I liked the overall concept of using historical fact and blending it with a horror/science fiction story to link it together also. A relatively fresh approach to this type of concept that is overall very well written.
It actually made me want to look further into more of the author's stories and also historical non-fiction about the time period.
Overall a solid performance by the narrator. Better than most of his other work, so an overall solid job.
The overall experience of this listen was well worth the download. An interesting story line for both history buffs and vampire story lovers that is overall solidly read by Scott Holst. Not the best narrator, but he does a solid job with this story.
I usually do not re-listen but I might just for the historical fiction aspect. Seth Grahame-Smith really did his research on this. The interview with the author which is included is very interesting.
His early life you don't hear much about. And of course that is when he became a vampire hunter. :)
Good narration all around
Makes you angry at all those mean vampires.
No, it was incredibly boring, because for a book about vampires, there were very few. With such a ballsy title it should have been more over-the-top, but Smith strives for realism in a genre where I'm not looking for any. By so closely mirroring Lincoln's real life, the narrative dragged and slogged with very little conflict.
John Dies At The End, another book soon to be a movie.
Chosen a better book to read aloud, he didn't have much to work with.
No, because the market is already saturated with similar titles like The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer.
Needs more cowbell, i.e. vampires and kick-ass-itude.
No clue. I just hope that if Mr. Holst decides to narrate another book that he is at least interested in the story because it certainly seems as if he did not really enjoy this book, or at least that is how I felt about his reading. Enthusiasm is key when reading a book to people; kids enjoy it and so do adults.
Being that it was just over 10 hours long, no.
I enjoyed this story a lot. I hope the movie is good, too. Some may think there was not enough of the "vampire" gore and whatnot but as I am a minimalist when it comes to reading (i don't like/need a lot of detail) this was good for me. This was also my first audio book and I really enjoyed listening as it allowed me to picture in my mind quite easily what was going on and follow along, something which is very hard for me to do when I read "print and ink". I suggest this book to friends!
I am not inclined toward horror novels... but I have to say that this was one of the most enjoyable books I've listened to in a long time. The backdrop of history mixed with the humanism of the would-be emancipator really paint an intriguing picture in a seamlessly-integrated the background of the war within the war, humans vs. vampires.
For everyone who ever wished to read a book that contained both Abraham Lincoln and vampires pony up the cash and read this book on tape immediately!
....to like this. Some parts are interesting, the others are just "meh". I finally gave up eight hours into the narrative. The book seemed to get stuck in certain places with a lot of talk. The author was quite clever interweaving the biographic aspect with the vampires, but it just wasn't interesting enough to keep my attention.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this audiobook. When you hear a title like "Vampire Hunter" one doesn't always know what to expect. The book delivers an incredibly smart, enthralling, and magnificent story that will have you recommending it to friends.
I candidly could not tell where fact and fiction interfaced in the author's own mind. A potential classic was turned into a B grade zombie movie-esque storyline. Very disappointing...
the story is awesome! took me a while to get used to the narrator because i am spoiled with Roy Dotrice from a game of thrones but scott did a good job. 5 stars overall!!!
yes! he did his best! good job scott!