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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governorby Robert Kirkman
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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 its forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeoples 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.
"Inspired by Kirkman's award-winning comic, this novel follows the events that transform family man Phillip into a half-crazed dictator known as the Governor in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. 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. And while some secondary character sound like caricatures, Berman more than redeems himself via his excellent pacing. 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. A St. Martin's/Dunne hardcover. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
ROBERT KIRKMAN is best known for his work on TheWalking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men andMarvel Zombies forMarvel Comics. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics and is an executive producer and writer on The Walking Dead television show.
JAY BONANSINGA is a critically-acclaimed horror novelist whose works include Perfect Victim, Shattered, Twisted, and Frozen. His debut novel, The BlackMariah, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
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