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The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor Audiobook

The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor

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Publisher's Summary

Following in the footsteps of the New York Times best-selling graphic novels and the record-breaking new television show, this debut novel in a trilogy of original Walking Dead books chronicles the back story of the comic book series' greatest villain, The Governor.

In the Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it’s forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople’s amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor was voted “Villain of the Year” by Wizard magazine the year he debuted, and his story arc was the most controversial arc in the history of The Walking Dead comic book series. Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.

©2011 Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

“If the comic book writer Robert Kirkman were a superhero, his name might be the Midas Touch.” (The New York Times)

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    Chris L. 04-20-15
    Chris L. 04-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "New perspective"

    I've read the graphic novels and watched the show. Both great. This is also great - and yet a slightly different perspective in my opinion -so far. I am enjoying the experience.

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    Eskil 04-18-15
    Eskil 04-18-15
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    "Great voice! Great writing!"

    The perfect narrator tells the infamous story of "the governor" in one of TWDs best storylines.
    The insight the show and the novels were lacking but is filles in perfectly

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    chadjason 03-24-15
    chadjason 03-24-15
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    "Philip likes to RAPE, torture, and bully."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the main character (Philip) had not been a rapist. He rapes 2 women over the course of the story. His sadistic torture of prisoners and the constant neanderthal bullying of his brother and friend gets tiring. Philip quickly becomes the character you wish would get dead.


    Has The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe. I will give the second one a try since it sounds like there is a different main character.


    What does Fred Berman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dramatic pause.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor?

    The rape of April and the rape of the the junkie prisoner by Philip.


    Any additional comments?

    If you don't hate Philip before the end of this book, there is probably something wrong with you.

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    Theresa 03-16-15
    Theresa 03-16-15
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    "Highly recommend The Walking Dead:Rise of The Gov."

    I enjoyed this book very much, it was well written and kept my attention from beginning to end. Several parts even causing my hand to rise to my mouth in either fear or shock, like When the zombie almost got Penny from the back of the motorcycle. Or when Phillip tortured the couple out in the barn... But mostly how the book ends. (I won't give THAT away). I love this narrator, he puts himself into the story and you can actually feel the emotions of characters. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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    David Blevins 02-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "It's ok"

    I was really hoping you would have the same characters as the movie in the comic strip. I will listen to one more book and decide if I want to continue. Period

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    Beth Anne Bell TN, United States 02-24-15
    Beth Anne Bell TN, United States 02-24-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Nice job!"

    I loved this! Being a Walking Dead junkie, I loved to hear how the governor came about. And the characters came to life while listening, which always decides me on the total rating.

    Would love to hear more!

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    Rick Teague 02-20-15
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    "Awesome more than awesome"

    started off a little slow but hold on for a bumpy ride, cant wait to read more

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    Samantha 01-31-15
    Samantha 01-31-15
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed this book."

    I've gone through all the books in this series (so, far) and loved every one of them. These books tell the story from The Walking Dead TV series but from different characters' point if view. Also, when the TV characters do come into this book the story follows but with some differences so there are some surprises still in store.

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    Santos 01-29-15
    Santos 01-29-15
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    "Loved it!!!"

    Loved the story, narration, and the performance!!! Highly recommended for all The Walking Dead fans!

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    tammy virgin 01-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I want more......"

    I have to say I can't get enough. The story and performance are excellent.i love the back stories!
    More please!

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