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Darkly Dreaming Dexter Audiobook

Darkly Dreaming Dexter: Dexter, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The Basis for the Showtime® Original Series Starring Michael C. Hall

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.

©2005 Jeff Lindsay (P)2012 Random House

What the Critics Say

"A macabre tour-de-force." (The New York Times Book Review)

“A dark comedy with a creative twist.” (The Miami Herald)

“Dark and devious..Daring and unexpectedly comedic.” (USA Today)

What Members Say

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    Lesia Winona, MS, United States 08-08-15
    Lesia Winona, MS, United States 08-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Hilariously chilling!"

    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!

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    Tyler North Carolina 03-19-17
    Tyler North Carolina 03-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "better than the show"

    I've watched all the series from Showtime on Dexter and it's my first book I've listened to and honestly I enjoyed the book weigh more than the show

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    LordTracy 03-16-17
    LordTracy 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Shouldn't have watched the show first"

    Lot of changes in the story, some good, some not so much.
    Narration was by turns amusing and annoying, sometimes it's great when the author reads his own book, didn't always enjoy Lindsay's take on his own work.

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    J. Lewis 03-06-17
    J. Lewis 03-06-17
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    "Not nearly as good as the Showtime series"

    Ugh. I have seen and loved the series and wanted to like this, too. Usually the books are better than the series or movies are, but not this time.

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    Czarina Pempe 02-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfect"

    I am amazed at how well the show followed the book. With a little extra insight to Dexter's mind, and perhaps some minor differences it is every bit as good as I hoped. The author's voice is even similar to Hall's. He does voices for all the characters and really brings this story to life. His voice is soothing enough to carry to you to sleep, but beware the dreams you may have.

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    Scott Moss Beach, CA, United States 02-26-17
    Scott Moss Beach, CA, United States 02-26-17 Member Since 2016

    Wine, food and travel writer, editor, novelist.

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    "Deeply Demented Diabolical Dexter"

    There is something creepy and disturbing about Jeff Lindsay. I wouldn't want him for a neighbor. But through his traumatized, sociopathic character he shows us a world askew. It might flop in other hands, but Lindsay has a diabolical sense of humor, and he knows how to raise the stakes to an excruciating level.

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    Mr. Van Valkenburg Bay Area, Ca 02-15-17
    Mr. Van Valkenburg Bay Area, Ca 02-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Well read well written"

    Good listen. Reader did a great job. I enjoyed it and I am about to start the second one!

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    taylor 02-11-17
    taylor 02-11-17
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    "So very good!"

    I watched the show before exploring the books, and although the show is well done, the books are far better. I love that the author is the one reading it to us, it's much more personal and played out exactly how he intended with all the proper and dramatic pauses and accented words. I couldn't be happier!

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    Matt 12-22-16
    Matt 12-22-16 Member Since 2015

    I am all about self motivation and improvement

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    "Better that Season 1 Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Darkly Dreaming Dexter the most enjoyable?

    The depiction and description of each character and Dexter's inner monolog had me hook from the get go!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Even though I knew what was about to happen from the Tv series i was still intrigued and was amazed!


    What about Jeff Lindsay’s performance did you like?

    LOVE IT


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    forget the film read the book!


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    Alexa 11-16-16
    Alexa 11-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved the books as much as I loved the show"

    it's amazing if you love. Dexter you'll love the books, Way diffent but better diffent.

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