A Coven of Vampires

Narrated by: Joshua Saxon
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Coven of Vampires is a collection of 13 classic vampire tales:

  • "What Dark God?"
  • "Back Row"
  • "The Strange Years"
  • "The Kiss of the Lamia"
  • "Recognition"
  • "The Thief Immortal"
  • "Necros"
  • "The Thing From the Blasted Heath"
  • "Uzzi, Haggopian"
  • "The Picknickers"
  • "Zack Phalanx is Vlad the Impaler"
  • "The House of the Temple"
©2011 Brian Lumley (P)2019 David N. Wilson

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A collection of “vampire” stories that bring much more to the table

So as a teen I loved Brian Lumleys necroscope series...so when I saw coven of vampires a collection of short vampire stories I was thrilled about it and thought that I’d be taking a spin threw that universe I grew to live as a teen...boy was I wrong lol! However that is a GOOD thing. these were not the tales of the vampires from the necroscope universe. These were tales from the dark recesses of Lumleys mind. They are tales that are anything but traditional which is what I love about Lumleys stories in general. The influence of Lovecraft is strong in many of these tales and you will find things in here that will stir the hairs up on the back of your neck and cause you to think twice about getting in the water. The tales in here will deliver on the concept of vampire in the literal and the concept of the vampire as only Lumley could construe it. Sit back listen and enjoy the tingle in your spine. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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Great collection

A great mix of vampire themed fiction The stories range from standard blood suckers to your plant and aquatic variety Joshua is very skilled at multiple accents and his narration fit this perfectly A creative take on a classic creature highly recommended I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Not Necroscope / Harry Keogh Stories

These are not your Lumley Necroscope vampire stories. That being said, these are a widely varied collection of vampire stories, all well done and entertaining. Dive in, they don't suck! Joshua Saxon does an excellent job of narration. I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Incredible narration

JOSHUA SAXON preforms BRIAN LUMLEY'S work ((FLAWLESSLY)) He range is vast...and hypnotic. Mr. Saxon truly is the VOICE of Lumley. BRAVO!

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The Undead

from one of my favorite authors of all times comes a wonderful collection of stories with a recurring theme. Joshua's addiction and vocal exercises are wonderful to listen to for hours on end. the story is presented here are worth reading or listening to over and over and over as Joshua's vocal abilities fit seamlessly into the realm of Master Lumley's works

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A Coven of Vampires

This is a wonderful collection of horror stories that all revolve around vampires and things that are vampire like. Each story is well written and includes strong characters and plots. I found myself quickly engrossed in each story right from the start of each one. If you enjoy tales on the creepy side with substance than this is a book for you. Narrator Joshua Saxon does a great job of giving these stories life. He keeps the narrative flowing at a good pace and each of the characters are given a voice that works for them. I am a fan of Brian Lumley and am now a fan of Joshua Saxon. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great collection of short vampire stories!

I've read two of Brian Lumley's Necroscope novels, and I think he's a better short story writer than novelist. This collection of short vampire stories take on very different interpretations of the vampire myth. Some are modern twists on the classic Gothic tropes while others fall more in the Lovecraftian vein, such as those found in Lumley's Necroscope series. Overall, I enjoyed this collection quite a lot, and the audiobook narrator's performance is fantastic! Highly recommended.

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Honest Review in Exchange for Promotional Copy

5 out 5 stars overall. I've been interested in checking books by Brain Lumley. This was my first introduction to his writings, it was an anthology of short stories, I was not disappointed. Felt like old school story telling, gothic and Bram Stoker like. A good assortment of vampiric short stories. Not all vampiric creatures are humanoid. Last story touches on the Cthulhu mythos. Definitely look forward to diving into more of Brain Lumley's works. The narrator also did excellent narrating the various stories and characters. "I received this free promotional review copy audiobook and have voluntarily left this unbiased review."

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Creatively spun tales

The thing that I like best about this authors vampire tales is that they go against the grain pulling deep from many different varieties of folklore and the authors own imagination. This collection is not your classic vampire collection with drab and overused beautiful bloodsuckers. Lumley's vampires are terrifying, gory, and not at all sparkly. These are the creatures of old tales that make even grown up's lay awake at night. This book has been carefully crafted with attention to the weirdest details, hauntingly narrated in a package that hits hard and fast. I was offered this book in exchange for an honest review. It was well worth the time,

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Excellent

Creepy and full of interesting characters. Each story completely different and not just vampires but other nightmarish creatures.

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  • MR J LAMBERT
  • 08-11-20

One of Lumley's Best Short Story Collections

Wow! I'm a big fan of Brian Lumley, so I know how good he can be. I've read nearly all of his novels and short story collections and this definitely has to be up there with the best of his work. There are a wide range of stories featuring many different types of vampires, not just the classic interpretation we've all seen many times before. I enjoyed every tale, with Uzzi and Kiss of the Lamia (featuring Lumley's epic barbarian character Tarra Khash) being my favourites. Joshua Saxon's narration is faultless throughout. It's impressive how he manages to alter his tone to fit the requirements of the varied stories. Some are dark and menacing, while others are less formal with a lighter feel. The use of vocal effects for two evil characters in two of the tales is also extremely effective. This is a great place to start for someone who wants to check out Lumley for the first time. If I could give it six stars I would. Excellent!

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  • Helen
  • 04-15-20

Amazing

Enjoyed this audio book very much Hopefully they will be more books Must read on your list

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  • Mia Harper
  • 01-27-20

Vampire Anthology

Vampires stories, but Brian Lumley style so you know they won't sparkle! His style is more Cthulu than the usual typical vampire trope, so read on for a selection of dark and twisted tales!

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 07-02-19

More Lumley on Audible please

This is another excellent Lumley short collection, I think this is the third, but it's a good one and Josua Saxon is a great narrator for this collection, almost perfect throughout. I'd recommend this to all Lumley fans, although be aware that does not mean ''Necroscope'' fans, I mean real Lumley fans. I particularly enjoyed ''The Strange Years''' as it reflects perfectly the way I often feel how Gaia might respond to the human blight. "The Kiss of the Lamia", "The Thief Immortal", "Uzzi, Haggopian" and "The Picknickers" were also marvellous. There were only two that I did not care for at all and one of them, sadly, was the very first "What Dark God?", I did not feel that it was the best start to the book, but I did feel that "The House of the Temple" was a good ending. Which will be your favourites? This is a good mix of stories, none of which are about Vampires as you might expect them, so be warned there, this is more Cthulhu Mythos than Vampire Lestat (and there are very definitely no sparkly vampires here). I was lucky enough to receive my copy free of charge and am delighted to leave this unbiased and honest review (I admit though, to having been a Brian Lumley fan for decades).