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
The Lilly story is new to me, which I was 50/50 interested. I read the comics 2 years ago and it felt word by word. I still enjoyed it, but thankfully it was short.
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The Governor. He is my favorite because he is one of the most awesome villains ever. His ability to possess so many evil traits in a single man is just amazing! Few other villains can come close to him in my opinion.
Fred Berman does a really good job with different accents, voices, monologue versus dialogue to aid in your visualization of the story.
Lily, she's so damn sexy!
Highly recommend this and part 2 if you are interested in getting more of the backstory of the Governor and Woodbury.
The narrator for these books doesn't change up to much between characters causing them to sound a lot a like. Often time rick and the governor sound exactly the same. The book was good and the story line is good but not a fan of the narrator
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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