• Defilers

  • Necroscope, Book 12
  • By: Brian Lumley
  • Narrated by: Joshua Saxon
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Packed with hideous nightmares, walking corpses, last-minute escapes, blood-sucking ghouls, and even true love, Necroscope: Defilers will more than satisfy any Brian Lumley fan!

Jake Cutter is reluctantly learning how to be a Necroscope - how to use the Mobius continuum to travel instantaneously from place to place, how to talk to the dead - but dead humans don't like him much. It seems Jake's got a hitchhiker named Korath. Since Korath holds the key to the Mobius equations, Jake can't just kick him out....though he's certainly trying.

Jake's not sure he really wants to be a member of E-Branch, the super-secret, ESP-powered organization that's dedicated to eradicating the vampire infestation of Earth. To the freewheeling, passionate Jake, the E-Branchers seem a little stuffy and hidebound - except for the lovely Liz, whom Jake wants to get to know better, body and mind. But Liz is a telepath, and if Jake's not careful, she'll find out about Korath. And that will likely be the end of Jake Cutter.

In Australia, Jake helped E-Branch destroy the aerie of the mind-master, Nephtam Malinari - one of a trio of Great Vampires who came to Earth from the vampire world. Malinari escaped and went to ground with the hideously beautiful Lady Vavara. Vavara has taken over a holy monastery on a beautiful Greek island and turned the nuns into the most unholy creatures, with fearsome appetites for all things carnal.

Jake wants revenge against the Italian mobsters who killed the woman he loved and nearly killed him. As far as he's concerned, E-Branch can search for Malinari, Vavara, and the metamorphic Lord Szwart without him, until he's satisfied his own bloodlust. But, it seems vampire hunting is truly Jake's job now - the men he's trying to kill aren't men at all, but vampire spawn, hidden for two generations in human guise! To defeat them, Jake will need every weapon in a Necroscope's arsenal, including the power to pull all the unsleeping dead out of their moldering graves.

©2000 Brian Lumley (P)2021 David N Wilson

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Excellent Performance from Narrator Joshua Saxon

Necroscope E – Branch Trilogy Defilers Excellent 5 out of 5 stars

I loved this series growing up the characters are well fleshed out Joshua Saxon does a great job bringing
These books to life absolutely worth your credit the entire Necroscope series is a must read and or listen in my humble opinion. If you love Vampires and horror with a unique twist.
Thank you, Mr. Saxon, for another great Necroscope audiobook release

Anxiously awaiting the release of Necroscope - Avengers

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Glorious Narration

The necroscope series by Brian Lumley, as read by Joshua Saxon, is one of the most glorious audible books additions I have ever heard.

The e Branch adventures and everything that goes with within the necroscope realm is on full audible display here. Joshua's tones, inflections, narration, vocal characterization, are completely on point!

I have come to appreciate the tones of his voice while driving around the countryside of Ohio doing my job and listening to him narrate the wonderful works of Master Lumley.

As I have said on the forums, Joshua should be the only one narrating Brian's books from now until the end of time and the ones that have already been recorded by others need to be redone with Joshua's voice!

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This made my commute feel too short

I won't be able to do this title justice in my review. Felt myself wishing I had a few more minutes left on my drive, so I could finish the chapter. Wishing I could continue the book in the evenings at home, but knowing I'd be sad the next morning because I was finishing this audio book too fast. Joshua Saxton is a talent without limits; combined with my favorite Author of all time. Thanks to Brian Lumley and Mr. Saxton.

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  • charlie
  • 04-02-22

Brilliant!

Joshua saxon reading brian lumley is a dream come true, he brings the characters to life and one can sense his love of this seminal horror writers works. Highly recommended

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  • MR J LAMBERT
  • 01-11-22

Another Epic Necroscope Book Superbly Narrated

I loved the first book in the E-Branch series (Invaders), but this one is even better! Lumley's books always have great characters and intricate plots. Defilers is no exception. It is the perfect mix of characterisation, intrigue and action.
Joshua Saxon is without doubt the definitive Lumley narrator. I've read Defilers before, but hearing it performed by Saxon takes the storytelling to a whole new level.
Another superb presentation from Crossroad Press. Can't wait for E-Branch: Avengers!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-23-21

Incredible

The E-Branch trilogy are my favorite books of the whole Necroscope universe and to have them performed by the extraordinarily talented Joshua Saxon is the dream. Couldn't recommend these books highly enough!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-22

awesome

as usual Joshua Saxon has got me waiting for the next one 😂😂
Brian Lumley stories are always cool they are taken to the next level with this narrator

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-25-21

The Vampire Saga continues

With this 2nd book in the Ebranch trilogy things are heating up. I can't give away spoilers but this book is fantastic. Brian Lumley has created the greatest Vampire tales ever written. And Joshua Saxon is by far the most talented voice actor I've ever heard.
10/10 perfection. Bring on Book 3!!!