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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Wellington Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Laura Caxton Vampire Series Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781455197095
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Laura Caxton vowed never to face them again. The horror of what the vampires did is too close, the wounds too fresh. But when Jameson Arkeley, broken and barely recognizable, comes to her with an unfathomable, unholy discovery, her resolve crumbles.

Arkeley leads Caxton to a tomb in Gettysburg recently excavated by a local archaeology professor. While the town, with its legendary role in the Civil War’s worst battle, is no stranger to cemeteries, this one is remarkably, eerily different. In it lie 100 coffins—99 of them occupied by vampires, who, luckily, are missing their hearts. But one of the coffins is empty and smashed to pieces.

Who is the missing vampire? Does he have access to the 99 hearts that, if placed back in the bodies of their owners, could reanimate an entire bloodthirsty army? How did the vampires end up there, undisturbed and undiscovered for 150 years? The answer lies in Civil War documents that contain sinister secrets about the newly found coffins—secrets that Laura Caxton is about to uncover as she is thrown into a deadly, gruesome mission of saving an entire town from a mass invasion of the undead.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wellington keeps the pace brisk, alternating action-packed chapters set in the present with chapters cast credibly in the form of extracts from period journals, letters and dispatches that gradually reveal the origin and intent of the vampire regiment and its enigmatic leader, Alva Griest. The taut narrative never slackens, providing thrilling entertainment for readers who like their horror raw and bloody.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Awesomely scary. I couldn’t put it down because I was afraid to close my eyes!”

    Amazon customer review

  • “Great to see a book that has creepy vampires. It makes a good change from the glut of sexy vamp books out there.”

    Amazon customer review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/14/2014

    " My favorite of the series so far. The historical tie-in was fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 2/8/2014

    " Woo, never saw that coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/22/2014

    " continued the brilliant writing of his first vampire book. Definitely a unique spin on such a well trodden subject. He's at the top of my list of author's who I will automatically but whatever they write next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 1/8/2014

    " actually this book is hard to describe because I didn't read book 1 13 Bullets. but it is a good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 1/5/2014

    " i am such a pulp fiction slave. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Robles | 12/28/2013

    " A perfect sequel to 13 Bullets. Wellington is on my must read list. Still keeps the Vampires scary, and gives you a little more insight to the mythology of the Vampires in his world. As soon as I was done, I picked up the next two books in his Vampire series (which I believe are the last two) Looking forward to the werewolf one as well. I'm ready to buy tickets to the first of his novels that's turned into a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Friedrich Haas | 12/22/2013

    " I love the concept and the characters, a very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 12/21/2013

    " Really good read, but not for me after the second book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty | 12/16/2013

    " All vampire books are not pretty "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean-Luc | 12/13/2013

    " Not nearly as gory as 13 Bullets. Still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale | 12/1/2013

    " Very good installment in this series. Wellington merges two storylines together in a fairly typical fashion (alternating chapters) but does so smoothly and effectively. The slight twist at the end is very believable and piques my interest in upcoming installments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kira | 11/26/2013

    " Such a well written and scary book. The scenes and action play like a film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 11/24/2013

    " This is the second book in this series and it started off a bit slow but then picked up and the ending was great. Just think how scary it would be to fight off 1 vampire let alone 99. Not as graphic as first but still a great storyteller with much attention to detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett Botbyl | 11/10/2013

    " Yikes! I loved the first part of this trilogy. If you like your vampire stories unique, brutal and relentless...READ THIS NOW. But turn the lights down first. And make sure you're alone in the house. Better that way! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R.John | 11/5/2013

    " Civil War Regiment, created to beat back the Rebels at Gettysburg, return to destroy the tourist season. Caxton and Arkley duke it out. Mayhem, death, and some abject silliness ensues. Body count and violence suitable for any sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 9/25/2013

    " Scary and dark. Not one of those books where the hero knows exactly what to do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad T. | 8/12/2013

    " Great actions sequences, especially when 100 vampires attack the army and police on the Gettysburg battlefield. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikel | 6/28/2013

    " Not as expository as 13 Bullets but it made it a faster read. Where as Bullets felt like the movie, Coffins felt like the pilot episode of the tv series. Don't get me wrong it was good, it just felt a little empty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 3/8/2013

    " Great read but the first one was better. I can't wait for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brazen | 3/4/2013

    " I have to say, Wellington is a really creative guy. LOL! I had NO idea what he could mean by a "historical vampire tale" when I knew it was a continuation of the Laura Caxton story, which is set in 'present day'. NOW I know! He did a great job. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jess | 1/13/2013

    " I'm digging 99 Coffins more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 12/30/2012

    " This book was fantastic... until the end. I did not like the ending, but I wasnt fond of the ending for 13 bullets, either, so I think this is just one Mr. Wellington an I are never going to see eye to eye on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelson Mays | 8/20/2012

    " Another great Vampire detective novel. Very well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andre Higgins | 11/6/2011

    " Just slightly better than the first book (13 bullets) but not my cup of tea. These vampires fail to be scary and the story just drags. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Metagion | 9/26/2011

    " I really liked this book. The historical pages, I thought, were a nice touch. Great in the series, but I always hoped that Laura Caxton could be a little tougher, a little smarter, and a little more sure of herself. Otherwise, good read. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina (GrtNPwrfulOz) | 4/28/2011

    " An easy, fun read. The author's previous work 13 Bullets introduced the main characters and should probably be read prior to 99 Coffins as the storyline is frequently referenced. I enjoyed the creativity of Civil War vampires and the parallel storylines between past and present flowed well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 4/17/2011

    " This is a great book. His polt and story idea are amazing. Great work David Wellinton. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 3/8/2011

    " Much better than I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenn | 12/5/2010

    " I'm not a vampire fan but I liked this. Creepy, engrossing, and clever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad | 11/8/2010

    " Great actions sequences, especially when 100 vampires attack the army and police on the Gettysburg battlefield. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 10/28/2010

    " I really liked this book. Merging together the happenings @
    gettysburg with vampires is quite interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty | 6/12/2010

    " All vampire books are not pretty "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelson | 5/15/2010

    " Another great Vampire detective novel. Very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kira | 3/16/2010

    " Such a well written and scary book. The scenes and action play like a film. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NyxShadow | 2/15/2010

    " L'histoire de la Guerre de Secession m'a un peu perturbée...et ce n'est pas ce que j'ai le plus aimé. Mais on suit les aventures de Caxton et Arkeley "

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About the Author
Author David Wellington

David Wellington is the author of several novels. His zombie novels Monster Island, Monster Nation, and Monster Planet form a complete trilogy. He has also written a series of vampire novels including 13 Bullets, 99 Coffins, Vampire Zero, and 23 Hours, and in 2009 began his Werewolf series, starting with Frostbite and Overwinter. His novels have been featured in Rue Morgue, Fangoria, and the New York Times.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.