Darkly Dreaming Dexter : Dexter

  • by Jeff Lindsay
  • Narrated by Jeff Lindsay
  • Series: Dexter
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Basis for the Showtime® Original Series Starring Michael C. Hall
Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened - of himself or some other fiend.

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What the Critics Say

"A macabre tour-de-force." (The New York Times Book Review)
“A dark comedy with a creative twist.” (The Miami Herald)
“Dark and devious..Daring and unexpectedly comedic.” (USA Today)

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Customer Reviews

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I love the show, like the book

I got this book because I was about to embark on a long run and needed something mindless to listen to. Since I'd already seen Season 1, I thought this would be a good choice. It was! It was quite similar to the show as one would expect, since the show was based upon the book, however the end was not at all the same. I've seen all of the seasons on TV, but I am still left wanting to listen to the next book.

I was not expecting that to happen one bit, so I'm pleasantly surprised. If you liked the show, you'll like the book!
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- Heather

Peculiar - Which May Be a Good Thing?

Such a novel twist for a narrative protagonist drives this strange thing. OK, it gets slow when Jeff Lindsay allows Dexter too many and often tedious internal monologues. Still, I wanted to find out how Lindsay was going to make all of his pretzel curves come together. He did, and reads them well.

Lindsay has the chops to bring his own characters to spooky life. I liked him as the reader and since he has aural talent, well, who could better know the author's intended moods, quirks, and dramatic goo than the guy who imagined them all?

But, now that I've experienced the, uh, peculiar nature of Dexter's relationship with human reality - I fear that this quirk of his may not be strong enough to support additional storylines. But I'll read the reviews of future Dexter adventures and maybe... Well, we'll see.

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- Ted

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-27-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio