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From renowned master of lovecraft-style horror Brian Lumley, comes Necrosope II: Vamphyri!, the second audiobook in the Necroscope® series. 

Not the end of life, Harry Keogh discovered - and not the end of his battle against the terrible evil of vampires. In a secluded English village, Yulian Bodescu plots his takeover of the world. Imbued with a vampire's powers before his birth, Bodescu rules men's minds and bodies with supernatural ease. He is secretly creating an army of vampiric monsters, things that once were men but were now walking masses of destructive hunger!  

Harry Keogh, Necroscope, thought that the war with the vampires had ended with the destruction of Boris Dragasani - and of Harry's body! But the man who talks to the dead lives on, more powerful than ever, able to transport himself instantly to any spot on the globe and to speak mind-to-mind with both the living and the dead.  

Are Harry's new powers enough to defeat Yulian Bodescu and his legion of monsters - or will the vampire army overrun the living Earth?

©1988 Brian Lumley (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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A long overdue classic, beautifully performed!

Since I found the first Necroscope Audiobook on A Well Known Online Video Platform a few years ago I've been wondering why nobody has done any more. The Titus Crow books are all available in audiobook form, as are the Psychomech series. But for the longest time it seemed as if Lumley's seminal vampire series was going to have a massive audiobook gap between episodes 1 and 17.

So when I saw Book II pop up and Book III become available as a pre-order I was apprehensive. James Lengton's interpretation of the characters had become inextricably woven into the story for me and without him it would be much like pressing a giant reset button.

But to my joy - The Man himself is back and is on the same superb form as before. Langton's character performances are varied and subtle. His vampires hiss and growl with fiendish delight. His accents (various regional English as well as Russian, Scottish and more) are immaculately delivered in a way that never once pulls you out of the story.

The story itself is a logical extension of Lumley's unique combination of parasitical lovecraftian vampires and psychic spies, but this time the plague spreads to the rural heartland of england and the crew must take swift action to prevent a new plague spreading through the country.

Essentially, if you liked the first book either as an audiobook or in written form - you will like this one too. I heartily recommend it.

If you enjoy these and want another series to get your teeth into (no pun intended) I also recommend Lumley's series of Titus Crow books which expand of HP Lovecraft's cosmic horror pantheon.

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Delightfully Wholesome Lustful Horror!

As with all of Lumley's works I've had the pleasure of reading I was gripped from the first chapter. Necroscope: Vamphyri continues where book one left us in the wake of the aftermath where Harry Keogh and his deadly allies destroyed the Soviet E-branch and it's vampire master Dragostani.
We get the backstory of the old thing in the ground and his other prodigy whom has come of age back in England.
Great stuff but if considering make sure to pick up book one first.
Great narration from James Langton who does a fantastic job with his characters and their accents.

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  • George Bradshaw
  • 29-07-18

Fantasy Horror at its finest.

It has taken Audible 3 years to make the second book in this series available and finally my frustration is sated (for now). I loved this series of books when they were first published in the 1980s and revisiting them in the audio format, has been like meeting an old friend after years apart. As with all Brian Lumley stories, this one is well structured and all the characters are well fleshed out. As a result, you never know which characters are going to make it to the end of the page, let alone the book. The narration is very smooth and easy on the ears, with a variety of accents being utilized during the story telling.

I cannot recommend this series of books highly enough.

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  • Wendy Gibson
  • 02-08-18

A wonderful blast from the past!!!

I absolutely loved this book. I read the books 30 years ago and audible brought it back in grand fashion!!!

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  • Lyndenia
  • 28-07-18

Excellent

I have been waiting for these books. They r excellent. You can’t go wrong with them. Worth the credit.

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  • AMZH23
  • 14-09-18

Story just didn’t move along

I was kinda ok with the first one, but this one just didn’t do it for me. I like the overall story, but it just seems to take forever to get anywhere. Don’t think I’ll continue this series... which is sad for me. I’ve wanted to read it since I was a kid. Oh well

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  • C. Hensley
  • 13-09-18

I had forgotten how great these books are

I read the entire Necroscope series (except for the most recent releases obviously) of books maybe 10 years ago. loved them then, so when I saw it on audible it was a must have. I remember liking the first book better than this one when I read them, however upon rehearing them on here, I am finding I like this story a little more. The Yulian Bodescu storyline is much more rich in its telling as well as Thibor’s origin story of how he came to be, and how he became the old thing in the ground.

Now I see the third book “The Source“ is also set to release in a couple of weeks which was my favorite book of the entire series. Can’t wait!

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  • Brooks1024
  • 04-09-18

Keep the Necroscope books coming!!

3 years audible? I am glad to see audible finally recognized the demand for this series. But please don’t make us wait three more years for the rest of the books. I have already preordered book 3 that will be released on Sept 25.

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  • Jose Aragon
  • 28-08-18

loved it. smooth and interesting. enthralling.

i cant wait for part 3... all of them. adult vampires nothing cute about them.

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  • Jon Corbett
  • 21-08-18

When Will We Get The Next One

I read this book (and series) 25 years ago. I loved it then, and hearing it performed by James Langdon, even more now. I can only hope the next book will be released soon!

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  • Matt Ranlett
  • 20-08-18

Vampires are terrible, but Russian spies are worse

maybe it's a little bit of story fatigue after just finishing the first volume in this series via audible, but in this episode the bad guys really seem to be the Russians and not the vampires. Not that the vampires warrant terrible creatures.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-08-18

Masterpiece

I have always love the Necroscope series and to hear it come to life is outstanding. I never even knew how to pronounce certain names until now. Can't wait until more books about the Wamphyri are on Audible!