I know the series. I know the comic books. I had originally purchased the hardcover and became spoiled with audio books, so I purchased this in audio and started listening and could not "put it down." Walking the dog, sitting on my porch, before I feel asleep. It's a fantastic story, a great back story to the series and a phenomenal story even if you don't ever pick up a comic or watch the series. The narrator is fantastic!!!! One of the best I've ever heard, his range of voices is astounding. Once I'm done with this one, I'm on to the Rise and the Fall of the Governor (books 2 & 3). But I suggest you start with this one, where it all began.
A very scary-cool view into the Governor's decent into madness.
This guy does a great job in my opinion, great Afro-American, great southern and great latino accents - throw in some old men and distinct women voices - very talented voice!
Poorly written storyline that used an absurd amount of adjectives and adverbs creating a much longer story than necessary. Not only did it feel long but it also did not develop the characters properly leading to large leaps in relationships that were unbelievable.
It has not turned me off from this series because I am addicted to the "The Walking Dead" series as a whole, but I will admit to reading this book as a guilty pleasure and feel a little ashamed.
Outstanding performance by Fred Berman. With out his strong performance I would not have made it through this book.
I'm not a huge fan of the narrator. It's not that he does a bad job. I just don't like his voice. But that could just be me.
Solid read. Like I said, fans of the comic will enjoy this. It ties in very nicely.
Yes Berman's performance makes you more involved in the characters
When the butcher and one of Lilly's friends get into a fight I wanted to kill him my self.Trying not to spoil it for anyone by not elaborating on it
I'm a hardcore W.D. fan. Read the comics, the books and listened to the TV show.
While I liked this book, I much prefered "The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor" story and plot.
However, this book is still a great addition the gives us a little more information about Woodbury and the Governor.
Turn ons??? 1) Obedience 2) Respect 3) Learning to please Master. Master does not do turn offs. He guides and trains His little stooges past what does not please Master.
These books have great character developement plus the added bonus of zombies. If you're a fan of the comics then you'll enjoy learning more about characters from those.
I already have recommended it to a co-worker.
His voice is great for those chilling scenes where a zombie might pop out of nowhere.
The deaths of any of the main characters were well written.
I am a big fan of walking dead and really liked the Rise of the Governors book. This one is ok, but I found did not really move the story along, Worth a listen, but not great
Love to listen to books all the time since I'm disabled & sit around all day. Mostly LUV zombie books ~ anything w blood & guts & guns!
this is a great book! I love Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead comic series so when the TV show came out it was a no brainer. Being that the comics & TV show are different from each other in some ways it was nice to know both stories. Then these 2 books came out about the governor. I thought they both were great! The story line doesn't include anything from the TV show which is nice because now the listener gets to hear how one of the characters came about. I truly enjoyed it.
Fred is the perfect voice for this book/series! He can make himself sound like so many different people. It was hard to believe it was one guy reading the story! I am going to look for his other work too. I'm sure those books will be just as great!
Cannot wait for more to come out in this series. I sure hope there will be more!!