Well written and narrated. Pinot confusing or melodramatic.
His voice was easy to listen to but he needs to work on his ability to do female voices . His were not realistic and made the narration a little choppy.
You don't have to believe for it to be real!
Enjoyable as fiction or nonfiction
Yes, it's a good read and will put your nerves on edge.
It's a bit like other exorcism books, such as Deliver us from Evil, but better.
Todd did a very good job of narrating.
I did want to listen to it all at once, but it took a few days due to my own issues. It was worth the listen and I would again.
I really enjoyed this book over all. Any book that can still give you a case of the nerves while in mid day traffic on a freeway, is definitely a good book. I can't say it's scary, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat a moments. There are a few inconsistencies with the story, but they are overshadowed by the story as a whole. I'm sure you'll enjoy the book.
Maybe. If that friend had already read better books on the subject, like maybe John Michael Greer's Monsters or John Keel's writings or even Malachi Martin's book.
The Demonologist is a confusing mix of question-and-answer volleys and third person storytelling. Furthermore, the authors--while ostensibly quite knowledgeable--make a few suppositions and comments that help no one.
1) For example, they admit that "demons" respond negatively to all religious phenomena, yet only tell of those accounts in which Jesus' name affects the demons. What about the Pagans? The Buddhists? Muslims?
Oh yeah, that's right. Pagan is used as a pejorative in this book, so I guess all non-Catholic religions are considered similarly by the authors. They just don't outright SAY so.
2) They assert that Ed Warren and a handful of priests have a lot of secret knowledge that it would be best the layman not know about. So, why the hell did you write the book!?! You're telling me there are facts we NEED to know, but YOU get to decide who is ready for them!?! LOL. Yeah . . . right. Credibility bomb.
3) The authors get way too Catholic on us. Especially when, according to the Bible, Lorraine should be put to death as a witch. But, no no. It's "discernment of spirits." Ohhh . . . kay.And they bash occult practices. Yet Ed is knee deep in occult study.
4) Then, hilarious as this is to me, they scold others for inviting spirits into objects and houses. Then THEY do things like KEEP A POSSESSED DOLL IN THEIR HOME!?!I poop you not. It moves around their home. It brings evil into their everyday life. Yet they never destroy it. Yeah . . . I don't even let mice live in my house.
Maybe. Why? The Demonologist.
Not sure. He did really well, except when he character-acted. That was laughable. Playing old women and such. Just read the book. LOL.
I watched the Conjuring. Great movie. MUCH BETTER than any part of this book.
This is a decent audiobook about demons. But not entirely true. I think the Warrens are correct about some things, brainwashed about others, and possibly fabricating or at least exaggerating some other things.
Example: Ed watched a lot of levitations but videoed none.
Example: Lots of Exorcist-like car crashes and near accidents happen. Why don't demons just materialize, stab you, then run off to play Xbox? Isn't that easier than manipulating the fates of multiple human beings on a highway to get things done?
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 admit, I was not sure what to expect going into this book. I was afraid it was going to be full of monotone, boring stated facts. IT WAS SO TOTALLY NOT!
Ed and Lorraine Warren are amazing. R.I.P. Ed Warren. I had no idea the true impact that the Warren's have had on this earth until I listened to this book. The amount of knowledge and spiritual power that both Ed and Lorraine hold is beyond comprehension. The danger and peril they have put themselves in time and time again to help others is the most selfless and devout thing another human could ever do for someone. When I found out that Ed left the mortal world in 2006, I actually wept. Tears of sadness for his amazing wife Lorraine, his family and all the lives he has touched and could have touched with the amazing power he has in his beliefs and knowledge. Ed Warren and his wife Lorraine are truly touched by God himself. They are not "men of cloth" as Ed likes to put it. I think they are something even more specialized.
I hope and pray that anyone that was blessed enough to be helped by this amazing duo has carried on the ways of the Warren's and shared in their amazing Glory. Prior to reading this book, I admit that I thought I knew a lot. After finishing this book, I realize that Ed and Lorraine Warren have taught me A LOT in the few hours I spent listening to them than I have learned the whole 41 years I have been on this earth. For this, I say "Thank you Ed and Lorraine". Someday when you two are reunited in Heaven, I hope to be able to say Thank you in Person in the Heavenly plane. I only wish I could have met you on earth.
If you expect any kind of chills, fear or believable content don't bother with this book. If you think "the devil" has red burnt skin, a tail, horns and a pitch fork then by all means this book is for you. If you think witches hire demons to go from house to house stealing money and bringing it back to them,, then this book is for you. The screen writers did a fantastic job turning milk toast into chills when dealing with the Conjure house . I hope they do as good a job with Annabelle . I do not recommend you purchase this book about Ed and Lorraine Warrens career as demonologist and medium respectively . It is disappointing at best.
Everything...Each and every encounter Ed & Lorraine Warren experienced.All the facts, information and warnings they provided.The narrator was also fantastic.
The real story of Annabelle the doll
Negative...but he was great in this one.
Of how things we may find fun or harmless...can bring a inhuman spirit into our lives.
The Warrens believe there are 2 different spirits.One who is a ghost and rather harmless. The other is evil...demons.I personally believe demons do want to hurt us (mental and physically) as described in this book. Yet I believe what they truly want, is to lead us away from God. To accomplish this insidious act. They will use fear, as we are lead to believe. Yet I also believe they will use happiness. How? Well if God asked us not to try to communicate with spirits. Would you listen to God? What if you just experienced a joyful visit from a dead relative? Wouldn't you overlook this command from God? Wouldn your thought and ideas about ghost, spirits, etc. change?Without you even realizing it. Do you see how this demon used a act of joy to now lead you away from God and his teachings?
Knowing it's a true story.....
How Ed and Lorraine Warren seemed to take it all in stride and ready for the next battle
The whole book was...
Hold on to your seat...
Being Catholic, it's one of the scariest books or movies I have ever heard or seen.
The accounts of real life possessions and theories on demons was most interesting, but the structure of the writing was a bit messy. Accounts could be better organized.
Sort of disappointed at the end. The Warrens are the godfather and godmother of ghost investigating in the 20th and 21st century! The accounts read in this book are engaging, but many of times it felt like you were listening to the same information only worded slightly different.
Todd did a great job of vocalizing the characters differently.
Creepy, Provoking, Enlightening
The way he vocalized the thoughts of the Warren's, the way he told the story. I liked it.
I read this book many many many years ago, when I saw it here I had to have it and listen to it. Was not disappointed. I started reading the Warrens' work when I was a teenager back in the early 80's and have been fascinated with ever since. It was very sad when Ed passed away back in 2006 but we each must move on. This is a couple I could have sat down and talked with for hours. Not everyone believes in the paranormal, and for those that don't well they don't, I am not one to push what I believe onto anyone else. I have always believed in it and will continue to listen to stories and read books on the subject.
If your are ghost paranoid then this book is not for you if you wish to sleep peacefully again, but if you can listen to it with a detached sense of mind then it is a great listen, if you don't believe in the paranormal at all I would keep on moving to the next book cause the whole book will be an eye roll for you.