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Abraham Lincoln : vampire hunter
Seth Grahame-Smith
Adult Fiction GRAHAME

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In Grahame-Smith's campy and bloody revisionist history, Abraham Lincoln's greatest accomplishment wasn't his rise to the presidency or the emancipation of millions of slaves: it was his heroic slaying of vampires far and wide. Lincoln is a man possessed, having lost his mother to a vampire and vowing early on to avenge her. As mindless and light fun as the story is, Scott Holst's narration is wrought with phony dialects, misdirected vocal shifts, and cliched interpretations of historical figures, the least of which is surely Lincoln himself. Holst's voice shifts from a solid pitch-perfect, steady-paced tone to a shticky and forced Midwestern drawl. A Grand Central hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 11). (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Grahame-Smith, author of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009), again plays it straight but strange in this reimagining of Abraham Lincoln as a vampire slayer hell-bent since a young age on avenging his beloved mother's vampire-related death. The book incorporates well-researched U.S. histor formance is effective in translating to audio this sometimes uneasy mix of history and horror that should nonetheless make for an entertaining listen for fans of vampire stories. [Includes a bonus interview with the author and a PDF of historical photographic documents; the Grand Central hc was recommended for purchase "only where requested," LJ 3/15/10.-Ed.]-B. Allison Gray, Goleta Branch, Santa Barbara P.L., CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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