This author has done some research and I kept thinking, "This could have happened"! Of course I don't believe there are vampires but it is so well written that you feel like you are listening to non-fiction but it is facinating!
This story was an intriguing mix of history and hybrid vampire lore...it was great until he added the kinky sex and beleaguered torture descriptions...completely unnecessary and a little too far in the style of the story...disturbing...it really ended my enjoyment of the book so I stopped listening...
I know it was only fiction but it really made you wonder. Certainly filled in the gaps of Abe's life. Seth did a great job weaving this story into real historical facts. A surprisingly good book. I am glad I downloaded the free first chapter otherwise I never would have listed to this book.
Yes, I was not a big fan of this one. The 2nd star is because the narrator did a good job, but the book itself was very boring and slow. either make it a fantasy or make it a biography but the weird mix did not resonate with me.
I have to say that I was very skeptical downloading this book. However, the narration is good, and the story is clever, suspenseful and well written. I especially appreciated the manner in which the author took pieces from President Lincoln's life and other historical events to weave his fictional account of vampires in America. It's good guys vs. bad guys, and may the best man win!
This seemed so tacky when I read the description...but I loved it, hung on every word. I love Abe even more now!
Even though the title sounded a bit strange, I bought this book after reading the reviews. A history buff who has read many books about Abraham Lincoln and a fan of vampire stories since I immensely enjoyed the Vampire Series by Ann Rice many years ago, I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did.
I was immediately captivated by the narrator, Scott Holst, who did a splendid job narrating a "journal". As the story unfolded, I found myself drawn into the history, often wondering which "facts" and which people were true history and which were a product of the author's imagination.
This is a fun book with an intriguing mixture of history and fantasy.
This was a great book. I love history and it was interesting how the author used actual moments in history and added the vampire angle, loved it. The reader however was very flat. A really good narrator can change character by the inflection of their voice, narrator had no inflection. However the book is good enough that I would still recommend it as a good listen.
Wow - this book was really well-researched. The narrator was spectacular! At times it was a little slow, but overall, if you are into this type of genre, an excellent book!
Delicious creative ideas, well written, suspenseful, I will listen again. Obviously this is for fantasy vampire readers...........