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I could not stop listening to this book. There is no dull moment at all. Yes, it is scary, but very educative at the same time. The narrator is superb!
i loved this book. anything with the warrens in it is very interesting. i always loved to see them on unsolved mysteries when i was a kid and they have been involved in any case that interests me. 10/10 would listen again
I would. I love nonfiction and history books and this has the same feel as those. This book definitely had the potential to be cheesy and literally unbelievable. Instead, the way the book was narrated and written made it clear that this was a factual telling of these people's experiences - despite the topic, it feels straight forward and no-nonsense. The lack of theatrics really makes you really consider what they are talking about and it's much harder to be dismissive of what they say regarding ghosts, demons, and bizarre phenomenon that most of us will (hopefully) never experience. I wouldn't say I found Jesus reading this book (there is a lot of talk about religion, but no attempt to convert anyone - just giving the facts as they see it), however it did persuade me that it might be a good idea to stay away from haunted houses and Ouiji boards.
I felt like I was listing to a documentary. The narrator did a good job distinguishing between the different voices without making it character-y, and helped contribute to the no-nonsense feel of the book.
I think the one provided is right on the money.
I'm a visual artist. I listen as I work. I'd love to connect to listeners w similar tastes so I can cont. to discover great reads. Cheers!
The reader was great and some of the stories scary and entertaining enough to keep me listening. However, as we get deeper into the audiobook, an agenda for religion, self aggrandizement and martyrdom surface- some of them so far-out they made me chuckle.
If your interest and enjoyment of The Conjuring brought you to this book, then by all means, download it. It is as sensational, fun, and suspenseful as the movie. In that same vein, however, I'm confused by the number of reviews calling this horrifying. If you suspend your disbelief, some of the stories are thrilling, but that's as far as I'd go. I'm not a total skeptic either. I've purposely visited "haunted" hotels and houses for the history and fun. I believe in ghosts. But a demon car and green goo etc.? Bah! I will be keeping my Ouija board, thankyouverymuch.
With this book, as in life, I'd say: Be open minded, and you'll enjoy it. But not so open-minded that your brain falls out.
At the top - one I will most likely listen to again. I've always been very curious of the angelic realm and the powerful, unseen mysteries that surround us. This book brings back the curtain on the malevolent realm and gives us a better understanding of what we're dealing with, how to keep it out of our lives, and the horrors that can encompass our lives if we are not careful.
Since I can't think of one particular thing, that's probably the point. I like that this book covers every facet of demonic activity in depth.
I liked the scene toward the end, where Ed was dealing with the possession where the demons revealed themselves as Cockney Brits... I'm sure while it was far from humorous at the time, I did find some humor in the portrayal of events. It was border-line silly, and that - for me - helped to lighten the mood of such a dark topic. Not unbelievable in a compromising way, but the conversation was just ... okay, it was funny, I laughed out loud.
Not one moment, but the realization that this brought on of how much of a sacrifice it was for the Warrens to endure this lifestyle in order to help and bring light to so many.
One reader was pretty disturbed and indicated that he couldn't finish it. PLEASE finish it, because the end is where instruction is given to discourage malevolent presence, how to deal with it if it does appear, and which signs to look for if you think you may have a manifestation. The main message of the book is saved for last, and it is a positive one.
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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