Robert Kirkman is absolutely rubbish as a writer, often times relying way too much on the same uncommon words in what seems like a poorly chosen attempt to sound smart. The writing is grating and at times rather unbearable. His characters are annoying and dim witted. it is very apparent he went into this venture with absolutely the bare minimum of research on the military and firearms, which had me totally taken out of the story many times. I will give Fred Berman credit, he does a decent job as the narrator but there is only so much you can do with such terrible source material. If you're hoping the series gets better after this book I can tell you with certainty it does not. Finishing the story arc was completely not worth it and I wish I hadn't wasted my credits on any of the books.
If you're looking for a phenomenal zombie apocalypse series I can not recommend the Arisen series enough. R.C. Bray is a magnificent narrator and has carried me all the way to book eight and craving much more. Fair warning; it is very military centric but you can tell the author actually put a ton of effort into getting it right.
Unfortunately this book does not add any kind of meaningful depth to the Governor character on AMC's The Walking Dead television series. In a way this book detracts from the character's legacy and his excellent portrayal by David Morissey. Your appreciation of this book will depend on your willingness to accept the far-fetched character developments that occur near the end of this book. Personally I found them to be unconvincing and uninteresting.
The zombie action in the first 2/3 of this book is actually pretty great, hence the three-star review. I was suitably engaged with the characters and interested in their well-being. Unfortunately I skipped the final four chapters because I just did not care about any of the characters after a pivotal event towards the end of the novel.
Fred Berman does a pretty good job of voicing the different characters and giving them personality. His tone is suitably bleak and disaffected to fit the atmosphere of the television show. I thought he could improve on his Southern accents and speed up his pace a bit.
I know that this book has a follow-up, but I won't be reading it. I am already convinced that the Governor in the TV show is not the same person I read about in this novel.
I was really disappointed to hear the terms "retard" and "retarded" used so often and in so crude a manner throughout this book. It was very distracting and took away from the overall experience.
loved the book, so descriptive I could smell the zombies I could see what they looked like and I could feel exactly what the characters were feeling I'll b buying the next on no soubt.
I might, but really anyone who reads the comics or watches the show knows that the word "Zombie" just does not happen or exist in the Walking Dead universe! They are biters, walkers, lame brains among other names used .
Do not stray from the main rules and principals of the walking dead world.
I listened to it while on a long drive (8 hours) and found that I did not want to stop, so yes I would listen to it in one sitting if I could.
Great story. We learn more about the Govenor and how he evolves
Great. Really brings characters to life
The entire story
Love all these books. Will read again!