I really enjoyed this book, so much so I listened to it in one shot. I found the plot had several twists and turns with creative characters drawing me in more and more.
This is not your typical vampire book but that shouldn't discourage you from buying it! I don't want to give anything away but the author has a real talent for writing sarcasm.
I'm on to book 2 now!
I debated between giving a 2 or 3 star rating. The story is interesting, so I decided to go with a 3. The way it's told is less impressive, although I can't decide if the problem is the actual writing on Pinchot's narration. Bronson Pinchot tends to provide very whiny, irritating voices to a lot of the dialogue. His choices are not at all anything I would have "heard" when reading the book in print, and and are very distracting. The story itself was interesting in concept, but the characters are shallow and stereotypical. The antagonists, in particular, tend towards a rather cookie-cutter sameness -- all but twirling their mustaches and practicing their evil laughs.
This was an exciting read. I was drawn by the concept and really got hooked right away. This book never let's you lose interest. I really looked for every opportunity to get in my car and drive, and listen to the tale unfold. I can't wait until the next adventure of the President's Vampire. I hope someone is smart enough to turn this vampire story into a major movie!!
This is not your bubble gum vampire book. Nor is it the sexy seductress variety. The Blood Oath is an action packed story, starting off on a secret mission you learn that there is something different going on. Then you learn that the main character in the story is a vampire, sworn to protect the President and the innocent people of The United States. He's not your average vampire, he's your special ops Marine vampire with the highest security clearance! Kuddo's to Christopher Farnsworth in his research and portrayal of the characters. I was sad to see this one end.
This is the first vampire book I've every read, and I was quite pleasantly surprised. It held my interest from beginning to end, and was funny at times as well. Despite the far-fetched nature of subject matter, I found the characters believable.
I had a hard time focusing on the interesting story, (which was genuinely interesting despite the cheesy story summary), because of the constant stream of "f" words. This may not bother some readers/listeners, and I can handle one or two in a book, but this one was over the top.
The voice talent was pretty good. He did a good job with subtle accents. His voice for the main character sounded more like a whiney 14 year old than an adult White House staffer. Overall, he did a good job.
The premise sounds ridiculous -- and, of course, it is -- but this is one of the most fun vampire books yet. The writing and the reader make it a phenomenal listen.