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The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised shelters. But the Walkers are multiplying. Dogged by their feral hunger for flesh and crippled by fear, Lilly relies on the protection of good Samaritans by seeking refuge in a walled-in town once known as Woodbury, Georgia.
At first, Woodbury seems like a perfect sanctuary. Squatters barter services for food, people have roofs over their heads, and the barricade expands, growing stronger every day. Best of all, a mysterious self-proclaimed leader named Philip Blake keeps the citizens in line. But Lilly begins to suspect that all is not as it seems.... Blake, who has recently begun to call himself The Governor, has disturbing ideas about law and order.
Ultimately, Lilly and a band of rebels open up a Pandora’s box of mayhem and destruction when they challenge The Governor’s reign - and the road to Woodbury becomes the highway to hell in this riveting follow-up to Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's New York Times best-selling The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.
©2012 Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amanda H. on 02-11-13


Profound! Sadistic! Ruthless! Twisted! SURVIVAL! Fear humankind and the zombies!

I could not put this book down. I wish they would have incorporated more elements of The Road to Woodbury in the TV series. Elements that do appear in the series are: Penny, Philip, the heads in jars, and the town. I may be forgetting a couple more.

This book explains the Philip and penny storyline and how Philip came to power. The book is fast paced, filled with teeth gritting, breathe holding, horror.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tony on 10-19-12

The Walking Dead.

What made the experience of listening to The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury the most enjoyable?

....Short Answer....

The book is awesome. It picks up right after the Governor takes power, with a small group of refugees entering Woodbury.

....Medium Answer....

This book adds to the series perfectly. Following a group that finds their way to Woodbury a few weeks after The Governor took control of Woodbury. The group does not know the history in which The Governor came to rise to power, but they start to see the rot under the veneer. Eventually the group is thrown into situations far deadlier than the Walkers.

....Long Answer....

The Walking Dead series is a genre in its own. Character development is a crucial aspect to these books. The listener can empathize with at least one character. Everyone who listens or reads zombie fact/fiction books has the “I know what I would do.” quote, but what would you do if your first and typically only plan didn’t pan out as expected. You would eventually end up like characters in these books. Would you be an Alpha or a Follower? These books give an insight into how the world would be if civilization crashed and an ever eminent threat loomed over them. This installment follows a group of unsuspecting individuals that are welcomed into Woodbury where the Governor has risen to power. They know all is not as it seems, but a safe place to sleep. The entrance of this new dynamic help start in motion the events change the future of all the characters and Woodbury.

What did you like best about this story?

I always like the interactions between characters. The way these authors build them into people and not just "characters," and put them into real world situations.

Which character – as performed by Fred Berman – was your favorite?

That would be Josh, although the Governor is pretty tempting too.

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5 out of 5 stars
By H on 04-10-13

A must for horror lovers!

I LOVE this series of books! The Rise of the Governor gave us an insight that isn’t available in the graphic novels or TV series. This second book is more in depth still. I never read a graphic novel before The Walking Dead (assuming that at 44 I was a little old for them!) but the whole lot, graphic novels, TV series and now novels are amazing! If you like zombies you will love these books but they are also great on the human level too. Give them a go, you won’t be disappointed!

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5 out of 5 stars
By DAN MARTIN on 06-11-18

Excellent as ever...a must have for any collection

excellent as ever...a must have for any collection especially if you're into the zombie series

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3 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 05-10-17

It was okay

I listened to it because it is the walking dead.. but there was no real story.. just how sick rhe govener is..

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