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Supernatural: Bobby Singer's Guide to Hunting

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  1,179 ratings  ·  108 reviews
My name is Bobby Singer. In twenty-four hours I’m gonna lose my memory. So here’s everything you need to know.

Monsters, demons, angels, vampires, the boogeyman under your bed: I’ve seen it, I’ve hunted it, I’ve killed it. I’m not the only hunter out here, but there aren’t as many as there used to be. Not near as many as there need to be. I’ve learned everything I can about
ebook, 272 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by It Books
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Bre V.
Bravo, Mr. Reed. Bravo.

This book succeeded by miles what the other Supernatural books failed at- a real emotional connection. John's was too distant most of the time, and the guide narrated by Sam and Dean was severely lacking in either of their respective personalities, but Bobby Singer's Guide to Hunting was just right.

First of all, the voice of narration is spot. fucking. on. You read it in Bobby's voice- his cadence, his vernacular, his razor-sharp wit on top of a "good ol' boy" demeanor. A
Bobby Singer is my favorite character on Supernatural, so when I heard there was a book that was all about his life as a hunter, of course I had to read it. I devoured it faster than the tie-in novels, that for the most part have a tendency to be missing something that makes me feel like it could be set within the timeframe of the show. This book actually feels like an episode of Supernatural, and David Reed does an excellent job of capturing the voices of Bobby and Dean Winchester.

If you're not
Maha A
Supernatural is one of my favorite shows. Ever.
The moment I found this book on goodreads, I had to have it, I just had to, and I am glad I did because it was AWESOME!

If you are still behind in Supernatural, then this review might spoil the show for you

Bobby is.. was… one of my favorite characters on the show & despite the fact that I love Supernatural all 9 seasons of it, it just hasn't been the same without Bobby.. :c

Kudos to the writer because his writing of Bobby's character is spot
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Lori Schiele
I love the show, Supernatural, and have a handful of books written about the show. I don't bother with the fiction books, but go more for the informational books, like The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Demons, Spirits and Ghosts. I collect info on all sorts of paranormal info and add books like that to my quite large collection. (If anyone ever needs to know anything about some supernatural monster/being/creature, I've got notebooks full of info and research books highlighted and underlined!!)
Sep 10, 2011 Sue rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Supernatural-fans
As a Supernatural fan I was desperate to get my hands on this book as soon as I saw that it would be published in September.
It's definetly my favorite Supernatural book and I read quite some.

If you know the show you can hear Bobby talk in this. That's the benefit of a Screenwriter writing a book - he just knows the charakter and write him pretty awesome. It's very interesting to find out more about the relationship of Bobby with Rufus and how and why Bobby learned Japanese. I laughed out loud p
Ah yes, Supernatural. Season 7 may have killed my interest in keeping up with new episodes, but I'm still interested in those earlier seasons (bit of a guilty pleasure o' mine). And I can't help but continue to love the core characters and the lore.

When I checked this out, I had been expecting this to be a lore info-dump. So I was initially taken aback a bit when it turned out to be more about Bobby himself.

Good coverage of the lore included, great backstory and fleshing-out of Bobby, and captur
Fast read. Sounds authentically like it's written by the Bobby Singer character from Supernatural. And the last couple chapters genuinely sound like they're written by Dean Winchester. Interesting look at how Bobby got started as a Hunter and intriguing insight as to why he's so connected with Sam & Dean Winchester.
I could hear Bobby's voice when reading this. Good recap of the first 6 seasons, monsters, how to kill them and the general randomness that is supernatural along with several new chunks of Bobby's life that fit perfectly. I loved it.
Bobby Singer, one of my most beloved suoernatural characters and television father (even though he wasn't really the Winchesters parent). Out through the series I've been wondering about Bobby. Of course we've heard several things about him, we know his best friend Rufus who also brought him into the hunting business, we knew about Bobby's wife who died when possed by a demon, we knew about his relation with the Winchester family but that was pretty much all. I always wanted to know more about h ...more
Jordana Winchesterdream
I loved this book so much! If you're a Supernatural fan you MUST read!! And the most awesome thing about it is that as you read it you can 'hear' it in Bobby's voice.
kriszeth sthemphick
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Victor Orozco
Very good. When I picked this up I thought this was going to be one of those collections of works like Alex Irvine's Supernatural books where he describes what the Winchesters have done since the day Mary Winchester was killed. Only this is Bobby Singer's story and a wonderful one it is.

Basically this entire book is based while working on a case sometime before the 6th season finale. Something happens on the case and now Bobby's losing his memory. So he does his best to create a chronicle of who
Christine Bowles
I enjoyed this book. I like that it was written by someone who worked on the show, even wrote a few episodes, so it lines up perfectly with what happens on the show. He even takes you a little deeper into some of the mysteries, for example: what happened back in Omaha between Bobby and Rufus, and the details of the last time Bobby saw John Winchester. I found myself laughing many times at Bobby's dry, sarcastic humor and his honesty, as well as sometimes saddened by the events the man was forced ...more
Melissa Robison
It's BOBBY!!! Of course, much, much <3.
My confession: my sis got me hooked on Supernatural and, seeing this book on her shelf, I couldn't help but pick it up.

SPOILER ALERT: If you're not to season 7, this book will ruin a bunch of stuff for you.

For a book that adds depth to a TV show, it was okay. Reed is spot-on with Bobby Singer's persona, so it was entertaining to read it with his voice reading the memoir. I didn't think this added much to the show (no new monster information) other than some backstory for Bobby, but it's a fun fl
Supernatural is one of my all time favorite shows and this book did the series justice. The writer was fantastic in capturing the attitude and personality of our beloved Bobby Singer and the book itself was great. I thought going into it that it was going to be a boring run down of all the SPN facts I already know but it turned out to be a fact-filled roller coaster ride through the life of Bobby Singer and the world of Supernatural. Highly recommended to all SPN fans and lovers of the weird and ...more
Hannah Reed
This book was so much better than I thought it would be, my expectations weren't high because I've seen how badly most Supernatural related books are received by the audience, but this hit the nail right on the head.

For starters the character of Bobby was written perfectly, there wasn't a moment when I doubted that I was actually reading from his perspective. It captures his voice so well you can actually hear him saying the words. The characters of Sam and Dean were also captured brilliantly,
This book is described as fiction, and it is rightfully called so. It brings in a character from the show and brings a story that has happened due to the outcome of one of the "hunts" that the characters from the show go on. Bobby Singer is the go-to man for the Winchester boys when they need to find out what they are hunting and how to kill it. On one of these hunts that takes place in the book Bobby gets back to his house without knowing how he got there. The premise of this book is for him to ...more
I love Supernatural, and I really enjoyed this book as it was a nice change to read the stories instead of watching it, and also I hadn't watched Supernatural for quite a long time due to exams.

I got this book for my birthday a couple of months ago, but hadn't really gotten a chance to read it until recently, and know I am so nostalgic about Supernatural and all the characters and everything.

I did get quite a lot of feels during the end of the book, especially the chapter where Bobby went thro
This book was great. As a huge fan of Bobby Singer (I'd go so far to say I'm neither a Dean nor a Sam guy, but a Bobby [and Crowley] one), this was a super fantastic read. The book hit on every unexplained or previously unexplored bit of his life. It explained why he could speak Japanese, it explained why he and Rufus had such an awful falling out after years of being such close hunting partners, and most importantly it explained exactly what happened leading up to the death of his wife, Karen. ...more
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When reading this book, I could definitely hear Bobby's voice and that is something a lot of books based off of series can't get right. It probably helps that the author works on the show and actually wrote a couple episodes himself. There was one point the book was a little slow but then it pick right back up again.

Overall I really enjoyed this and it's a great addition to the tv series.

I think there's something hidden in this book and I'm not sure what but maybe I'll figure it out~
Kudos to David Reed for writing the perfect companion for the series, and especially for keeping the true spirit of the show. It was pretty much everything I could have asked from a SPN book. Kudos for writing a true encyclopaedia of Supernatural lore while keeping the reader interested in a new case that wasn't the typical demon possession / ghost hunt case. Kudos for adding some very interesting new lore with so much potential. And finally, kudos for remembering things about the show that unfo ...more
Helena Ison
One of the best tie-in novels for a television show ever written! A must read for any die-hard Supernatural fan! The voice of Bobby is so clear, so legit, as far as I'm concerned he DID write this book! I bet David Reed is just Bobby's pen name! =-P

In all seriousness though, I'm at a loss of words for how great this book truly is! A few juicy tidbits were revealed that were not fully disclosed in the actual show. Various events that actually happened in the show are also mentioned in this book..
Aug 15, 2014 Assassin'sRead rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who watch the TV Show and are a fan of Bobby Singer.
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Wow, what a read! I took my time with this book, reading only a chapter now and then as I didn't want it to end! I've never laughed so much at a novel. It's funny, it's creepy and it's Bobby Singer - possibly one of the best characters in the show.
I had Bobby's voice in my head throughout and it made the jokes even funnier.

David Reed did an awesome job!
A charming addition to the Supernatural universe with this book. From the wise words of Bobby Singer you're introduced and pretty much schooled in everything that goes bump in the night. You thought you knew Windegos, Vampires, Ghosts, Demons and other stuff of nightmares? Well, you might have to re-wire your grapefruit for this.

Bobby's placed everything you need to know to get your Hunter status kicked off in the right direction. Not only does he prep you for how to go up against some of those
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Bobby's (and later Dean's) voice was strong and definitely in character throughout. The premise for the book, and Bobby's reasons for writing it, were engaging, and it genuinely had me hooked from beginning to end. The tone was well balanced, and it was an overall good read.
Just be careful for spoilers!
3.5 stars.

I thought all the way through that I liked it more then john Winchesters journal, but then for some reason at the end my rating plummeted. I still really, really enjoyed it, though. Although I wouldn't recommend it unless your on like season 7 of supernatural. Because it is hella full of spoilers...
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