The Last American Vampire

  • by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Seth Grahame-Smith returns with the follow-up to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - a sweeping, alternate history of 20th Century America as seen through the eyes of vampire Henry Sturges.
The Last American Vampire
In Reconstruction-era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln's shocking death. It will be an expansive journey that will first send him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack the Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Along the way, Henry goes on the road in a Kerouac-influenced trip as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire history through Russia's October Revolution, the First and Second World Wars, and the JFK assassination.
Expansive in scope and serious in execution, The Last American Vampire is sure to appeal to the passionate listeners who made Abraham
Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a runaway success.


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Werewolves, READ THIS! Not as good as Abe...

NO SPOILER... Let's get right to it. I saw this come across my email this morning and because I absolutely loved Abe, I was listening within minutes, HOWEVER, there isn't that special WOW factor in this novel like was found in Abe. Henry just isn't as interesting of a central character to pull off a sequel. Sure, there are items to look up on Wikipedia, but because the structure of "this is Henry's life story" there are rather boring visits to highlights in history. What makes Abe work is 1) the central character is an interesting and beloved real life person 2) there was a single purpose and significant mission to focus on 3) you are learning awesome things about vampires as you go along. In this book, Henry is completely made up and not significant in history, there is no life-or-death mission that MUST be accomplished and you already know all the cool stuff about the vampires. It would have been more exciting to have came across a new breed of vamps or some sci-fi twist to stay focused on vampires, heck... I would've taken werewolves... but alas... nothing. The narration was good and I listened comfortably at 1.5X speed, but I'm not sure I would spend a credit on it knowing what you know now... If any of my reviewed was helpful, click YES below. Later.
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- avoidthelloyd

A Good Sequel

Book one in this series was pretty much a novelty joke that surprisingly ended up working out to be tremendously entertaining. We are once again plunged into the twisted and tongue in cheek world of Henry, the first vampire with "Made in America" stamped on his fangs.

I agree with other reviewers that Abe was a much more focused book, in so far as it covered a very specific span of time. However, I don't see much rambling in this installment- the focus of the story is, well, Henry's story and his love affair with America. His story is completely dominated by America's story, and vise versa. As one reviewer incredibly aptly put it, it's Forrest Gump with Vampires.

Since it is focused on Henry and his life, it is necessarily covering a tremendous length of time, chronologically. If you walk into this book expect some serious treatment of, well, anything you're going to be disappointed. It's supposed to be epic and entertaining, filled with "oooooh, what if?" moments and alternative versions of history. I think Seth does a great job of this. Is Abe better? Yes, it is. But this one entertained me from start to finish and that's about all I can ask for in a listen. Hoping for a third book to finish out the potential story.

Worth a credit.
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- Charles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-13-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio