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Friday, July 9, 2010

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (Audio Book Review)

Title: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Reader: Scott Holst
Publisher: Hachette Audio

My thoughts: I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would.  It took the historical things we know about Lincoln and intertwined how it could have happened if there were really vampires.  From the deaths of Nancy Hanks (Abe's mom) to Ann Rutledge (first fiance) and all the way through to his election as President and subsequent assassination. 

You see, Abe was really a vampire hunter. He learned about them at a young age when he saw his father making a deal with one for a loan.  He later went on his own to hunt them down and kill them.  During his travels he actually is befriended by a vampire who saves him when another tries to kill him.  When Abe asks why he didn't kill him - he says that some people are too interesting to kill (sorry if I didn't get the quote quite right - I finished this some time ago). Over the years this vampire feeds information to Abe about "bad" vampires in the area so that Abe can go and kill them.

I must say that I did enjoy it.  With audiobooks I have discovered that if I don't like the narrator, then it is hard to get involved in the story line.  Obviously, this was a narrator (Scott Holst) that I liked.

~I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook from Hachette Audio in exchange for my review.~

 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Publisher/Publication Date: Hachette Audio, Mar 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60788-173-5
9 CDs - 10 hours

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one, but I don't think it's for me.

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