Ghosts know no season, respect no boundaries, and offer no mercy. Ed and Lorraine Warren, the world's most famous and respected demonologists, have devoted decades to exploring, authenticating, and conclusively documenting countless cases of otherworldly phenomena.
Best-selling books and hit motion pictures, including The Amityville Horror, A Haunting in Connecticut, Annabelle, The Conjuring, and The Conjuring 2 have been inspired by the Warrens' extraordinary real-life experiences with the supernatural. From the grounds of the United States military academy at West Point, New York, to the backwoods of Tennessee, Ghost Hunters chronicles their first-hand confrontations with the unknown, the unholy, and the unspeakable.
Here are the accounts of teenage girls who trifled with Satanism and séances, only to fall victim to the most horrifying of spirits. A village terrorized by a murderous, unstoppable force too evil to be anything but Hell-born. A family's home besieged by the relentless, destructive fury of poltergeists. The real facts behind the house of horrors in Amityville. In all, 14 terrifying tales, all the more spine-tingling because they're true!
©1989 Ed and Lorraine Warren with Robert David Chase (P)2016 Graymalkin Media
It was a good book, but the stories were so fake sounding and dim witted. Don't get me wrong, some of the stories where okay. But as the book progressed it was dumber and crazy sounding. MEH. 😶
This text tends to assume a lot on the part of the listener - while the "Conjuring" films leave a lot to the viewer to decide, this book just assumes that you believe in the Warrens' brand of parapsychology and in their vaunted ability to combat the paranormal. More frustrating is the fact that the book appears to be written with little in the way of suspense, atmosphere, or dread - what I assume to be major revelations are delivered with all the impact of a lightly-tossed pillow due to the author's bland and rather unimaginative relation of the events of several cases.
Yes. While I am not a beliver, I did enter this book expecting what the title seemed to offer - a collection of ghost stories with the Warrens at the center. Far from my expectations, the book has more in common with an unimaginatively-produced documentary than it does with the films that led me to want to read it in the first place.
The narrator has a competent reading style, but his voices for Ed and Lorraine Warren border on the cartoonish. While these might be based on how the individuals actually speak, it's jarring and further contributes to the tonal disconnect between the subject matter and writing style.
The text overall needs a less credulous tone, and the Warrens themselves might benefit from a bit of restraint in choosing how they depict themselves and events within the text that bear their names. If you're writing what are effectively ghost stories, you should perhaps attempt to deliver on the visceral promise of the genre rather than reduce everything to a series of largely colorless anecdotes.
If you're a fan of the Warrens, or a believer in their particular brand of self-promotional "demonology", this is a harmless read; if you're looking for something with any kind of texture, suspense, or eye towards being anything more than a glowing review of the Warrens' career, you will be sorely dissapointed.
Listening to the sample of this book I was curious to hear more about the ghosts at Westpoint. But there wasn't much to it except "sought ghosts, saw same."
I'd had my fill when hearing the lurid details of the sexual side of the rape murder of a young woman, then a rape by a succubus with particular detail to the demon's genitals. Not what I paid for.
Too unpleasant for me. Not scary.
Mom. Wife. Photographer. Lover of all things supernatural. Slightly obsessed with Sweet Valley High and great white sharks.
Again, the amazing narration continues with this book.
The "true" stories are more interesting than the Graveyard book. Most stories are more modern and cover more of the demonic that ghosts. Some stories are better than other and Ed Warren can get a little preachy at times. They definitely give themselves a lot of self importance.
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