I might listen again. The only reason I wouldn't is that there is so much else to listen to!
I loved the intertwining of history and fiction.
It was fabulous. I cried, I laughed, I was enthralled and in a couple small spots I got a little bored.
If you haven't listened, do so. It's fun.
I don't know who might like it more. It was just boring and seemed to lack, to me anyway, any suspenseful moments.
This was the first audio book that I have listened to in years and was very enjoyable. I thought the beginning and middle of the book blew by which seems minutes. Towards the end in dragged a bit, The ending was great. I actually now want to get a book on Honest Abe!
Henry, I really would like to see a book about him with a Abe in the book
Abe and Henry getting to know each other.
Henry, I would want to know more of his history and of course I would love to take Abraham Lincoln.. who wouldn't!
Would like to see Seth write a book on Henry and his sidekick Abe.
I found the weaving of history, vampires and Honest Abe intriguing. And, vampires are as good of an excuse as any for the horrors of the civil war. However, I found the book getting more dry as it went on and only stuck with it as I love history and this book filled in some gaps in my Lincoln historical knowledge. Scott Holst was excellent as the narrator and I will look for his name on other audio books.
Say something about yourself!
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 The author has done a masterful job in weaving these historical documents and events into the narrative.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.