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Dexter Is Delicious | [Jeff Lindsay]

Dexter Is Delicious

Dexter is experiencing some major life changes - don't we all? And they're mostly wrapped up in the eight-pound curiosity that is his newborn daughter. Family bliss is cut short, however, when Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires. As Dexter gets closer to the truth of what happened to the missing girl, he realizes they are not really vampires so much as cannibals.
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Publisher's Summary

Americas most-read, most-watched, and most beloved serial killer - Dexter Morgan - is back. After selling more than one million copies and inspiring the wildly popular #1 Showtime series and top-rated crime drama on pay-cable television, New York Times best-selling author Jeff Lindsay returns with his most hilarious, macabre, and purely entertaining novel yet.

Dexter Morgan has always lived a happy homicidal life. He keeps his dark urges in check by adhering to one steadfast rule... he only kills very bad people. But now Dexter is experiencing some major life changes - don't we all? And they're mostly wrapped up in the eight-pound curiosity that is his newborn daughter. Family bliss is cut short, however, when Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires. As Dexter gets closer to the truth of what happened to the missing girl, he realizes they are not really vampires so much as cannibals. And, most disturbing... these people have decided they would really like to eat Dexter.

Jeff Lindsay's best-selling, dark, ironic, and oftentimes laugh-out-loud hilarious novels about the lovable serial killer with no soul (but a redeeming desire to kill only people who deserve it) have gained a legion of fans and assumed a place in our culture

More dastardly deeds desired? Listen to more Dexter.

©2010 Jeff Lindsay (P)2010 Random House Audio

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    Gaius Marius Rome 04-30-12
    Gaius Marius Rome 04-30-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Note to Authors: Stick to writing."
    Would you try another book from Jeff Lindsay and/or Jeff Lindsay?

    Yes, if read by the original actor (who was great).


    What other book might you compare Dexter Is Delicious to and why?

    I don't think you can compare Dexter books to anything but other Dexter books. If you enjoy one you will probably enjoy them all to varying degrees.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Authors should not read their own stories unless they happen to be professional actors as well. Unfortunately Jeff's amateur performance ruined this book, I would recommend avoiding this audio book completely.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I couldn't get past the terrible performance.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep these Author's giant ego's in check and tell them they are not qualified to read their own books. We pay money for these audiobooks and deserve a professional quality performance, not some egomaniac author who doesn't care if his fans get their money's worth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Snoodely 10-22-10
    Snoodely 10-22-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Dexter is Fun"

    Normally I don't like it when authors attempt to narrate their own audiobooks, because authors generally do not have acting skills. But, in the case of "Dexter Is Delicious," Jeff Lindsay has done a surprisingly good job, giving the characters different voices and accents, and conveying their emotions well. He maybe doesn't have the most beautiful voice in the world, but that small quibble doesn't justify docking a star from my rating. As always with the Dexter books, "Dexter Is Delicious" entertains. I mean -- let's face it -- all the Dexter stories require suspension of disbelief and a sense of humor for complete enjoyment. With "Dexter Is Delicious," I fear Lindsay may have painted himself into a corner, because, thanks to the birth of his daughter, Dexter seems to be morphing into a ... human? Thankfully, at the end of the audiobook, we learn that our old friend, the monster Dexter -- the dark passenger -- is still fully functioning within Dexter 2.0. I am already looking forward to the next book in the series: Will the two versions of Dexter co-habitate amicably? Or will an inevitable power struggle ensue? Stay tuned.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon11675 Ohio 09-18-10
    Sharon11675 Ohio 09-18-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Not what we've come to expect"

    This latest installment of the Dexter series has some good things in it. The development of Rita and the children are quite good. However, I feel like Deborah has devolved into this entity who cannot think for herself and simply curses and hits because that's all she can do. And Jeff Lindsay is an excellent author but he should stick to the writing as opposed to the narration. It just didn't have the spark the other narrator provided. I'd call it so-so at best.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cristina Somerville, MA, United States 09-10-10
    Cristina Somerville, MA, United States 09-10-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Great listen!"

    I have to disagree with the other reviewers. I loved listening to this story as read by the author. I thought he gave every irony the perfect tone. In fact, this is the first Dexter book I've read/listened to (I am a fan of the TV series) and am a tad scared of listening to others not read by him.

    As for the story: funny, macabre. Perfect Dexter!

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Senior Citizen #8 09-10-10 Member Since 2010

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    "A Pleasure"

    Thank you Jeff Lindsay for another great Dexter tale.
    I've just finished listening to it and your rendering of your work is great! I always feel it's a treat when an author reads his/her work.
    I can't wait for the next installment, but I have to, so...happy writing!

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Wilmington, DE, United States 01-22-12
    Melissa Wilmington, DE, United States 01-22-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Reader is awful"

    I should state that I am not really sure how good the story is or isn't -- the reader is so awful that I had a really hard time paying attention to the story or caring about any of the characters. That is very sad because I have adored every one of the Dexter books up until this one. I tried searching to see if the old reader had also performed this book but to no avail.

    I really am interested in hearing more about Dexter and his new baby but the reader is so horrendous I may just go buy the paper book. His renditions of female characters - Rita, Deborah, Astor are about equivalent to nails on a chalkboard. I'm hoping that Audible will bring the old reader back and maybe have him do a reading of this and the next book so I can find out what happens... Until then, I guess I'm off to another series. A real shame.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jocelyn sorento, il, United States 12-24-11
    Jocelyn sorento, il, United States 12-24-11
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    "Much Better With Landrum."

    Nick Landrum did an amazing job as a storyteller! I loved the way he read ever character, making them come alive just by the way he expressed the words! Now with Lindsey...I feel like he is rushing the whole story. When he describes something or he is playing out a character sometimes he can somewhat capture the scene. While other times I feel like he is just bored and scrambling to get all the words out. I would have enjoyed this much more if the had recast Landrum as the narrator. Overall the book was well written and Lindsey as a writer always entertains me with his alliterations, puns and witty sayings!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 04-06-11
    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 04-06-11 Member Since 2001
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    "Dexter VS Cannibals"

    The Dexter series was loosing its fun but its back with this book. Dexter is funnier than ever and a member of his family coming back into the picture adds fun. This Dexter is not the same as the one on TV. This one has to often be rescued, is not as tough a fighter, and is quirkier but he is much funnier. Jeff Lindsay reads his own book and he's good at it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Greenville, SC, United States 09-14-10
    Linda Greenville, SC, United States 09-14-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Jeff Lindsay as Dexter?"

    Don't get me wrong, Jeff Lindsay is a decent reader. Sometimes I REALLY like it when an author reads their work but Nick Landrum is the voice of Dexter if you have been following this series. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first three.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Los Angeles, CA, United States 09-13-10
    Katherine Los Angeles, CA, United States 09-13-10 Member Since 2006
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    "very dissapointing"

    i love the dexter novels and am also an avid fan of the showtime series, and being such a large fan and also loving cannibals, i figured how could this go wrong? well, sorry to have to say it, but this book started out terribly whiny...became awkward, and finally ended in some sort of scooby doo mishap. i will not give away any plot points or the ending if you feel you must see how bad this is for yourself, but i suggest you save your credits and cold hard cash for something more enjoyable. this thoroughly disappointed me and i dont know if ill bother to read another dexter novel in the future. what a ripoff.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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