I was very reticent to read the first Dexter novel. The whole concept did not appeal to me. However, after I watched the series and they took it off the air, well, I became hooked and needed my Dexter fix. Even though the novels are very close to the series, I still enjoy them. The audio version is great to listen to, when I can't read. I enjoyed all mediums of Dexter.
The characters in the Dexter series are engaging for me. It is a well done story. The closest comparison I have to Dexter is Stephen King's Joyland - just good stories.
Dexter is, of course, my favorite character.
I did not have an extreme reaction to any of it. I enjoy a good story and I got it.
I will most likely be purchasing the rest of the Dexter series as money allows. The audio version is a good fit for me. I can listen to the story while I clean or do other less mindful tasks. It really helps the chores go by more pleasantly.
I don't know if it's better, but I certainly enjoyed the audio version. All of Moore's books that I have listened to are so much fun.
I suppose when the demon killed the drug dealer at the beginning of the book. I really wasn't expecting that. I thought he was the main character, but nope - he was gone.
The narrator was superb. He really knew how to read the book and keep you interested.
Sometimes you need to throw your Catch back.
This was just a fun listen - pure entertainment.
Fascinating, true accounts
No favorite character, but a lot of great real life experiences from the courageous people of the park service.
No particular scene but the accounts regarding the climbers. Unbelievably interesting.
I was pretty riveted to the book. Fascinating revelations about our National Park Service and particularly how they are underfunded.
The author certainly makes a convincing argument to increase funds to our National Parks and cutting out the A$$holes who syphon off the funds to their own pockets.
Lovely guilty pleasure
Charlotte Silver was the voice of the story and certainly the narrator of the tale. She was a sympathetic character and very much a young girl's voice. It was her story.
Tara's actual voice fits the character of Charlotte. She makes it believable - at least inasmuch as Charlotte is telling her tale.
No, but the story kept me listening. Overall, it is a very nice little story - a guilty pleasure.
For me it is. I don't have time for the print version. I can do things and listen.
It is a good story. For my tastes I preferred Joyland, but I certainly wouldn't turn my nose up at Mr. Mercedes.
Possibly Hollee or Holly. She seemed to have a lot of issues, but she was still able to overcome them and be the 'hero.' I liked his portrayal of Jerome too. He was a smart sympathetic character.
When Brady discovered he had accidentally poisoned his mother, King portraryed that even a monster can feel regret/sorrow. Brady was the 'bad' guy and often enough the bad guys don't have any regrets or semblences of conscience.
This is not typical horror King. He seems to be moving off into the mystery/detective genre. That's okay, but I hope he doesn't abandon horror/supernatural.
The story kept me engaged. It is definitely a young adult novel, but I could still enjoy it. I thought it had some relevancy for young adults in almost any age.
I might compare it to a Separate Peace. The characters in both novels have to find their own places in the world. Both books deal in some ways to the other. Although Paper Towns kind of justifies the abandonment of those who are different or adventurous for the sake of security.
I don't think I could have listened to the book without a good reader. He is definitely a good reader.
Reality is what you make it to be.
I watched the movie first. (Four Times and counting) I had to get the audio book to compare it to the movie. I was so impressed how close the book was to the movie. Except there is more book and therefore well worth the listen.
The most memorable part of the book was the scene with Arnie Blondestone, when John tells him he is dead and has been murdered and is only there because John basically made him up in his mind.
Excellent performance, he made the audio book.
The only extreme reaction I had to the book was that I had a hard time putting it down. I know these two don't really compare, but this book and Joyland are my most recent favorites. I could hardly tear myself away from them.
Watch the movie and get the book. The movie is a great complement to the book.
First off I loved John Dies at the End. Both books remind me of the sixties and old acid trip stories. Although I don't think that is where the author got his perspective. You really have to pay attention while you are listening to the book because you will get lost - like Alice or more like John Holmes did in his Wonderland.
It is more than a sequel to the first book, John Dies at the End. I loved the expanded role Amy got although her character still comes off as a bit weak, but maybe that's just me. It is just non-stop and you can't wait to hear what is happening next.
I have never listened to Nick Podehl before or at least that I can remember. But he really made the audio book. His performance was as good as the book and maybe he is the one that made tho audio version so engaging.
John and David are the book. The only thing I would have enjoyed more was if there were a bit more John or at least a bit more development of his character.
If you like entertaining fiction than engages you and makes you think (even crazy thoughts) this is it.
I miss the series on SHO so much that this is the only way to get my Dexter fix. It works.
I can't imagine comparing it to anything else. Maybe Hannibal.
He wasn't bad, but at times he seemed to go flat with no emotion at all.
This book held my interest and that is more important to me than an extreme reaction. I think I had those watching the series.
I enjoy comparing the books' stories against the series. The differences make the books more interesting to me.
No, I wouldn't. This is a tired old theme. The only thing different was the devil was a bit of a cannibal.
It was interesting up until you learned the Man in Black was the devil.
This is the first time I listened to their performance.
I was moved by the loss of his brother by a bee sting in a time, where they didn't have much knowledge of such things.
This is one King work that I was truly disappointed in. It started off so good and then just fizzled out.
I would listen again because it was a good listen until the end.
The beginning was intriguing - at the yard sale. The end was just a letdown. The 'creature' coming for him - the end.
I liked the reader's style and his voice. He is easy to listen to and I wanted to hear more.
Yard Sale - Caveat Emptor.
This could have been a really great story. It started off so well with the suicide of the artist and the fact that he was on drugs. It just floundered at the end. It could have almost been the story of the Monkey's Paw in a skewed way.
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