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.
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.
I you're interested in the topic I would definitely recommend this book, I always wanted to get back to it every time I had a chance, it keeps you hooked, and the narration was very good. It has a lot of valuable information from all the cases the Warren's worked in.
Yes, I was not fully engaged in the story until later in the book, when the narrator started recalling actual accounts of the paranormal.
I really enjoyed it when the narrator changed his voice for the various characters.
No I haven't.
Yes it was very intriguing.
I disagree with some of the comments and have a hard time dealing with the first story when it was proven beyond a reasonable doubt to have ever happened (Amityville), and the use of witchcraft as a source of the demons infestations. But in general this book kept me entertained.
Who seeks shall find. -Sophocies
I have nothing but respect and love for the Warren's. I do have many questions. I understand there is risk in learning about demonology, however I think someone needs to find a way to help others in identifying and protection techniques.
RIP Ed and love to Lorraine
This book was good because it makes you think about good versus evil. There are times were you'll feel the hair on the back of you neck stand on end.