• Blood Brothers

  • Necroscope, Book 6
  • By: Brian Lumley
  • Narrated by: Michael Troughton
  • Length: 23 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (157 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The vampires have been vanquished! Harry Keogh and the armies of the dead have destroyed the evil that once plagued the world. Nathan and Nestor, secret twin sons of the Necroscope and a proud gypsy woman, were children when their father, his humanity poisoned by his fearsome struggles, sacrificed himself to save mankind.

Yet there are vampires still, vampires crueler and stranger than any the Necroscope had faced.

When these new, merciless killers swoop out of the sky, Nathan and Nestor are men - but they have few of Harry Keogh's miraculous powers.

Torn from each other by battle, the sons of the Necroscope journey across the vampire world, exploring its mysteries, each seeking the powerful, terrible vampires, his missing brother...and the woman they both love!

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

©1992 Brian Lumley (P)2020 David N. Wilson

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Excellent series

Necroscope, Book 6 Blood brothers was great cant wait for book 7 The Last Aerie Cant get enough of this series

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Been waiting for this!

I've been waiting for audiobooks of the Vampire World trilogy. Lumley's rich and vibrant prose is a joy to read and pure poetry to listen to. The performer wasn't the best in my opinion, but serviceable, and the material makes up for it. Please, make and release the next two!

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"Visual" Feast

This being the first Necroscope that takes place (almost?) entirely in the world beyond the gate (Starside/Sunside); Mr. Lumley is
put through his writing paces! His rich descriptions of the stark, horrid, fascinating world and the Wamphyri aeries are outstanding here. He creates unique, terrifying new Lords; but each has a varying amount of humanity that helps them from becoming boring, robotic vampires.

I haven't listened to the entire audio version yet, as it was just released yesterday, but I remember the print copy vividly. It is one of the best books in the series. I rank it close behind my favorite, Book 3: The Source.

I highly recommend this book, but I would NOT make it the first book that you read in the Necroscope epic. Lumley does a commendable job of bringing readers up to speed, but his storyline summaries aren't a proper substitute for reading the series from the beginning.

Can't wait for Audible to upload the next book in the series!

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So much happening

Easily, one of the best in the series. So much is happening. Great launch point for the side trilogy.

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What is this? Not even close to Necroscope..

I’ve arrived to chapter 4 only because previous necroscope books were fabulous, I’m a great fan of Harry Keogh. This book so far has not even a glimpse of that great story... what’s going on. What I particularly do not understand are all these high ratings.

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Not His Best

I have really liked this series, but this one doesn't match up with the others. It feels like a lot of un-related parts put together to take up space. I didn't find most of the characters that interesting and the plot just meandered.

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Just gets better and better

This series is a go- to for me, over and again. The build up of suspense and the unfolding of story line... gets me every time. Great read!

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pass

love the series but cant stand the narrator. sucks wanted to binge this at work.

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finally

starting this series late 80's or early 90's back in the Navy. I now have all 7 books. can't wait to finish it. this book is awesome. I highly recommend the Necroscoe series. definitely "r" rated.

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a great series

always a great author who tells a convincing story good pacing and plot points. a great tale from a great mind

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  • Mr D Jones
  • 07-28-20

Keep them coming

I really like this series and can't wait for the rest to be made available.

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  • Rob_C-T_Tipton
  • 06-14-22

Another Great Audiobook in The Necroscope Series

As with Brian Lumley’s previous audiobooks, in the Necroscope series, I’ve really enjoyed the story.

However, once again Michael Troughton’s narration lets the audiobook down. To his credit he seems to have improved slightly since his narration in Necroscope 5. (That or I’m getting used to it).

But I still find the accents and voices he uses, for some of the characters, really annoying.

The other negative point is I really don’t like the sound effects used for dead-speak. It makes hearing what is being said very difficult to understand.

Having said all that, I will persevere with the other audiobooks in the series, as I’m hooked on the excellent stories Brian Lumley writes. Plus, he’s left this story open ended, so I need to find out what happens next.

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  • Craigie
  • 04-07-22

The Awesome Horror Continues...

As with the previous five titles in the series I enjoyed this audio book version immensely.
Not for the squeamish these, no! No glittery loving vampires here, Buffy would run a mile and Angelus seem a fluffy kitten in comparison to the Wamfyrie.
Yes this is an awesome tale.
However, I'm not saying the narration is bad but definitely not the correct man for the job. sadly he portraits the most evil vampires like grampa or Santa, his voice acting is just soo off it breaks immersion and it's a real shame.
If you can get past the narration you're in for a real treat with book 6 of the incredible Necroscope series.
I would advise any considering purchasing this one who hasn't read the previous books to go and read/listen to those gems first.
Keep some garlic close by, just in case and enjoy!!

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  • Goatboylee
  • 03-16-22

A low point unfortunately

Completely wrong choice of narrator and a poor narrative by the standard of the series.
The frightening and powerful vampire lords are voiced like a band of mischievous gnomes. Plus some terrible audio effects.

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  • Rambo
  • 11-12-21

yet another great story from Brian Lumley

First in a trilogy continuing the necroscope. not harry this time. but his son continues in his footsteps. it's great to know the correct pronunciation of names and places.

This trilogy is in my opinion even better than the original series of books.

I have 2 complaints though. the necroscope series and vampire world series seem to be heavily edited. parts I clearly remember are left out. second complaint is one of the sound effects of the character eygor kill glance. his voice is echoed and gutters. which in my experience anyway, made the spoken lines very hard to understand. other than those 2 points. a great storyline to read or listen to.

I would recommend doing both. Read and listen.

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  • Rovil Pagan
  • 11-01-21

Good but difficult sound effects

If you have read the other books to get to here you will like the story. I found the sound effects to distinguish Dead Speak difficult to understand however.

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  • Michael
  • 07-31-20

Next one please!

Id forgotten how good this one was, I've got about 6 hours left and I don't want it to end. Please hurry up with the next volume!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-30-21

Amazing story, frustratingly narrated

Troughton was better in this 3rd book than in his first, but still not as good as Joshua Saxon. The story is amazing and so well written. Brian Lumley is the greatest.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-20

Great performance

Tha book I read 20 years ago, and loved it then. But this performance is outstanding.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-15-20

Tenacity always wins!

Best vampire books ever written. Lumley massive master work. I have bought many people hard copies over the years.