The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Fitzgerald audiobook

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

By Robert Fitzgerald , Robert Kirkman , and Jay Bonansinga
Read by Dan Stevens , Jay Bonansinga , and Fred Berman

Macmillan Audio 9781427217684

The Governor Trilogy: Book 1

10.78 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427215208

Following in the footsteps of the New York Times bestselling 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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Following in the footsteps of the New York Times bestselling 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An excellent companion to The Walking Dead comic books. The story is enriched by the novel format, and the characterization of the series’ most hated villain is something no fan will want to miss.” Examiner
There's a lot of grisly uncomfortable stuff here, and I can't imagine another narrator handling it better. I look forward to hearing [Fred Berman] again soon. SFFaudio
“Fred Berman's narration is smooth and keeps listeners engaged throughout this audio version. He develops solid, authentic-sounding voices for most of the book's characters, particularly the authoritative Phillip and Brian, whose voice is soft with a hint of weakness…As the narrative moves into more pitched moments, Berman chooses pauses and projection with a great deliberateness, adding to the suspense and making the prose all the more impactful Publishers Weekly
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor is the perfect Halloween listen full of zombie action, a touch of gore, and some intriguing characters trying to survive in a changed world The Guilded Earlobe
“Fans of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic book series now know much about the villainous misdeeds of the character known as The Governor. This powerful new novel by Kirkman and horror novelist Jay Bonansinga describes how he became the man and monster he was. A backstory that you don’t want to miss.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Not for the faint of heart, this book runs on pressure-cooker suspense, graphically described bloodshed, and dark acts of brutality…This riveting character study adds a new dimension to the oeuvre by fleshing out established characters and plot lines.” School Library Journal
“The story makes a great novel. You’ll get sucked in and can easily visualize everything that is happening. It’s simply a great read.” Comicvine.com
“It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not.” TVOverMind.com

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Reviews

by Erik Y 9/13/2017
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Without being overtly obvious, if you love the Walking Dead, you're going to love Rise of the Governor. Fantastic!

Author

Author Bio: Robert Fitzgerald

Author Bio: Robert Fitzgerald

Robert Fitzgerald’s versions of The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid, and the Oedipus plays of Sophocles (with Dudley Fitts) are prized by scholars and general readers alike. An admired poet and teacher of writing, he died in 1988.

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Author Bio: Robert Kirkman

Author Bio: Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman is best known for his work on The Walking Dead for Image Comics and Skybound. He is one of five partners of Image Comics and an executive producer and writer for AMC’s critically acclaimed television series adapted from The Walking Dead.

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Author Bio: Jay Bonansinga

Author Bio: Jay Bonansinga

Jay Bonansinga is a critically acclaimed horror novelist whose works include Perfect Victim, Twisted, and Frozen. His debut novel, The Black Mariah, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English