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The Fall of the Governor: Part Two (The Walking Dead #4)

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The fourth and final installment in Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series, The Walking Dead: Fall of the Governor, Part Two!

The Walking Dead series of original novels, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic, reaches its crescendo in The Fall of the Governor, Part Two. From coauthors Robert Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award winning comic book a
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Published March 4th 2014 by Macmillan Audio (first published January 1st 2014)
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Kimberley doruyter
all the misery,pain and fear on the head of one man, my god why has no one blown this guy away?
and whats with all the fuck?
it is impressisive how they all follow this crazy dick and at the last moment turn.
Yodamom
4.4 flying dead stars
The story of Woodbury as it struggles with one crazy fool as a leader while trying to save themselves from those evil nasty prison hoodlums. This story starts right where part one leaves off with one nearly dead _________.
This is not your TV show version, this is serious walking dead badarseness ! Things are different yet similar, the same characters same town same issues but there is so much more offered in these novels. We get to know them, all of them the side characters
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Patti Wigington
Mar 05, 2014 Patti Wigington rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
The Walking Dead exists in three separate and very different places. There is the Walking Dead of the graphic novel series, which is how many fans came to follow the story. There is, of course, the incredibly popular universe of the Walking Dead tv show, a place where characters exist that don't appear in the graphic novels, plotlines are distinctly skewered away from the familiar, and Norman Reedus has become every fangirl's boyfriend. Finally, there is the Walking Dead of the four full-length ...more
Joe Hempel
Oct 15, 2014 Joe Hempel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let’s get something out of the way really quick before we begin the review. One, if you’ve not seen the TV Show, or heard of the plot between the Governor and Rick, then you’ve probably been under a rock. Two, this is NOT the TV show. This series of books follows The Governor within the confines of THE COMIC BOOK. They are two TOTALLY different characters. TV Governor is a watered down version of the COMIC Governor. Oh, and there’s spoilers ahead, but if you are reading a review with a book that ...more
Sheena
Mar 09, 2014 Sheena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller

As a huge fan of The Walking Dead tv show and comic series I've really enjoyed these novels. My only gripe about this book is I don't think it had to be divided into two seperate novels. It was interesting to learn what happened to the Woodbury surviors after the prison attack and you just never know we could see these characters again someday.
Jim C
Jun 23, 2017 Jim C rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating is 3.5 stars.

This book continues the story of the Governor versus Rick and the gang. This story arc is from the comics and not the television series.

This one might be my favorite so far out of this series. I still have a complaint about the writing. I don't expect award winning literature and this book is nowhere near that level. The author falls in love with certain phases and repeats them. The worse part is they don't make sense either. I have read about zombie's eyes being shiny
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Gianfranco Mancini


La seconda parte del capitolo finale della trilogia del Governatore, diventata tetralogia per l'avidità degli autori, si porta dietro tutti i difetti del libro precedente: la maggior parte dei fatti descritti é solo una rivisitazione di quelli descritti nel fumetto, le descrizioni degli azzannatori (fortunatamente stavolta la parola zombie viene usata maggiormente) sono abbastanza ripetitive, e in generale si ha la sensazione che la storia sia stata dilatata fino alla nausea.

Fortunatamente l'ult
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Fallon
Mar 03, 2014 Fallon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book because it was full of adventure and action. I enjoyed how the story was brought to life by the characters. This book was very well written and it was such a creative story line.
Dan
Apr 13, 2014 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
This was a really satisfying conclusion to the four book trilogy. I suppose that makes it a quadrilogy really. Anyhow, this book manages to tell exactly the same story as the comics do but from a completely different perspective. Despite the fact that we'd seen the vast majority of this story before (it is mostly the assault on the prison) it in no way feels like repetition as it focuses on what our key characters are doing, mainly Lilly Caul.

It works so wonderfully focussing on Lilly in this b
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Terry Tyler
Oct 08, 2016 Terry Tyler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

I didn't think much of Part 1 of The Fall of The Governor (too much grisly brutality for the sake of it, I thought, not enough story, seemed rushed) and nearly didn't bother to read this one, but I'm glad I did, because it was WAY better. I really enjoyed it and read it nearly all in one go, late at night when my eyes were saying 'go to sleep'.

Taken from the original comic books rather than the TV series, it was interesting to see how the TV series took ideas from this and turned them i
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Tabitha
Mar 23, 2014 Tabitha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anyone who's seen my review of the previous two books is aware that I was extremely disappointed and didn't even want to read this book. Although I'm still not happy that it was split into two parts, the second part pleasantly surprised me.

It may be because I knew this would be another Lilly-heavy installment (and I was prepared for that), that I held out no hope of this actually being something I'd enjoy, that I'd became accustomed to the present tense writing style and that the book would foll
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Robert
May 25, 2015 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m calling stolen valor on Bob Stookey. First he tells someone he was a Marine Corpsman First class. There is no such thing. He could be a Navy Corpsman First Class attached to a Marine unit but the marines don’t have a corpsman. Then later in the book he talks to someone else about his time as an army medic. So was he a Marine or was he in the Army? At another point he talks about working on an injured young marine master sergeant. I guess young is a matter of perspective but since almost all ...more
Alex Apostol
Nov 05, 2015 Alex Apostol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is where the series starts to get better and doesn't feel like a retelling of the comics.
Lilly came back around for me. I won't give any spoilers, but when she was on the Governor's side it felt like lazy writing. No one who experienced what she did and saw what she did would suddenly be on his team. Even though I knew how their story ended from reading the comics, it felt freshly told from her perspective.
Honestly besides Lilly and the Governor, all the other characters in the book, includ
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Lorrie
Nov 25, 2014 Lorrie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've read the comics so I knew what was coming, but I found myself insanely annoyed with the character of Lily. I mean at first, I felt bad for her, but then I found myself irritated with her and wanting to smack her. She went from hating The Governor to suddenly being on his team and down with the whole crazy program. And instead of taking responsibility for an incredibly horrible thing she does, she blames The Governor claiming he made her do it. NO ONE made her do anything. She CHOSE to do al ...more
Samantha Glasser
I wanted to read the Governor series so I could learn something new about the Governor. The first two books were satisfying because they gave me new information and original stories. The last two books were disappointing because they were basically just a long rehash of what happened in the comics and the TV show. I had to finish since I began, but these last two books offered very little in the way of entertainment. I found myself browsing pages hoping for something new and exciting but to no a ...more
Tasha
Nov 14, 2016 Tasha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Richelle
Jul 17, 2014 Richelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall a good book ...
But as I've said before it was not as good as the other 3 ..
That's why I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars ..

There was quite a bit of action at the end of the book ..
And they left the ending open ..for the next book !!
Which I can NOT wait for !
Lots of filler in this book ...
Events did not reflect that of the tv show..
Totally different !
We do see "our" group in this book ..
But not the way it played out in the show !

Worth a read if you love the walking dead like I do . But just n
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Jarrod Scarbrough
I enjoyed this a lot better than Part 1. I think my issue with that book was that I was expecting it to be an extension to the TV series, which these books are not. They can be seen as alternate tellings of the scenarios presented in the books. When I went in with that attitude, I enjoyed it enough to make it tolerable. As a stand alone or alternate take story, it really isn't half bad. After having spent a few books understanding The Governor, and delving into his psychosis, it was good to see ...more
Jeff
Jun 14, 2014 Jeff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I imagine if you read the last two books in this series without having read the comics, it would feel like there were a lot of plot holes and things left unexplained. Also, trying to retcon the cartoon villain Governor character of the comic books into a complex character while still trying to stick as close to the continuity of the comics as possible doesn't work very well.
Allen
Mar 12, 2014 Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt it was great way to end the Lily/Governor series.A riveting glimpse into the lives of the Woodburians.I believe these books can continue on with more stories.Many fans who watch the show and/or read the comics will definitly enjoy the Walking Dead Literature Editions.
Patti
Mar 02, 2014 Patti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The writing was better than previous, with lots of descriptions of scenes and zombies and zombie kills. The characters seemed real, with Lilly experiencing vacillating emotions, between wanting to follow the Governor and unsure that what he was doing was right.

A fitting end to the series.
Scott
Oct 11, 2014 Scott rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable read that kept me entertained. The book would have been better presented as a whole story with part 1. Two short books broke some of the tension of the story.
Butterfly2507
Dec 03, 2014 Butterfly2507 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hui na da ging's ja ganz schön zur Sache! Obwohl ich immer noch nicht ganz mit Lilly warm bin, mag ich sie jetzt ein bisschen mehr! Bin gespannt wie die Serie denn enden wird :)
Asiołek
May 19, 2017 Asiołek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Druga część "Upadku Gubernatora" skupia się przede wszystkim na przygotowywaniu przez Gubernatora zemsty na grupie Ricka oraz jej dokonaniu. Jak i w poprzedniej tak i w tej części nie brakuje niespodziewanych zwrotów akcji, mrocznego klimatu oraz mnóstwa niezwykle mocnych scen. Książkę czyta się szybko i z zaciekawieniem. Mamy też możliwość bliższego poznania postaci Gubernatora, Lilly, Boba czy poznanego poprzednio - Austina. Nie brakuje też coraz większych hord żywych trupów.. Jak zakończą się ...more
RosemareeAnn
I think this will be the last book I read from this series. It concluded nicely but the end just really dragged on. I really enjoyed Jay Bonansinga's unique way of describing the world during this time but this novel just didn't have me as much as the others. Perhaps I will revisit the series after taking a break.
Omer
May 24, 2017 Omer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert Kirkman artık Rick Grimes ve yanındakilere odaklanabilirmisin lütfen Lily ve Austin artık sıktı neden saldırı altında olan hapishanedeki Rick'in veya Michonne'un gözünden anlatmıyorsun çok mu zor?
Lise
May 11, 2017 Lise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the first half,,too much on the battle,,and I prefer the tv version actually than the book
Marco
Jul 31, 2014 Marco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Walking Dead fans
You got to hand it to Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga. Adapting one of the best arcs in The Walking Dead into novel format from the view of the villain isn't an easy task, but like it or not, they both pulled it off. I actually liked Part 2 of The Walking Dead more than Part 1, only because we saw more of the story from the citizens of Woodbury's point of view. Part 1 failed (even though I still liked it) because the majority of it was set during Rick, Michonne, and Glenn's capture. That meant ...more
Wendy Mills
Jan 18, 2017 Wendy Mills rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow what an explosive conclusion to the first part. The way events play out in the book are so very different than what happens on the show.
Tiffany Fox
Feb 17, 2015 Tiffany Fox rated it it was amazing
In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In Book Two, The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Philip Blake's twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury's ever tightening barricades.

In The Fall of the Governor, Part One, classic characters from both the comic and tele
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Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co-founders of ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Walking Dead (8 books)
  • Rise of the Governor (The Walking Dead #1)
  • The Road to Woodbury (The Walking Dead #2)
  • The Fall of the Governor: Part One (The Walking Dead #3)
  • Descent (The Walking Dead #5)
  • Invasion (The Walking Dead #6)
  • Search and Destroy (The Walking Dead #7)
  • Robert Kirkman's the Walking Dead: Return to Woodbury

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