Review of ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
by Seth Grahame-Smith
Audio CD
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (March 2, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 160788173X
ISBN-13: 978-1607881735

(4 stars out of 5)

As most of you already know, I am a sucker for vampires. Get it ? Sucker …Vampires, ahem!  Well with that in mind I was happy to listen to the audio book of  “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” published by Hachette. Lincoln … hatchet, ahem.

A young writer, Seth Grahame-Smith, has given up on his dream of writing and has returned to a life as a cashier in a small town. There he meets a mysterious vampire who loans him 10 leather-bound volumes written by Abraham Lincoln. The vampire’s request is a simple one, write a manuscript.

Graham-Smith weaves a tale of the secret vampire slaying life of our sixteenth President. He begins with Lincolns early life as a boy and covers some of the people who shaped Lincoln’s life.  Later we see an axe wielding Lincoln struggle against the supernatural after his Mother’s death by vampires.

I was a little disappointed by the reader Scott Holst. I think that an over-the-top book should have received an equally over-the-top read. Alas, no.

Another disappointing feature is the PDF on the last disk. I had hoped to read along with the audio; however, the PDF is only pictures.

All in all, I really enjoyed the audio book.

I give it 4 vampire heads out of 5.

Received this audio book courtesy of Hachette, for review purposes.