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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
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on April 12, 2015
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The Walking Dead: Rise Of The Governor is a great book for anyone who is a fan of the series. Even if you don’t watch the show or read the comics, this book is very interesting and definitely a great read. It is well detailed and keeps you on your toes, making it hard to put it down. Throughout the book it shows how much the characters change over time from all the sacrifices and decisions they had to make. Overall I can’t wait to continue the series and see what Robert Kirkman has in store.
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on November 20, 2011
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
If you are a fan of the comic book, you will enjoy reading this. While not a "great" book, it was still very fun and kept me engaged. I wanted to know what happened next. It does explain a little more about the Governor and it was a surprise ending! There were a couple of technical errors that messed up continuity of the books, but worked for the TV show such as the location of the Governor's town. It is forgivable, however and worth the read if you are into the Walking Dead Universe!
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on March 25, 2014
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
Highest possible rating.
Be warned: if you know your Walking Dead, you know this book cannot have a happy ending.
It is seriously frightening, massively depressing, and it makes you feel like your soul is drowning in tar the deeper into the book you get.
It is also addicting. You will not want to put it down, despite what it is doing to you.
Tremendously well written. This book is a true odyssey of horror and, more importantly, of transformation.
Brace yourself.
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on November 29, 2011
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It's far more gripping, has cleverer twists and better characterization than this novel. There's really no comparison. But for the Walking Dead completists, go ahead and read this book. It's decent enough, but with a different writer at the helm, it could have been great. The book doesn't seem to know how to build suspense and the writer's use of flowery language, wonky metaphors and medical words really bogs down the read. I'll say it again: buy the comic instead. You won't regret it.
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on March 27, 2013
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Big fan of The Walking Dead? Want to know more? Check out The Walking Dead: Ride of the Governor. Think you know the villian of the year (according to Wizard magazine)? Think again! 23 chapters giving the background of who you think is Philip Blake all starting on day 3 of the zombie apocolypse. Remember Penny? This shows you a living Penny and the bond she holds with her dad. The Governor, his friends that begin the journey that may have an end in sight, or does it?
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on April 2, 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
The entire book is written in the third-person present tense. If you don't know what that means or don't care then you will have a better chance of enjoying the book than I did. This would have been a one-star review if the ending of the book wasn't such a pleasant surprise. But if you want to read something great, stick with the original comic series, they're fantastic.
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I am a fan of the graphic novel, the series, and the Governor. This man is one bad mutha. Normally I would tell you all about the book, but I hate hate hate spoilers. Something this good you just have to experience for yourself. I apologize if you wanted a review that told you what happens so that you can skip reading it. no luck here. Other people give away too much info. Look-if you like the show and the graphic novels, this is a must read.
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on February 18, 2014
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
Most of the story takes place before Woodbary but does incorporate some of the that story line. This is about the fall of a man trying to survive the end of the world with the last remaining part of his family and friends but ends up a monster (The Fall of the Governor and in Road to Woodbary). The audiobook is well done like all his other work, this is a more slower story lines of all the other books but still well paced and Very good.
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on March 5, 2015
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If you are a fan of the show and more so the comics, this is a must read. You never know how things like this work out when a comic writer tries a novel. It is suspenseful and the characters are well described. None pf this was ever covered, so you get a good indication of how the comic Governor turns in to the monster he is.

The end will shock you, just like the show and the comics do and it will make you buy the next one. .
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on February 4, 2013
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As a fan of both the comic and the tv show i was happy to see a way to build a characters backstory without flashbacks in either the comic or the show. After reading the book I have to say I was disappointed with the way it ended, without spoiling the end I'll just say it seems like kirkman and jay didn't think that far ahead so they just put a shyamalan twist to the character we know as the governor to make him the man we've seen.
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