• Necroscope: The Lost Years, Volume 1

  • By: Brian Lumley
  • Narrated by: Joshua Saxon
  • Length: 24 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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By: Brian Lumley
Narrated by: Joshua Saxon
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Vampires never rest, and neither does Harry Keogh, the world's greatest vampire hunter, the Necroscope, the man who can talk to the dead. Right now, he's desperately searching for his wife and son, who disappeared in the midst of Harry's war against the undead monsters that plague mankind. Others will to carry on that fight until the Necroscope has been reunited with his beloved family.

But it's not that easy to leave the vampire war behind. The bloodsuckers know that the Necroscope is their deadliest enemy and will do anything to destroy him.

Harry struggles to locate his missing family, not realizing that he has become a pawn in the battle between two powerful vampires. When one has slain the other, the Necroscope will be the next to die.

©1996 Brian Lumley (P)2021 David N. Wilson

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Lumley and Saxon, perfection!

Having been a fan of Master Lumley's work for over 30 years, it is a joy to hear his words and works come to life in the hands of Joshua Saxon. To know that Brian and Silky Lumley have entrusted Joshua enough with these books is one thing, to hear them is another.

the cadence of joshua's voice is exquisite, the tones, the vocal stylings, the masterfully constructed breathing you get to imagine it took to say some of the sentences constructed by Master Lumley...."the French franc fluctuates" is a classic that Joshua nailed.

the tales here are a continuation of the Masters world of imagination, a world so uniquely his own but gives even more life to his collective body of works.

just out in the kettle, enjoy the hours of Joshua giving you his vocal skills and know that this is how you read Master Lumley's creations,vas if they were your own and with a sense of satisfaction at the end, knowing there is another volume to come!

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Superb!

I am a huge fan of the works of Brian Lumley. With the combination of great writing and excellent narration, I thoroughly enjoyed the lost years.

Not for someone unfamiliar with the Necroscope series. Every book is fantastic, if you enjoy the author’s aspect of both vampires, as well as how and who a necroscope is.

If you have not ventured down the path, but want to have a firm grasp of what is entailed in this book, I strongly suggest starting with the first book, Necroscope, and see if this is a series you want to follow.

If you love horror, I can say that each book explains something unique about every creature of the night. Without being armed with this knowledge this book will leave you very confused.😲

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Harry MFKIN Keough

A great listen, once again. It was such a well narrated production. I can't to listen to Vol. II.

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Excellent

Joshua Saxon's performance is one of the reasons I continue to purchase the Necroscope series.

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Wonderful

Joshua Saxon has such a fantastic way of telling these stories and literally pulling you in. I can not say thank you enough for bring his voice to the stage of audible books.

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Amazing Listen!

I read this book back when it first came out, and it was finally time for a reread, aka Listen. The story itself is great, but Joshua Saxon's reading of it REALLY brings it to life. Not only is the audio and voices spot on, when on the go I sped it up 1.5x and quality didn't drop at all. The voice was crisp, and not high-pitched that happens when you speed up some books.

Overall this was an extremely fun book with great audio recorded by Mr. Saxon.

Thanks!

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LUMLEY'S FINEST WORK

For those familiar with Brian Lumley's NECROSCOPE & VAMPIRE WORLD series, THE LOST YEARS is truly Brian's most intricate work.
The reader of this saga has discovered Brian's talent get better and better as the series unfolds, and with THE LOST YEARS, Mr. Lumley is truly at the top of his game.
BUT WAIT...THIS IS ONLY "VOLUME 1"...and his amazing LOST YEARS story has yet to be fully told.

Use your next credit on Volume 2 when it drops.
TRUST ME.

Likewise, when it come to ever increasing talent, JOSHUA SAXON'S vocal performance is just superb!
I can think of non other better suited to convey Lumley's works to the audiobook lover.
He is truly THE BEST.

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  • Greg
  • 03-13-21

A satisfying conclusion.

It goes without saying that this is in no way any kind of jumping on point and you have to be pretty versed in the events up to this point to get the most out of it, even with Lumley being one of the writers most concerned with recapping events for his audience, typically devoting the first section of any project to getting you up to speed rather than diving right in. But as someone who's been eagerly consuming the Lumley Audiobooks as they come out this was all highly enjoyable stuff.

An honourable mention must as always go to the narrator Joshua Saxon who reads Lumley's work with supreme gusto and gravitas. I know I've said this before but I'm incredibly happy Saxon seems to have been entrusted with Lumley's audiobook legacy as this is probably the finest single example of a Hand-In-Glove match between an authorial and narrating style since Stephen King started reading his own work.

I've enjoyed this diversion along Harry's early journeys and the deeper exploration of the werewolf mythos. I won't go into too much detail for fear of spoilers but if you've been enjoying the first two parts of The Lost Years you'll find this not only wraps up those plot threads neatly but introduces a few memorable new characters in the final stages.

All in all a satisfying end to a meaty tale.

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  • MR J LAMBERT
  • 06-02-21

Another Necroscope Classic Perfectly Performed

Necroscope: The Lost Years, Vol. 1 is a return to the style of the first five books in the series after the epic fantasy horror of the Vampire World trilogy. It's set between Wamphyri! and The Source (books 2 & 3) and starts to fill in some of the gaps in the saga. Lumley is one of the most consistently excellent modern horror writers and this volume is another masterclass.
Joshua Saxon taking over the audiobooks is the best thing to happen to Necroscope in years. He is totally perfect for these stories. I've only been listening to audiobooks regularly for just over a year, but Mr Saxon has quickly become my absolute favourite narrator. It is always a pleasure to listen to someone who fully understands the work and clearly puts a lot of attention to detail into their craft.
Another classic from Crossroad Press.
Highly recommend.

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  • Rob_C-T_Tipton
  • 08-24-22

Another Great Part of The Necroscope Story

I must be honest I was sceptical as to how this book would work.

I needn’t have been. It adds to the overall Necroscope story rather than just being an afterthought.

It introduces a number of new characters and sets the scene to open up the world of Vampires. So continuing and expanding our knowledge of Harry.

Joshua Saxon again provides excellent narration.

My only slight issue is what felt like an abrupt ending. But then it paves the way for Part II.

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  • Rambo
  • 08-05-21

another book in the series that can't be missed

as usual I loved this book.
this story is a little more personal for him

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-14-21

Brilliantly filling the gap of the lost years

Phenomenonal story telling, amazing narration, Joshua Saxon is THE voice of these books. Brian Lumley continues his epic tale perfectly. 10/10

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  • 07-14-21

Filling in the gaps

There is some amazing history of the Wamphyri presented in The Lost Years story, along with some previously missing parts of the Keogh saga.
Once again, Joshua Saxon's reading is sublime and his characterizations are especially great this time around, I found myself forgetting that all the characters ostensibly share the same voice at times!