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The Fall of the Governor

The Walking Dead, Book 3
Narrated by: Fred Berman
Series: The Walking Dead, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (819 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

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I can't wait for the next book

Would you listen to The Fall of the Governor again? Why?

Yes, the reader narrator is so good, easy to listen to and creates a mental picture of story and each character.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Governor he is so rotten!

What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

very descriptive and precise on each character!

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

Austin and Lilly's first love tryst

Any additional comments?

Love the AMC Walking Dead version and the Novel version both excellent!

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  • Rob
  • LEXINGTON, SC, United States
  • 02-27-14

Outstanding.

Any additional comments?

I have the hardcover editions of all of the 'graphic novels' and the novels in this series. I have all of the TV episodes on DVD. WELL DONE, I have to say, I wasn't sure if Kirkman and Co. could deliver without pictures and/or video. I was very pleasantly surprised. It requires real talent to pull off the zombie genre without pictures (or video). They certainly have it.

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  • Jason
  • FENTON, MI, United States
  • 02-04-14

Fred does it again!

What did you like best about this story?

The more morbid detail to the torchure Michone leaves on Phillip Blake before leaving Woodbury.

Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Fred does a great job with this book series and does a awesome job with book 3. I hope they continue to use him for the remainder of this series.

Any additional comments?

As for the book itself, yes predictable if you read the comics but, I like seeing it from other characters within the story and not just from Rick and his crew.

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  • Robert
  • CORONA, CA, United States
  • 01-28-14

Part One?

Do you think The Fall of the Governor needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yeah. Part TWO.

Any additional comments?

Story was great. Played flawlessly on my phone. But it would be nice if it said "Part One" in bigger letters...or "Book 3, Part 1" would've been nice. Not feeling ripped off. Just not happy about having to pay for Part 2.

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Bloody awesome

If it wasn't for the last quarter of this book it would've been a two star review but Michonne came in to save the day. Would've loved to see this played out in the series. That was some Wu Tang torture chamber level stuff.

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hope you enjoy body mutilation.

was very good till the very end. it got very very gruesome. you need a nail to bind wood to wood. at least he still has his woodberrys.....

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TWD

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love these books and I am a big fan of the series and comic

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fall of the Governor?

Realization of how evil Philip Blake could be

Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes great

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I wanted to bite my nails

Any additional comments?

Loved it. Must read

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awesome from beginning to end. loved it!

I thought it was great, there simalaritys to the show but I think this was a lot better.

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Seriously, way to leave me hanging...:)

If you could sum up The Fall of the Governor in three words, what would they be?

Karma is a bitch, i know that is 4 words, but oh well.

What other book might you compare The Fall of the Governor to and why?

all the other Govrnor series.

Which scene was your favorite?

All of it, the whole thing had me on edge! I loved the Rick parts.

If you could rename The Fall of the Governor, what would you call it?

Payback

Any additional comments?

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.

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Too short. Nothing that I would brag about.

Would you try another book from Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga and/or Fred Berman?

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)

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

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.

Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Very good.

Was The Fall of the Governor worth the listening time?

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-01-15

Satisfying.. Almost

Great way to end, now I have to read the next book. Great story I feel should never end.

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  • Poochie Face
  • 06-03-15

Not like the TV series but just as awesome

Another brilliant instalment to keep me going on between series. I think I'm gonna move onto the comics next.

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  • Kawie1
  • 11-30-14

The fall of the Governor

Really enjoyed this. I'm a big fan of Kirkman and have been reading The Walking Dead comics for quite some time. That said I was really excited when I discovered that a set of novels had been written about the series most loved/hated bad guy, the Governor.
The Fall of the Governor covers the events from the comics but from the perspective of the residents of Woodbury rather than Rick and his group. It was really interesting to get a peek into the thoughts of the Governor.
I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next as told from the people outside the prison!

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  • Daniela
  • 12-26-13

Long time in the coming but worth the wait.

I counted down the days until this little baby was released on audio book, and I wasn't disappointed.

Very brutal, but totalling compelling.

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  • A. Fleming
  • 01-02-19

oh such a brutal comeuppance

great listen, gets under your skin at times and can see where some of the TV gore is born

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  • Plobbo
  • 09-29-18

Brilliant addition to TWD series.

It’s really intriguing to hear the sub-story of how the governor came to be. Brilliant listen.

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  • Mark
  • 09-12-16

Poorly written, repetitive. first 2 books were muc

Poorly written and repetitive. The first two books were much better written and more entertaining.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-02-15

Enjoyable read

A little disappointed with the lack of hardcore zombie action which prevents the extra star. However, I enjoyed getting a little more from Woodbury than the TV series and comics show. Very gruesome moments too. Looking forward to reading the next book!

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  • Jon
  • 07-21-16

Better to read it. Probably.

Hmmm. I can't decide whether or not this is badly written or badly narrated. I've actually read this novel before, had forgotten all about it. Hearing it this time around, there are genuinely times where I found myself muttering in disapproval. One chapter has a character repeatedly cursing the same line over and over and I had enough. It even at times makes sympathetic characters seem annoying and obtuse. So I guess it's probably the former who cops the blame. That said, the narrators choice to voice each individual character is a poor one, particularly female parts.

I've starting listening to books to suit my lifestyle but honestly, this really does grate your nerves at times. It does clear up something from the comics I was confused about, and when no one is talking it's enjoyable enough, but overall I would give it a pass.

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  • Ciara
  • 05-23-15

Zombie fan!

Am loving this series on audible! Zombie fans with a flare for audio books will love this, time convenient also!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-14-17

The best in the series so far

Rick Glenn Michone thrown into the world of the crazy governor. Really good insight into the madman as well. The best one so far.