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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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    tammy heard GREENVILLE, SC, US 09-30-15
    tammy heard GREENVILLE, SC, US 09-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Backstory Phillip Blake"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great story. We learn more about the Govenor and how he evolves


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor?

    Penny Blake


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    Great. Really brings characters to life


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire story


    Any additional comments?

    Love all these books. Will read again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RB 09-24-15
    RB 09-24-15
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    "slightly disappointing. ...."

    I am a big fan of TWD so I was expecting somewhat MORE from this book. I found myself bored at times. ..struggling to keep myself interested. ....until about halfway through the book.

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    stephen 08-29-15
    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

    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
    Moni McD 08-06-15 Member Since 2013
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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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  • Amazon Customer
    Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom
    4/2/15
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    "Top story"

    Loved this story. A little twist near the end really finished it off nicely for me.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ben
    PONTEFRACT, United Kingdom
    8/19/13
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    "Fantastic book, performed really well, recommended"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor to be better than the print version?

    I havent read the print version but the performance for me really added to the story so I would expect the audio edition to be better than the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Some pretty dark areas are covered within the story which were really insightful and added a great deal to the background of the walking dead series.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When the group were in Atlanta, I wont go into more detail as to avoid spoilers .


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Marixsa Watson
    RUGBY, United Kingdom
    9/5/12
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    "A must read or listen!"

    Loved Fred Berman's narration and the book itself is great. I can not wait for the 2nd book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lee
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    8/12/17
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    "Slow and shambles like a zombie."

    I love all things Walking Dead and other zombie spin offs but I was so disappointed with this book. I thought it would be about the beginning of the ZA in the Walking Dead world but sadly that was barely mentioned. A brief paragraph or two about communication modes breaking down and that was it really. Unless I missed anything.

    The characters themselves had no depth and by the end of the novel when the big reveal came...Meh...I didn't care. Okay there were a few brief glimpses of Kirkmans greatness that shone through but unlike in the comics, which I devour each time, not enough to hold my undivided attention.

    I have to say I am a great fan of 'the Governor' and because of this loyalty I'm going to get the next novel just to see if it's better. I know the duo who wrote this can do so much better.

    The narrator did a great job.

    Pop this book in your wish list and see if you can get it as deal of the day.

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  • Aaron currie
    2/9/17
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    "First Audiobook "

    amazing. first Audiobook and I loved it. cant keep concentration reading books so tried this. amazing. great book for any walking dead fan

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    9/18/16
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    "hooked"

    as a fan of the walking dead show i decided to read this series. im hooked, every chapter has moment that is great. from the half way point its near impossible to stop listening and the twist at the end i personally never saw coming. awesome book and a must read for walking dead fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chickie747
    2/27/16
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    "Brilliantly dark and disturbing."

    A dark and moving tale of how the WD's Governor developed from a kind but weak youngish man to the psychopath we meet in the Walking Dead TV series and later WD audio books.
    Briliant because it's believable. The story evolves at a perfect pace. One of those rare stories where you can understand and somewhat empathise with some of the terrible actions he takes, due to the background and current circumstances.
    I love the twist at the end and really did not see it coming.
    The characters are great. Narration is top notch.

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  • Miss
    12/2/15
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    "Not bad at all"

    Huge fan of the TV show, wanted to go back and read the books, listen to the books. This was great, good twist at the end, lots of detail. Would recommend to fans of zombies and zombie killing, not that the killing is a huge past time these days. Good to hear the backstory of the Governor as we were not treated to that in the television series. Will crack on with the rest in the series now.

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  • Lynsey Saunders
    11/24/15
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    "Amazing!"

    The Governor is one of my favourite characters in the Walking Dead and this detailed backstory of his rise is fantastic. The narration is second to none. For fans of the series, you will not be disappointed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kaylee Lasseter
    10/8/15
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    "A little slow to get started but a good listen"

    I struggled to get into it at the beginning but enjoyed it when the action picked up

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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