How descriptive it is, and if you've not read the graphic novel or even if you have, it gives you the scoop on the Governor :)
Road to Woodbury, as it's the second book in the series, WHEN IS THE 3rd ONE COMING?!?!
Philip Bake taking on the highway zombies.... "I GOT THIS!"
Nah, no crying but when they're helping to clear out apartment rooms it had me on edge visualizing the tight quarters, imagining the stenches, and what might lurk on the other side of any given door. Disgusted at the things Philip did towards the end...
Outstanding listen, I believe its better than the Road to Woodbury, as it's a much more focused book, though I also gave it 5 stars across the board. Philip Blake's strength, rage, and insanity combined with Brian's transformation makes for a gut wrenchingly addictive listen. I have about a 45 min ride to and from work each day and often found myself sitting in the drive way at the end of the day, even after I'd arrived home, to finish a chapter or get to a stopping point.
If you enjoyed the graphic novels, and watch the series, then this is a great back story on how the governor comes to power, and how he finds woodberry.
Phillip Blake, but not but not because he's a great guy, but he is the driving force of the story.
The ending, blew me away! I was shocked! It's great.
Yes - Fred Berman really brought the words to life. Enjoyed it very much.
Brian Blake - His character evolution and
Fred Berman does a splendid job of breathing life into the characters and really making you feel for them in their situations.
The Walking Dead: Origin of The Govenor
Loved this book so much that I'm listening to The Walking Dead: Road to Woodbury
what a great book. i felt i had to write a review cause every time i read the ones listed i find them so whinny, neg and quite frankly way off that you hardly even get the right impression. so many people complain about this and that, saying its to descriptive and what not....all i have to say is read the f'in book its great!!!! what a rollercoster and a surprise twist ending what else do you want out of a book. to all those with such neg reviews i want to say pull your heads out of your asses and start enjoying things for what they are and stop trying to make verbal improvements were none are needed. the book was a 10 out of 10 and a must read not only for WD fans but for anyone that wants to read a good book!!!!
The narrator was great. Emotion, voice changes for different characters.
The surprise at the end, was worth the whole book.
The narrator continues to deliver in each book.
It is a great book. I would rank it in the top half of the books that I have listen too.
Without saying to much that would give the story away it is most defenently the ending. To see how the characters evolve is awesome.
It is when the Governor takes his stand at the end.
Its OK as a stand-alone, but hard to 'sync' in with the series.
Yes, but after reading reviews.
Sure, nothing wrong with the reading.
No, I'd say not. As my title to this review suggests, I found the first half of this book pointless. I would have skipped those 5 hours and enjoyed my time with the book much more.
I did enjoy the ending. It gives some interesting insight to the governor, it is exciting, filled with tension, and opens the book up to sequels.
I enjoyed his portrayal of the characters. He seems to act out the moments where a character (most often Philip) is trying to, unsuccessfully, control his anger the best.
This question is amusing because I took up this book because of the show. So, I'd say it could be a TV show that incorporates the same actors from the original show. And who knows? Maybe the slow beginning would work better in film.
Its truly unfortunate how unsatisfied I was with the beginning. I just couldn't stop thinking about how poor the groups decision making was, and it always seemed to bite (pun somewhat intentional) them in the ass for it to the point where it became somewhat predictable. Once again, I'd skip the first half.
Fathers Face Remembered
The book is headed to one place. It takes them forever to end up where we want them to be. The authors didn't use the principal of In late and Out Early.
Instead of a road book I would have centered on Woodburry
I haven't. Though he is the best thing about this audiobook. He was a pleasure to listen to.
It taught me how good writing doesn't mean good book.
Exciting, depressing, shocking
Hard to say, though I think if Hemingway or Camus ever wrote a zombie novel, it would be a lot like this book.
Actually, I would rename it Road to Woodbury, which is the title of the second book in the series. Rise of the Governor isn't really appropriate, because "the Governor" doesn't ever really appear in this book unless you count the very last page or two. The titles of the two volumes should really be switched.