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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This is not Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

well obviously it is not Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, because the name is different. but I was hoping for a story that continued with the awesome portrayal that was previously created by the author, instead we got an origin story of Henry that leaves you hanging, not getting a conclusion like in ALVH. It was well written but I found it very lacking.... this is my personal opinion, and I will gladly purchase this authors next book. I am just warning you that this is not the same story.
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- mhonaker

Enjoyable but it has weakensses

As noted by other reviewers, this book seems less focused than his previous story of Abe and Henry. This time the protagonist is Henry. I enjoyed being back in the world of vampire hunters once more. While the story of Abe was focused and compact because it stayed within the normal lifetime of Lincoln, you are covering a 500 year timeframe with Henry. It is good in that there are a lot of interesting characters that can find their way into the story but it is bad in that they seem to flash into your imagination for a few moments and then disappear into history. Though I imagine that it gives a sense of what Henry was experiencing as his friends came and went.

The book helps to flesh out Henry's back story and gives us more insight into his character, which is a big plus. We are also introduced to several new characters for whom we are given some backstory. However, these characters develop in ways that are confusing and not really consistent with the backstory, if they develop at all.

The book left me with the feeling that it was meant to be a treatment for a television series. It was a collection of about a dozen episodes as we moved forward over the past 150 years. Each story could stand alone but was also part of the broader season story arc. If it is ever realized as a television series I would be a regular viewer. As a book, I found the structure a bit frustrating.

The narrator was excellent.
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- Richard D. Shewman

Book Details

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