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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

Critic Reviews

“[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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Nails on a chalkboard

What would have made Double Dexter better?

Taking out every "long moment," "very long moment," and "very, very long moment" would have been a good start. The drawing out of what's supposed to be a shocking, intense moment with "this cannot be; it just cannot be. What I'm seeing can't be what I'm seeing" and so on for several minutes is like nails on a chalkboard. It greatly takes away from any intensity and shock, especially when what happens is so incredibly predictable.

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

No, but I will be more selective about getting sucked into a series. The OCD in me won't let me stop listening no matter how bad it is. I have to finish it. Even though I feel like I'm wasting hours of my life listening to the books that follow I still can't stop because I like to be thorough and complete things I start.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The voice he does for Deborah changed in this book. It's more whiney and high pitched than before.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Double Dexter?

Not a particular scene, but I would have severely cut down on the rambling and "very long moments."

Any additional comments?

Dexter seems to have gotten stupid. There are things that are so painfully obvious about who the killer is and what's going to happen next, but Dexter goes on and on about how he doesn't know this or that or how shocked he is by something when the listener knew it five chapters prior. Dexter is supposed to be smarter than most humans, yet he seems to have dumbed down since the first book.

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  • Jeff
  • Arlington, tn, United States
  • 12-10-16

Rita = Jar Jar Binks

Any additional comments?

This book sucked because Dexter was uncharacteristically sloppy and excessively introspective. Jeff L narrated. He was slow. You will want to listen at 1.5X. If there is a more annoying character than Rita, please let me know. Where is John Lithgow when you need him.

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one of my favorites

this is one of my favorite dexter books in the series the ending wasn't the best but overall good book!

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Dexter's Dasterdly Dark Double.

This story starts off perfectly, with Dexter dispatching a dark deed doer. It only gets better from there.

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Bravo!

loved this audio book! great author/narrator!! story was very fun and witty. I liked it as much as the other books in the series.

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Not as good as the others

I am a fan of this series, but this book was my least favorite thus far. Lindsey got a little wordy, and he got very repetitive with the same overused adjectives/adverbs from the previous books like dithering and blubbering and dimpled. I also felt that there should've been more thought put into the story. For example, Dexter was a person of interest and he was shocked that someone would be following him...ummm...like the cops, maybe?

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Great book.

Even though, Dexter seems to be getting a little be dumber, the book still great. I'm definitely still getting the next one. Well recommended.

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great as usual

good story, unlike some other users i found the narrator to be very good. very believable

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  • Andrea
  • Anchorage, AK, United States
  • 06-01-15

One of the Best in the Series!

Would you consider the audio edition of Double Dexter to be better than the print version?

I've not read the print edition, however this is my second favourite Dexter adventure. It was well written and well performed!

What did you like best about this story?

Dexter was NOT in control! He was being led, instead of leading.

Which scene was your favorite?

Tortuga. I don't want to give away too much, so I will leave it at that.

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

I didn't intend it....but I did!

Any additional comments?

To me, the Dexter saga climaxes with this story. The next in the series was a bit of a disappointment. I am looking forward to the concluding story...Dexter is Dead.

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Weaker than his others.

Always enjoy Dex and love the audiobooks, but I found this one transparent and flat. Still, Jeff has set these standards, and it was still entertaining.