Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
by Seth Grahame-Smith
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (March 2, 2010)
(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.