Tell the story
The use of real historical figures being labeled as vampires! OK, it's historical fiction. But to take the lives of people who lived and fought for their beliefs, whether in hind sight we can judge them harshly, somehow embarrasses me for the author. How small minded of Grahame-Smith.
The North only won battles if they could kill vampires. No great generals there...
Those evil vampire led southerners would have never won a single battle against the north without Vampires. No dying for what they believed in...
The south was "breeding" slaves for easy vampire food... Where does this leave the northern slave "breeders"?
MOST EMBARRASSING: Grahame-Smith had the audacity of naming real senators and military leaders as Vampires! Including Jefferson Davis! WOW, wonder what his great grand-children think of that?
I find this all embarrassing for the author and personally as an American. If the author had bothered to think that the United States is NOT the only country in the world... If he were mature enough, this book should embarrass him in other countries where it is also being read. (He used REAL Americans!)
We Americans have skeletons in our combined closets. And slavery was a horrid lesson for all Americans. We can own that, without the excuse of the monsters among us.
As someone who actually paid this author for his immature U.S. history botching, I would like to personally apologize to all of the descendants of the real people named as vampires. Inexcusable.
I will never read another of Grahame-Smith's books. Unless it is an apology.
If the author does not get sued by the descendants of his named "Vampires", I will be surprised.
Very dull! Felt like the voice actor was doing all the roles poorly.
Yep! Totally turned off to werewolves, vampires, zombies, etc.
Better voice acting perhaps?
Every last part!
Good book but no need to see the movie after the book. Not quite what I expected.
The last chapter
I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for something that keeps them occupied and is interesting on long drives.
I thought it was most interesting when Abraham Lincoln became friends with Edward Allen Poe after mistaking him for a vampire.
I didn't think the voice actor had enough variation in his voices, and would have liked him to have a little more range in his reading; overall it felt a little monotonous.
This audio book was a little shorter than most you can get for the same price, but interesting nonetheless.
I liked many features of this book. It is fun to revisit Lincoln history and to give him an otherwordly-depth, but thought this tale would have been better served as a (long) short story. Towards the end, a distinct tedium crept up on me. Vampire stories should never feel like class assignments, but I do not regret having listened.
This read like a biography (read: boring) with vampires. It was boring and stupid. The narration was super lame.
From the title I thought, this would make a great disappointing summer blockbuster. And it was also a disappointing audio book.
I like autumn night times. Curtains drawn. The dim lamp. Chaired with a book. Fireside hours. A warm peace.
I cannot say firmly that this book lived up to the hype. While debating reading (listening) to this book, I read the reviews and evaluated the pros and cons. Now, after finishing the book, I'm actually a bit disappointed. Yes, it has some actual historical references and I'm sure you'll walk away learning something about history. That aside, the story didn't jump out to me, I felt like there wasn't a punchline to the plot. The audiobook as a whole wasn't bad, but certainly wasn't as good as I'd hoped. It'll be interesting to see how the movie turns out, and how the story gets tweaked for the screenplay. Overall...3 stars
This book was ok but verry dry. with all the hype I was wxpectiong more from the book.
little less historical face that every school child that we have been taught for ever.
I felt like good old abe was reading me his diaries and I could picture what he was telling me awesome story teller voice
It is a completely original concept that made you look at historical events a little diffrently and say wow that makes a little more sense
I was looking forward to this book but it turned into a drag....kept waiting for the fun exciting part and it never came. And the narrator just made it worse... I was looking forward to the movie but after listening to this I am skipping the movie version.
There was nothing to it, just random jumps from one exploit to the next. Very little character development. It felt very rushed.
The trouble with this book could not be solved by cutting out a few parts. What you would need to do is give the idea to someone who knows how to write, like Patrick Rothfuss.
Wait for the movie to come out as it will probably be better then the book. I didnt think I would ever say those words but I feel like they will prove true.