The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

The Walking Dead Series (Volume 1)

Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga; Read by Fred Berman

Macmillan Audio

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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 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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Praise for The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

“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

“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

“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


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Audio Review: The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga, read by Fred Berman. Macmillan Audio, unabridged, nine CDs, 11 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4272-1768-4
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.
- Publishers Weekly


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Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga; Read by Fred Berman

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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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga; Read by Fred Berman

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
October 2011
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427217684
ISBN10: 1427217688
Audio Run Time: 10:00
$39.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427215208
ISBN10: 1427215200
Audio Run Time: 10:50
$19.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312547738
ISBN10: 0312547730
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$24.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
September 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250039644
ISBN10: 1250039649
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 352 pages
$7.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
6/3/2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250064103
ISBN10: 1250064104
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$9.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
June 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250008398
ISBN10: 1250008395
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$14.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429995788
ISBN10: 1429995785
320 pages
$7.99
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