Thursday, May 27, 2010

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Audiobook - A Review

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Audiobook - Seth Grahame-Smith (Hachette for review)

Narrated by: Scott Holst

Product Details (via B&N)

  • Pub. Date: March 2010
  • Publisher: Playaway
  • Format: Audio

Synopsis (via B&N)

Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."

"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.

When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

My Thoughts:

I always say it takes a great narrator to make or break and audiobook and Scott Holst did a fine job narrating this book. He was incredibly easy to listen to and he had a great way of pulling you into the story.

I loved this book. What fun it was to picture Abraham Lincoln, as a vampire hunter. Having all the fictictional adventures all blended with historical fact made it that much better. I loved all the characters real and fictional ones. Henry being one of my favorites. Go figure I pick a vampire for a favorite character lol.

Seth put a fun twist to history when he wrote this and I for one will never look at it quite the same again. I would highly recommend this audio.


elizabeth said...

Great to hear that you enjoyed this! I hope to listen to it during my road trip this summer.

Irene said...

Great review.

DCMetroreader said...

I'm listening to this now and enjoying it much more than I thought I would. I agree the narration is terrific!