What a refreshing listen! Engaging and interesting, the characters really came to life for me through the full cast and sound effects. Though it is a sad, depressing tale, it is also very humorous. I would definitely suggest this book if you are looking for an escape from your day. I can guarantee you'll feel better about your own life situations after this one!
At the top - one I will most likely listen to again. I've always been very curious of the angelic realm and the powerful, unseen mysteries that surround us. This book brings back the curtain on the malevolent realm and gives us a better understanding of what we're dealing with, how to keep it out of our lives, and the horrors that can encompass our lives if we are not careful.
Since I can't think of one particular thing, that's probably the point. I like that this book covers every facet of demonic activity in depth.
I liked the scene toward the end, where Ed was dealing with the possession where the demons revealed themselves as Cockney Brits... I'm sure while it was far from humorous at the time, I did find some humor in the portrayal of events. It was border-line silly, and that - for me - helped to lighten the mood of such a dark topic. Not unbelievable in a compromising way, but the conversation was just ... okay, it was funny, I laughed out loud.
Not one moment, but the realization that this brought on of how much of a sacrifice it was for the Warrens to endure this lifestyle in order to help and bring light to so many.
One reader was pretty disturbed and indicated that he couldn't finish it. PLEASE finish it, because the end is where instruction is given to discourage malevolent presence, how to deal with it if it does appear, and which signs to look for if you think you may have a manifestation. The main message of the book is saved for last, and it is a positive one.
I haven't read print version, but Craig Wasson's stand-out performances added very much to the story, I would imagine.
I love a good revenge/retribution plot. All four stories made good on this.
Craig Wasson's performances were never dull nor silly. He spoke the story as if he was actually living it. The drama in his performance was PERFECT for the stories he read. Jessica Hecht makes a wonderful narrator, but the only thing I didn't like about her performance was when she would speak for her heroine... she tended to make them sound like airheaded dimwits. I would not have imagined them this way if I'd read the book. Otherwise, I enjoyed her performances very much, too. She was never boring, didn't drone on like some readers tend to do.
Ann Rule may not have a "model" voice, but I thoroughly enjoyed her storytelling. I found her easier to listen to than most professionals that I've listened to through the years. Her storytelling, written and spoken, are spot on.
Cinnamon Brown. My heart breaks for her and the psychological abuse that was heaped onto her as a child and young adult.
No, I haven't, but I would not hesitate to purchase one if the storyline interested me.
No extreme reactions, but I'm not moved to tears easily. I can't imagine there would be much to laugh about in this book.
Thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. It was a pleasure.
Sure, it's a decent book, the narration was nice and the idea was a good one. However, I tired of the same back and forth the two main characters went through in regards to their relationship. It seemed as though every time they were alone (which was often), it was the same conversation, over and over. He trying to make her see that they belonged together, she, fighting it. It was too repetitive.
Depends on the topic, but I'd try another. She does have good ideas.
Rebecca's initial venture into the land of the dead.
Definitely. I think the screen version would handle the relationship differently.
It's a never-ending roller coaster of disbelief in how people behave the way they do, and those trusting enough to allow them to. Ann crafted this story beautifully, a fiction novel can't even compete - in this case, truth IS stranger than fiction.
Absolutely - although I'd seen the movie and knew the story, the book holds so much more detail, contains so many more rich characters, sub-plots and so much history that just can't fit into a movie... If you enjoyed the movie I would HIGHLY recommended this book. You'll bring so much more away, things will make much more sense.
Too many to pinpoint.
It may be long, but I was never bored. Also, I've read where a couple people didn't care for the narration. I was hesitant to purchase it due to that, but I have thoroughly enjoyed his narration and story telling techniques. I'm so glad I went ahead and purchased it anyway. I thought he did a great job.
I know a lot of people won't agree with me on the "better than Potter" comment, but I enjoy it much more. I've read all of the Potter books, but this series is more appealing to my tastes. I still find it funny that it's geared towards kids, because each of the books in the Apprentice series has some seriously frightening stuff in them. Enough to frighten this horror-story seasoned adult...
I hope Delaney keeps on turning them out. I'll keep on buying!
I absolutely love this series! I don't have kids, and I'm in my late 30's, yet I find this very entertaining and addictive. Even for adults it is gripping and frightening at times. I think it might even be a bit much for some kids, though I know I would have loved it when I was young. Definitely a good read for all ages if you like tales of the supernatural.
Can't wait for the next book to come out!
In the description it states, "Not for the faint of heart" - this is absolutely true. It takes a lot for me to be frightened or "disturbed", but this was definitely disturbing - more so than any other book I've read (or listened to!). Meg Tilly's portrayal of the characters kept it alive, her portrayal of Gemma was heartbreaking. The story itself - extremely disturbing.
I would hope that everyone would have a revulsion to pedophilia, but for those that seriously cannot handle the topic, stay away. While it was a very well-written and well-read book, I doubt I will ever listen to it again.
Definitely recommended to anyone searching for a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior. This book has refreshed my faith and love for Christ, has revealed the significance of the Cross to me in ways I hadn't thought of. Possibly one of the most important Audible books I've purchased since becoming a member in 2001. As the person who wrote the review before me, I can definitely see this book becoming a regular listen.
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