The writing is almost the writing to the show to a tee. I love it!
To paraphrase a truth, if a writer guess himself as a narrator, the author is a fool. Jeff Lindsay is no fool. The book was good with delightful sentences ("For a few seconds it didn't really seem necessary to breathe."), with dynamic narration! I bought the next two books before I finished this one, it was such a delight to read!
Great story the 1st go round but save your $$ if you watched Dexter on Netflix.
I watched the entire Dexter series before listening to the book. I found the book much more humorous and dark than the show. I look forward to hearing what Dexter has up his sleeve for the next book!
i like that Jeff sounded like the TV Dexter and unlike the TV I get to know more about Dexter and how he thinks. The book is always better of course. I am looking forward to getting the other series books.
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I do like Dexter. It is a different spin on something there has been a million spins on and that alone is an achievement.
But the book just doesn't leave me feeling fulfilled. Something about the psychopathy not adding up with my understanding of it and the solution of the crime mystery not quite giving me enough thrill. I do generally like longer books so maybe that has something to say.
I am always a fan of the idea of the author reading his own book and this is one of the times it works well. Jeff Lindsay is a good reader, pleasant voice and nice differences in tone depending on character and situation.
All in all it's a good listen in my opinion but not a great one.
audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world
Loved the audio, had me laughing out loud at this character
Dexter in print is far better then the TV show and that is saying a lot as the TV series was well done. You see in this book the real Dexter and how he just doesn't think like we do and how he fakes his way into people thinking he is one of them.
Amazing!!!! Loved it
I laughed hard at some of the comments and reactions from Dexter/
The ending was something with Deb taped to the table and Dex going over things in his head.