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. The book was expertly written by Gerald Daniel Brittle, a nonfiction writer with advanced degrees in literature and psychology, specializing in mystical theology. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.
©1980 Gerald Brittle, Ed Warren, Lorraine Warren (P)2013 Graymalkin Media, LLC
educational,compelling,and awe inspiring scary.
that it is based on real, true cases
no, first time listen to anything by Todd
oh yes, warning to all, this is not even close to a "light listen". this is serious stuff, I mean the events that take place in this book will leave you beyond uneasy. if you scare easy or you are not in a good place right now, DO NOT GET THIS AUDIO BOOK! I know you have heard this before, macho b.s. but I don't scare easy. this stuff will get to you.
ok, I have done my duty. this is my only review. it is because I truly felt it was important to give folks a warning. don't get me wrong its a great listen, I gave it the 5 star treatment. just wanted to throw that in, incase someone misunderstood my point.
Ed and Lorraine Warren are to be appreciated and respected. Who could do this stuff with their life and do it so selfless. being more aware than just about anyone at the risk. thank God for his special troopers.
I saw the movie The Conjuring last week and wanted to know more about Ed & Lorraine Warren, who are the leads in the film. I didn't know quite what to expect from the book. Turns out it scared me more than the movie! These cases are true. This isn't a work of fiction. The narrator was really good and did so many interesting voices. I really liked Ed's voice, he is very down to earth, even though he has seen so much... I would put this audiobook easily in my top 3 of all time.
It wasn't too religious at all, and the stories are true! You can tell there was a lot of research behind it. Very well written. And very dramatic. Leave the lights on for sure!
Some scenes involving the exorcisms were very intense. Those were my favorite. The demonic voices the narrator did were amazing/terrifying.
Yes! I would have listened it in one sitting, but I had to go to work. When I got back home, I got to listen to the rest of it!
An Avid Reader of Mystery, Zombies, History, Science and good stories. I live in Miami, FL and love every minute of it!
I saw 'The Conjuring' and wanted to know more. I am just that way, factual, investigative and seeking evidence. I also love a good story, and this one didn't fail. Part 'Campfire Scary' part 'Holy Crap, I will never look at an Ouija Borad again' scary. I ended up listening to this along my commute, not quite wanting to listen to this at night.
But in the end, I didn't finish it. Oh it was interesting for sure, but 'Demon Cars along icy roads racing into us' said to me 'Not a Ghost or 'Non Human Spirit' but immagination gone a bit to far.
But still, case studies don't lie, history is there, something is there.
I grappled with the 'Physcial' Part of Energy being able to focus, why can a spirit pull a girl by her hair but you can't touch or see what is doing this. But facts are facts and again, something is doing something out there. Just as I can't see infrared, i am sure that it does exist.
The book was definately more detailed than the movie 'The Conjuring' and mystery surrounds all their case studies. Why they keep a room with so much evil objects is beyond me.
Don't get me wrong, I didn't finish this book out of boredom. I almost never, ever quit a book before the end. I guess as a super postive guy, the very thought of all that Evil, especially at night was just to much to keep putting into my brain.
Dont' take this book lightly. After so much of this book, it makes sense. Why do normal people snap and go on murdering rampage, are so evil to rape, but later not realize why they 'Snaped' Is it the Army of the Fallen Angels that lined up with Satan, eternally corrupting those who seek their dark powers, are full of hate etc.
I just wish there was a companion book 'Angel's among us' that show how great some people truly are, from Mother Teresa, Ghandi, suvirors of the Boston Marathon, such as Lance Benson, who ran the race with no legs. Surely Angels inhabit us just as easily as Demons.
So in the end, super scary because it is real, so real you don't want to pull out a Oujia Board and say 'Talk to me, is there anyone there'
I dare you, after reading this book, I double dog dare you!
Ed and Lorraine both. I truly belive they can tap into these forces of the spirit world.
It was good audio reading, it kept me listening, engaged.
The Devil or God, choose a side, else it be choosen for you. I kid but this point rang true. Be Positive and good things come (I know, I am and they do) but be negative, run to this negative energy and what do you expect will happen.
One of the most fascinating books I couldn't finish..or didn't dare to finish. Read it, you will sew what I mean when you read this book.
Informative, Scary and Great!
There is no one thing I liked best. This is a great listen. Narrator did an amazing job and the story def stands on its own. I couldnt listen at night as just too creepy.
When Ed says "Ive never met an atheist in a haunted house"
Too many to count! This book is informative and a hell of a ride.. no pun intended. Anyone even thinking of playing with the occult NEEDS to listen/read this book!
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Say something about yourself!
The narrator sounded just how I would expect Ed Warren to sound.
I've listened to this book twice now and anyone interested in the supernatural at all should read or listen to it and take notes. It's not only informative but incredibly entertaining as well.
Yes. The book balances between getting the reader to understand the down to earth grounded personalities of Ed and Lorraine Warren against the highly unusual and extremely dangerous work they did. There is a lot of detail missed in the first listen worth going back and hearing again.
Ed Warren as a lay person living in our time juxtaposed against a very real and very ancient religious battle between God and Satan. Ed and Lorraine are true heros going into rescue people they did not know.
Voice inflection and cadance
The most amazing tidbit to me was the affirmation of how truly the power of love and happiness can immunize people from potential demonic infestation. How Satan using despair to gain entry into someone's life.
This book is a very fact based documentary on the work of a well-known and highly respected couple.
This is an educational and objective look at the spiritual world. The narration is exceptional and the narrator brings you in with his ability to switch to many different voices. Definately worth the credit and it will have you taking an extra look around the bedroom when you turn the lights out.
I loved the personal stories they shared. Every chapter seemed enthralling. Don't read alone in the dark!
The book was remarkable!
How normal Ed and Lorraine really are.
I liked the stories that were told. It is hard to really know a lot about them and to hear some "stories" one would think they were very religious. Though they are spiritual, they seem very easy to approach and talk to and I was very glad for that. They are very careful to make a distinction between what is considered "bad" regarding the spiritual beliefs that have been demonized by fundamentalist, the Rapture people and some by Hollywood. I really enjoyed the stories that they told and how educating they are to explain certain things. They are private people and I understand why, but they are so much like everyday people and seem to just want to help where they can. They could be your next door neighbor.
Hard to really say, he did them all so well, even the female and kids. Good narrator.
I liked that they set out to educate people about what is dark and what is not, that distinction seems to get forgotten and tried to warn those about fooling around with things that they know nothing about. I wish I could meet Lorraine very much.
The Warrens seem like such wonderful people that had a chance to do something that is hard for some people, through no real fault of their own. People do care about the troubles of others, but there is not always a way to help your neighbor. To help some one in this way is remarkable. There are so many things I wish I could ask Lorraine.
I first became aware during the Amittyville Horror investigation as I lived in PA at the time. There were many theories about what was going on and of all of them, I thought that Lorraine's not only was correct, but also that of all of the speculation her's made the most sense and was very believable.
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.
"Great for Bedtime"
Some good scary stories for bedtime. Not overly convinced its all true but well worth a listen
I listened to this for about 3 hours. What I didn't like most about this book was the sheer arrogance that comes across. When asked a question about anything supernatural his answer would never be "I don't know" for example, there will always be a detailed explanation which further leads me to believe he plays on peoples confidence in him. I did not expect this book to give me some proof of other-worlds, it does claim to though, Ed Warren states that he could easily prove these phenonema in a conference yet he doesn't. Why not prove it on tv?
I did think that this book may at least serve as a spooky ghost story but it takes itself too seriously, I feel like I am spending too much time listening to him trying to convince that what he is saying isn't made up.
I am not saying that everything he says is made up I just felt it was.
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