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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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  • Carol
  • Southaven, MS, United States
  • 06-24-10

Fabulous summer read

I had been through a couple of really bad books right after I finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (which I loved). I decided on this one as a lark and I am impressed. You won't be sorry. I do love a good vampire story that plays like a movie in my head.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Great spin on supernatural world

This has broaded the vampire genre with its political action. Where most vampire novels are romantic in idea.
Definitely recommend this to supernatural and vampire fans.

The narrator was ok at first, it took me a bit to get use to him. Overall the narrator and author did superb.

Hope there are more to come.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Pauline
  • Colorado Springs, CO, United States
  • 08-17-10

Kind of like those 1950's crime dramas...

I found the book a treat to listen to. Well written, nicely read and a total "bubble-gum for the mind" experience. So much about vamps is all dark and goth, where this is much more about the redemption thing. Think "Forever Knight" or "Angel" sort of situation. I recommend it for a nice reading get-away.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • John M.
  • Fayetteville. Ga. 30214
  • 07-19-10

Blood Oath

Not your everyday blood sucker book which I try to avoid. Great adventure am awaiting the next installment hope it will be as well written.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Great Listen

I loved this story. Blood Oath kept my interest. Novel had great mix of characters and Bronson Pinchot is a wonderful reader. I cannot wait for the next book to release. No doubt this series is going to be fun.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • colleen
  • ANCHORAGE, AK, United States
  • 05-27-12

Buy It

Excellent vampire book and the best part is that it's the first in a series. Another original plot and well written. Pinchot does a good job too.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

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While not a fan of the vampire craze ...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoyed this book- kept moving and was not too gory. good story, likeable characters .

Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

Cade

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

did not give me nightmares but kept me coming back..

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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WOW do not miss this book

What a great book. I cannot wait to read/listen to more by this author. Vampire and Zombies a great combo.

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  • Shs
  • AUBURN, MA, United States
  • 05-26-10

Pretty good

I was pleasantly surprised by how good this book was, although some of the side characters grated on my nerves. The action was well done and not frivolously bloody, and the main character is interesting.
I hope that if there is another book, the author will flesh out the characters more and give a little more subtlety to the characters.

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Not your average vampire story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. Blood Oath crosses genres in a unique and interesting way. Fans of the vampire genre will enjoy the unique character of Nathaniel Cade. He is otherwordly in ways that are not reflected in most current vampire fiction these days. The supernatural themes require some obvious suspension of disbelief but that is expected with "fantasy" fiction. Those who like the more standard chick-lit vampire fare will be disappointed. Nathaniel is handsome but he is not of the loveable, sexy type. Christopher Farnsworth does an excellent job presenting an engaging and fast-paced adventure. Fans of adventure and action books will enjoy the ride. Cade's blood oath to the President of the US is a unique and clever plot device.

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

Blood Oath is unique. Perhaps closest to Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan as a vampire chasing Frankenstein.

Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

Bronson Pinchot amazed and surprised me. Knowing him mostly from the screen fron the 80's Bosom Buddies I was delighted by his rich voice and the nuances he brought to the characters. Which character was my favorite? It is hard to decide. I liked so many. His portrayal of Cade was dead on. I loved Zack Barrows and look forward to seeing him grow and develop in future books.

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

Zack was very funny and provided alot of humor in what could have been very serious situations. Pinchot's portrayals were great.

Any additional comments?

This was a very enjoyable listen. I was eager to get through the book and sorry when it ended. The big bad character is set up to reappear again. Great start to a new and exciting series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful