• Dexter in the Dark

  • Dexter Book 3
  • By: Jeff Lindsay
  • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dexter Morgan is busy planning his wedding to Rita to complete his nice-guy disguise. But when a student is found burnt, molested, and headless - seemingly sacrificed to an ancient god - and Dex is brought in as forensic analyst to help investigate, he realises he could be dealing with someone a whole lot more sinister than he is.

Soon it seems the dark passenger in Dexter's head has gone into hiding. And when something creeps out your friendly neighbourhood serial killer, you know it's serious....

As Halpern and Dexter are stalked by death, it looks like it's getting personal - especially as Dex now has a family to protect. Gradually Dexter realises his stepchildren might share his extracurricular interest in death. Could he help them target their bloodlust just as he steers his own? But to do that, Dex must cope with a certain mutilated sergeant from his past and, more importantly...stay alive....

Narrated by the author.

©2007 Jeff Lindsay (P)2013 Random House

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  • Don
  • 11-12-15

I like this Dexter

If you could sum up Dexter in the Dark in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing - Clever - Original

What did you like best about this story?

I like the evolving relationship between Dexter and Cody, I see why they didn't go this path in the TV series but it does make the books rather devilish.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Lindsay – was your favourite?

He does a good job with all the characters, I do like how he manages Cody and Astor.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really, it builds well and engages all the way through but rarely do I need to listen in one go.

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  • malcolm
  • 06-07-16

OK but not a patch on the first two

not as good as the first two

I'm not sure about the whole elder God story I think I preferred the idea of dexter being a murderer with a code rather than possesses by a demonstration.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 07-29-15

Wickedly Waiting Watcher

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. Jeff Lindsay becomes his creation, Dexter. His narration is superb, mellow with a slightly creep undertone, and all is read with skill and humour.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dexter in the Dark?

The whole book is rather memorable because the serial killer who hates the sight of blood and lacks emotion is not only getting married but finds himself increasingly emotionally concerned for his two soon to be step children; plus, without his dark passenger to whisper in his ear, Dexter feels he is becoming human.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Not so much a scene, more the writing style which is liberally littered with alliteration

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The predator hunted

Any additional comments?

The whole series is quite delicious - wonderfully read, stylishly written and great fun. This one is no exception.

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  • Emma
  • 09-07-17

A robust and rousing riot of resilience!

Jeff Lindsay reads exquisitely with a voice which might just be that of Dexter as played by Michael C Hall. I find myself calmed and comforted by his reading and his intimate knowledge of the story. Such beautiful rendering! On I go to the next!

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  • Helen Sproston
  • 08-06-22

Least liked so far...

unfortunately this one was a struggle to finish, loved all predecessors so hoping it's just a blip and next week be more engaging

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  • Grant
  • 01-19-22

Hmmmm....

I see what other people's reviews are on about now. Not terrible but also not my favourite.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-22

fantastic

I have watched the TV series which I loved, and the book is just as great but at the same time feels like a completely different story. safe to say I'm a fan I have the book series the TV series and am now collecting the audio series. I love the fact it is read by the author as he has the perfect voice for dexter he is quite close sounding to micheal c hall.

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  • Krystoh
  • 10-22-21

Not as good as the previous two...

Lindsay suddenly decided to have a super natural reason for the Dark Passenger and it just doesn't work for me. It takes me right out of the story and makes Dexter look like a bit of an oaf.

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  • Shaun Ryan
  • 03-25-21

disappointing

I lost interest,the story was not as good as the previous books. I read reviews before starting this book so I didn't have high hopes just hope the next book in the series is better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-19-20

Thought the big conclusion was a bit of a reach

The story is drawn out for a lack-luster conclusion. Still going to begin the next in the series tomorrow though

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  • Scott Cameron
  • 01-27-22

Love the ideas

Always felt the novels were far superior to the series. A true psychopath can't learn to be a real little boy. 🙄 Happy to hear what Dexter should really sound like.

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  • Jess
  • 09-18-21

wonderful!!

Jeff Lindsay keeps you hooked from beginning to end!!

absolutely love it

if you loved the tv series you'll absolutely love the books!