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Title:
The last American vampire
Author:
Grahame-Smith, Seth, author.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2015]

℗2015
Physical Description:
12 audio discs (14 hours.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In Reconstruction-era America, Henry 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.
General Note:
Compact discs.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781478932819

9781611138283
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Audiobook on CD

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In Reconstruction-era America, Henry 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.


Author Notes

Seth Grahame-Smith is an author and a film and television writer/producer. His books include How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Unholy Night, and The Last American Vampire. In addition to adapting the screenplay for his novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, he also wrote Tim Burton's film Dark Shadows.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Grahame-Smith's secret history, begun in Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (2010), continues with the story of Henry Sturges, the vampire who taught Lincoln to hunt. Styled as the results of compiled interviews with Henry, complete with first-person transcripts and photographs, this pseudo-historical adventure is bookended by presidential assassination, from Lincoln to JFK. However, its chronological scope is much wider, starting with Henry's birth as a vampire in Roanoke and following him in his work as a member of the Union, dedicated to equality of men and vampires. In that period, Henry helps Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle hunt Jack the Ripper; kills Rasputin with Tesla's teleforce weapon; flays Klansmen in the South; fails to kill Hitler; and so on. Grahame-Smith is less silly than he could be with such a madcap premise, and his presentation of history is thoroughly well researched. The serious tone is occasionally dry, notwithstanding Henry's frequent indulgence in gory ostentation and the singular novelty of learning, for example, about vampire Howard Hughes' plan to create a race of superhumans. This is a diverting read for fans of bloody mayhem and historical mash-ups.--Hutley, Krista Copyright 2015 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Grahame-Smith follows 2010's Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter with another often fun, occasionally frustrating secret history. Lincoln's companion Henry Sturges once lived in Roanoke, and was turned into a vampire after most of the colonists (including his pregnant wife) were slaughtered. Shortly after Lincoln's assassination, Sturges is drawn into political intrigue when a mysterious European vampire named Grander seems to declare war on the U.S. vampires. As Sturges investigates Grander over the years, he encounters celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic, including Arthur Conan Doyle, Teddy Roosevelt, and John D. Rockefeller. Grahame-Smith clearly has fun mixing vampire mythology and politics into some well-researched history, and readers will forgive the occasional overused trope or bit of excessive cinematic theatricality, as when Sturges blows smoke through the nostrils of a decapitated head. There are some nice twists-one spoiled by the previous book, unfortunately-and fans of supernatural fights and gory killings will find plenty to enjoy. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Grahame-Smith's sequel to his best-selling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter continues the story of vampire Henry Sturges. Driven by grief, Henry attempts unsuccessfully to bring his old friend Abraham Lincoln back to life with Henry's vampire blood. A few years pass, and then the organization of immortals known as the Union sends Henry on a mission back to England to find a shadowy and murderous vampire called A. Grander VIII. The illusive A. Grander leads Henry across Europe and America from 1888 through the 1960s, during which time Henry is surprised by the survival of vampire Abe, and they join forces once more. He also has violent encounters with Jack the Ripper and Rasputin. Verdict This colorful and historically detailed mashup of world history and vampire lore is great fun, keeping readers on the edge of their seats and wondering where the next chapter will take them. Grahame-Smith's fans, as well as anyone willing to try alternate history, will enjoy this sweeping adventure. [See Prepub Alert, 7/21/14.]-Kristen Stewart, Pearland Lib., Brazoria Cty. Lib. Syst., TX (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.