• Blood Kin

  • By: Ronald Kelly
  • Narrated by: Gary Noon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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By: Ronald Kelly
Narrated by: Gary Noon
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Unholy revival!

Josiah Craven had been all but forgotten for nearly a hundred years.

To his descendants, he was nothing more than an imposing image in an old tintype photograph and the subject of stories told in hushed tones before the fireplace at night. A traveling mountain preacher who had returned from his wanderings and died under mysterious circumstances - buried in an unmarked grave with a wooden stake through his heart. Dudley Craven had heard the tales, but never believed them...until his plow unearthed an ancient coffin in the center of a lonesome mountain pasture.

Now Josiah is back, and his true nature has been revealed. Hungering for the blood and obedience of his kin, he roams the Appalachian Mountains with only one purpose in mind...to initiate his family into a dark church of the damned.

Only a trio of unlikely foes summon the courage to bring Josiah’s ungodly mission to an end. An alcoholic carpenter who will do anything to save his wife and children, a timid preacher’s wife with a love of horror literature and film and the knowledge to defeat the undead, and a moonshine-making mountain man who once encountered a similar evil in the dark tunnels beneath the jungles of Vietnam.

Together, they will ascend the peak of Craven’s Mountain to do battle with Josiah Craven and his congregation of the living dead!

©2015 Ronald Kelly (P)2021 David N. Wilson

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Vampires abound

I really enjoyed learning about the Craven family of the undead. Really liked the added chapters at the end of the book. It definitely gave me an understanding of how it all started. Great read.

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Effective Southern Gothic vampire story

I enjoyed this story. ‘Blood Kin’ is a well-written vampire story that fans of the genre will get a kick out of. Josiah Craven stands out as fun and sinister villain. Also included is a bonus story that serves as a prequel.

Gary Noon is a solid narrator with the right amount of twang the story requires.

I would also recommend ‘Fear’ by this author.

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Great story!

This is a great story with lots of unexpected happenings. Great spooky read!! I received a free copy and left my honest review

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90's Horror, man. 90's horror!

90's Horror, man. 90's horror!

I like Ronald Kelly's writing style. He has an easy flow to his narrative and always keeps the plot moving.

A very entertaining read.

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  • Wayne Pickrell
  • 10-27-22

Ronald Kelly's answer to Salem's Lot.

I love Stephen King's Salem's Lot. Never found a small town vampire horror to match it. Now I have, in Ronald Kelly's Blood Kin.

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  • Neville Townsend
  • 08-30-22

Vampire

A solid vampire novel. Full of menace and real vampires not the modern loved up nonsense. Good pacing and characters would recommend this. The narrator Gary Noon carries this story well.
I received this audiobook from Free Audiobook Codes for a review.