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Blood Oath Audiobook

Blood Oath

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Publisher's Summary

The ultimate secret. The ultimate agent. The President's vampire. Zach Barrows is an ambitious young White House staffer whose career takes an unexpected turn when he's partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the President. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant. Bound by a special blood oath, he is a vampire. Cade battles nightmares before they can break into the daylight world of the American dream, enemies far stranger-and far more dangerous-than civilians have ever imagined. Blood Oath is the first in a series of novels featuring Nathaniel Cade-the President's vampire.

©2010 John Vornholt (P)2010 Penguin

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    Eric G. Maple Grove, MN United States 05-19-14
    Eric G. Maple Grove, MN United States 05-19-14 Member Since 2011

    Audio books make a long run feel way too short and can turn twenty minutes of yard work into an all day project.

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    "A villain, vampire and a President walk into a bar"
    If you could sum up Blood Oath in three words, what would they be?

    Creative Engaging and Familiar


    What other book might you compare Blood Oath to and why?

    I would compare it to the Monster Hunters International series by Larry Correia because it has a supernatural theme, a cool hero team (vampire and career politician) and deals with the end of the world. What more could you ask for?


    What does Bronson Pinchot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His ability to capture charters with an audible voice. I have read several books that I have listened to Mr. Pinchot narrate and I hear his voice for the characters as I read them. He is fantastic.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Only a smile of joy that I had a viable alternative to the Monster Hunters International series.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to listen to the next installment. Somewhat predicable but fun just the same.

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    Sherry 09-23-13
    Sherry 09-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A little grim for me, but still good"

    An interesting idea, good writing, good narration, good fighting etc. but personally I like a little humor between the blood and killing.

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    Michael Beulah, Colorado, United States 08-19-13
    Michael Beulah, Colorado, United States 08-19-13
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    "Slow start, but overall entertaining"

    As I stated in the headline, this book starts out slow, but gains a little bit of momentum in the middle and finishes ok. Overall, I believe the story is mildly entertaining, but it is a story that has been done before and lacks originality. The main protagonist of the story is a vampire by the name of Nathaniel Cade, who is forced to work for the government because of a "blood oath" he made years ago with the U.S. president in office at the time. And to be honest, the vampire character in this story is both flat and uninteresting. The author fails to make a connection between the main character and the reader, and I believe this is the downfall of this novel. As a matter of fact, the only interesting person in this story in my opinion, is the "Dr. Frankenstein" character that is introduced about midway through the story. This is the main reason why I think the story picks up for me a little in the middle is because of this character. Without him, I think the story would just collapse in on itself.

    If stories containing monsters, supernatural beings, and government intrigue interest you, then I would recommend you skip this book and take a look at Larry Correia's Monster Hunter series of books. Mr. Correia is a much better writer and story teller than Farnsworth, and the Monster Hunter books are much more entertaining.

    Bronson Pinchot narrates this story, and as always, does a great job. Mr. Pinchot's performance is the only reason that the overall rating for this book gets bumped to 3 stars.

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    Gerald Glen Cove, NY, United States 05-16-13
    Gerald Glen Cove, NY, United States 05-16-13

    Have always loved to read. Life is busy, marriage, work, the kids. Time is limited. My commute is now listening to my books. Heaven!

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    "Great new horror/mystery character"
    If you could sum up Blood Oath in three words, what would they be?

    great character storytelling


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and their relationships


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    Pitch perfect, captures the characters and keeps the narrative moving at break neck speed


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Very hard to turn off, turned from late night into early morning listening


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend this book to anyone!!!

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    Julie K Williamson, NY, United States 04-13-13
    Julie K Williamson, NY, United States 04-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Spy Novel Meets A Vampire Novel"

    I really enjoyed this book. It's a bit of a spy novel, gov. conspiracy novel and vampire novel that has a touch of "Men in Black" mixed in. I also like the hint of a classic 50's horror movie: This is a version of Dracula Vs. Dr. Frankenstein. I wish there was a better description of Zach & Cade. Maybe I just missed it but I think he never describes how they really look. Griff reminds me so much of K from "Men in Black".

    Bronson Pinchot was a good narrator too.

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    sean Richardson, TX, United States 04-01-13
    sean Richardson, TX, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Stuff"
    Any additional comments?

    Overall a good book in that the concept was different and it combined suspense with some mythology.

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    Michael Pasadena, ca, United States 03-11-13
    Michael Pasadena, ca, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic Trilogy! Must listen books"
    What made the experience of listening to Blood Oath the most enjoyable?

    The whole concept of the "Black World" just outside the public knowledge and Nathanial Kade's demeanor and the exact interpretation of his oath are a solid foundation for the books. The relationship between Nathanial and his handlers as well as his recognition of who he is and how he fits into the whole scenario is so creative and well written. Don't want to say too much.
    DON'T MISS IT!


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    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 02-29-12
    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 02-29-12 Member Since 2012

    Breesmom

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    "Exciting Political Thriller"
    Where does Blood Oath rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top 5.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Unexpected...exciting....great plot,characters


    Have you listened to any of Bronson Pinchot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Very good performance.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The President of the U.S.A. has a secret weapon...


    Any additional comments?

    no.

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    Donna Canada 02-09-12
    Donna Canada 02-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Different and Highly Entertaining"
    Where does Blood Oath rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    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!


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    Ronald 04-21-11
    Ronald 04-21-11 Member Since 2013
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    "The Beginning of Great Series"

    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!!

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