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...........
63 year old service connected disabled Air Force veteran, served during Viet Nam Era and returned to active duty in 1976 to 1979.
This loosely drawn history of the life of Abe Lincoln if he had been a Vampire Hunter not only motivated to end slavery for the well known reasons we can all point to but for the intriguing hypothetical reason of defeating a vampire conspiracy to enslave all of mankind.This reading keeps your attention from the opening lines to the end hours later. You will not be bored.
The first 30 minutes of this audiobook was on my Android App when I downloaded and I was hooked. I downloaded this book, and was amazed at the authenticity the author has in dealing with historical issues. I am a history major myself and actually enjoyed some of the details that were put in, obviously after lots of hard work sifting through pages of history in dusty library shelves. The narrator was excellent and made the story even more engrossing and impacting than just the words printed on paper could have conveyed to me. SPOILER: The premise of this story is that Lincoln's mother was killed by a vampire and Lincoln proceeds to exact his revenge on every vampire he can find in his Indiana frontier. Taught by a vampire who feels the need to cull bad vamps from the world, Henry sends Abraham all over the country hunting down and killing evil vampires. Though his political career seems to halt many of these trips, in the end, Henry turns Lincoln after his assassination, leading to an ending that will leave you smiling.
This book could have gone on forever and I'd still be listening. I absolutely loved it.
Abraham Lincoln is one of my favorite Americans, and I've read several non-fiction books about him, but this is truly the first time I ever got a sense of what he may have been like as a young man. This book was not only entertaining but woven so well with historical fact that at times I actually forgot I was listening to a fictional book.
I disagree with the complaints about the narrator. Most of the history books I've listened to on audible are exactly like this: a sort of dry reader who conveys little emotion. I thought he was perfect and it added an interesting contrast to the dramatic events unfolding.
Do yourself a favor and try this out. I liked it so much that I bought the hardcover edition for my history buff boyfriend. He loves it.
I really was not sure what to expect on this - campy was a word that came to mind. But that was not the case. It was faithful to the history (as far as my limited knowledge) and provided "explanations" for some of the mysteries about Lincoln's history. A must-read for vampire fans and Lincoln fans who don't take history too seriously.