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The Demonologist Audiobook

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

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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

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    E.R. 11-02-14
    E.R. 11-02-14
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    "Disappointing"
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    I was excited to listen to this after all the reviews about how scary it was. It wasn't scary at all to me. From this book it seems like demons are more like mischievous scamps than anything terrifying. If you think "demons" turning on the radio real loud and moving the limbs of a rag-doll to a different position when everyone leaves the house is scary, well then this book is for you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick 12-02-14
    Patrick 12-02-14

    Et tu, Brute?

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    "Strictly for Entertainment Value"

    I read this book mostly because I think the Warrens are good for a laugh every once in awhile and that some of the stories in it could be creepy albeit completely unrealistic (and in my opinion, entirely made up). I purchased this book during the week of Halloween and wanted to get into the spirit of things. Plus, it's fun to be scared.

    It's is a book about demon hunters, and supposedly a nonfiction account of two people who uncover ghosts and exorcise demons for a living. At first the book seemed interesting and kept my attention. However; the further I got into the book, the more unrealistic it became for me.

    I'm more of a skeptical person upfront, and I'm not fooled easily (at least I think I'm not.) As the outrageous claims became more abundant, I just began to look at it as entertainment, plus it helped on some sleepless nights, but some of the stories in the book are just complete BS. There were a few chapters with interesting/creepy/fascinating stories but they were inter-spliced with long stretches of repetitive information and repeated cautions.

    Basically...don't use a Ouija board.

    The narrator was actually really good, and I think I'll see what other books he's read.

    Overall: If you like a good or mild scare, this could be your book, but stay realistic throughout the book, then you'll know what I'm talking about.

    If this review helped you please click the button below...thanks.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kelleefornia las vegas, NV, United States 06-30-14
    Kelleefornia las vegas, NV, United States 06-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Snooze!"

    Absolutely nothing about this book struck me as non-fiction. I found it to be ridiculous :-( I tried so hard to enjoy it, but I couldn't. To be fair I only got through about an hour of it. Yawn!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    joe NASHVILLE, TN, United States 08-29-13
    joe NASHVILLE, TN, United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I WANT MORE!!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Demonologist to be better than the print version?

    YES.... this felt like an extension of the movie. The only way to improve it would have been have Lorraine Warren do her vocals. But no matter. This book was a home run. You need more books of this caliber out there.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The stories,,, though I know there are many more not yet told...sequel please..?


    What about Todd Haberkorn’s performance did you like?

    He is a fantastic actor/ reader. Don't use any other reader if there is a followup with just Lorain.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some of it scared the crap out of me... I will say that. I had nightmares for several days. I never get nightmares/


    Any additional comments?

    Audible this is your clue to get more compelling supernatural Christian nonfiction books out there. There is a market for it. This book needs a sequel. I have seen enough UFO crap. This is you next target to make money.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mike CORONA, CA, United States 08-28-13
    Mike CORONA, CA, United States 08-28-13 Listener Since 2006
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    "Unbelievable stories - incredible couple!"
    Would you listen to The Demonologist again? Why?

    I don't think I would because I've already heard it. Maybe in a couple of years.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The fact the these cases are true. I believe strongly in God and good, therefore it only stands to reason that evil also exists.


    What about Todd Haberkorn’s performance did you like?

    He did a great job with the voices. I like the way he put inflections in Ed's voice,


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not necessarily - the information can be disturbing, so taking breaks is necessary. The stories are broken into nice sections making it easy to find stopping points.


    Any additional comments?

    The cases described in this book are amazing to listen if not undesirable to believe. Ed and Lorraine are amazing people and God bless them for doing what they did and even more importantly for spreading the word. Evil exists and our best weapon is God and love.

    I hope there are more people with Ed's gift out there someone to help.

    And everybody please.... Get rid of Ouija boards!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    SenoraG 08-18-13
    SenoraG 08-18-13 Listener Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Disappointing"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes and no. While there were some interesting parts that were like hearing a good spooky ghost story the book itself was not so great. For me it felt like the Warrens, particularly Mr. Warren was just spouting his greatness. The narrator was awesome and the best part of the book.


    Would you recommend The Demonologist to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. It was not a good enough book for me to recommend.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I had no favorites.


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Creepy and educational"

    I loved it. From the chills of the stories within this book, to the advice and knowledge it gives in protecting yourself and others. Whoever read this book did a excellent job setting the tone n mood through each chapter.

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    Patrick W. Koo 09-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great read for October :)"

    WARNING!

    DON'T LISTEN TO THIS IN THE DARK.

    This book is "Scared Streight" for our spiritual self.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bookworm64 09-28-16
    Bookworm64 09-28-16
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    "Love it, love it, love it!"
    Would you listen to The Demonologist again? Why?

    I would! Believe it or not I recently had my own battle with an evil spirit and this book was among the writings that helped me overcome the challenge.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ed and Lorraine Warren of course.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The whole book had something to teach.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did have an extreme reaction. I know that many people don't believe in spirits but once you have your own experiences it changes you forever. This book helped to open my eyes to things I wasn't aware of that were happening in my life, some of them for years. It strengthened my faith and resolve.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the kind of book I plan to listen to several times but not before bed or at night. Instead I'll listen to it while playing a video game or some other upbeat endeavor. Even then just peace-meal. The book is excellent and I would give it more than five stars if I could. May God Bless You Ed and Lorraine Warren!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pilibilli 09-26-16
    pilibilli 09-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Todd Haberkorn!"

    The voices Todd Haberkorn provided kept me on the edge of my seat. I look for his name when I buy audiobooks now. Good book, amazing narrative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Andy
    BINGLEY, United Kingdom
    10/20/13
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    "Great for Bedtime"
    What did you like most about The Demonologist?

    Some good scary stories for bedtime. Not overly convinced its all true but well worth a listen


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ben
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    12/2/13
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    "Unbelievable"

    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.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Miss A.L. Wright
    3/24/15
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    "Wow"

    Loved it, really interesting but chilling in places, what an amazing couple the Warrens are!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    2/11/15
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    "EXTREMELY FRIGHTENING! DISTURBING & SPOOKY AS HELL"
    What did you like most about The Demonologist?

    I actually couldn't stop listening and found it compelling, terrifying, knowledgeable, thought provoking and just a fantastic read. The only time I couldn’t read the book was after dark or when I was alone as found it too disturbing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved both Ed & Lorraine Warren. They made it their life's work to help others that were in very dark situations. They got a calling as no one in their right minds however demented would want to go down this career path unless compelled by something. They came across as really caring, kind and genuinely wanting to help. Believer or not this is based on true facts.


    Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn – was your favourite?

    I thought Todd did a fantastic job in bringing the stories to life and the voices he mimicked from Ed, Lorraine to the demonic cockney accents were really good - (found them funny). I would definitely listen to others books he has done. He is a great story teller.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    WHEN THERE IS NO MORE ROOM IN HELL, THE DEAD WILL WALK THE EARTH


    Any additional comments?

    A lot of scepticals will obviously have a problem with this book and I would not have read this if I hadn’t seen Annabelle or The Conjuring. Just wanted to know behind the story details and also found they worked on Amityville case and so many more…….

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • linda
    1/13/15
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    "Excellent listen"

    Very interesting and good advice given in a world of non believers I was transfixed couldn't put it down a must read or listen

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • GazzHopkins
    12/16/14
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    "A wonderful listen"
    Would you listen to The Demonologist again? Why?

    I would, the story is so interesting and tells the story of the Warrens so beautifully. Such an enjoyable listen, especially in the bath!

    Listening how they got into the 'business' and the people they have helped is inspirational.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story telling. Todd narrates the story so well, it draws you in and I found it difficult to switch off.


    What does Todd Haberkorn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Such a wonderful reading voice. He paints such a mental picture.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to, but unfortunately sleep and work got in the way!


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this to anyone wanting to get the real story behind the movie 'The Conjuring' and 'Annabelle'.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • J. R. Yelland
    9/4/16
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    "Fairly standard, needs more voice actors"

    The narrator does all voices, even woman, its creepy. Traditional view of exorcism, not bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    8/21/16
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    "Good listen but..."

    Enjoyed the book but lets be honest we know its a load of old tosh. Seems to me to be 2 Christians trying to show us the power of prayer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • hannah
    7/6/16
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    "So Interesting"

    I couldn't put it down, and I struggled to sleep one night just from the thought of the activity in this book. loads of information which I found fascinating. A reccomend to anyone with even a slight interest in this area.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jan
    4/17/16
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    "Loved it!"

    I was compelled to read this book almost in one sitting. I have heard of Ed and Lorraine Warren and know that they attracted supporters and also sceptics over their 'powers.'

    My viewpoint was 'sit on the fence' until I listened to this book. It's layout, as a chat between friends reminiscing, or relating advice
    to those who have experienced ghost attacks makes it easy to listen to.

    I fully believe that the Warren's have witnessed the paranormal events that they claim to have seen. This book must be quite old as Ed Warren passed away some time ago but in his time, he helped many people.

    A good listen. An insight as to how the Church views hauntings, Demons and Exorcism. I found myself wanting to hear more!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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