Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Seth Grahame-Smith


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ISBN-13: 9780606264501
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Pages: 433
Sales rank: 399,919
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)

About the Author

An American author, screenwriter, and film producer, Seth Grahame-Smith (b. 1976) is best known for his bestselling Jane Austen mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the related historical horror fantasy Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Both books have been adapted into feature films. He is also the author of the Big Book of Porn, The Spider-Man Handbook, Unholy Night, and other novels and screenplays. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Abraham Lincoln 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Ziaria on LibraryThing 22 days ago
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.(Hachette for review)
audiobookfans on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Story: Ok. The story was fun. I¿ll give it that. The beginning of the book was even pretty intense when the author is convinced that the journal chronicling Lincoln¿s exploits as a Vampire Hunter are legit. After that point I was a little let down. The entire concept just lost it¿s novelty for me.I think that I was expecting more of a tongue in cheek approach to the topic instead of the hardcore realistic alternate history that Grahame-Smith worked so hard to fabricate. Most of the novel was spent trying to convince the reader that this secret life of Abraham Lincoln might have been possible. Of course, the entire premise is a bit ridiculous. You could probably write just as convincing a novel titled ¿Abraham Lincoln ¿ Gunslinging Astrophysicist¿ but what is the point?Personally I think this would have been a better book if it didn¿t have to revolve around Lincoln¿s life. This could have been a pretty respectable civil war era vampire novel if more time was spent developing the vampire characters. Possibly creating a few central vampires that plague Lincoln his entire life and maybe create a new character to portray the actual vampire hunter. Of course this approach might have been a little harder to market.My biggest complaint about the book is that we never return to the present to find out what happens to the author. Was the vampire trying to recruit the author to become a vampire hunter or was he simply commissioning him to compile Lincoln¿s biography? Why give the author the journal now? The expectation of receiving answers to these questions is what carried me through the last third of the book.Audio Production: Occasionally I run across an audiobook that I realize I never would have been able to finish if it was a hard copy. In those cases it is usually only the performance of the narrator that keeps me hanging in there until the end. This is one of those books. I would gladly listen to another book narrated by Scott Holst.Overall: I wasn¿t impressed but I can understand why some people might enjoy this type of book. At times it can be fun and believe it or not you might actually learn something while reading this book. If you are a big fan of Abraham Lincoln you will probably be upset with the way vampires are portrayed as the main motivating factor for basically everything Lincoln did to end slavery. It¿s campy and cheesy.. but if that¿s your thing then go for it.
fmweiler on LibraryThing 22 days ago
This is a fascinating book written from the stand point of a long lost journal of Abraham Lincoln. I love the way the Author takes true historical facts and ties them together with an intriguing fictional story of Abraham Lincoln as a Vampire slayer. As a history buff I truly appreciate how difficult this must have been for the Author to stick to the historical facts of Lincolns life while at the same time weaving in this fictional vampire story.
scrappy-do More than 1 year ago
This book made learning history fun.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and hated it to end. If you think you wouldn't like it because it involves vampires - wrong. This book is nothing like the latest vampire craze. Truly a great story.
Jennmarie68 More than 1 year ago
This story was very interesting. I liked the way Grahame-Smith took real events and tweaked them, leaving them as historical fact just adding a different side to them. I think that was the most appealing part of this story. I liked thinking of these historical facts in a new way. I could almost imagine that was the truth. The writing was a bit humorous at times, and given what was going on in the story the slight humor was able to lighten the mood of what would have been a very dark novel. I for one liked the humor. The characters, both fictional and real, were well developed. While there are characters that we are already familiar with Grahame-Smith was able to add a new dimension to them that lent itself very well to the story. The fictional characters were also a great addition to the story, again tweaking history to make it so interesting. While this one was a bit gory it wasn't so gory that it made it difficult to read (or listen to). There were a few scenes that did make me cringe. My only complaint was the narrator was a bit dry in my opinion. I've never listened to an audio book before, so I don't know if all audio books are like this, or if I just happened upon a fluke. When I'm reading a book I have a whole cast of characters in my head and they each have a different voice and attitude, and that was kind of what I was expecting, to an extent. So this criticism may just well be due to my lack of comfort with an audio book. Other than that I really liked this one. After I read Pride and Prejudice I plan on picking up Grahame-Smith's other novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
booklifter More than 1 year ago
Grahame-Smith did his homework for this book. The historical context is very accurate and the incorporation of historical figures very well done. I am constantly amazed at the creativity of writers in coming up with and then developing book ideas that on the surface would seem absurd and doomed to fail. I mean Abraham Lincoln hunting vampires!! The audio production was excellent. I can't wait to see the movie when it comes out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago