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!!
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!