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Amanda

DOVER, NH, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gerald Brittle
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (462)
    Story
    (458)

    If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

    eric says: "WARNING!: THIS IS BASED ON REAL CASES,TERRIFYING!"
    "Believer or not..."
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    Would you listen to The Demonologist again? Why?

    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.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By William Peter Blatty
    • Narrated By William Peter Blatty, Eliana Shaskan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (404)

    Four decades after it first shook the nation, then the world, William Peter Blatty's thrilling masterwork of faith and demonic possession returns in an even more powerful form. Raw and profane, shocking and blood-chilling, it remains a modern parable of good and evil and perhaps the most terrifying novel ever written.

    Purdy Oaten says: "Add 3 Hours&40 Years&Let Simmer Till Very Dark"
    "Holy s@%&!!! Way creepier than the movie!"
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    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paranormal Intruder: The True Story of a Family in Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Caroline Mitchell
    • Narrated By Shiromi Arserio
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    An innocent family finds itself completely helpless against the sudden onset of paranormal activity in their quiet rural home. A knife embedded in a kitchen cupboard, crockery smashed by invisible hands, and blood-chilling growls emit from thin air. Caroline and her husband Neil search for answers as they try to protect their family from the unseen entity that seems determined to rip them apart. The biggest question looms over them like a dark cloud ... who is going to help us?

    Restless says: "Impressive"
    "good reviews deceiving..."
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    What did you like best about Paranormal Intruder? What did you like least?

    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.


    Was Paranormal Intruder worth the listening time?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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