I found the book to be very entertaining, if not a bit scary. Listening to the Warren's tell their stories about dealing with demonic presences will keep you awake.
The Warrens are without a doubt the worlds leading authority on hauntings and Demonic infestation, Oppression and Possession with thousands of investigations worldwide and over 50 years of memorable accounts in an extraordinary field of study and in this book they're giving the reader a glimpse into some of their most memorable moments that will definitely keep you up at night! Their matter of fact accounts are enough to make your blood run cold! stunning case histories to challenge the boundaries of the readers sanity imagining how two people could possibly endure such cases day in and day out. The Demonologist will take you on a journey into preternatural terror that is unforgettable!
The title of the book was very deceiving. I thought it would go into more detail of the "the Conjuring" story, but it was mentioned only once. The book went back and forth a lot with discussing the Amityville Horror.
It really should have just focused on 3 or 4 stories, not a multitude. I believe every chapter was a different instance and you never got the true feeling of what was going on. It was all a glance over. The book is told in a "he-said-she-said" format, which makes it difficult to engage with.
It should have been just actual accounts of the facts and less of the "well... in this type of instance..." or "normally...". There was no elaboration and I just found it lacking. If they wanted to do something like this, it should have been a "guide" of some-type.
I think I will listen to a more specific paranormal account.
The narrator did a decent job. I think my complaint is with the direction that the director took with this. At many points in the book they discuss recordings of the paranormal. At these points it would make sense to play these instead of the narrator acting it out, but instead we get the narrator trying to sound creepy and "demonic".
It has inspired me to find a better book about the Warren's or find a book that is more focused.
The way the book was written really makes you think the Warren's were bat-sh*t-crazy. The entire format of the book just makes you wonder if you were listening to fact or fiction. I'm not a huge fan of the Warren's or do I claim to know a lot about them, but for couple who have been associated with the handling and extraction of so many perverse spirits, this is a poor representation of their line of work.
The story and wisdom shared through the first hand experiences were conveyed with honest conviction. No apologies are ever offered for the knowledge and understanding the Warrens share. They have one overall goal, to expose and educate. They offer the evidence of their investigations and experience in a matter of fact tone - allowing the audience to simply take it, or leave it.
Conviction is a dying art in America. Speaking with certainty is often frowned upon by the current generation. When hearing their words expressed with no apologies, and without pandering, it was (for me) a source of relief and joy.
This isn't the type of story with fictional characters for one to love/hate. This story was the account of Ed and Lorraine Warren's experience with the paranormal. The accounts the author passes on in this writing are what make up the heart of this book.
Todd Haberkorn's smooth voice, inflections, and consistent voice acting brought a wonderful level of life and vibrancy to this book.
The conclusions drawn by Ed and Lorraine after years of experience, research, and investigation were powerful. What they believe, and the truths they share, are not things arrived at lightly. The passion and conviction behind their expert wisdom, as a whole, I found to be mentally and spiritually stirring.
If you like the paranormal, and like having your mind flooded with mind blowing chapters that make you want to just keep reading on and on.
This is for you. Im very impressed at the book itself, and how great the reader did.
I should've paid more for this.
This would make a great movie. As a book it was really hard to believe. They have hundreds of recording, why didn't they include any of them. Listening to some guy trying to talk like a demon was just dumb.
As a skeptic of religion, God, devil and demons, I found this book interesting and intriguing. I wouldn't mind learning more about the subjects.