The story and wisdom shared through the first hand experiences were conveyed with honest conviction. No apologies are ever offered for the knowledge and understanding the Warrens share. They have one overall goal, to expose and educate. They offer the evidence of their investigations and experience in a matter of fact tone - allowing the audience to simply take it, or leave it.
Conviction is a dying art in America. Speaking with certainty is often frowned upon by the current generation. When hearing their words expressed with no apologies, and without pandering, it was (for me) a source of relief and joy.
This isn't the type of story with fictional characters for one to love/hate. This story was the account of Ed and Lorraine Warren's experience with the paranormal. The accounts the author passes on in this writing are what make up the heart of this book.
Todd Haberkorn's smooth voice, inflections, and consistent voice acting brought a wonderful level of life and vibrancy to this book.
The conclusions drawn by Ed and Lorraine after years of experience, research, and investigation were powerful. What they believe, and the truths they share, are not things arrived at lightly. The passion and conviction behind their expert wisdom, as a whole, I found to be mentally and spiritually stirring.
If you like the paranormal, and like having your mind flooded with mind blowing chapters that make you want to just keep reading on and on.
This is for you. Im very impressed at the book itself, and how great the reader did.
I should've paid more for this.
This would make a great movie. As a book it was really hard to believe. They have hundreds of recording, why didn't they include any of them. Listening to some guy trying to talk like a demon was just dumb.
As a skeptic of religion, God, devil and demons, I found this book interesting and intriguing. I wouldn't mind learning more about the subjects.
This book has to do with demonology and the most famous couple in the business. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND this book and keep an open mind because often the world is more than what you are told in school and main stream media.
I have not listened to Mr. Haberkorn's narration before, but now I have several books on my wish list that feature him as the narrator. He is amazing!
I think I was born a natural skeptic, and I am not usually someone who seeks out non-fiction books on the supernatural. But, as it was Halloween, I decided to give this scary book a try. The stories are frightening; they include accounts from the Conjuring, Annabelle, and Exorcist movies. But then about half-way through the book, the stories just veer off into the absolutely unbelievable. I was game until the full conversation that supposedly happened between Ed Warren and numerous demons in one particular house in Europe. Don't get me wrong, it was completely entertaining, and Todd Haberkorn's performance gave me chills - more than once I had to remind myself that I was not listening to an actual recording. But where is all the scientific evidence, photos and video the Warrens say they have? Why no police reports? The authors ask a lot of the reader, but if you like a good ghost story with a talented narrator, give this book a chance.
The narrator was superb. I was sad when the book ended. I'm left wanting to know more.
The book never seems to begin--it is always starting and re-starting and you never feel like you're able to finally get past the Warren's repetitive explanations of the nature of their work and sink your teeth into the stories themselves.
Some chapters are a welcome exception and there is some sense of narrative, but then they return again to transcriptions of interviews with the Warrens, who, even 10 hours into listening, are still explaining that they need to pray before attending an exorcism.
I suppose the performer was good. Still, I find him (or, perhaps, him by default) irritating.