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Heather

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  • Dearly Devoted Dexter: Dexter, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (163)

    Dexter Morgan has been under considerable pressure. It’s just not easy being an ethical serial killer - especially while trying to avoid the unshakable suspicions of the dangerous Sergeant Doakes (who believes Dexter is a homicidal maniac... which, of course, he is). In an attempt to throw Doakes off his trail, Dexter has had to slip deep into his foolproof disguise. While not working as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, he now spends nearly all his time with his cheerful girlfriend, Rita....

    Jane says: "Good because it’s wacko different."
    "Dearly Devoted Dexter"
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    I thought this was a great book! It was not the same as season 2 of Dexter, if you've seen it on TV. I got wrapped up in it quickly and found it hard to stop listening. I'm undecided on Jeff Lindsay's performance, though. I found his need to have a different voice for each character somewhat distracting. I also think that part of my indecision stems from the fact that I was a fan of the show first, and so it's hard to not want to hear Michael C Hall voicing Dexter (but I realize this is a personal hangup).

    Anyway- I am really enjoying the Dexter book series as much as the show, and from here I couldn't wait to get book 3!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5753)
    Performance
    (4979)
    Story
    (4973)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Unique Storyline"
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    Based upon the previous recommendations, I decided to go ahead and download this book. At the beginning, I couldn't wait to listen to it the next time I had the chance. I was so excited to see how these stories were going to intertwine. As the book went on, though, I found my mind wandering as I listened. I would drift in and out but found I still would know what was happening.

    To me, it seemed like the last few chapters were just the author trying to get the story over with. After the beauty and intrigue of the start of the story, I thought the end was kind of a let down.

    I thoroughly enjoyed Eduardo Ballerini's reading of the story and felt that it added a lot, especially in the Italian parts. Had I been reading this book on my own, those parts would have lacked the authenticity and feeling that Mr Ballerini was able to deliver.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dexter in the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1390)
    Performance
    (556)
    Story
    (550)

    A blood spatter analyst for the Miami police, Dexter has seen his share of gruesome deeds - and committed a few himself. But when he investigates a particularly terrible crime scene at a local university, everything changes.

    James says: "Different Direction"
    "A different direction for Dexter"
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    I read the other mediocre reviews for this title and was hesitant to use a credit on it. However since I had already started the series, curiosity got the best of me and I decided to go for it. I'm actually really glad that I did. I preferred Nick Landrum's narration over Jeff Lindsay's. He didn't really try to do different voices for each character, which I found distracting in the previous books. His speech was different enough that you understood who was talking but not over the top.

    As far as the story goes, it was quite different than the books and of course the show. However I thought it was incredibly interesting and I couldn't wait until the next chance I had to listen. I would highly recommend this title!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter: Dexter, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (278)

    Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened - of himself or some other fiend.

    Jane says: "This was fun because it was different."
    "I love the show, like the book"
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    I got this book because I was about to embark on a long run and needed something mindless to listen to. Since I'd already seen Season 1, I thought this would be a good choice. It was! It was quite similar to the show as one would expect, since the show was based upon the book, however the end was not at all the same. I've seen all of the seasons on TV, but I am still left wanting to listen to the next book.

    I was not expecting that to happen one bit, so I'm pleasantly surprised. If you liked the show, you'll like the book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (3705)
    Performance
    (2991)
    Story
    (3014)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Glenda Jeffers says: "Riveting but brutal"
    "Great Story!"
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    This was a great story. Just when I thought I'd figured it out- the tables turned and that suspect was eliminated. I bought the book to keep me occupied during long runs- and it was perfect! I couldn't stop listening to it. The ending was great too- that is all I will say to avoid spoilers.

    The narration was also great, I enjoyed the use of different voices to represent the different characters.

    I would highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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