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Deliver Us from Evil: A New York City Cop Investigates the Supernatural | [Ralph Sarchie, Lisa Collier Cool]

Deliver Us from Evil: A New York City Cop Investigates the Supernatural

Demonic possession. Exorcism. Haunted Houses. Satanic Rituals. For most people this is the stuff of nightmares, horror movies, folklore, and superstition. For New York City police Sergeant Ralph Sarchie, it's as real - and dangerous - as midnight patrol…. A 16-year NYPD veteran, Ralph Sarchie works out of the 46th Precinct in New York's South Bronx. But it is his other job that he calls "the Work": Investigating cases of demonic possession and assisting in the exorcisms of humanity's most ancient - and most dangerous - foes.
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Demonic possession. Exorcism. Haunted Houses. Satanic Rituals.

For most people this is the stuff of nightmares, horror movies, folklore, and superstition. For New York City police Sergeant Ralph Sarchie, it's as real - and dangerous - as midnight patrol….

A 16-year NYPD veteran, Ralph Sarchie works out of the 46th Precinct in New York's South Bronx. But it is his other job that he calls "the Work": Investigating cases of demonic possession and assisting in the exorcisms of humanity's most ancient - and most dangerous - foes. Now he discloses for the first time his investigations into incredible true crimes and inhuman evil that were never explained, solved, or understood except by Sarchie and his partner. Schooled in the rituals of exorcism, and an eyewitness to the reality of demonic possession, Ralph Sarchie has documented a riveting chronicle of the inexplicable that gives a new shape to the shadows in the dark.

In Deliver Us from Evil, he takes listeners into the very hierarchy of a hell on Earth to expose the grisly rituals of a Palo Mayombe priest; a young girl whose innocence is violated by an incubus; a home invaded by the malevolent spirit of a supposedly murdered 19th-century bride; the dark side of a couple who were literally the neighbors from hell; and more. Ralph Sarchie's revelations are a powerful and disturbing documented link between the true-crime realities of life and the blood-chilling ice-grip of a supernatural terror.

©2001 Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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    Marcel Fernandez 08-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Definitely better books out there on this topic"
    What would have made Deliver Us from Evil better?

    You can definitely tell this guy is a cop. Goes off on tangents every five minutes when he should be talking about the case. The only thing missing when he goes off the rails is the term, "have I ever told you the time that..."


    What could Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    One, write a skeleton of the main story that they were trying to tell. This book was all over the place. Way too many contradictions; the main contradiction is Sarchie's discrediting of eastern religion at a whim, but ends up talking about many eastern practices and how he puts them to use(Chakras, aura, chistian light - sorry these things don't exist in traditional or modern Catholicism). Sarchie may need to go back to school on the subject. There are great books here within Audible, which demonstrate cases along with references on studying the subject from not only a theological, but a medical\psychological side also, written from a christian side(Sarchie discredits and credits them at the same time).


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

    Have not, but the performance was not the issue. I believe he embodied Sarchie's attitude\disdain\superiority complex when dealing with different situations (per written).


    What character would you cut from Deliver Us from Evil?

    I believe it was John, his partner that he had when going to "cases". He mentions him and his fight with him, but it didn't really add anything to the story at all. It felt sort of like he included him like he was still apologizing. The Warren's, seemed like he was name dropping when he mentioned them, they were such a small part of a couple of cases(per written).


    Any additional comments?

    Now that the movie is coming out, I really believe they should have a ghost writer comb back through these notes(this book), and write it in a concise, informative, and depiction on these cases as it relates to the subject. This book should be showcased as a "how-to" start your rough draft for a book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marc 07-08-14
    Marc 07-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Way to disjointed."
    What did you like best about Deliver Us from Evil? What did you like least?

    I did find each of the cases he talked about riveting.

    What I liked the least and why I could not finish this book was while talking about the main situation it would remind him of other cases "A, B, and C" which then reminded him as a cop of situation "D" and now back to the main story again. By this point I had so many names and things thrown at me I forgot about the main situation and their characters.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    If he just stuck to one experience and explained the rational behind his thinking without making it seem like a disjointed facebook timeline I would have thoroughly enjoyed it. I did find the main story in each chapter fascinating, if he just stuck to that main focus.


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

    Nope, but he was good.


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

    I understand it is a movie, and knowing that it will have to go through another filtering process by someone else I would. Maybe they will reign in the story and keep it on track.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I would like to say, great stories and experiences but I could not finish it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Henry Pellicer 08-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Should be titled: Deliver Us from a Pompous Ass"
    What disappointed you about Deliver Us from Evil?

    Interesting stories, however you can see that when seen through the eyes of this "Traditionalist Catholic" everything was (GASP) a demon!


    Did William Dufris do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He was pretty good, especially when the main character was acting self-righteous. That was conveyed very well.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The stories had the potential of being very, very interesting. but many of them turned into preachy retellings from what I am sure is a secret member of Opus Dei.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought that this author's true life experience as a police officer, would offer a plethora of stories where he could describe how evil does lead human beings to commit horrendous acts against other human beings, and where there was also some type of supernatural influence that he he was able to recognize

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jill Matrix Pittsburgh, PA 07-14-14
    Jill Matrix Pittsburgh, PA 07-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not what I expected."
    Would you try another book from Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool and/or William Dufris?

    No. The writing was weak, and the story was like a cartoon religious tract. For example, he battles demons using a splinter from the true cross. Sarchie's point of view has racist and sexist overtones. He repeatedly brags about what a badass cop he is because his precinct is mostly nonwhite, and more than one demon distracts a woman from (her godly calling) housework.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool again?

    No.


    Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

    The performance was actually quite good, and he captured Sarchie's voice well.


    What character would you cut from Deliver Us from Evil?

    There is way too much information about Sarchie and his supposed deep knowledge of demons. Just tell the story without telling me how amazing and smart and intuitive and godly you are.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought this would be an interesting story because Sarchie was a cop and because it is being made into a movie with actors I've heard of, but it is pretty awful.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tony American Fork, UT, United States 08-20-14
    Tony American Fork, UT, United States 08-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "VERY REPETITIVE!!!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Don't waste your time


    What could Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Actually tell a story and not jump around and keep saying the same thing over and over


    What didn’t you like about William Dufris’s performance?

    It was just ok


    What character would you cut from Deliver Us from Evil?

    Ralph Sarchie


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    Christopher Moss 07-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Dont waste your time unless you're ready to get preached at for hours on end.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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