After watching the Conjuring, I wanted to find out more about Ed and Lorraine Warren, this audio book was easy to listen to and made me understand why they did what they did as a career.
The narrator spoke in a interesting voice and made it to where you would understand the different voices in the audio book
LOVED IT! Didn't want this book to end!
The Faithful Traveler
I am a BIG 'fraidy cat when it comes to these things, but I am also curious. As a Catholic, I found this book to be really engaging, and Ed Warren's discussion does come from a Catholic's perspective. This book was FASCINATING and useful in that it helps the reader understand why these things happen and how to avoid them! HUGE.
The reader does a SPECTACULAR job in reading this, especially the parts where he takes on the persona of the demons. SCARY!!!
I highly recommend this book.
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.
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Yes. If the person in question was into the paranormal this is a good choice. the best part is that these are supposed to be true stories. Some of them are even better than what fiction writers davelop anyway.
The story about Annabelle the doll.
It was not really a charachter driven book so this really doesn't apply. I will say that the narrarrator did a good job.
Just say no to ouija boards!
This is a good listen. You may have to suspend disbelief depending on what your views are on the subject of the paranormal. Also, some of the Warrens ideas are a bit left field, but they aren't overbearing about their beliefs so I had no problem. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. I read it originally 20 years ago or so, although the title may have been a little different . The good news is that it still holds up.
I believe that once you listen to the first-hand accounts in this book there will be no need to listen to it again. You will want to seek out more information on the "bright" side of life.
The Demonologist is a book about the war between good and evil. I would never dare compare any book to the Bible, but this book highlights what real evil really is and what we as people are responsible for doing to protect ourselves from evil.
He was a first rate narrator. I think he did a fine job.
I could not stop listening to this book once I started. It was an assault on my mind and it awakened the faith in God I have had inside of me all along.
This book is powerful and it has a purpose. What I was able to draw from it was the fact that God is real and Satan is real. We live in a world that does it's very best to distract us from those two facts. The more distracted we are the easier it is for evil and sin to work it's way into our daily lives without us realizing what is going on. Evil takes many forms and most of the time it's not a grotesque creature with horns and a tail. This book will do a very good job of scaring the Hell out of you. That's exactly what it did to me.
Let me preface this with an admission: I am a Catholic, a practicing one, and I believe that the possibility of possession exists. That being said, I also believe the stories in this book are just that...stories. While possession by demonic forces is possible and has happened, I also believe that such cases are extremely rare and the vast majority can be explained by mental illness or deception.
As for Ed and Lorraine Warren, theirs may certainly be a case of chalatanism but I'm not convinced of this, at least not in all cases. It is possible that they began their career with the belief that they bore some esoteric gift for discerning demonic forces and that they could use this gift to help free people under the influence of such forces. This would certainly predispose them to see supernatural forces at work in what were, in fact, mundane events.
However, while they may have begun career with wide-eyed naivete, at some point they must have either seen the reality of the situation or else were so truly deluded as to see themselves as modern day crusaders in a personal army at war with Satan. If the first is true, then they are charlatans worthy of our scorn. If the second is true, then they are mentally unstable people worthy of our pity.
At one point in the book, Ed Warren asks a demon to describe himself. The demon says, and I am quoting:
"I have a horrible face, I have much gross hair on my body. My eyes are deep sunk. I am black all over. I am burnt. I grow hair. My nails are long, my toes are clawed. I have a tail. I use a spear."
This is such a cartoonish description of a demon, like something pulled straight from the pages of a cheap pulp or comic book. If Ed Warren truly believes such things, then he must truly be naive and simple of mind. Unfortunately though, he is more likely just giving us a portrait of the devil quite prominent in the 1970's and thus playing to the gullibility of the masses.
I bought this book after watching The Conjuring, whichis a great haunted house tale and succeeds as a horror movie. The main characters are Ed and Lorraine Warren and I wanted to get an idea of who these people were, or at least who they claimed to be. Unless you are similarly curious though, I would skip this book. It is wholly unbelievable.
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.
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!!!
Very intense and terrifying audible book. Listen to this with caution and not around kids.
having said that, this book is incredibly interesting and intriguing with many aspects of Catholicism I was not aware of. My curiosity was tugged and twisted to the point I had to finish the book.
just one more thought.....either the Warrens were the great fraudsters or they were completely telling the truth. I don't think there is any middle ground to find the truth.
I love mystery and thrillers.
yes bc it was good if you like scary stories.
the exorcist and amityville horror just bc the were referenced in the book
the part about the black veil bride or annabelle
idk they just had a movie so....
loved it listened to it twice already