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Double Dexter Audiobook

Double Dexter: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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.

More dastardly deeds desired? Listen to more Dexter.

©2011 Jeff Lindsay (P)2011 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

“[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)

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    RJ 04-08-12
    RJ 04-08-12 Member Since 2001
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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Double Dexter?

    While I enjoyed the first Dexter, I was disappointed in this book. Lindsay has a tendency to overstate and repeat the same thoughts in Dexter's inner conversations. While he did this in the first book to a degree, in this one it felt like filler. On top of that the plot felt contrived and Dexter seemed more than just


    Has Double Dexter turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not the genre but the series.


    Which character ??? as performed by Jeff Lindsay ??? was your favorite?

    Rita. She is very clearly drawn and quite humorous as written and portrayed.


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    As I said I enjoyed the inner and outer conversations in some scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't read this first to get a feeling for Dexter.

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    David Topeka, Kansas, United States 04-06-12
    David Topeka, Kansas, United States 04-06-12 Member Since 2002

    This is my 10th year with Audible! Seems like just yesterday I started listening to books! I wouldn't "read" any other way!

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    "Disappointing Dexter - a relative term"

    I have loved the Dexter series and was expecting Dexter to go out with a BIG BANG. I have to believe we haven't seen the end of Dexter....Dexter will begin the Dexter Code for Cody and Aster. What a great new direction for a new series to move. How about it?

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    Lori Flowood, MS, United States 04-03-12
    Lori Flowood, MS, United States 04-03-12 Member Since 2016
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    "As with the others,enjoyed the latest Dexter novel"

    Liked seeing Dexter evolving as a character and enjoyed the story. Dexter hasn't disappointed so far! The cat and mouse game in the story was fun, but I wondered if Dexter wasn't deviating from his strict adherence to Harry's code in the beginning when he planned on killing his witness from the get go. Still, it all turned out well in the end. As for all the complaints about Lindsay's narration - are all you folks paid by Nick Landrum to belly ache? Enough already. I liked Landrum as well, but Lindsay is a decent narrator too. Listen to the story, or if you can't get beyond the narrator, try reading the book instead so that you can get back to enjoying the series.

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    Russell 03-05-12
    Russell 03-05-12 Member Since 2008

    I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.

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    "Best Dexter so far"

    In my opinion this is the best Dexter novel so far. The storyline great and paced well. It was unique from the other novels to keep you interested yet familiar enough that made it very easy to listen and follow.

    Jeff Lindsay narrated and it was excellent. He really did a good job with all the characters.

    Overall if you liked the other Dexter novels, or perhaps you use to like the older Dexter novels until he digressed with the last couple - this one is excellent and has the same feeling that the first couple novels had.

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    p 03-05-12
    p 03-05-12 Member Since 2014

    A Traveling Listener

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    "spoiled by tv series"

    I don't know whether it was because I was trying to hear the "real" tv Dexter's voice or imagine the thoughts he might have, but Jeff Lindsay did not do it for me. His delivery for me was weak. Well, he did write the book so I have to believe he delivered it just as he intended. I was also unhappy with the divergence of the events between the series and this book; which includes people from the series being alive in the book who are dead on the tv series and Dexter's sister knowledge of his 'hobby' in the book but not on the television. I think if an author is writing for a character who also has a television show that he should at least keep the story history consistent. I found the story interesting but Jeff Lindsay's Dexter was too sloppy. If not for the interesting story I would have given the overall rating for this book a two instead of three star.

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    Annette Scheyern, Germany 02-10-12
    Annette Scheyern, Germany 02-10-12 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Dexter is the best"
    What made the experience of listening to Double Dexter the most enjoyable?

    Der Autor liest das Buch selber, somit kann er ihm seine Note (wie er das geschriebe Wort meint) vermitteln.


    What does Jeff Lindsay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Seinen Humor


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    Anthony A. Heying Crossville, TN 02-07-12
    Anthony A. Heying Crossville, TN 02-07-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Quirky but worth listen to"
    Where does Double Dexter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At first the premise was a little off the wll but the the character, Dexter, began to grow on you and I found myself rooting for the nut!


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

    Yes


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Lindsay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    none

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    Mary Memphis TN 38117 02-06-12
    Mary Memphis TN 38117 02-06-12 Member Since 2013
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    "I could not listen to the narrator"

    I usually enjoy the Dexter books but I could not get past the first 15 minutes of this book because the sound quality is extremely poor (on a scale of 1 to 10 - I would give it a minus 1 million - it's really that bad) and the narrator does an even worse job. Really, really bad job and impossible to hear/listen to. I am considering contacting audible about a refund it is so badly produced. Just terrible.

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    Shirley DELTONA, FL, United States 01-28-12
    Shirley DELTONA, FL, United States 01-28-12 Member Since 2002

    I've been an Audible addict since 2001. I like fantasy, intrigue, detective mysteries, love stories (not soft porn), and books with a Christian theme (and yes I know some don't think that fits with my love of fantasy). Since my husband retired I have less time to listen, but I always get through at least 4 books a month! I love to stock up during sales!!!

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    "still keeps me entertained"
    Any additional comments?

    I've heard all the Dexter books and also regularlly watch the series. It had been awhile since the last book and I forgot how different the TV series is from the books. If you have been watching the series on ShowTime and have not read the previous books you can still listen to this one. Just realize there are significant differences... namely in the books Dexter has a girl (not a boy), his wife is alive, his step children know about his dark passenger and in face the boy also has a dark passenger, and his sister Deb has a son close to the age of Dexter's daughter. Additionally although his father played the same role in Dexter's past we hear very little about him in the books.Otherwise if you enjoy the TV series you will love the books.

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    Lynelle Clarks Summit, PA, United States 01-28-12
    Lynelle Clarks Summit, PA, United States 01-28-12
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    "Our favorite killer of killers is back!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Dexter is an acquired taste. He is, after all, a serial killer, and even as a killer of killers, it's not for everyone. It's also not a series to just jump into (it really helps to have an understanding of the characters and their thought processes). It also doesn't help to just watch the TV show, since the books have their own storyline (and since several characters from the TV are dead in the books, and some that are dead in the TV show are alive in the books). But if you liked the previous Dexter books, you will LOVE this one.


    What about Jeff Lindsay’s performance did you like?

    He knows his character, and as he is reading the thought process that Dexter has, you really believe that it is Dexter himself telling you his story, not just the author reading the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth it!

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