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
Yes. After watching "The Conjuring" and knowing who Ed and Lorraine Warren were, it was really interesting to hear more about their lives and the cases they were involved in. In the telling of their work, it really opens a persons eyes and reminds the listener that good can overcome evil.
The most compelling aspect was how Haberkorn relayed the story of the Warren's and how he used his voice to create an edge to the telling at the intense parts of the story.
No, not yet.
I don't think I could capture the content any better.
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The mix of stories. The book is broken into chapters that each are their own story.
After seeing, "The Conjuring", I wanted to learn more about the Warren family. I found the idea of exorcism, demons, possession and ghosts very compelling.
The story on the Annabelle Doll.
I could listen to this in one sitting. It has a good flow and definitely keeps you on your toes.
I love Horror movies and books. I have seen most of the scary movies ever made...
That being said, this book (and not to mention the movie), was some of the few times I have actually felt spooked. I actually had trouble falling asleep a couple times and I never get scared.
The best book yet, I have actually listened to it 5 times. The narrator is great!
Something about this book that truly gives you the chills. The stories and the lessons the Warrens share with you, hopefully you will never be in a terrible situation.
I love that new England accent.
Don't mess with the Ouija board.
Wife, Mother, Daughter, Believer.
I was hoping for a little more scare, but there were definitely times it got a little hair raising! I found it very informative on the whole demonology scale. So if you're looking for a scary book, in my opinion this isn't something you get a whole lot of scare from.
I read, knit and read and knit at the same time thanks to audible!
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.
No. It was not a good enough book for me to recommend.
I had no favorites.
Don't do witchcraft.
The superhero-like characteristics of the Warrens. A little over the top at times but intriguing.
The showdown with the experienced exorcist.
It made me keep a light on when I slept at night after listening before bed.
Where are the footnotes!!! Cite us some evidence or something! An academically based book out to give us something, the author should have done a bit of research. This is just an interview with the Warrens.
I should say that I am not Christian, so my take on the book might be a bit biased, but not unlike the book itself. The story is fun to listen too, just like watching a scary movie. If you have studied science or have dabbled in physics you might find yourself laughing a bit. Mr. and Mrs. Warren state as a matter of fact in the book that it is a rather normal thing to have devils and demons and ghosts showing up scaring people. It also does not take science or skepticism seriously. It talks of reincarnation, conscientiousness after death, materialization-doors, anvils, cars, semi-trucks and other material just disappear and reappear in other places, rocks falling from the sky-(at one point they call the police, who show up and just shrug there shoulders after seeing rocks falling from the sky and tell the homeowners to call a priest-as if it were just a civil dispute between demon and homeowners) come-on!!, demons and spirits that were around before the big bang who are extremely intelligent but cower before the Catholics. These are and can be scientific questions, but throughout the book Ed Warren shrugs off scientists, as if ghost or demons or whatever know that people are scientists and dont manifest to make a point, not clear if the demons actually work for god or not. If you are a different religion, it might be annoying for you to hear. If you are an atheist you probably will not enjoy this book, which purports to be completely real.
Let me say, it was like watching a scary movie, it was fun to listen to, but please take it for what it is. Please do not confuse this with a textbook or even a nod to what could be an actual study, if it actually took the subject seriously. I am not opposed to the subject and I would never say that these things dont exist but, the confidence with which statements are made is a bit condescending to the reader and a slap in the face to modern science. This type of book would like to send us back in time, not bring us up to date.
Anyway, the book is fun. I thought I would get a bit more out of the subject, but it just gets kind of silly. Mr. and Mrs. Warren seem like charming and genuine people, I had fun listening to them and would recommend the book to anyone who likes scary movies. But like I wrote above, please do not confuse this book with the truth.
Say something about yourself!
I found it rather one sided, its written from the catholic point of view and very conflicting as to their church beliefs. its not all that scary. I felt its full of allot of fluff to get people to go to church. to me I found it to be as mixed up as the christian religion ! but someone did a good job writing the book. listen for yourself. your views may not reflect my views. I find the entire catholic religion screwed up anyhow.
This book, in my estimation is really geared towards people who are just getting into reading books or seeing movies involving demons, spirits & possessions. It's really basic information and more of a "something you should be aware of" if you are starting to play with your Ouji board a bit too much. I do like (love) my scary stories and have for years and I deeply regret the waste of a credit on this "story".
The voice of the narrator was not suited for this type of work although he spoke clearly and did have a vocal range to assume different charactors but I don't think even if the skills of Ray Porter, Ron McLarty or Sean Runnette could have saved this uninteresting effort of audibook. (just my humble opinion. i'm no writer myself) - m
The book claims Wicca is 4000 years old, it's less than a hundred. Also judging from the timing of its release and its stupid claims of thousands of satanist covens taking over America and College Kid USA it was probably a contributor to the famously debunked 'satanic panic'. It's an interesting listen best accompanied by a large quantity of skepticism and common sense, mostly as an example of one period and perspective in the occult /paranormal movement in the Eastern U.S.
The narrator was really the highlight but he couldn't rescue the content.
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