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.


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

Most Helpful

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

Excellent Thriller

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

I would defiantly recommend this book to a friend and have done so since listening to it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's a no brainer, Dexter is by far my favorite Character in this book. I love the way he thinks and process people and events. I love how he is viewing the world as a outsider trying to fit in.

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

No this was my first audio book by Jeff Lindsay, and I love how the author is the one reading this.

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

In fact it was one I listen to in one sitting. It wasn't a very long book and I listen to it durring a 8 hour road trip this month.

Any additional comments?

I would warn fans of the Dexter TV show that this book is simular, yet very very different then this show. Which would cause some to dislike the book altogether. So if you are looking to expand upon the show, this isn't for you. It's it's own set of stories and I for one can't wait to continue.

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- Chris

Book Details

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