To be clear, I am totally done with stupid books about over-sexed vampires, but when I saw the reviews for this one, I decided to give it a try, mostly because it was such an odd concept.
What is being done here, is actually some very good writing. I majored in History in college, and had come across some of these peculiarly-worded documents that are used in the book, which are reltaive to both Lincoln and the Civil War. The author has done a masterful job in weaving these historical documents and events into the narrative.
While the use of history in this book lends to the suspension of belief (or even reality) necessary for the fictionalized account, the style of writing throughout is very good and it holds the interest of the reader.
There are some humorous parts in the book, a few of which are not intentional, but what has been done here is generally very good, and worth the listen, if you are seeking diversion.
Download the book and listen to it before it is too late! The movie is coming out this summer, and in striving to make it 'hit' for the masses, it's likely that changes are going to be made to the story that will cause it to lose much of its charm.
The overall story. Very well written
Not Sure, haven't heard others
When Abraham chased down Edgar Allen Poe thinking he was a vampire; as well as the conversations that followed.
I highly recommend this to anyone that enjoys the older era's of human history. The story is easy to get caught up in.
Amusing, action and very informative.
Abraham slaying his first vamp
Nope first time
Edger Allen Poe
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Seth Grahame-Smith does an excellent job of mixing historical facts with fantasy. It almost felt like this book could have been non-fiction. Nice history lesson (where applicable) and great story-telling! Prepare yourself for a very addictive listen.
Exciting, surprising, hypnotic
The plot and the details were great. The historical facts were spot-on
The fist time that Abe had a fight with a vampire and was almost killed.
Abe, just the fact that the president was a Vampire Hunter was cool.
If you suspend reality, this book is a great read. If you focus too much on the sy-fy nature and the fact bending it will not be as good of a ride.
The unbelievable coupling of history and fiction.
The characters and details in the plot
His ability to keep you interested in the character and plot line
The same as the book
A really wonderful story to lose time by, I was just blown away with the thought of vampires pushing slavery for the merge fact of food.
I would recommend it,,was historically accurate, through supernatural events but so well combined with real history and the emotions even humorous story,,almost makes u wonder,,lol but so respectful to Lincoln and our history,,thought it was a crackpot story but pleasantly surprised
Lincoln was humanly imperfect but admirable n respectable the way it was written
He made me feel the emotions
Surprising but yes
This was my first Audible book. I enjoyed the it , very fun good good listen
I found this book to be an enjoyable read. What a creative direction the book takes! I love using someone important in history and having them do something like be a vampire hunter!
I think that you should give this book a try even if you are skeptical! I found it funny and imaginative!