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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (75,266 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Seth Grahame-Smith Narrator: Scott Holst Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround the 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 the work of a vampire. When young Lincoln does discover the truth, he makes the following entry 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.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time—all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Grahame-Smith could be poised to become the Howard Zinn of vampire-related alterna-history.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “This book is a clever evocation that reveals ‘the truth’ about Honest Abe as uncovered in a hitherto unknown journal written by Lincoln himself.” 


  • “Grahame-Smith’s breezy narrative style makes this a quick and easy read guaranteed to tickle the funny bone.” 


  • “The book’s grotesque joviality should be fun for those looking for it.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Filled with dark humor and wit, the fast-reading narrative deftly and imaginatively interweaves true facts with gothic underpinnings and slash-‘em-up action.” 

    School Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie Matson-Daley | 2/18/2014

    " I will post thoughts tomorrow. But it was fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Della | 2/10/2014

    " The concept of the book sucked me in. The violence turned me off to it. I had to skip a lot. I wished that the ending had included to some reference to the beginning and brought everything full circle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rosemary | 2/1/2014

    " Presented a whole new angle. Made me want to go back and study history again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zippy | 1/31/2014

    " I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. I think there were enough historical references that it kept me interested. It made me want to read more about Lincoln and his contemporaries. It was a tad gory, but not enough to turn me off. "

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