I was excited to listen to this after all the reviews about how scary it was. It wasn't scary at all to me. From this book it seems like demons are more like mischievous scamps than anything terrifying. If you think "demons" turning on the radio real loud and moving the limbs of a rag-doll to a different position when everyone leaves the house is scary, well then this book is for you!
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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I would! Believe it or not I recently had my own battle with an evil spirit and this book was among the writings that helped me overcome the challenge.
Ed and Lorraine Warren of course.
The whole book had something to teach.
I did have an extreme reaction. I know that many people don't believe in spirits but once you have your own experiences it changes you forever. This book helped to open my eyes to things I wasn't aware of that were happening in my life, some of them for years. It strengthened my faith and resolve.
This is the kind of book I plan to listen to several times but not before bed or at night. Instead I'll listen to it while playing a video game or some other upbeat endeavor. Even then just peace-meal. The book is excellent and I would give it more than five stars if I could. May God Bless You Ed and Lorraine Warren!
I literally had no idea what they were talking about the whole time and everything seemed to repeat itself. Tons of metaphors. They mentioned using science but never discussed specifics....My least favorite was the very last line of the book.
...I love listening!
I am a skeptic... but this book was creepy and a fun listen, even if I don't know if I can agree with most of it. I would have liked a little bit of more factual content. For example, at one point Ed Warren is quoted as saying that "satanists are the largest growing group on college campuses"... really?
The book style takes the form of a long interview type of story, interspersed with stories of cases of haunting and demon possession. The stories make good "scary stories" even if you don't believe it all, it is still a good listen.
Absolutely nothing about this book struck me as non-fiction. I found it to be ridiculous :-( I tried so hard to enjoy it, but I couldn't. To be fair I only got through about an hour of it. Yawn!!
YES.... this felt like an extension of the movie. The only way to improve it would have been have Lorraine Warren do her vocals. But no matter. This book was a home run. You need more books of this caliber out there.
The stories,,, though I know there are many more not yet told...sequel please..?
He is a fantastic actor/ reader. Don't use any other reader if there is a followup with just Lorain.
Some of it scared the crap out of me... I will say that. I had nightmares for several days. I never get nightmares/
Audible this is your clue to get more compelling supernatural Christian nonfiction books out there. There is a market for it. This book needs a sequel. I have seen enough UFO crap. This is you next target to make money.
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!!!
Say something about yourself!
Yes and no. While there were some interesting parts that were like hearing a good spooky ghost story the book itself was not so great. For me it felt like the Warrens, particularly Mr. Warren was just spouting his greatness. The narrator was awesome and the best part of the book.
No. It was not a good enough book for me to recommend.
I had no favorites.
Not scary in least and very, very hokey. The "true accounts" were ridiculous and it is way too heavy handed on the whole religious aspect. So, so awful.