Necroscope II: Vamphyri!

Necroscope Series, Book 2
Narrated by: James Langton
Series: Necroscope, Book 2
Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
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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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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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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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Fun book, Great Narration

I read this book decades ago, and it is still fun. James Langton does a great job, he keeps you keened into every word Brian Lumley wrote.

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my favorite series by far<br />

perfection, I hope he does all of Lumleys books..enjoyed every single word he read outloud

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great story and narration

a good audiobook is only as good as the narrator. this is a great series and I hope all the necroscope books are made into audiobooks. the narrator can do many voices and is excellent at sounding like a very creepy old rickety evil vampire

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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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coolest Vampires

This is the second in the series and a perfect follow up to Necroscope. I am so thrilled to have found this series. It is a truly unique spin on Vampire lore. I highly recommend this series to everyone I talk stories with.

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A good continuation

Always good to listen to this series, Narrator does a good job in differentiating voices, and it is always good to re-visit the series.

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This book has a good payoff, so be patient.

It starts of awkward and slow, while connecting to the previous book in a complicated manner. It has a gradual improvement with a strange amount of politics behind the scenes and E-Spy world building to connect the stories and explain the ending of the previous Novel in a way to expand as well as continue the story.

The part that challenges patience is that it's a bridging Novel. Like many episode 2's, you'll get mixed reviews and mixed feelings. This is the book that truly introduces the Brian Lumley vampire in a way that feels like Bram Stoker's Dracula Pt. 2.

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Lumley is a master storyteller!

The Necroscope series is the only Vampire series worth serious consideration. It's mythologically innovative, makes excellent use of nonfictional source material and philosophy, and manages to suspend disbelief, through even its most fantastic moments. I cannot recommend this series more highly.

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  • David Patrick Bell
  • 04-21-20

read it. heard it

loved it when I read it. and I had to wait for next book. and lov even better on audio 👍

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  • ter byrne
  • 06-07-19

Great to revisit a Classic<br />

Read these years ago and now I get to listen to them again




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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-28-19

just as good second time around

first read this series of books around the time they first came out (late 80s?) loved them then. so it was a no brainer getting them when they became available on audible. reading books for a second time can lead to disappointment but I'm happy to say that's not the case here: good narration has helped

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  • jamsie-boy-70
  • 09-22-18

What an amazing audiobook!

I think the Necroscope series of books are a bit like Marmite -Some people love it, others hate it. I love them! Brian fuses together vampires and espionage (emphasis on the ESP) and it feels a bit like mixing oil & water at times, however, Brian has the most amazing vampire creations of all time, please move over anybody else that has ever written vampire books! This book and beyond is definitely worth a read just for the vampires. So if you are a fan of horror - go for it!
The Tibor/Faethor Ferenczy substory within this book is absolute class!

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  • Greg
  • 08-14-18

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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  • Craigie
  • 08-11-18

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.