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
"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)
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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.
Absolutely! Love the blend of suspense, dark humor and engaging characters. Jeff Lindsay does a fantastic job narrating Dexter and I love how the voice stays consistent (but the real voice and the voice of the character within the story) so everything Dexter does feels in character.
Definitely, you aren't always comfortable with Dexter but you like him anyway. As the book progresses and he is at risk you definitely hope he is able to work things out and come out on top.
I love his relationship with his father and how his father shapes who Dexter is to become.
Definitely a cut above many series out there.
Yes I would recommend this book, it was very good.
When Henry was in the hospital and they were having the talk, and everytime he was thinking about all the talks that him and Henry had. Those kind of stuck with me for some reason I think those were the talks that made him who is was.
I liked the sister..
Not really becuase I figured out that he had to have had a twin brother or some other kind of sybling he didn't know about that was doing all this and no one knew but Henry..
Now I am anxious to go and watch the tv series of this book to see if it is as good.
I have wanted to watch the show but never find the time, glad I finally decided to listen to the book. So far it has kept my interest. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.
love horror, true crime, and biographies
Loved Dexter's point of view, was very funny!
This is the 1st Jeff Lindsay book I have ever read & loved it! He was also an excellent narrater, changing his voice, tone, and accent perfectly! I love that he reads his OWN books!
If I didn't have to work, I definately would have loved to listen to this all in one sitting!
I am now officially addicted to this author & this series and have already downloaded Book 2 in the Dexter series!
I just discovered Dexter from Netflix and watched all 8 seasons quickly...and am currently watching them again. I wasn't aware that it was based off of a series of books so when I found out I was excited. What made it most enjoyable was being inside the head of just Dexter...not veering off into one of the other characters. This is the first book I have ever listened to that I had to stop working to laugh out loud. "Dexter the Love Bandit, Stealing Kisses" had me going for quite some time. The plot was great and I was able to finish during one shift of work and start on the second Dexter book. Had to listen to the ending again, however, and am still pretty confused by it, I guess.
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