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The Fall of the Governor: The Walking Dead, Book 3 | [Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga]

The Fall of the Governor: The Walking Dead, Book 3

The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic universe, continues with The Fall of the Governor. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic book and executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third novel in this richly woven, literary saga, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.
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Publisher's Summary

The third audiobook in Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series, The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor!

The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic universe, continues with The Fall of the Governor. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic book and executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third novel in this richly woven, literary saga, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.

In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake's twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury's ever tightening barricades.

And now, in The Fall of the Governor, the Governor's complex story continues in a tour de force of action and horror. Iconic characters from the comic book, including Rick, Michonne and Glenn, finally make their entrance onto this nightmarish stage, and fans of The Walking Dead will see these characters in a whole new light.

©2011 Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    Robert Morrisville, PA, United States 10-10-13
    Robert Morrisville, PA, United States 10-10-13 Member Since 2010

    I am an audiobook enthusiast who reviews audiobooks for his blog, The Guilded Earlobe. You can find me on Twitter @guildedearlobe talking about zombies, robots, monkeys and audiobooks.

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    "Warning: Not the Complete Finale"

    If you look closely, on the cover, under the title, is a little hard to see section that says "PART ONE"

    So, despite what you may read in the product description, this is not the finale, but half of the finale. I have no idea when part 2 will come out.

    The story was good, and the narration solid, but overall I felt the packaging was deceptive and the story incomplete.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Judy 03-09-14
    Judy 03-09-14
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    "I can't wait for the next book"
    Would you listen to The Fall of the Governor again? Why?

    Yes, the reader narrator is so good, easy to listen to and creates a mental picture of story and each character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Governor he is so rotten!


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    very descriptive and precise on each character!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Austin and Lilly's first love tryst


    Any additional comments?

    Love the AMC Walking Dead version and the Novel version both excellent!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    AudioBookReviewer Madison, WI, United States 10-15-13
    AudioBookReviewer Madison, WI, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

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    "Spoiler Alert: This is not the complete fall"

    Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com

    I have read some of the rants about this particular installment of the Walking Dead and I must agree with most of it. Maybe I should add a rating criteria of how high my expectations are for an audiobook and how closely it came to that. On the other hand I will try to not let my emotions get involved as much as possible, but I am sure they will sway me a bit, because if I didn't have them I would have been so disappointed with the decision to make the fans wait for the final novel in March 2014. The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor - Book One has the least amount of zombie human interaction of the previous titles and in that aspect it really does fail. Very little substance is contained in this story, not a whole lot happens, introduced to some new characters that I hope will play a role somewhere. All that being said this third audiobook was not about surviving the zombies, but it was about surviving what we have turned into as a result of surviving the zombies. There were some very very unsettling scenes, one that I am so happy that it happened off "screen" was the implied brutal rape of Michonne by the Governor. The other was the savage torturing of the Governor by Michonne, this almost made my stop listening it was so graphic. On the plus side The Fall of the Governor showed us exactly how insane the Governor is instead of implying it. I found it very interesting how member of our favorite zombie killing clan from TV made an appearance and how different it was from the TV show, not sure how this all happened in the graphic novel. So, this was a disappointment to me and many others and I really hope that it will be made up for in the next audiobook. In my ratings I have judged the book as it is without my maddening thoughts of what this could have been.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rob LEXINGTON, SC, United States 02-27-14
    Rob LEXINGTON, SC, United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Outstanding."
    Any additional comments?

    I have the hardcover editions of all of the 'graphic novels' and the novels in this series. I have all of the TV episodes on DVD. WELL DONE, I have to say, I wasn't sure if Kirkman and Co. could deliver without pictures and/or video. I was very pleasantly surprised. It requires real talent to pull off the zombie genre without pictures (or video). They certainly have it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason FENTON, MI, United States 02-04-14
    Jason FENTON, MI, United States 02-04-14
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    "Fred does it again!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The more morbid detail to the torchure Michone leaves on Phillip Blake before leaving Woodbury.


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

    Fred does a great job with this book series and does a awesome job with book 3. I hope they continue to use him for the remainder of this series.


    Any additional comments?

    As for the book itself, yes predictable if you read the comics but, I like seeing it from other characters within the story and not just from Rick and his crew.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert CORONA, CA, United States 01-28-14
    Robert CORONA, CA, United States 01-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Part One?"
    Do you think The Fall of the Governor needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yeah. Part TWO.


    Any additional comments?

    Story was great. Played flawlessly on my phone. But it would be nice if it said "Part One" in bigger letters...or "Book 3, Part 1" would've been nice. Not feeling ripped off. Just not happy about having to pay for Part 2.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    funkyman33 Ottawa, Canada 09-07-14
    funkyman33 Ottawa, Canada 09-07-14 Member Since 2007

    funkyman33

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    "Fills in holes in the comic, but not as compelling"

    I'm a Walking Dead fan - I've read the comics in trades, watch the show, and thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the series. This was seemed superfluous, however. While it fills in some of the holes from the comics (it is set in the comic world, not in the TV show world), there was a lot of overlap. I felt this really made the book less compelling and interesting. It's worth a read, but I'm not sure I can highly recommend it if you've already read the first 50 issues of the comic.

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    Davy United States 03-24-14
    Davy United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2012

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    "too overactive narrator"
    Would you try another book from Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga and/or Fred Berman?

    the book was getting pretty good but I just could not fred berman because of his mispronunciation of words like Feral (he says feeral) and they call magazines Clips like an amature that has never used a gun. and the narrator would overact things like ".....& then....HE TIED HIS LEFT BOOT...then his right-AND THEN HE STOOD UP!!!" like ive heard better reading from a script in a porno. please get a new narrator, the story itself was good.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert MORAGA, CA, United States 03-07-14
    Robert MORAGA, CA, United States 03-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Most disturbing book ever"
    Would you try another book from Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga and/or Fred Berman?

    I read the first two books and really enjoyed them - this one took an extremely dark and disgusting turn.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga again?

    Probably not


    Would you be willing to try another one of Fred Berman’s performances?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I got physically ill during some of the scenes and literally broke out in a cold sweat and almost passed out. I have a strong stomach and normally like books like this - I really enjoyed the first two. I don't know if it was the authors intent to elicit such a reaction. I can't help but think it was - it was highly unnecessary as it was a good plot that didn't need the over-the-top gruesome nature.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer abilene, TX, United States 01-02-14
    Amazon Customer abilene, TX, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Seriously, way to leave me hanging...:)"
    If you could sum up The Fall of the Governor in three words, what would they be?

    Karma is a bitch, i know that is 4 words, but oh well.


    What other book might you compare The Fall of the Governor to and why?

    all the other Govrnor series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of it, the whole thing had me on edge! I loved the Rick parts.


    If you could rename The Fall of the Governor, what would you call it?

    Payback


    Any additional comments?

    I have learned to love the governor through these books and it made me sad to see him battle with being Brian & Phillip, i really think he is still Brian at heart, he only became what he did out of fear of letting something bad happen to anyone else, thinking that if he doesn't do it it won't get done and the easiest way is to get rid of any threat.

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    "Long time in the coming but worth the wait."

    I counted down the days until this little baby was released on audio book, and I wasn't disappointed.

    Very brutal, but totalling compelling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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