• The Devil in Connecticut

  • By: Gerald Brittle
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (248 ratings)

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The Devil in Connecticut

By: Gerald Brittle
Narrated by: Tim Campbell
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Publisher's Summary

From the terrifying case file that inspired the film The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.

From this New York Times best-selling author comes a shocking case of demonic possession, exorcism, and murder starring the legendary demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who battled the Amityville Horror and whose real-life case files inspired The Conjuring Universe, which includes The Conjuring, Annabelle, and The Nun films.

It was one of the most sensational murder trials of the 1980s. When Arne Cheyenne Johnson stabbed an acquaintance to death with a five-inch folding knife, Johnson presented one of the most shocking legal defenses in history: not guilty by virtue of demonic possession. As the press put it, “the Devil made me do it”.

Johnson’s shocking story began months earlier, when his girlfriend’s 11-year-old brother, David, encountered a spectral figure looming at the foot of the bed and then started showing telltale signs of demonic possession. David suddenly spoke in Latin, levitated, and suffered beatings at the hands of an invisible demon. After a team of Catholic priests failed to drive the demon out, the case was taken up by Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Warrens had fought demons across the globe, but the Connecticut Devil would be one of their greatest challenges, and perhaps their most deadly.

©1983 Ed Warren, Lorraine Warren, New Line Productions, Inc. (P)2021 Graymalkin Media, LLC

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Really?

After 6 chapters I returned this audio book. It was so lame and not scary at all. I only seldom listen to horror books and this one was laughable.

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This book was WILD!

The Conjuring 3 should have just adapted the story straight from this book. It's got everything: a haunted house, a possessed kid, a whole bunch of demons described in vivid detail. There's even a part where someone PUNCHES a demon in the FACE! I really enjoyed this crazy story. Whether demons are real or not is irrelevant, this is the perfect audiobook to pop on for spooky vibes. 10/10 will be listening again in October.

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So scary!

This story is so scary. I don’t think the movie quite does the horror justice, and the movie is scary too. I’m glad I read it, always want more details on these Warren stories.
The writing is not the greatest, too many clichés and overly dramatic descriptions. This story is so dramatic already, overblowing the mundane is absolutely unnecessary and detracts a bit from the flow.
The performance was good, though, and the actual story is riveting if alarming.

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best horror book I've ever listened too

only horror book better than this is house of leaves. really captivating and I couldn't stop listening to it.

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GOOD AND SCARY!

Good story-scary and well performed! What more do you want in a Horror audiobook? FIVE STARS!

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very good

this was a very interesting read. other books on the Warren's have been narrated better, but this did keep my attention. The set up of the book was great because I wanted to finish so I could know the whole story. I would recommend 👌

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Great study of Demonology, but needed update.


The Narrator on this one is fantastic!! I had chills several times and as a regular listener to horror novels I can tell you that is hard to make happen for me any more. But by golly he did it. He took me there. 5/5!!
This audio edition was produced in conjunction with the 3rd Conjuring movie, yet the book stops when it was originally published in 1983. Someone needed to add at least a small afterward that updated the history to the time of the release.
As with the Author's other book on the Warren's THE DEMONOLOGIST this is a great archive/ report on the Real Life cases and Claims of the Warrens. I don't know how much is actually "True" as to what they claimed to see only the Claimants and maybe the author know that. But much of what lies within does jibe with the current (and 1983) understanding of demons, but (minor spoilers) The families of chronicled here and Arne Johnson claimed they were still harassed by the demons after the main events died off.
In these cases it is because as Jesus said, The "house" was put in order, but the new dweller was never invited in. Jesus must be in the home and in the hearts of those involved, not just in effigy but in fact. Religious symbols only serve to anger such spirits and will not drive off "principalities and Powers" Only the true presence of the Holy Spirit can do that.
If you are seeking REAL spiritual healing and the expulsion of the Demonic, you will NOT find the answers in this book. Only one person and 1 "book" can do that.

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well delivered

if you're a fan of the Warren's, don't sleep on this! I started up many nights listening to this story. very well delivered.

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Loved every second of this one

Tim Campbell did an amazing job with this narration. A truly haunting tale that tells the back story of the possession that occurs in the beginning of the movie. Worth the time to listen 100%!

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Interesting but LONG

Very interesting. I like how it was written in “case file” manor. It was very entertaining but then got long and repetitive.

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  • 07-26-22

A true haunting

fabulous audio book of a true document demonic possession. Well written and well read.

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  • C. Taylor
  • 04-25-22

What a story

When you read a story like this one that is claimed to be 100% true, it is truely fascinating. I don't personally believe in any of the this stuff but for someone to take it to the very extremes and claim it is 100% factual, it really makes you question yourself

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  • CJ
  • 11-28-22

Great story

Fantastic story which is based on true events, which is based on case notes from Ed and Lorraine warren, this book tells a lot more detail than the film.