I don't know how much creative license was taken with this story since I'm not overly familiar with the story of Vlad's life. Vlad: The Last Confession is pretty much the story of how Vlad came to be Vlad the Impaler. In the beginning it recounts his time as a hostage with the Turks and you gain insight into why he hated them and where he got some of his brutality from. It encompasses more than that, but I did not listen beyond that. There are also perspectives from his best friend and the woman he loved. There were a couple of parts that I was glued to, but in the end I did not finish this book. I can see how others would really like it, but for me, I need to read (or in this case listen to)a character that I can actually like. I did start out feeling sympathetic for him as a boy in the situation he was in, but even though this book shows us why he became the man he was, I was still not able to like him because of the man he becomes. So not really my cup of tea, but an interesting read.