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.
He was an ordinary guy, and fought for what was right.
The Gunslinger by Stephen King. Roland and Abraham had a job to do and gave it their all.
Scott Holst brought the story to life for me as a listener. I was right there with Abe.
Abe of course.
I don't normally watch a movie made from books, but I can't wait to see this one.
Proud to be an old school Gamer and Geek
The Author did a good job of weaving history and fantasy to create a believable character and alternate history.
This book had me rooting and cheering for 'honest' Abe the whole way through!
With no spoilers. Simply put, the ending of the book was great!
A friend told me about this book, at first I didn't want to get it... but 3 reccomendations later I decided to check it out. I am really glad I did, this book moved immediately to my top 5 right below ‘World War Z’!
Part 2 between chapters 2 and 3 is missing a key element of the book. If you purchase this, understand that Audible knows about the omission and has not/will not repair it. Too bad, because it is a great book.
Yes - except for the missing pages
Audible should edit the recording to include the missing pages.
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.