While I enjoyed the first Dexter, I was disappointed in this book. Lindsay has a tendency to overstate and repeat the same thoughts in Dexter's inner conversations. While he did this in the first book to a degree, in this one it felt like filler. On top of that the plot felt contrived and Dexter seemed more than just
Not the genre but the series.
Rita. She is very clearly drawn and quite humorous as written and portrayed.
As I said I enjoyed the inner and outer conversations in some scenes.
Don't read this first to get a feeling for Dexter.
This is my 10th year with Audible! Seems like just yesterday I started listening to books! I wouldn't "read" any other way!
I have loved the Dexter series and was expecting Dexter to go out with a BIG BANG. I have to believe we haven't seen the end of Dexter....Dexter will begin the Dexter Code for Cody and Aster. What a great new direction for a new series to move. How about it?
Liked seeing Dexter evolving as a character and enjoyed the story. Dexter hasn't disappointed so far! The cat and mouse game in the story was fun, but I wondered if Dexter wasn't deviating from his strict adherence to Harry's code in the beginning when he planned on killing his witness from the get go. Still, it all turned out well in the end. As for all the complaints about Lindsay's narration - are all you folks paid by Nick Landrum to belly ache? Enough already. I liked Landrum as well, but Lindsay is a decent narrator too. Listen to the story, or if you can't get beyond the narrator, try reading the book instead so that you can get back to enjoying the series.
I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
In my opinion this is the best Dexter novel so far. The storyline great and paced well. It was unique from the other novels to keep you interested yet familiar enough that made it very easy to listen and follow.
Jeff Lindsay narrated and it was excellent. He really did a good job with all the characters.
Overall if you liked the other Dexter novels, or perhaps you use to like the older Dexter novels until he digressed with the last couple - this one is excellent and has the same feeling that the first couple novels had.
A Traveling Listener
I don't know whether it was because I was trying to hear the "real" tv Dexter's voice or imagine the thoughts he might have, but Jeff Lindsay did not do it for me. His delivery for me was weak. Well, he did write the book so I have to believe he delivered it just as he intended. I was also unhappy with the divergence of the events between the series and this book; which includes people from the series being alive in the book who are dead on the tv series and Dexter's sister knowledge of his 'hobby' in the book but not on the television. I think if an author is writing for a character who also has a television show that he should at least keep the story history consistent. I found the story interesting but Jeff Lindsay's Dexter was too sloppy. If not for the interesting story I would have given the overall rating for this book a two instead of three star.
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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!