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Publisher's Summary

An instant classic, Brian Lumley's astonishing feat of imagination spawned a universe that Lumley has explored and expanded through more than a baker's dozen novels and novellas. Millions of copies of Necroscope and its successors are in print in a dozen languages throughout the world. Nominated for the British Fantasy Award, Necroscope has inspired everything from comic books and graphic novels to sculptures and soundtracks. This new edition of Necroscope uses the author's preferred text and includes a special introduction by Brian Lumley, telling how the Necroscope saga came to be.
Harry Keogh is the man who can talk to the dead, the man for whom every grave willingly gives up its secrets, the one man who knows how to travel effortlessly through time and space to destroy the vampires that threaten all of humanity.
©2009 Brian Lumley (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-08-16


Wow!!!, what did I just listen to? This book has vampires, but it is not just about vampires. It has the KGB, but it is not just about the KGB. It also has Espionage, witches, a necromancer, ESP, The Evil Eye, Far seeing, wizards, evolution, Boris and Natasha (no Moose and Squirrel) and it has a Zombie Army, but it is not about any one of these things. It is as if Dan Simmons, Simon R. Green and Jack Ketchum got together to write a book. Actually, copyrighted in 1986, this was before their times.

Unlike the other reviewers, I had never read Lumley before. I had seen his name at used book stores and wondered about him, but had never gotten around to reading him. It seems he has a sort of cult following of which my name can now be added. This is a very entertaining read. It is full of Pseudo Science, but it is not a comedy. It is a serious, scary read. It is a little long in the tooth, but stay with it. Chapter one will blow your socks off, than it slows down a bit, with a lot of remembering. At chapter eleven, the remembering is done and the action goes full force. Chapter one is gory and chapter 24 is pain filled. So, well written you will cringe. The amount of genre's contained in this read, is crazy. I have read other genre crossing novels, but most fell short. This is the first of a series and I hope Audible will pick up the rest of them.

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5 out of 5 stars
By John on 12-21-15

WAITED FOR YEARS!!!! Awsome horror series!

What did you love best about Necroscope?

The Lovecraftian vampire. These vampires don't glitter they are horrific, old and among us! If they really walked the earth I would live in a bunker.

What other book might you compare Necroscope to and why?

Really can't say. Brian Lumley's characters are unique. I have never read a series like it before or since.

What about James Langton’s performance did you like?

His English accent. Brian Lumley is English and the story, in part, takes place in England. The e-branch is in London. He does a great job of narrating.

Who was the most memorable character of Necroscope and why?

Harry. the reluctant hero.

Any additional comments?

I hope Audible records all of the Necroscope novels. it is the best series I have ever read. Period! Also, I am a real live person who enjoys good, engaging stories.

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