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In the second audiobook of the series, Father Gunter and his friend Robert Durling travel to the town of Mountainview.

A demon's presence in the town has the townfolk depressed, with suicides being a daily occurrence. After the duo meets Father Nelson, they receive an amulet that will aid them in their battle against the Mountainview demon. But after a meeting with TV reporter Belinda Carstone, they learn of her mysterious dream, and a demon that abducted her many years ago. Soon, their adventure takes a completely new, terrifying direction.

©2018 Janine R. Pestel (P)2018 Janine R. Pestel

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Gunter and Bob are back

This story picks up right after the last story. Since we already met Gunter, no H, and Bob in the last chapter this one starts out with them getting another case quite quickly. The plot is quite similar, although it is a completely different story and in my opinion even better than the first. While these books are a series and sequential you can listen to this one without hearing the first, it would help to get the backstory and the overall plot, but not entirely needed.
The overall plot is better than the first and Gunter is still trying to find his sister. There isn’t much mystery in this story as it is fairly easy to figure out who is who and what is going on. Even with that it is continues the overall story arc and I look forward to seeing where this is going next.
Bob is by far my favorite character. A fat mortician who is scared of everything and is the sidekick of a demon hunter. He isn’t super funny but offers some comic relief to a degree. I find his hysterical even though he isn’t actually trying to be funny.
This one has quite a bit of sound effects. Some of it was a bit much but some of it really enhanced the story. I liked hearing all the birds and the tires squeal. As with the last book, Fehskens’s character voices are top notch and he continues to voice each of the characters differently which really makes this narration first class. I still think Bob’s voice is my favorite.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Excellent!!

I completely enjoyed this book. The narrator was great with not only the reading, but the voices were done well and eliminated confusion about who was talking.
The author created a great series. Each book connected yet can stand alone as well. And the story? Exciting and kept my attention!! Great characters in the book with strong leads and supports. I can’t wait to read another in this series.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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  • Reg
  • McKinney, TX
  • 06-21-18

Father Gunter Rides Again

Father Gunter is pretty bada$$...for a priest. It seems he's got his mojo back and is determined to find his sister. The demons, however, have different ideas. And their not above telling him so and using Theresa as a tool whenever possible.

Johan and Robert head to the town of Mountainview after seeing a news story by Father Gunter's trusted prime time news team to see why its residents keep killing themselves. There they meet Father Nelson and soon find out there are some heavy hitters in town who have big plans for Mountainview and don't want Father Gunter interfering. These demons won't be happy until everyone in town is either dead or crazy. With Robert at his side, Father Gunter doesn't waste any time taking on whoever he needs to in order to send the demons back to where they came from.

This was a fun listen and a nice diversion from some heavier reading I've been doing. I would still like to see the dialogue be more fluid and flow more realistically when read out loud. It has a stiff ring to it and doesn't sound the way people really speak. I would also like it if this book was at least two hours longer and gave more detail and was more nuanced throughout the entirety of the story and if some time was spent on backstory through the use of flashbacks or conversation for both Robert and Johan. We, the readers, need to get to know these characters and identify with them and their history in order to continue to root for them.

Having said all that, it was fun to listen to and a well developed plot with above average narration. I love the way John Fehskens voices Father Gunter. The rest of the narration is done well, too. I'm looking forward to the next Father Gunter listen!

I received this audiobook for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Just Kinda OK

This review is for the audiobook version of The Raven Flies at Night by Janine R. Pestel and read by John H. Fehskens.

Maybe I missed something by not having read or listened to the first book in the Father Gunter, Demon Hunter series, but this (the second entry in the series) really didn’t make me want to pick up another.

I’ve been spoiled by the likes of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files or Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid urban fantasy series; they’re soooooo good! And this ... was just kinda OK.

I didn’t really care what happened to Father Gunter his partner Robert Durling, or his sister. I never really felt a sense of doom or urgency in any of the series of encounters with demons or other supernatural foes.

I did finish this book, but it was a chore.

Narrator Fehskens was more miss than hit for me. He didn’t really engage me as a reader/listener to draw me in and follow along the adventures.

*** Disclaimer: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Excellent second book

This is the second book in Father Gunter Demon Hunter series. And it's excellent. On the edge of your seat listening with unexpected twists turns. I'm looking forward to the 3rd book!

The narrator is perfect for this series. With convincing voices and emotions he brings the characters to life.

I received this audible free by request and I'm thrilled to provide my honest review.

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The Raven Flies at Night

War's a comin' and Father Gunter and crew are ready for the fight. The author did a nice job of laying the ground work for future books in the series. I like the narrator but he still has some kinks to work out with the production. Sometimes, I found it hard to hear the narrator when he used sound effects. I received this audio book for free from the author for my unbiased review.

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Book 2 of the Father Gunter, Demon Hunter series

The Raven Flies at Night is book 2 of the Father Gunter, Demon Hunter, series by Janine R. Pestel. This is a short book, it has a bit of comedy as well as horror to it. The book picks up where Bucktown Babes leaves off at the end of book 2. Father Gunter and his sidekick to to speak Bob are on the trail again, this time the demon is in the small town of Mountainview. The town is being over run by sadness, suicide, and ravens. They are given a talisman to help them rid the town of the demon.

John H Fehskens narrates the book and in my opinion does a great job with each of the character voices as well as the narration itself. He kept my interest throughout the story.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I am Father Gunter Demon Hunter, I know it rhymes

This was a really fun book. Good story and really fun characters. I have not read the first book in this series The Bucktown Babies but no need to I was able to jump into this story without having all the background of what happened in the first book. After finishing this book however I am totally going to go back and read the first one, I want to know what exactly happened with the demons in the previous town and how Father Gunter and Bob got together. John H Fehskens does a great work with the different characters and voices, specially the demons. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. I am looking forward to the next installment on book 3 and will definitely go back and read book one. Thank you Janine R. Pestel and continue the great work.

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Another Great Demonic Story

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is the second book I have heard in the Father Gunter's series and though I've enjoyed the first one better, this is also a very good story. My only objection is that it is a little more gruesome than the first book and I'm not sure it was absolutely necessary. But that is a personal preference and might well suite other listeners.
One little issue I had with the narration is that the tones used for Dr. Bob and the Earl Demon were very similar. Other than that the interpretation is excellent. Looking forward to the next chapter of their adventure.
A great audiobook to listen to by the supernatural and paranormal enthusiasts.

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An Interesting Tale

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author and found it very entertaining. A town plagued by sadness, suicide and ravens, Father Gunter and his friend Robert Durling show up to investigate. This interesting team always seems to be in the wrong place at the right time as this fast paced, and suspenseful plot unfolds. This team of Demon Hunters seem a bit more realistic and believable. All the main characters are very likable and at the end you're looking forward to the next tale.