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In a Dark Place

By: Ed Warren,Lorraine Warren,Carmen Reed,Al Snedeker,Ray Garton
Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
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From Ed and Lorraine Warren, the demonologists featured in The Conjuring horror films, comes the story of the most terrifying case of demonic possession in the United States. It became the basis for the hit film The Haunting in Connecticut starring Virginia Madsen. Shortly after moving into their new home, the Snedeker family is assaulted by a sinister presence that preys one-by-one on their family. Exhausting all other resources, they call up the world-renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who have never encountered a case as frightening as this.

No one had warned the Snedekers their new house used to be an old funeral home. Their battle with an inexplicable and savage phenomena had only just begun. What started as a simple poltergeist escalated into a full-scale war, an average American family battling the deepest, darkest forces of evil a war this family could not afford to lose.

©1992 Ray Garton, Carmen Reed, Al Snedeker, Ed Warren, and Lorraine Warren (P)2016 Graymalkin Media

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Best book of the Warren series

Out of all the Warren books, this one is the best. The story is well written and a slow burn with a climatic ending. The narration is fantastic.

Off topic, but either the story isn't true at all, or the Snedekers are the worst parents. First they don't believe their children (all of them) even though they are having experiences themselves. Screaming at their child, who had cancer, that he was lying all the time. Being downright mean to him. They have that child committed even. But then they don't even bother moving when they do finally, finally admit it, using the whole "we don't have the money". Sorry, but I wouldn't rather live in my car or a motel than watch my child be raped by demons. So that part is frustrating to read. I felt angry for their children.

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  • Em
  • 11-12-17

A great scare

I'm familiar with this story as I've seen it on paranormal shows before, but the book gives more creepy details. The performance by the narrator was also great. Don't listen to it at night!

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never moving into a funeral home

way scarier than the movies I had seen about stories like it . makes me think never move into a building you know nothing about

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READ IT!

I've listened to all of Ed & Lorraine Warren's book. This one has been my favorite! I was scared and on the edge of my seat. If you like scary stories or are deciding between this book and another, get this one! You won't regret it!

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I Had SERIOUS Issues With the Story

First, let me just say, I LOVE THIS KIND OF STUFF!

This story, however, had me really REALLY PISSED at Carmen and Al.

Not ONCE would they listen to what their children were saying. And even though they themselves were experiencing terrifying phenomena, both Al and Carmen continued to belittle, dismiss and punish their children.
The two people in the world who are supposed to PROTECT their children were the two most responsible for continued trauma.
If this story is true, I really, REALLY hope these two have taken parenting classes, and I pray these children received psychiatric help to recover.
If it's just a story...THESE ARE SOME DUMB-ASS PEOPLE!!

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Excellent retelling of the actual story.

Excellent retelling of the actual story about Carmine's family's horrific ordeal and their faith to survive.

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Wow

This was another amazing book from the Warrens
Can't get enough thank you for sharing

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Excellent account for the Haunting in Connecticut!

I love reading or watching accounts of Ed and Lorraine Warren! This book gives you a glimpse of how their work helps others. More than that, when you look at the time line paired with what the family went through, how terrible. The movie moved so quickly that this books gives you a greater understanding of how the family was assaulted. It gave me an even greater appreciation for what not only Ed and Lorraine do, but the priests who are called on to fight the true evil monsters.

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Catholic one true Church even demons agree

This was such a great good vs evil story. exorcisms and possessions can only be overcome by an ordain priest from the one true Church. the catholic church. anyone or anything else doing battle will be fiction or loose. i am so blessed to be catholic. and the warrens are a living testemet to its truth. as of this writing ed warren has passed away. i pray that another couple or person will have the courage to take his place. lorain thank u for the gift of yourself and your beloved husband. your love as a catholic sarcremtally married couple gave u more power in doing battle. but i so respect that u always knew your limits and called in the church. your Catholic faith has made my faith stronger. i know it brought others to believe in the power Jesus handed over to his church is objective truth. meaning the church of Catholicism has the truth and just because one may questions it doesn't make it any less true. .blessings. ...

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good solid scary story

this is a great retelling of a scary story. believer or not this will entertain you and keep you thinking of things that go bump in the night

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  • 02-04-18

freaky!!

very well narrated it's the third Warren book I've read very interesting but scary worth a read to anyone who dare.

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  • Murtaza Arif
  • 12-02-22

Fantastic and exciting

This story kept me glued. I feel sorry for all those people that suffered in this haunting. The voiceover of the entity was performed very well. It was exciting to listen and increased the energy levels to express the immense power of these supernatural entities.


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  • 05-18-22

brilliant book read more than once

it's about a family who don't believe there home is haunted. they will soon change the ninds

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  • Joann platts
  • 05-02-22

Scariest ever

Amazingly scary story. Left me with a few questions. There are quite a few comments contained used by Lorraine that are also used within the Warrens films. And mainly if this is the true story it makes me wonder why it isn’t reflected in the film? Very scary and interesting after the initial slow start. But bare with it and it’s definitely worth it. Although I wouldn’t call it a story about “the Warrens”.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-29-22

Seriously Spooky

I absolutely loved this book!! The reader was fantastic and the story itself was excellent!! I would definitely recommend and I have no doubt that I'll listen to it again!!

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  • Lauren s.
  • 01-22-22

So spooky!!

Very well written and narrated. I love all things about Ed and Lorraine and although there wasn’t much mention of them in this book until near the end, it’s still a great read/listen.

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  • Tulpa
  • 12-08-21

Over involved and repetitive themes.

saved by the performance. not enough Warrens, too many others. overall, enjoyable though. cheerfully chilly.

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  • C. Taylor
  • 11-17-21

Amazing book

This book is fantastic, an amazing story, told brilliantly. If you are into "ghost" stories, i cannot recommend this book enough

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  • Alana Lawson
  • 11-17-21

to die for

I love these stories so much they have great detail and provide an amazing true story!

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  • Karen
  • 07-11-21

a must listen

I loved every minute of this book, so well written and well narrated as always. A must listen

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  • 10-23-19

Was ok

Was interesting but some of it was really a tad over dramatic for me taste.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-19

Gripping, every last word of it!

Firstly, my respect to the family and Ed and Lorraine Warren.
What they experienced is truly horrific.

and secondly, the narration was AMAZING!!! It felt like there was a whole cast of people. it flowed so well and really added to the atmosphere.

Also, I LOVED how the story was written.
Like a fiction novel in 3rd person, but giving actual day to day accounts of this family's life and what they went through.

I will be binge reading all of these :)