The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised shelters. But the Walkers are multiplying. Dogged by their feral hunger for flesh and crippled by fear, Lilly relies on the protection of good Samaritans by seeking refuge in a walled-in town once known as Woodbury, Georgia.
At first, Woodbury seems like a perfect sanctuary. Squatters barter services for food, people have roofs over their heads, and the barricade expands, growing stronger every day. Best of all, a mysterious self-proclaimed leader named Philip Blake keeps the citizens in line. But Lilly begins to suspect that all is not as it seems.... Blake, who has recently begun to call himself The Governor, has disturbing ideas about law and order.
Ultimately, Lilly and a band of rebels open up a Pandora’s box of mayhem and destruction when they challenge The Governor’s reign - and the road to Woodbury becomes the highway to hell in this riveting follow-up to Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's New York Times best-selling The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.
©2012 Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
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.
Good story following a new character from the popular show. If you enjoy the comic or TV series then you will enjoy this book. Narration was excellent.
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!
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.
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