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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Sandy Morgan 05-04-16
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    "loved it!!!"

    Great book, always wanted to know more about the Warrens. Excellent, was sad it ended.

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    Celina woodstock, ON, Canada 04-22-16
    Celina woodstock, ON, Canada 04-22-16
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    "My All Time Fave!"
    If you could sum up The Demonologist in three words, what would they be?

    Art, Truth, Enlightening


    What other book might you compare The Demonologist to and why?

    Nothing, it is one of it's own.


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

    He brings it to life. It is one of the biggest parts that makes this look so great. he uses different tones for the people involved, but not in a silly way. He is truly a mastermind in the best ways.


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

    I did in the aspect that i can;t stop coming back to it. It takes such a deep look into the paranormal and the lives of the Warrens. I learn more every time I re-listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit or money. I recommend it to everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Austin CA, USA 04-19-16
    M. Austin CA, USA 04-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Something just doesn't add up"

    I enjoyed the performance and the story, if it were presented as fiction would have been great but something in the insistence that it was true just wasn't quite adding up to me. Maybe it was the dramatized reading rather than actual recording of run-ins with the supernatural or that all of the stories are from the 70's which was 30-35 years before the book was written and at this point it's nearly 50 years ago. I had expectations of being frightened or convinced from my skepticism and neither thing happened. I was entertained and I guess "learned" something new-ish? So that's a win!

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    Anton Kromoff 04-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Made me uneasy in a good way."
    What made the experience of listening to The Demonologist the most enjoyable?

    The source material.


    What other book might you compare The Demonologist to and why?

    There is nothing to compare it to that I know of. Sadly I wish there were more books out there like this one.


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

    His voice was level, he was recalling things, not trying to add anything and for a book like this, that is exactly what you want.


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

    Yes and no. I wanted to know what happened next, but at the same time the book made me uneasy a feat that is not easy to do. I go to sleep to horror movies and spend a lot of time working in the genera, this however unsettled me and I enjoyed that. It is nice to know I can still be put on edge.


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    Trevor New York, NY 04-05-16
    Trevor New York, NY 04-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Yes then no."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book starts out sort of exciting - I was intrigued by this couple and was excited to hear the stories. However after the first few chapters I found myself bored and disengaged from the book altogether. In fact, I gave up halfway through.

    This book, told from the point of view of Ed Warren starts to read like a laundry list of "accomplishments" that feels more like bragging/boasting than interesting. With all the scary stories/movies pulled from the Warren's work, I would rather read/watch one of those than finish this book.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I didn't even get to the ending


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emrich 03-31-16
    Emrich 03-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this"

    It was so good most of my friends got it and we actually refrence the material when we take about horror movies or strange stories. I also have this book in print, so I clearly think highly of it.

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    The Ether Rag 03-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Very interesting..."

    Regardless of your beliefs, if you really dig horror movies, TV shows, and books - this is for you. Not sure I can readily believe all of what is discussed (I am a Christian), but I do find it very interesting from an entertainment perspective.

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    AnnieDetroit Columbus Ohio 03-09-16
    AnnieDetroit Columbus Ohio 03-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Terror-ific Story"

    This story was a perfect marriage of a book that left you feeling a little smarter than you did before you read it, and a good old-fashioned scary story. The reader, Todd Haberkorn, is the audiophile's Josh Groban, great range, inflection, a treat to listen to.

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    Jennifer Simmons 03-08-16 Member Since 2012
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    "great read that had me not wanting to read alone"

    I think this was well written to provide an interesting yet fact based story based on their lives. there was some parts toward the end that was really spoky.

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    Sarah M 02-28-16
    Sarah M 02-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very informative"

    I love it, I've always been attracted to the topics but this was one of my favorite books. I bought it 10 days ago and I've listened to it twice already

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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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