I think whether you are a believer in this type of phenomenon or not dictates whether this book will truly freak you the hell out. If you are, then damn, it will really make you think about the forces of good and evil. You still have to come at the book with the attitude that its a biography, but there are plenty of scary anecdotes to satisfy the curiosity... Pretty cool listen that freaked me out.... Even if you don't believe in this sort of stuff, it will be an interesting read.
I really think what pulled the whole audible experience together was the gentlemen who read it... He was SUPERB. The story itself is creepy, disturbing, and thought provoking for present day, let alone for the early 70's!I highly recommend this book. It truly keeps the reader's attention, and truly brings the reader into suspension of disbelief. The author does a fantastic job of dancing between the clinical world of psychology, and the little known world of the supernatural and preternatural phenomena.If you liked the movie, you will LOVE the book.
Honestly, the thing I liked best about listening to this book was to hear how different "English" words are from "American" words... like car park instead of driveway, bag liner instead of trash bag, fire brigade instead of fire department, etc. I think that for the kind of story I was looking for, that's pretty sad.
Honestly, I absolutely love audiobooks and have listened to many. Some of the ones that I have chosen from audible.com have been purely based off of reviews I have read. Like this book. I was very disappointed in the story. I knew it was a short story, but even short stories can pack a punch. This one did not.
I was not impressed at all by the story itself. It was a little convoluted in that the entity in the story is scary, then turns friendly and almost comical, back again to scary and friendly-ish... it didn't make sense. I also felt as though I was listening to a paraphrasing of the story. It was all surface with not a whole lot of detail to allow you to picture things in the mind's eye... All in all, not that great of a story both for the price and for the high ratings.
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