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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,487 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Farnsworth Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nathaniel Cade Series Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781101154977
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In 1867, two men went missing on a whaling vessel out of Boston Harbor. According to published reports, the ship’s captain found another sailor standing over their corpses, drinking their blood. Tried for murder, the sailor was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson and died in an asylum for the criminally insane.

At least, that’s the cover story. In fact, nineteen-year-old sailor Nathaniel Cade was turned into a vampire. His life was only spared to defend the United States against other “unnatural” threats. Bound in a blood oath by voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, Cade has spent over 140 years in service to the president. He is the ultimate secret agent—battling nightmares before they can break into the daylight world of the American dream.

Zach Barrows is an ambitious twenty-six-year-old White House staffer when his career takes an unexpected turn: he’s assigned to be Cade’s new handler and presidential liaison. Before Zach can get over the shock, he and Cade are sent to investigate a cargo shipment filled with the severed limbs of US soldiers. Zach learns that the world is far stranger—and far more dangerous—than he ever imagined. Their mission reveals the truth about the real Dr. Frankenstein, a shadowy conspiracy within the government, and a plot to attack the US with a gruesome biological weapon: an army of undying, unstoppable killers.

Incredibly clever and compulsively readable, this political thriller is packed with enough action to out-Bourne Jason Bourne.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/31/2014

    " eeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! so.creepy. so very, very creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/26/2014

    " Loved this book. Be warned, there is some language. This book imagines that a vampire serves the office of the president of the USA. While the story is fine, my favorite bits were the beginning of each chapter that either 1) explain parts of hidden US history that the vampire was involved with (ever wonder what's on the missing minutes of the Nixon Watergate tapes?) or 2) gives us parts of an gov't book about the president's vampire including the various tests done on him and how the real thing measures up to various myths. A very creative and engaging book, a vampire book with a monster designed as an apex predator, not a romanticized & softened version of vampires. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/22/2014

    " I am loving this book. I was a history geek growing up and love when genres blend. The history novel, mixed with a spy novel with a dash of Angel has got me into this book. I am about 29 percent done and I can't wait to get to the end and start reading the next novel. Finished this book and going to download the President's Vampire soon. I think this book would be awesome as a comic book. I think it would fit nicely with Dark Horses horror books like the Goon, BPRD and Hellboy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli Sprowls | 1/18/2014

    " I liked this one more than i thought I would at the beginning. The characters draw you in, and it goes cooly supernatural in a nice suspense novel. Plus, who can argue when zombies and Frankenstein get added to a vampire story? Not me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/15/2014

    " What a great book! Action, adventure, zombies, and vampires... what more could you ask for?!? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 1/6/2014

    " Excellent...face paced...fun facts "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry Hyson | 1/4/2014

    " Interesting mix of horror/vampire and political thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teechbiz | 11/22/2013

    " This political thriller has it all. suspense, action, and a story line that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn O'Brien | 11/13/2013

    " I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into with this one, but I found that I liked it. As long as you are willing to put all reality aside and roll your eyes at some of the situations. It would be a fun read leading up to Halloween. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 3/12/2013

    " This is another one of those books with a great concept that you think will disappoint you, but Farnsworth delivers. His presidential vampire is suitably creepy, and I enjoyed the payoff of this novel immensely. Looking forward to reading the rest of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 11/6/2012

    " Loved Kade. "Humans are our food. Do you want to have sex with cattle?" Laugh out loud funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 5/31/2012

    " very good cute fresh enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryoko | 5/5/2012

    " Bronson Pinchot really makes this book work. I probably wouldn't have gotten through the first chapter without his wonderful narration. The cliches would have stopped me. Fortunately, I lived to see two of my favorite things in one book: vampires and mad scientists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rj Thompson | 2/18/2012

    " Great book not to big on vampires anymore but this was a well written book, and it brings vampires back to the way they should act and talk. I stumbled upon it my mistake and I'm glad I did. Now I need the rest of the books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 6/29/2011

    " a different twist on the vampire genre, I enjoyed listening to the audio book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristy | 6/28/2011

    " Surprisingly fun (as they say) summer read. A nice blend of supernatural and political thriller. A natural book-to-movie vehicle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 6/27/2011

    " An interesting concept with a slightly different take on urban fantasy. The characters have potential and it will be interesting to see how the series develops. An entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 6/26/2011

    " Interesting premise. Vampire who protects the president(s). Terrorists, mad scientists, zombies. Not my cup of tea. Very intense and gory. Good story though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 6/23/2011

    " Silly, but fast reading, interesting twist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Contrarius | 6/20/2011

    " I gave up about half way through this one. Stereotypical and caricaturish characters abound, plus poor plotting. Just not worth it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 6/16/2011

    " A fast paced action horror novel. I couldn't put it down. It had plenty of twists and turns in the plot. Can't wait to read "The President's Vampire." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 6/12/2011

    " I discovered Christopher at the LA Festival of Books this year and was intrigued with the prospect of a Vampire in the service of the President!! I loved Cade, Zack and Tania!!
    Bought the President's Vampire, too!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juan | 6/8/2011

    " This is one of the best thrillers I've ever read, and masterfully mixes politics and horror sub genres in a way I've never seen before. My best recommendation to this one and THE PRESIDENT'S VAMPIRE. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Farnsworth

Christopher Farnsworth is a screenwriter and has now written the first three novels in the President’s Vampire series. He has worked as a staff writer, columnist, and investigative reporter, and his work has appeared in the New York Post, New Republic, and Washington Monthly. He has sold his first script, The Academy, to the MGM studio.

About the Narrator

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award–winning narrator and Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother’s knee in the all-important areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.