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 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.
I am a Landscape Architect living in Hanover, Pennsylvania who enjoys historical nonfiction, fantasy novels, and zombie horror.
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.
I really enjoyed the audio version of this book because the narrator really added something to the story through his telling of it.
Great action and it is a good companion to the series.
I haven't listened to any other of his performances but will look for them in the future.
it was a love story more then anything...zombies just seemed like an annoying cough
more zombie story less love story
when the guy gets shot in the head cause it ends the stupid love BS
disappointment its so bad
if you would like to fall asleep from boredom this is the book for you
"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!
"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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