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
“If the comic book writer Robert Kirkman were a superhero, his name might be the Midas Touch.” (The New York Times)
The narrator did an amazing job bringing the characters to life. Each personality sounded unique and he was capable of translating the emotional turmoil the characters experience within storyline perfectly!
The storyline became a little overwhelming at times, to the point that all their great escapes and small victories felt hurried & un- impressive after a while.
It truly is a good story, but if you are looking for a book that will leave you with any kind of fondness for the characters that you stared of the journey with; this book is not for you!
I believe that the audiobook brings a new depth in the characters,specially that of Phil's brother. The audio book narration gives you a even deeper concept of the emotional disarray & confusion this character go's thru, even from before the zombies started to hit the fan.
The walking dead; Death of all hope.
(corny, but I bet that once you read it; you will understand)
Book lover since I learned how to read..... Listening my way through the zombie apoc one book at a time....
Yes, edgy story line. Great suspence. I couldn't wait to get back to it every time I had to put it down.
The whole Penny dying part, I knew Philip was going to lose and Brian would pay the price.
If I could have I would have.
This should be made into a movie - I can't wait to listen to the next one, The Road to Woodbury. I hope it's just as good.
Spreadhead and Biblioholic.
Okay, so this isn't Tolstoy by any means, or even Stephen King. But it was a diverting read and allows me to cryptically make comments to other Walking Dead fans indicating I know more than they do about The Governor. I had meant this as a temporary break from what I consider more worthwhile reading, but downloaded the second book in the series as soon as I finished the first. I'm trying to space it out since the TV series does not resume til October (would that I had I their work schedule), but I keep hitting the second book like it's a crack pipe.
In summary, if you aren't a fan of the show OR the genre, steer clear. If you like the genre but have never seen the show, (once you come out of your cave) give this book a try. If you like the genre and the show, I think you'll love the book.
This is a must read for Walkind Dead fans. Well narrated.
We learn key information about the Governor!
yes and man its super intense i tell you
at the begining when he was in the closet hiding with the little girl
no not yet but whew intense
idk i really wanna meet darrel from the show or rick or all of the them
i have a problem reading i have adhd so i cant focusing and i get bored but i listen to music and its basically the same thing i love listening to books on my phone and this is perfect i recommen this to everyone
I'm a guy. I like books about war and sci-fi. I listen to 2 or 3 books a week.
Both of these books are about the Governor and his rise to power. Excellent companions if you're a fan of the TV series. Not so good if you don't watch the show!
As a fan of the tv series I just had to listen to this one. The story line is rather what you would expect from a zombie story but with a few surprises. Like the ending, made my jaw hit the floor, but it stopped short sadly. I was expecting a little more of his time in Woodbury and how he came to be called "Governor". Overall, this was a great listen. Soon as I finished it I had to start listening again haha.
This is the best audiobook I've listened to do far! I loved it! It was exciting and keep you wondering what would happen next.
The end of the book shocked me! I never saw it coming.
The narrator was good too. It's almost like you are watching a movie.
If you like The Walking Dead tv show, then it's definitely a MUST-READ!!!!
I have been a fan of the series since it began on AMC. So, the book was an easy sell for me. I was fascinated by the back story, or prequel, giving some insight to the governors pschykey.
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