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!!
Although this does not match the other versions of this apocalypse that Kirkman has created, it holds strong. This book, like the comic and TV show explores the characters that may be created if zombies arose.
I think RK is trying to work out the best way to get this nightmare out of his head. He is doing very well in my humble opinion.
Yes, the multiple character story lines, the brutal descriptions of everything taking place
Rise of the Governor, it's part of the series, other than that possibly Halfway to the Grave since it's also dark and brutal at times.
As performed... The Governor, tho my favorite character was Josh Lee Hamilton, just wanted him to Hulk Out and beat the piss out of everyone like he knew he could.
Will you turn dead inside, or out?..
Love the character building, story lines, and the never redundant ways things are described. No matter how many creepers are killed they seem to be described in a new way each time keeping the imagination vivid. I've also listened to Rise of the Governor, and my only knock (which oddly is also its beauty) on the series, and maybe this is because I haven't read the graphic novel, is it gets lost in all these characters. There's an endless world of story lines in the apocalypse but not since they were at the CDC in the TV series has there been a clue to what caused it all or a goal other than self survival. They could come out with a book about every Tom & Jane in left in the zombie infested world and how they made it or didn't and I'd read it. But I'd like to hear more about the cause, is there anyone or thing left trying to figure it out still, or is everyone that's left just spiraling the drain together?... Guess that's why I'll read the next one too, can't wait for the 3rd book!
I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!
Well done story, it was better than the first and for the lovers of zombie sci fi, it holds up will for zombie genre. It has good action, and follows smoothly.
I get the feeling that it was Jay that wrote this book with Kirkman's assistance.. it follows the walking dead storyline, but was missing something, a little drawn out to make the book longer. Maybe I am too much a fan, but R Kirkman refers to the undead as walkers and biters, while Bonansinga uses the term zombies, and too often uses the word,"supine".
Probably where Lily starts to put together things aren't safe in Woodbury, and she is realizing that her friends are disapearing. All I am going to say. read the book.
Yes. It shows a parallel storyline to Rick and the others at the Prison who are surviving following to the zombie virus. The characters are rich in thier developement, only disapointed to see many die off by end.
By about the third time they are caught unaware of walkers, and taken by surprise, I am wondering , if these are survivors, then how did they manage to outwit, and survive? I mean, how many were first taken, bitten, and caught in the armagedon, these survivors would definately be sharper, keener and skills honed to pre-awareness of walkers movement towards them.. noise, smell, etc.
I was really looking forward to this book after reading "The Rise of the Governor." The first book was interesting and kept your attention. This book just does not have the same interesting story. It was a chore trying to finish it :(
Yes. I believe the writers can put out another book as good as the first one.
Very engaging. Not a stand-alone story.The writing style is good, the narration top-notch. I cannot imagine the immense talent and dedication required to be a good presenter for this type of material.
Meshes well with the AMC series.
The continuation of the "Governor" storyline.
Yes. This is very good. Consistent with other titles in this line.
The story of the Governor's rise to power.
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This book continues the ever-expanding Walking Dead universe, and it makes for a decent and quick listen. It’s got a little bit of drama, a little bit of love, a whole lot of action, and plenty of zombie gore.
I didn’t personally find the book as compelling or satisfying as Rise of the Governor. Some of the storylines just seemed re-hashed from previous Walking Dead material. But I still enjoyed the book face-value as a quick and dirty read.
I’ve heard quite a lot of complaints about Fred Berman’s narration style, particularly from some Walking Dead fan podcasts. I’ve enjoyed his narration in both books and don’t really see the complaints. He adds drama when appropriate and is a rather good voice actor for this type of materials. True, he overdoes it at times, but for a book of this style, with so much gratuity, swearing, and death, I can’t complain.
whole story was a mess nothing new
the 1st book was pretty good but not by much
excellent great perfect
Yes. How can someone possibly get enough of Walking dead anything? Plus the Governor really gets interesting.
Lilly and her relationships and how drastically things change so quickly. Plus did I mention the Governor?
Definitely the Governor with Lilly a close second.
This is a survival book, but even knowing that it still surprised me several times. No time for tears in Woodbury.
If you are not a fan of walking dead you will still love this book. Amazingly the humans are more dangerous than the walkers.
SNOREFEST. Really not very good as a follow up. Characters are not interesting at all. Way too much time about how hot for each other two of the main characters are ... I got it after the first ten minute stretch of how they want to bone each other. Very limited action, story is lame. LOVED the first one, but dont like this one at all. Probably the first zombie audio book I almost didnt finish.
he actually was really good. Sometimes a little too dramatic on minor events.