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

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Thefourth and finalinstallment inRobert Kirkman'sNew York Times bestselling series, The Walking Dead: Fall of the Governor, Part Two!

The Walking Deadseries 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 and ex...more
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Published March 4th 2014 by Macmillan Audio
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Patti Wigington
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
Sheena

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.
Fallon
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
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...more
Tabitha
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...more
Richelle
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...more
Rawannie
Alright. See? This wasn't too much to ask for, am I right?

After forcing myself to read through TWD: The Fall of the Governor, Part 1 (the worst book in the novel series, in my opinion), with its constant, ever increasing chauvinistic view of the females of our species, I *almost* didn't bother reading Part 2. Whoooooo, boy, am I ever happy I did! However unfair my assumptions/opinions were regarding the writing of the other books in this series, I interpreted a major shift with The Fall of the G...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
Woodbury stands on the brink of disaster. The Governor – the cruel, ruthless, organised, skilled leader of their community has been horrendously injured by strangers to the town – strangers who have escaped and may come back. As the town fears their return, they also wait desperately for the Governor to wake up, even as the town’s functions begin to fray without his command.

It’s up to Lilly to step into the void. And, when the time comes, do whatever she must – whatever the Governor tells her –...more
AudioBookReviewer
My full Fall of the Governor Part 2 - The Walking Dead audiobook review can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

OK, so the has been a bunch of controversy surrounding the last two books of this four book trilogy, I understand that many are angry, hurt, feeling betrayed and the like. But that does not take away from the brilliance of Kirkman and Bonansinga, being able to keep everything far more gruesome than the TV show and yet somehow more satisfying. Fall of the Governor Part 2 picks up immediately...more
Mike
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Steven Shinder
From what I have gathered, this novel begins on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 (right after Part One ends) and ends on Friday, June 8th, 2013; the novel takes place during issues 33-51 of the comic series. The dates given suggest that Andrea's calendar in the comics may be two months fast. The chronology is inconsistent from time to time; it is written that the plague broke out two years prior when it has actually only been less than a year. Despite these errors, the book was very compelling.

When Lil...more
Patti
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.
John Bruni
Every time I start one of these books, I get the feeling that I'm going to be disappointed, and every time I finish one of these books, I'm usually wrong. This book is no exception. Like the previous book, it had a major flaw, namely that a lot of the story is stuff we've already gone over in the comic books. The first half of this one is pretty good, since it's all behind the scenes stuff that we didn't get in the comics. The second half, which is divided into two halves, doesn't fare so well....more
Angela Crawford
From the book description:

The fourth book and epic finale to Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part Two!

The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, comes to a shattering conclusion with The Fall of the Governor – Part Two. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Awa...more
Sarah
I received this book via the First Reads program.

Now, I'm a big fan of the TV show and the comics, and expected to enjoy this book. And I did, to an extent. But it left me a bit mystified.

Let me back up. This is the story of what happens after the governor's run in with Michonne. And that story is far more graphic in the book than in the tv show, so if you've only watched the show be prepared for that. It then follows the Woodbury folks back to the prison and through all that happens there. Dif...more
José Francisco Dávila
A satisfying conclusion to The Walking Dead novels. The Walking Dead exists in separate universes. They are more or less the same except for some minor twists, a new character here and there, etc. The original material is the comic or graphic novel, we also have the TV series, the video games and the books. In my opinion all the contents are great, some more than the others of course, but they have done a great job with the quality in most offerings.

The books are not the exception and it is all...more
Jeff
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.
Tasha
The end of the Governor.

Touching on the prison from TWD comics and it's characters this book focused on the Woodbury team. This book could have easily have been combined with the first without losing too much depth.

The supporting characters at the end weren't as strong and the book lost focus. The heroine of the story was a little hard to get behind at times, complete motivational changes and attitudes throughout left her a little uneasy to believe in. Possibly lining up for a follow-up book a...more
Allen
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.
Cameron
Virtually all of this book covers events that occurred in the graphic novels, specifically the siege on the prison - the caveat being that much of it is told from Woodbury's point of view instead of the prison gang's. I bumped the rating of this novel up from its predecessors because Bonansinga took on some challenging goals with Lilly's character and successfully took me from disliking her, to being apathetic about her fate, to once again feeling sympathetic towards her. Trying to illustrate ho...more
Mel
It seems I skipped a book. I will definitely go back and read it. It's a little tough watching the show, trying to read the graphic novels, and reading the books. They are all different. This book was a fast paced read. The Governor in the book (at least in my opinion) has none of the charm of the actor in the show. He is a sick, twisted man. We also follow Lilly Caul's storyline. In the prior books she went from meek and scared to trying to over throw the Governors position. Now she is working...more
Mark Wilson
I am a massive fan of Robert Kirkman. Along with Jonathan Maberry he has injected new vigour and characterisation into what had been a predictable genre.

Kirkman's first collaboration with Bonansinga,The Rise Of the Governor,was inspirational. Bonansinga's narrative injected pace and no little grimness, complimenting Kirkman's fantastic gift for characterisation perfectly and the novel succeeded in expanding upon a great character and dropping a few surprises into a great backstory brining the g...more
Jim
Honestly, the only reason I read this book and the previous installment knowing already just about everything that was going to happen in them is because I read the first two installments full of new material. And to their credit, the authors do try to add new material here as well by having the book focused not just on the Governor but on characters like Lilly, Austin, Gabe, and Bob, but for me at least it's all overshadowed by the lack of suspense in the proceedings. Plus, a lot of the new mat...more
Kristin
I was really excited to finally read the finale, so I was pretty disappointed to find the "Trilogy" was being split into two parts.

While the book was satisfying and answered a lot of questions I had about Woodbury's fate, I don't see why it had to be split into two parts. This final book was dragged out pretty badly and just reiterated everything from the comic book word for word. I barely learned anything new and it felt very unnecessary since most of this stuff was already explained in the co...more
Lisa
I had a hard time getting into this. In the end I just skimmed most of it. I wish they had just made the 2 parts into one. I found it sad in some ways but I do like how it seemed to be slightly different at the same time. There seemed to be hope at the end. Its not a bad book if you have the patience for it but I read this not long after the first part and was kind of grossed out from the end of the first part so I think I had the same idea in my mind plus I knew what would happen since I read t...more
Marco
Sep 13, 2014 Marco rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
Greg Daly
It was nice to get a different perspective on The Walking Dead’s Woodbury community. Sure the story lines are slightly different but the characters were the same. Actually, wish the TV show had followed the books more closely. The Governor was much darker in the book and provided a stronger reason of his and Michonne’s relationship. It’s really pretty close to a 5 star book, but the length and the fact that the authors broke this final installment into two pieces was only reason I give it a 4. I...more
Pandora Richardson
Amazon end to the quadrilogy! I'm still not sure which one is my favorite, but the entire series has been one heck of a ride! As a fan of the comics, I've always wondered what happens to lesser background characters after major events such as the prison assault and now we know. It was great to see the action from perspectives not in the comic and the ending was satisfying if not bitter sweet. I only wish Robert Kirkman will continue to do this with his universe as I know there are probably a mul...more
Alexis Winning
Le sigh.

I stopped caring about this literary branch of The Walking Dead world the moment it became a regurgitation of the comics. This was no exception.

Every other facet of The Walking Dead universe has something new and different to offer, why not the books? I think we're all kind of over the Governor by now. Can we PLEASE learn something new about Michonne? Glenn? Tyrese for heavens sake!!!

I digress.... It's an ok book, it just doesn't give me any new information like the first one did. Meh...more
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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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