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Dearly Devoted Dexter

Dexter Book 2
Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
Series: Dexter, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (276 ratings)

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Summary

Miami's best-dressed serial killer is back and on the prowl - at least he would be if he could shake off his permanent shadow.

Ever since their paths first crossed, Sergeant Doakes hasn't let Dexter Morgan out of his sight. Dexter may well be the Miami PD's blood-spatter analyst, but Sgt. Doakes has a pretty good idea of how Dex likes to spend his free time, and he's determined to catch him in the act.

Dex hasn't killed in months and is getting twitchy. To throw Doakes off his scent, he's spending more time with Rita, his girlfriend. But no matter how many cosy nights they spend in front of the TV, Doakes is still watching. Then a body turns up, horribly mutilated and barely alive. To trap the torturer, Doakes and Dexter will have to work together - if they can trust each other. It's a devil's pact, and one of them will have to be the bait....

©2005 Jeff Lindsay (P)2012 Random House

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Meh

Decent story. Nàrration not the best. A bit of an anti climax to the book.

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One of my favourite Authors

If you could sum up Dearly Devoted Dexter in three words, what would they be?

Disturbingly great story

What other book might you compare Dearly Devoted Dexter to, and why?

Thomas Harris - Hannibal

What does Jeff Lindsay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I tend to rush books have them read gives me greater detail

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Amused

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Was not, and probably still not sure about the narration. Usually its one of the important details, other being story. At first I was not sure about an non-professional actor doing the narration. But Jeff grew on me. Yes, he does not have the vocal range of a trained voice but he puts so much humour into the story I will definitely get another of the Books.

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Definitely digging Dexter

Ever since watching the TV show Iv really wanted to read the books and Iv not been disappointed.
Enjoying them so far and will definitely be buying more in the series.
If your a fan of the show and haven't read any of the books I highly recommend them

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First audiobook, most definately not the last

I have been a big fan of the Dexter series on tv and was reluctant to start with the books. It was great though. Also I liked to hear the author himself read it, like the way it was meant. Although his inner Dexter voice was not my favorite it was still good. I just had to keep reminding myself it is different from Michael C Hall's Dexter. It was a good read.

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Dearly Devoted to Dexter

The story has a perfect mix of familiar characters and unexpected occurrences. People come and people go but please let Dexter go on forever 🙏

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Supprise Mother F#####!

Loved it! Wasnt sure what to expect after the first book that i really did also enjoy however that was not a bad thing at all. This book went straight to the dark. An extreme thriller with gore and my kind of sence of humour. It was a little longer book with much more fun inside. Fantastic writing and reading from Jeffrey Limdsay!

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Not as good as the first

I found this a struggle to be honest. the story wasnt nearly as good as the first one.

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Great book and different to tv show

Wish what happened in this book was in the tv series definitely worth a listen

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Excellent narrating

I love the fact that Jeff Lindsay is narrating the Dexter books, as he is speaking the words he wrote, and when I read the books first I had a similar voice speaking the words the same way Mr Lindsay has Excellent, look forward to reading the rest of the series of books

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Darling dexter

Very, very dark & gory. Though Dexter, as always, is a humorous & delightful narrator. 🔪❤️

Enjoyable & not for the faint hearted xx