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The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury | [Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga]

The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

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. But Lilly begins to suspect that all is not as it seems....
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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

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    NitroJill HENDERSON, NV, United States 03-05-13
    NitroJill HENDERSON, NV, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2011

    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!

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    "LUV THE WALKING DEAD ~ ALL OF IT!!"
    Where does The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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!!


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    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 03-01-13
    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 03-01-13
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    "enter the mind that is going insane"

    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.

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    Nikoli Volkoff Louisville, KY, United States 01-29-13
    Nikoli Volkoff Louisville, KY, United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Hate to Love these Books!"
    Would you listen to The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury again? Why?

    Yes, the multiple character story lines, the brutal descriptions of everything taking place


    What other book might you compare The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury to and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Fred Berman – was your favorite?

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Will you turn dead inside, or out?..


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    James 01-17-13
    James 01-17-13 Member Since 2014

    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!

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    "A good page turner."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    If you’ve listened to books by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga before, how does this one compare?

    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".


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


    Was The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury worth the listening time?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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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    Holly Wheeling, WV, United States 01-16-13
    Holly Wheeling, WV, United States 01-16-13
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    "The first book is better"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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 :(


    Has The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None really.


    Do you think The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. I believe the writers can put out another book as good as the first one.


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    R. Castillo New Orleans, LA 01-02-13
    R. Castillo New Orleans, LA 01-02-13 Member Since 2008

    immediate gratification

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    "Good follow-on to the "Governor" storyline."
    Where does The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The continuation of the "Governor" storyline.


    Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. This is very good. Consistent with other titles in this line.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The story of the Governor's rise to power.


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    Ryan 12-27-12
    Ryan 12-27-12

    I am a Landscape Architect living in Hanover, Pennsylvania who enjoys historical nonfiction, fantasy novels, and zombie horror.

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    "A step down from Rise of the Governor"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    Would you recommend The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    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.


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    john fletcher dc,virginia usa 12-22-12
    john fletcher dc,virginia usa 12-22-12

    john

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    "awful awful awful comics is still the best"
    What disappointed you about The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury?

    whole story was a mess nothing new


    Has The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury turned you off from other books in this genre?

    the 1st book was pretty good but not by much


    What three words best describe Fred Berman’s performance?

    excellent great perfect


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    start over


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    Scot MAGNOLIA, TX, United States 12-19-12
    Scot MAGNOLIA, TX, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Killer listen!"
    Would you listen to The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury again? Why?

    Yes. How can someone possibly get enough of Walking dead anything? Plus the Governor really gets interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lilly and her relationships and how drastically things change so quickly. Plus did I mention the Governor?


    Which character – as performed by Fred Berman – was your favorite?

    Definitely the Governor with Lilly a close second.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This is a survival book, but even knowing that it still surprised me several times. No time for tears in Woodbury.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are not a fan of walking dead you will still love this book. Amazingly the humans are more dangerous than the walkers.

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    Jason FORT WORTH, TX, United States 11-30-12
    Jason FORT WORTH, TX, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Hard to believe same author"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    What could Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    start over


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    he actually was really good. Sometimes a little too dramatic on minor events.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    sleep


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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