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
Joshua "Bear" Jordan
I 'm still just in awe at the things I'm learning that enhances my already deep addiction to the world of The Walking Dead and all my friend and does there within. Excellently written. Beautifully narrated.
...this story was lazy and predictable. Lots of eye rolling plot turns. The narration was good but way to frenetic at times. There was very little of a story with flat characters who I never found myself rooting for or caring about.
Love it; sad when it ended! Reader is massively talented, with the ability to create and persuasively sound like a wide range of characters. Writing is exciting as always!
I would correct the inconsistencies with reality that detract from the substance and flow of the story.
Bob, one of the main characters, is frequently referred to as having been a medic in the Marines, as having been a member of the Marine Hospital Corps.
Marine do not have medics. Marines do not have any medical staff. There is no enitity such as a "Marine Hospital Corps."
The U.S. Marines are a part of the U.S. Navy and rely upon the Navy to provide medical services. The medics that serve with Marines are actually sailors and are proud of that. They have to complete a totally different indoctrination than the Marines that they serve with, and then must be accepted by those Marines. Marines generally love and respect their "docs," but they would never refer to them as belonging to the "Marine Hospital Corps," other than in jest, and every sailor knows the medics belong to the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps. Corpsmen are very proud of this fact as the Hospital Corps is the only corps composed solely of enlisted members in the U.S. Navy and has a very proud history.
To say that a person was a Marine medic and belonged to the Marine Hospital Corps shows that not even the slightest attempt at research was done. Ever hear of Google?
There are a lot of other glaring errors. So, Woodbury plundered a National Guard armory and got a lot of weapons. Good. One of those weapons is an RPG? How the hell would that happened? The RPG is a weapon of Soviet design, like the AK-47, and I can't fathom why a working RPG would be in a Georgia National Guard armory. It doesn't even sound reasonable. Why not research what weapons are actually used by the U.S. military and have the characters employ a LAW or AT-4? It would have been nice if they would Google.
I am really big on details, and there are a lot that are just wrong in this book. It is hard to get into the book when every few sentences there is something glaringly wrong. By the time you try and wrap your head around it the story has carried on, you have lost the train of it, and might as well go and scrub your toilet or do your laundry or trim your dog's nails.
I enjoyed the zombie circus dwarves.
Odd question, seeing as this book already has three sequeal books printed/recorded.
We learn the how and why of this safe haven
The amazing endurance of Lily
The emotion and adrenaline of characters
I wanted to savor it
And I read passages over again
This is the meat of the stories of Walking Dead. You have
To experience Woodbury
The narrator does a great job and still loving the series so far. The character building is fun and seeing how they evolve is a fun ride. Avid fan of the comic book, tv series, and this book
Not as good as the first book. I did not like the non- ending. But I will buy the next one because I am hooked.
"A must for horror lovers!"
I LOVE this series of books! The Rise of the Governor gave us an insight that isn’t available in the graphic novels or TV series. This second book is more in depth still. I never read a graphic novel before The Walking Dead (assuming that at 44 I was a little old for them!) but the whole lot, graphic novels, TV series and now novels are amazing! If you like zombies you will love these books but they are also great on the human level too. Give them a go, you won’t be disappointed!
A great story in the walking dead series. Can't wait to get stuck into the next one.
"If you love The Walking Dead on TV then...."
Engrossing, Tense. Brilliant
Fred Berman brings this book alive, was sooo glad that he narrates all the books.
If you love The Walking Dead on TV then buy these four books, you will not be disappointed. You will learn so much more about the Governor than you do in the Tv programme.
Ok, the first book was good, but this is on a different level! From start to finish it is twitchy, dark, tragic and compelling. Characters are even better than "The Rise" and the utter despair conveyed throughout is on a par with "The Road". At times i found myself shaking my head, staring into space and lost in what i had just read. Its no surprise to fans that the true horror in these books is not found in the zombie hordes but in the decisions and deeds that ordinary people find themselves immersed in but this book captures that essence brilliantly!Best book i have had so far and i have over 120 books in my audible library
Josh. He was hope
You're not locked out, you're locked in!!
Gripping from start to finish and the finest performance i have heard so far
I have been reading the walking dead comic since issue 1 years ago and still can't wait for the next issue each time. Now we have the 2 novels about the governor which is a major story arch in the comic, so to have the blanks filled in on the reason for his evilness was something i just couldn't pass up. Not going to give the story away but the twists in this 2nd novel and the character detail make this a must for any walking dead comic or tv show fan. well written and well narrated.
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