A better narrator. Performance was terrible (accents bad, sounded young and inexperienced). Long breaks with no speaking, or bad music.
Story was ok. Disjointed, reaching. Incorporating the vampire stuff was not seamlessly done -- like trying to shoehorn a big left foot into a small right shoe.
No less than 30 min into the book I was hooked. Everything you know about history is tweaked and built upon just enough to make this book believable and compelling. Going in you knew you would root for Abraham, but you are in no way ready to realize how much you would be rooting for him every step of the way. This book takes the truth, and fills in the small gaps with the plot line. It all makes sense, and is in no way feels forced. I got chills in places thinking how true this sounds, and if I believed that Vampires existed I would never sleep again.
This story was fun from the beginning. Very entertaining and fast moving book. I highly recommend this novel. Grahame-Smith does a great job intertwining his novel through our President's life and the history of our country.
Yes, it balances history with fiction. I only got this because someone else said it was good, but once I read it, it quickly became a favorite!
I don't think there are many books you can compare this to. Its very original, and unlike much out there.
I flip-flop between business and fiction books to keep me grounded in reality while still keeping my childhood love of fantasy firmly intact.
This was a very clever melding of real journal entries and fiction! It made me want to read his first book, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
Big City AZ Native living in small town Iowa. Audible is great for relaxing & healing my mind and body, going places we could never imagine
Unique, rivoting, mindblowing.
The factual research of Abraham Lincoln and blending of vampires lurking all around us through his life to ours.
When Lincoln realized the reason for slavery, to feed the vampire race.
It would be hands down Lincoln, liked him before; just drop in Abe bring your friend you are both welcome anytime.
Scott Hoist was wonderful narrator!! Looking forward to the movie and more of Seth Grahame-Smith's work.
In all honesty, I never finished listening to it, it failed to capture my interest. I know there is a movie coming out, but if I see it, it will be when it's released on DVD (which I won't be buying).
This is one of my favorite books. I love history and the vampire genre is intriguing Seth Grahame-Smith does an excellent job of overlaying this into a compelling story. He takes the history of Abraham Lincoln from childhood to Presidency....I did not want to put this story down. The narrator did a fantastic job as well.
I hear there will be a movie released sometime this year and can't wait to see how its cast and delivered, but nothing will compare to the audio book.
I debated on buying this book for a couple of days, I'm glad I did. This audiobook is a great story and Scott Hoist voice keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat. I'd recommend this book especially due to its great imagery.
I havent read the print version
Abraham Lincoln is my favorite character and he is protrayed as perhaps the greatest American that has ever lived.
I do not have a favorite scene. What I really enjoyed his how the author wrote this as a biography but inserts some beautiful insight to Lincoln's thought process. I found gems in this books such as “The more precious His gift, the more anxious God for its return, ” or "I can see his soul, if he indeed had such a thing, departing. Bidding an unexpected frightful farewell to such a long long life. One undoubtfully filled with happiness and agony, struggle and success. Filled with moments to beautiful to share. To painful to recall. It was all ending now and he was so afraid. Afraid of what nothingness awaited him. Or worse, what punishment... and then he was gone." Great Writing!
I can understand how history buffs can have a problem with rewriting history,especially when so much fact is interwined with fiction. However, this book is a brilliant novel of fiction.