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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)

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    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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    Joey Adelson 09-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "i loved this book"

    it is a funny book make me wife going to listen to this over and over again

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    Talon Wolfe 09-14-16
    Talon Wolfe 09-14-16
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    "TV Show is better written"

    TV show is better written. and the actors bring the characters to life far more than the words of this book do. The first book is not identical but vert similar to the events of the first season. I will not be getting any further books in this series, but will just enjoy rewatching the show on Netflix.

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    Alishia penk 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "If you have seen the show...skip this"

    If you have seen the show, the first book is very similar to the first season, except with out as many fun plot twists. Its hard not to love Dexter, but I was a little dissappointed.

    There are alot of irritating alliterations in this story and the narrator seemed to almost sound like he was going to chuckle when he said them. I love the concept of the story and may consider the other books but seeing as i have already watched the show...it may just irritate me more.

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    Jessica 08-09-16
    Jessica 08-09-16
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    "Perfection"

    I love everything about this book. I'm so glad it is a series. I'm going to listen to every single one!

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    #ArtIzMuzikForTheEyez 06-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great show & great book!"

    I got this book because I loved the show so much back when it was on and wanted to see if the books are just as good Annnd HELL YES it is! I'm getting book to right now!

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    Benjamin Brown 05-19-16
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    "Not the show, yet equally intense"

    Well-performed by the author, this book is just as intense as the show. It sets your teeth on edge, making you unsure of what will occur.

    Jeff Lindsay does well with creating tension by holding on discomfort, making you sweat as he artfully dances around the next important detail.

    Satisfying, but leaving more to be desired. On to book 2!

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    arthur cowan 04-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved it"

    A very close resemblance to the series, but goes much deeper into the dark thoughts of Dexter. I definitely liked the ending of this story more, but it left so many questions unanswered. Oh well... can't wait for next month and book 2!

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