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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

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“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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    stephen 08-29-15
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    "now I need them all. I like the narrator. he remin"

    the narrator reminded me of Merl. my favorite character in the series. I will get them all

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    Commander Shepard 08-13-15 Member Since 2014

    Born again book reader and listener.

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    "Great telling of the Governor ."

    Well narrated and written. An interesting look into the origins of The Walking Dead's main villian.

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    Moni McD 08-06-15
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    "Fred Berman is amazing"

    Fred Berman is the reason i purchased this story. He paints a great picture of each character and makes you feel you are in the story. The authors wrote a great book and Fred made it come alive.

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    Troy 07-08-15
    Troy 07-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "No such thing as a ford s-10..."

    Was a little thrown when "Phillip" got splattered... Lol there is no such thing as a ford s10. Just saying!

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    Amy 07-05-15
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    "I love this series!"

    loved it!! that is all!! there is another book coming out in the series October 6th 2015. it's called invasion. is that the 6th book to this series?

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    Ryan 06-24-15
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    "Just as awesome as the comics and show."

    This book was great, gruesome, and frightening when I read it and due to Fred Berman's performance I think it is even more frightening. I love it just as much as I love the following novels. Just hope the next Walking Dead novel tells the story of something other than Woodbury.

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    Jack 06-16-15
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    "Great writing at its best"

    AWESOME IN EVERY WAY. SUPERB! It was amazing to see how far the Governor came to his current position!

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    Dustin 05-02-15
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    "Excellent"

    Your not a true Walking Dead fan until you finish this book. If you think you know all there is to know about Phillip Blake your wrong. This book was ten times better than I thought it could be and the narrator did a great job of giving you the feeling that you are fighting for life against the walking dead

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    Tyra 04-30-15
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    "Really enjoyed this book!"

    As a fan of the comic and tv show, I loved this book and the background story of the governor character. Although there are some similarities between the three storylines, the differences keep you listening and not knowing what to expect next. Would definitely recommend to others. For fans, this is a must read! The production was well done and easy to listen to. 5 Stars

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    Chris L. 04-20-15
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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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