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Dexter's Final Cut Audiobook

Dexter's Final Cut: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

With 1.7 million copies of the Dexter novels sold, and ever-increasing critical acclaim, Jeff Lindsay returns to his groundbreaking and beloved character with his most entertaining book yet. Get ready for a grisly send-up of Hollywood, and a full dose of dark Dexter wit.

Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won't find this story on television.

Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan.

Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research", Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem...Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi...but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame.

Jeff Lindsay's razor-sharp, devilish wit, and immaculate pacing prove that he is in a class of his own, and this new novel is his most masterful creation yet.

©2013 Jeff Lindsay (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    drew Fishers, Indiana 11-03-13
    drew Fishers, Indiana 11-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Should be renamed "Dexter is a D-Bag""
    What disappointed you about Dexter's Final Cut?

    Dexter is a totally different person in this novel. Previously he has always had admirable qualities despite his many flaws. In this one, he's just terribly annoying and for lack of a more sophisticated word, a real jerk.


    What was most disappointing about Jeff Lindsay’s story?

    I just really didn't like the whole direction of it. Dexter falls in love with a famous movie star? What?


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Lindsay’s performances?

    Of course. I'm hooked on the Dexter series regardless of how disappointing this one was.


    What character would you cut from Dexter's Final Cut?

    Oddly enough, Dexter!


    Any additional comments?

    If you're looking to read a Dexter book, please don't make this your first.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    mike 10-18-13
    mike 10-18-13
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    "Dexter Doesn't Deliver..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    i don't know. This didn't feel like a Dexter novel to me. Re-read the first 3 books again instead.


    What could Jeff Lindsay have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The characters all seem to have wandered off their respective paths and the novel suffers for it. He spends the whole book with his passenger asleep for some reason. Not much resolution or even a hint of resolution in the end.


    How could the performance have been better?

    it was fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dexter's Final Cut?

    I felt much like the passengers role in this novel. Occasionally he flutters a little, but not much else happens.


    Any additional comments?

    Wait to see if Jeff Lindsay writes another Dexter novel to complete this story and assure us all that Dexter is not a deliberate douche.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeannie 09-26-13
    Jeannie 09-26-13

    I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.

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    "Stumble, stumble, fall..."

    I always figured Dexter would die. I'm okay with that. My dream is that he be killed by a serial killer who only kills serial killers... I've been entertained by previous story lines and was ready for Dex to go out with a bang. A pop? No, it's just a whimper.. It's like the author had nothing to say and felt something had to happen anyway. The last 30 minutes may be the worst Lindsay has ever written.There is no way a Dexter fan is going to skip this book but I can't imagine them not being disapointed. Also let me say that I miss the original narrator (Nick Landry?). It's very Stephen King to say I need control over every aspect of my story but I didn't like the change at all. Lastly, the way Lindsay read the chapter headings in his super low voice sounded like farce to me. Insulting even. Dexter fans deserve better. Will there be another book to fix and finalize?

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    Joseph Morale 10-10-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointment...."
    What would have made Dexter's Final Cut better?

    Horrible voice over, Dexter just really not being dexter...... I really can't imagine being more disappointed in this book that I've waited over a year and a half!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jeff Lindsay again?

    Yes after seven pretty good books everyone's entitled to a lemon


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Lindsay?

    The original guy


    What character would you cut from Dexter's Final Cut?

    I would scrap the whole Idea.......


    Any additional comments?

    Please give us a better book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Johnald Manlius, NY, United States 09-29-13
    Johnald Manlius, NY, United States 09-29-13
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    "The emotional sociopath who's now all talk..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Considering it is a book about a sociopathic serial killer, I would like to hear more than 10 minutes of murder & mayhem.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Thankfully, NOT a Dexter book as I believe this is the last one in the series. At least I hope it is because I simply MUST listen to them when they come out, despite the fact that the last 3 have been terribly ridiculous.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Whether they admit it or not, anyone listening to Dexter books listen because they like seeing life through the eyes of a psychopathic serial killer. Therefore, the scenes when Dexter is on the prowl are always the best.


    Do you think Dexter's Final Cut needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    PLEASE NO!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for the first 2 Dexter books, Jeff, but please STOP already! Maybe take up narrating if you've run out of ideas because your performances are GREAT!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Moore 09-07-16

    Bromly Falco

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    "Definitely Different Dexter"

    It's certainly not the same type of story that you might have come to expect from the previous books or TV series, but I still found it reasonably enjoyable. I read a lot of bad reviews of this installment in the Dexter series and I think it's a lot better than they led me to expect.

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    Kyle O'Laughlin 08-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely Amazing"

    I can't imagine higher praise to heap upon the author. Jeff has crafted amazing stories for Deranged Debonair Dexter in this tale of selfishness, of desire, of vanity, of arrogance, and of pride before a fall.

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    arthur cowan 07-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Better than the last one"

    STILL repetitive. I hope he doesn't say dithering in the next book. Dexter is actually kind of stupid. I had this one predicted about half way through, and Dexter was still stumbling about. Also the detectives are idiots... no wonder there are so many serial killers in Miami if they are that inept. GREAT ending and now I have no choice but to read the last one.

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    Kent Springfield, VA, United States 06-27-16
    Kent Springfield, VA, United States 06-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not the Dexter I've Grown to Respect!"

    This was a weird story - not a lot like the Dexter I've grown to know and respect. This Dexter seemed to compromise his principals a bit, and just didn't have the same wits about him. The story was okay - but the ending was...kinda feeble. I was left with a sense of, "Really?" And, the plot-line itself was kinda thin - with too much convenient mechanisms for my taste. Hmmm! Oh well. Not sure if this was suppose to be the final Dexter book - or not. {Addendum - Guess not! There's one more!] Not sure I care, now. This series has been a roller-coaster of wonderful to tepid to decent. Consistency would be nice. Author did a decent job reading his own work - but then, I'm now use to that voice as Dexter - still, nothing to crow about.

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    Edgar 06-09-16
    Edgar 06-09-16
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    "eh"

    worst of the whole series. very predictable
    still enjoyed the other books to get to this one

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