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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' | [Gerald Brittle]

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

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.
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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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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 08-19-13
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 08-19-13 Member Since 2009

    I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.

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    "Scary fun."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. If the person in question was into the paranormal this is a good choice. the best part is that these are supposed to be true stories. Some of them are even better than what fiction writers davelop anyway.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The story about Annabelle the doll.


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

    It was not really a charachter driven book so this really doesn't apply. I will say that the narrarrator did a good job.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Just say no to ouija boards!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good listen. You may have to suspend disbelief depending on what your views are on the subject of the paranormal. Also, some of the Warrens ideas are a bit left field, but they aren't overbearing about their beliefs so I had no problem. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. I read it originally 20 years ago or so, although the title may have been a little different . The good news is that it still holds up.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    eric 08-05-13
    eric 08-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "WARNING!: THIS IS BASED ON REAL CASES,TERRIFYING!"
    What did you love best about The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren?

    educational,compelling,and awe inspiring scary.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    that it is based on real, true cases


    Have you listened to any of Todd Haberkorn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no, first time listen to anything by Todd


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    26 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon 10-06-13
    Shannon 10-06-13
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    "Personable, insightful, clarifying"
    What did you love best about The Demonologist?

    How normal Ed and Lorraine really are.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    Hard to really say, he did them all so well, even the female and kids. Good narrator.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda DOVER, NH, United States 09-17-13
    Amanda DOVER, NH, United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Believer or not..."
    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.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne 08-08-13
    Yvonne 08-08-13

    Vonne

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    "Dont listen after dark!"
    If you could sum up The Demonologist in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, Scary and Great!


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Ed says "Ive never met an atheist in a haunted house"


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    Download this book!

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-01-13
    Michael Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-01-13
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    "Terrifying, Dramatic, and Informative!"
    Where does The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    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!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Some scenes involving the exorcisms were very intense. Those were my favorite. The demonic voices the narrator did were amazing/terrifying.


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

    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!


    26 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    K. Williamson Arlikngton, VA 09-18-13
    K. Williamson Arlikngton, VA 09-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "True but hard to touch, Scary absolutely"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Demonologist to be better than the print version?

    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!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ed and Lorraine both. I truly belive they can tap into these forces of the spirit world.


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

    It was good audio reading, it kept me listening, engaged.


    If you could give The Demonologist a new subtitle, what would it be?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 08-31-13
    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 08-31-13 Member Since 2008
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    "no proof offered!"
    What did you like best about The Demonologist? What did you like least?

    the reader


    What could Gerald Brittle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    he should have provided a set of proofs -- the claims were too fantastic to be believable and if this really happens, we'd all know about it.


    Have you listened to any of Todd Haberkorn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The Warrens are probaly very nice people -- but their imagination and the way they present the story is not credible nor is it backed up by evidence presneted i the book.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick 12-02-14
    Patrick 12-02-14

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin United States 01-01-14
    Kristin United States 01-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Rather Enjoyed the Book"
    Where does The Demonologist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lorraine Warren, only because I have met Lorraine and I have listened to many interviews with her as well and I just love the way she speaks. The narrator does an excellent job replicating her manner of speaking.


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

    Yes, Mr. Haberkorn brings the story to life, as he does very well at speaking the parts of Ed and Lorraine as they would speak the words themselves. (As noted previously)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not especially since I was already very familiar with much of the information and people in the book; but I still found it to be very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen, even if you are not a believer. I am not much of a believer in many of the supernatural claims out there, but always enjoy the stories for the entertainment of the story and not to make fun of them or make allegations against the people. I take the stories for what they are and this book is no exception, well done and interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ben
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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.

    4 of 6 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'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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