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!!!
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.
Crazy good book, will listen to it again. I believe every word of what happen to this poor family. Really makes one think of whats next
I have taught my two boys at home for the last 8 years. A love of literature of all kinds led me to Audible.
Spiritually frightening, Rich with detail
I read this book to hear about what the Warren's have faced throughout their career. I was not disappointed. I appreciate their opinions and insights about the patterns they have observed in the cases in which they have been involved.
The demonic is not unpredictable and is not unmeasurable.
This book clearly chooses the most extreme cases that illustrate what the Warren's have dealt with in their long career of helping families confront the paranormal and the demonic in the paranormal world. If you have never experienced anything paranormal or have never read any book at all about non-fiction paranormal this may not be the best first book with which to begin. If you are an experienced non-fiction paranormal reader and/or have faced down your own paranormal events then this is a truly interesting and insightful read. A wealth of disturbing and unsettling situations are discussed in this book from the Warren's unique and personal point of view. If you are tolerant of others' views and listen to be informed and to understand then this book is an essential addition to your paranormal library.
Probably someone who is a bit more gullible than me. I love ghost stories even if I take it all with a grain of salt, but this book - and the Warrens themselves - was just a farce and beyond ridiculous. There was no corroboration of evidence whatsoever. None of the people who supposedly went through these horrific hauntings have actually been verified. I struggle to believe that any member of a police/ a The book was purely based on what the Warrens said they encountered. I find it very hard to believe that so many of these events truly happened. Whenever the Warren's are challenged in the book they have an answer for everything, but none of the answers have any substantiating evidence!!! Not once have the Warrens ever tried to take a scientific approach to solve their "mysteries" it is always supernatural phenomena and I call BS!!!!
Probably not, no.
Yes it did.
If I was an editor, I'd advise my client to take any reference to non-fiction and real life out of it.
I was irritated by the book and could not finish listening to it. Ed and Lorraine Warren are grade A charlatans and hypocrites.
I recommend this book to anybody that might be the least bit interested in ghosts and haunted houses. And demons.
This book is true. The stories happened. It scared me.
Todd Haberkorn held my attention from the beginning to the end.
The Demonologist - Why You Should Be Scared When Hearing A Bump In The Night
I never really understood the differences between ghosts and demons. Now I do and I wish I didn't. It's a great book that if you believe in ghosts and spirits, you'll find entertaining and educational.
Opened my mind
How matter of fact they speak. Most books and movies it seems, try to not only make you believe but also themselves but in this book they say it doesn't matter if you believe or not this is real.
The Beckford's story.
Yes. No it opened my mind to a world that can't be seen.
This book is extremely well written and kept my interest all the way through something that very few books have done.