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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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.
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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.
Yes, the reader narrator is so good, easy to listen to and creates a mental picture of story and each character.
The Governor he is so rotten!
very descriptive and precise on each character!
Austin and Lilly's first love tryst
Love the AMC Walking Dead version and the Novel version both excellent!
I read the first two books and really enjoyed them - this one took an extremely dark and disgusting turn.
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.
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.
The more morbid detail to the torchure Michone leaves on Phillip Blake before leaving Woodbury.
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.
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.
Yeah. Part TWO.
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.
Karma is a bitch, i know that is 4 words, but oh well.
all the other Govrnor series.
All of it, the whole thing had me on edge! I loved the Rick parts.
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.
My first book I read was Winnie the Pooh, many years ago!
I will wait till reviews come out for it,or it goes on sale. I know that the second half is coming, but if it covers mostly what has already been fleshed out in the comics, it feels like , been there, done that just like part one.(this one)
Further development of Woodbury, with Lily and the Gov , but disappointed in that they covered mostly Michonne's retribution to the Gov.... and least to Rick and Glenn.
Yes, but fell short of my expectations, the novel could have been longer and gave more chapters describing the people of the prison, the closeness to Woodbury, and tension building.
I loved it very much but hate that the second part isn't coming out till march 2014 according to The Walking Dead Wiki "Because this novel was so long, Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga made the decision to release it in two parts. The first part released on October 8, 2013 and the second part will be released in March 2014." Something to look forward to, I guess. As long as the Zombie Apocalypse doesn't happen first.
Lilly. She is has fought to become a better person the entire time and shows growth as a character.
He does very well and keeps the flow of the story going and the suspense real.
The Governor is the most memorable character because he has such intense personalities that control him.
"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.
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