she thinks is hilarious and liberating.
I hated to have to pull myself away from thi book. There is a definite need to know what happens next.
I want more!
The new storyline was great!
I'm generally not a fan of authors who narrate their own work. There's some very talented actors & talented authors. I've yet to find that one person is both. Lindsay is capable, but i believe his abilities lay in writing.
I love Dexter -- his gallows humor, his psychopathic insights into evil, and his amazingly insightful perception of human nature is what keeps me coming back to this series. I don't like the television series much -- but the books are worth the read! This one is no exception -- another Dexter classic of perverse entertainment.
The evil twin of the Harry Bosch series.
Excellent reading performance. Lindsay really brings Dexter to life.
I'm a huge fan of the TV Series, and the book has the same characters with a bit of a different set up in terms of their relationships. The reader portrays Dexter accurately, however he is not a very interesting character in terms of personality anyway. It didn't make for a great book.