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Miami blood spatter specialist Dexter Morgan is not your average monster. He occasionally gives in to the impulse to kill in order to satisfy the Dark Passenger inside his brain, but he's much more well-adjusted than the label "serial killer" implies. He has a girlfriend, a sense of humor and, thanks to the loving tutelage of his cop foster father, he dismembers only other serial killers. But his self-control is sorely tested when he agrees to help his sister, a vice cop, solve a string of murders so bizarre, and yet so familiar, that he seriously starts to wonder if he is committing them in his sleep. Voiceover artist Landrum does a superb job conveying Dexter's witty first-person narration; he seems to embody "quirky, funny, happy-go-lucky, dead-inside Dexter." With his nimble vocal chords, he also has no trouble giving voice to the story's female characters and affecting an authentic-sounding Cuban accent for the incompetent homicide detective assigned to the case. Perhaps Landrum's finest feat, however, is the chill-inducing voice he adopts for Dexter's Dark Passenger, which underscores Dexter's transformations from charming neighborhood killer into inhuman predator. Refreshingly original and expertly narrated, this audiobook should be required listening for all thriller aficionados.
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*Starred Review* After finishing this debut novel, readers will have only one thing to say: wow! This is a mystery about the efforts of the Miami police to capture a serial killer who cuts up the bodies of his victims. One police officer, Deborah Morgan, is hoping that her participation in the investigation will help her make the leap from Vice to Homicide. Meanwhile, her adopted brother, Dexter, a blood-spatter expert who works for the police department, feeds her information about the case that he hopes will help her. Oh, and did we say that Dexter narrates the novel? And did we mention that Dexter is also a serial killer? (But not the serial killer his sister is trying to catch.) Dexter, a likable fellow on the surface, firmly in touch with his own inhumanity, is one of the genre's most original, compelling characters to appear in years. He makes a fascinating narrator, appealing, articulate, and ghoulish all at the same time. He is probably not the type of guy you could build a series around, but, oh boy, does he make an impression. Long after readers finish this gripping novel, they will still be thinking (or dreaming) about Dexter. David Pitt
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our introduction to Dexter Morgan.....the nicest serial killer you'd ever meet. Quite a charming fellow.
Dexter works for the Miami police department in the blood lab. Read more
I read these books before the TV series came out and still go back to them as they well written and very engaging, and if you enjoyed the TV show, these provide a level of depth... Read morePublished 12 months ago by LudoBaggins
Reading the book will make you realize how good a work the show's writers did. The main ingredients (all the major characters, the dark humor, the gorefest, the internal... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lionel Berthoux
Love this book, its as good as the TV series! I have bought all of the books in the series and can't get enough!Published 18 months ago by Anna Guercio
A typical Dexter novel. Lots of suspense and great descriptions. Hope Mr Lindsay keeps writing the novels now that the TV series is gone. A very enjoyable readPublished 18 months ago by THOMAS J GOWDYK
Its amazing how well they have made the series having read the source material now, I really give the writers credit for this show.Published on May 25 2013 by Trevor Bath
Darkly Dreaming DexterI read a review of the latest book in the series, Double Dexter, and decided I should perhaps begin with the first book of the series, Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Read morePublished on Dec 24 2011 by Classics Lover
After watching two seasons of the series, which I adore, I found this book somewhat disappointing in comparison. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2010 by mellyboo