Dexter Morgan is not your average serial killer. He enjoys his day job as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department... but he lives for his nighttime hobby of hunting other killers. Dexter is therefore not pleased to discover that someone is shadowing him, observing him, and copying his methods. Dexter is not one to tolerate displeasure... in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way.
Like the previous five best-selling novels in the Dexter series, Double Dexter showcases the witty, macabre originality that has propelled Jeff Lindsay to international success. Double Dexter is raucously entertaining... full of smart suspense and dark laughs.
From the Hardcover edition.
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©2011 Jeff Lindsay (P)2011 Random House Audio
“[A] macabre tour-de-force.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Like a breath of fresh air blowing across all crime-novel conventions, there is Dexter.” (Time )
“Lindsay’s original, cockeyed view of the world is alive and well.” (Los Angeles Times)
Another wonderful tale beautifully read by Jeff Lindsey, who is absolutely my favorite narrator for the Dexter stories. He gets it just right, not surprisingly since he is the author of the delightfully dashing Dexter. Ending was not totally unpredictable which lost one star for me, but it was a great and wonderful addition to the dramatic Dexter saga. Love the Dexter persona, and love Jeff's narration, which rides the razor's edge of Dexter's complicated mental pathways with seeming ease. He portrays the emotion/lack of emotion of Dexter's personality with ease and panache.
Less description of topics unrelated to the story.
Less description of topics unrelated to the story.
I like the Dexter TV show and I have listened to all the books. I like them, they are entertaining but this isn't the best of the 5.
Rita...I love...well...she talks...well...oh...lol...I like the way she talks!!!
I adore mr. lindsay for writing the dexter books... but lets leave the reading to nick landrum. may not have been so bad had he been reading them from the get-go, but nick landrum did such a great job that it's hard to listen to mr. lindsay.
I cannot tolerate Jeff Lindsay's narration. His characters are amazing and I have loved all of his books, but I can never buy another book narrated by him. His writing is wonderful and his story lines are always fresh. I just find it disturbing the way he interprets his own characters.
I love Nick Landrum. He has the characters down pat. His children's voices are the best. His interpretation of Rita is killer.( oops!)
Please, bring Nick back into our lives as Dexter. This is one of my favorite all time book series. I love Dexter.
TzuMom in ATL
Okay, this (if you can imagine) had this "feel good" feel to it after I was done.
That being said, the climax part was really UBER cheesy, and really quite "un-Dexter-like." I'd have to say that this one, out of all six, had me feeling the largest range of emotions as I listened to it. Anticipation, fear, happy, relieved, the whole spectrum is there. And I love this Dexter even more now, I think, than Showtime's Dexter. Although it's messing with my head a bit, knowing the series is about to start it's next season, and the relationships (particularly that between Dexter and his sister, Deborah) are so very different between the books and the show.
I can say that I'm DEFINITELY looking for the next Dexter by Jeff Lindsay now! :)
This wasn't the best of the "Dexter" books - but it wasn't bad. There might have been a few times when Dexter was uncharacteristically oblivious to certain tell-tale signs that he was about to get busted - but, I can see how the author needed some plot twists. Still, they were a bit too obvious. However, overall, it was very entertaining. The audiobook version, which was read by the author himself, was very well done. We're now starting to see a "near-human" side of Dexter, and that is actually sort of refreshing. And I like how the books almost completely diverge from the television show. But, the author is going to have to step it up a bit if he hopes to stay a edgy and clever as the show! Gauntlet down!
Yes - only because i feel i should read all of the Dexter books
I dont think there was any part that i really liked. i liked it overall.
I would like the original narrator to be cast again
I watch the television show. so yes i guess
I feel like Dexter has been making really dumb choices and he should be smarter then that. also he seems to not notice really important facts that should be obvious to his character. its like his character is not always consistent. He is suppose to be smart but he isn't at the same time. Also the part when Dexter is staring at himself in the mirror! OMG that drug on forever. Everyone who had a hand in producing this book needs to listen to that part and make sure that doesn't happen again. I had to speed up the narrator speed to get through it. it was bad. the book started that way too but oh well.
In this latest book of the series, Dexter's intelligence seems to drop by an order of magnitude. Dexter blunders around the book overlooking the most obvious of possible deductions and seems almost intent on letting the villains get the better of him. I found Dexter's uncharacteristic idiocy so frustrating that I started rooting for the villain to put Dexter (and by extension me) out of his misery. Speaking of misery, Dexter spends far too much time bemoaning his present circumstances. I'm not sure why Jeff Lindsay decided to dumb down Dexter in this book, but whatever the reason, the result is a new Dexter that is only a very pale shadow of his previous colorful and sharp-edged persona.
Frustration and disappointment.
Worst Dexter story ever. Predictable. Dexter has a bad case of the stupids. I was so frustrated with the story as I could figure it out by the end of the first quarter of the story. I did however finally get my reward for sticking with it and the last 2 or 3 chapters were great.
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