Wednesday, May 12, 2010

GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW OF THE AUDIO BOOK ABRAHAM LINCOLN- VAMPIRE HUNTER BY S. GRAHAME-SMITH

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterWhat do you really know about Abraham Lincoln? In the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith takes us on a journey into the life of the 16th president, the Civil War and of course vampires. The story opens up in the little town of Rhinebeck NY where the author is taking a break from writing and working in a five and dime shop. He meets an unusual character, Henry, who is very strange, quiet and always wearing sunglasses. Henry leaves a package with a note on the front desk. He walks out of the store telling Seth to read the note first. Seth is fascinated with the package and goes into the basement, reads the note, opens the package and then something strange occurs. I do not want to spoil the book for you so I will never tell. Inside the package were ten leather-bound books. On the first page of the first book was written "This is the journal of Abraham Lincoln." Then the adventure begins.


Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."


"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.


Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.


When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.


My Thoughts-

I really enjoyed the audio book. Although the cover was creepy, I just wanted to learn more about "Honest Abe." I have always been fascinated with vampires and the author did a great job depicting them. They are not your typical vampire but gruesome and brutal. The narrator Scott Holst did a fantastic job reading the book. Sometimes I felt that I was right there next to Abe and watching the whole scene. The author was able to combine history with horror and I really enjoyed the photos.  So do you want to win a copy of this great audio book enter my contest.





CONTEST-

Thanks to the folks at Hachette Book Group I can giveaway 3 copies of the Audio Book-

US or Canada only.
No Po Boxes.
Prize will be sent by the publisher.

ALL ENTRIES IN ONE COMMENT PLEASE AND LEAVE AN EMAIL.

+1 entry for a comment
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      Win a copy of A. Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Audio Book) #Giveaway from @ginger_high Enter here http://ow.ly/1KmOw Ends May 27th
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Contest ends May 27th at 12MN Eastern

CymLowell


Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the Audio Book by the Hachette Book Group for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.

16 comments:

  1. I have seen this and wanted to check it out!
    Jadenrilei@hotmail.com

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  2. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(d0t)com

    Interesting!

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  3. I would love to have this audiobook to listen to.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  4. Thanks for linking to the party!

    -CYM

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  5. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/cymlowell/status/14732163405

    -CYM

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  6. This sounds great. Please sign me up.

    bookventuresbookclub AT gmail DOT com

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  7. I'll give this book a shot on a dark and stormy night!

    Jennifer Perry
    http://madameperryssalon.blogspot.com

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  8. No need to enter me as I am listening to this one now. I found your review from the Review Party. I am almost done with the book but I really thought this was going to be more of a humorous book, and it's actually quite serious. Thanks for the review!

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  9. holler! this looks awesome.

    serendipity87958 (at) gmail.com

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  10. follow you on twitter - debijot

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  11. +1 entry for a comment thanks for the chance
    +3 entry for Google follow
    +1 For following me on Facebook (mrstinareynolds)
    +1 entry for Twitter Follow @mrstinareynolds

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  12. The winners are
    Sarah
    Natasha
    Bookventures

    Thanks for reading

    Melissa

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Thanks for stopping by. I look forward in reading all of your great comments. Have a great day!

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