This book starts out sort of exciting - I was intrigued by this couple and was excited to hear the stories. However after the first few chapters I found myself bored and disengaged from the book altogether. In fact, I gave up halfway through.
This book, told from the point of view of Ed Warren starts to read like a laundry list of "accomplishments" that feels more like bragging/boasting than interesting. With all the scary stories/movies pulled from the Warren's work, I would rather read/watch one of those than finish this book.
I didn't even get to the ending
It was so good most of my friends got it and we actually refrence the material when we take about horror movies or strange stories. I also have this book in print, so I clearly think highly of it.
Regardless of your beliefs, if you really dig horror movies, TV shows, and books - this is for you. Not sure I can readily believe all of what is discussed (I am a Christian), but I do find it very interesting from an entertainment perspective.
This story was a perfect marriage of a book that left you feeling a little smarter than you did before you read it, and a good old-fashioned scary story. The reader, Todd Haberkorn, is the audiophile's Josh Groban, great range, inflection, a treat to listen to.
I think this was well written to provide an interesting yet fact based story based on their lives. there was some parts toward the end that was really spoky.
Yes, because the info is accurate in regard to true exorcism. The narrator is very good.
It is not Hollywood.
Hostage to the Devil., because Malachi Martin was an exorcist and the five case studies presented were enough to make you lose sleep. You do not read it at night.
Ed Warren was my favorite character. Very real.
The most interesting tidbit is not a tidbit. The overall presentation and clarity left much to the imagination.
Please do an audio book for Hostage to the Devil.
it was a pretty good listen overall, I didn't struggle through it at all. the story is pretty solid but it is more of a biographical piece than a horror, so if that's what you're looking for this isn't that.