Say something about yourself!
Yes and no. While there were some interesting parts that were like hearing a good spooky ghost story the book itself was not so great. For me it felt like the Warrens, particularly Mr. Warren was just spouting his greatness. The narrator was awesome and the best part of the book.
No. It was not a good enough book for me to recommend.
I had no favorites.
YES.... this felt like an extension of the movie. The only way to improve it would have been have Lorraine Warren do her vocals. But no matter. This book was a home run. You need more books of this caliber out there.
The stories,,, though I know there are many more not yet told...sequel please..?
He is a fantastic actor/ reader. Don't use any other reader if there is a followup with just Lorain.
Some of it scared the crap out of me... I will say that. I had nightmares for several days. I never get nightmares/
Audible this is your clue to get more compelling supernatural Christian nonfiction books out there. There is a market for it. This book needs a sequel. I have seen enough UFO crap. This is you next target to make money.
I don't think I would because I've already heard it. Maybe in a couple of years.
The fact the these cases are true. I believe strongly in God and good, therefore it only stands to reason that evil also exists.
He did a great job with the voices. I like the way he put inflections in Ed's voice,
Not necessarily - the information can be disturbing, so taking breaks is necessary. The stories are broken into nice sections making it easy to find stopping points.
The cases described in this book are amazing to listen if not undesirable to believe. Ed and Lorraine are amazing people and God bless them for doing what they did and even more importantly for spreading the word. Evil exists and our best weapon is God and love.
I hope there are more people with Ed's gift out there someone to help.
And everybody please.... Get rid of Ouija boards!!!
older listener -- enjoys books rather than california traffic. enjoys running while listening -- or is it the other way around?
he should have provided a set of proofs -- the claims were too fantastic to be believable and if this really happens, we'd all know about it.
The Warrens are probaly very nice people -- but their imagination and the way they present the story is not credible nor is it backed up by evidence presneted i the book.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
I read this book mostly because I think the Warrens are good for a laugh every once in awhile and that some of the stories in it could be creepy albeit completely unrealistic (and in my opinion, entirely made up). I purchased this book during the week of Halloween and wanted to get into the spirit of things. Plus, it's fun to be scared.
It's is a book about demon hunters, and supposedly a nonfiction account of two people who uncover ghosts and exorcise demons for a living. At first the book seemed interesting and kept my attention. However; the further I got into the book, the more unrealistic it became for me.
I'm more of a skeptical person upfront, and I'm not fooled easily (at least I think I'm not.) As the outrageous claims became more abundant, I just began to look at it as entertainment, plus it helped on some sleepless nights, but some of the stories in the book are just complete BS. There were a few chapters with interesting/creepy/fascinating stories but they were inter-spliced with long stretches of repetitive information and repeated cautions.
Basically...don't use a Ouija board.
The narrator was actually really good, and I think I'll see what other books he's read.
Overall: If you like a good or mild scare, this could be your book, but stay realistic throughout the book, then you'll know what I'm talking about.
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Scary, informative, thought provoking
The various stories about the demon encounters and how to avoid attracting it.
Very Good book. I have been very fascinated by ghosts and the paranormal, but am no fool in going and looking for them to accidently open a door way or bring one home. This book is very informative and I really enjoyed learning more about the Warren's. If you enjoyed The Conjuring, Paranormal Activity, Insidious. This is an audio book you need to listen to.
Honest information, fascinating subject
PLEASE, someone tell the narrator that the "T" in "often" is SILENT!!!! Other than this foible, it's pretty good.
I love the emphasis on the cautionary advice about not messing with black magic, even for fun. This is no joke.
To many deep silos of interest that have little to nothing to do with one another. Hence, audible works for me. Oh, yeah, and let me have a smart phone with a rotary dial.
I love ghost-hunt reality shows--the less obviously faked ones. I've heard of the Warrens for years, and I was expected a muddled episodic collection of "cases" and had low expectations. I was pleasantly impressed; whether any of it is true or not, it was well enough written in the several indepth cases that they were immediately engaging like a horror movie; I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. And there's always the tickle that there just "might" be some truth here, and that gives any "based on real events" horror property an extra little kick.
The specific blocking and tackling the Warrens use to drive off hauntings and such. The author alternates the case studies which have lots of documentation with answers they've given during Q&A where they answer relevant questions to what they were doing in a general sense, from even lectures at various college campuses. It actually worked quite well to make a coherent book. All tied together quite skillfully by the writer.
Some of the case studies, and the avuncular way Ed would question the family actually made me laugh out loud. I mean, here's this teenage girl talking to her "boyfriend" on a ouijia board every night (!) until he cuts her off and she's heartbroken. (Hey, who needs the internet to meet your "soul" mate from home--Like a low tech version of online dating!!). Only this soon brings through a whale of a haunting. Hasn't this girl ever seen a haunted house movie? Don't date dead people!
Well, Ed was asked about people who have no religious views, and he said, "You may not believe in God, but these evil spirits DO, so we work with the crosses and holy water and so on just like you've seen in some movies. So there...you need not believe, but it's more fun than fiction with the faint "what if," and the story is more credible than I would have thought. It builds as fairly believable. But you certainly don't have to believe as long as the devils and demons are turned off by exorcists and religious imagery.
I imagine lots of people passed on this because they figured it was "all in" or "all out" belief wise, but I'm here to tell you, if you like,say, Ghost Adventures or the Exorcist, it might still be a fun read for the Halloween season - it was for me!