Out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two opposing camps of ragtag survivors develop - each one on a collision course with the other.
Underground, in the labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mine shafts, Lilly Caul and her motley crew of senior citizens, misfits, and children struggle to build a new life. But a secret ambition still burns in Lilly's heart and soul. She wants her beloved town of Woodbury back from the plague of walkers, and now the only thing that stands in her way currently roams the wasted backwaters of Georgia....
Way out in the hinterlands, amid the rising tide of walkers that seem to be pushing in from all directions, the psychotic Reverend Jeremiah Garlitz rebuilds his army of followers with a diabolical secret weapon. He has designs on the destruction of Lilly and her crew - the very people who vanquished his cultish church - and now, for the first time, he has the means to bring a special brand of hell down upon the tunnel dwellers.
The final confrontation between these two human factions unleashes an unthinkable weapon - forged from the monstrous hordes of undead, perfected by a madman, and soaked in the blood of innocents.
From the creator of the TV sensation The Walking Dead comes the next installment in this terrifying and completely original series, where the legions of the dead come alive to carve out their domain.
©2015 Robert Kirkman, LLC (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
"Narrator Fred Berman paints a gory picture of life for the people of Woodbury who haven't yet been eaten by zombies.... This audio production doesn't encroach on either the television show or the comic series. Instead, it creates its own mythology using people on the fringes." (AudioFile)
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"Well written zombie king theme"
Of all the stories of someone leading an army of zombies, this is the only one that was good. The author made a great effort to give a believable background and motivation of why this crazy preacher is doing what he is doing, his methods and why humans are following him too. It worked. Great character depth, twists and I like Lilly again, not like in the last book. Satisfying ending. Looking forward to the next book, how can they survive now?
"Good not great!!!!"
This installment of the books, is okay at best. the first book the rise of the governor will always be the best story! It's just gotten to a point where how much more can they go on with lily caul, and the story is always the same! More zombies more herds, bring back the same villain, they need something new and exciting to write. The book didn't get remotely good till the last 2 hrs I'd say. If your a walking dead fan like me then get it because if your a fan you'll always wanna know what happened next. I hope if they do another book it will feature diffrent characters, or even location how about possibly New York or London anyways 3 out of 5 stars!!!!!!!!
"Lily is a hardass! just love the pace that is set."
great story telling, gets you hooked and won't let go till the end. I'm a huge fan of the show, these books are new to me.
"Best walking dead novel."
I've been a die hard walking dead novel listener. I've listen to each one a couple of times. This one was the best. This book was a exciting.
this was decent i atill fou d the rise and fall of the governer a bit better.
"Awesome as usual!"
I loved the story! It's so cool to be able to hear another dimension of another group and how they struggle to survive. To be able to also hear how their lives have impacted Rick and his group is really neat. I recommend this to any Walking Dead fan.
"Sassy Girls, Deadly Sins"
Lilly, the simply pleasant small town girlie girl with a southern charm and a bit of the sweet Georgia lines peachy demeanor, is a solid lead role in these series. With the Holy roller Jeremiah fused into the apocalyptic wasteland of rotted flesh soulless dwellers, it makes for a double dose of horror and suspense. Having lost the above ground paradise called home, to a horde of endlessly feeding walking dead human shells, Lilly and her posse of Woodbury survivors must live in the underground tunnels below the once peaceful town they'd strived so hard to create once before.
Eternal life has a heavy price as brother Jeremiah soon learns. Power struggles amongst both groups take place, but to no one else can the plan of redemption and revolution be executed out by other than Miss Lilly. Furthermore there is not one of his disciples that could reign down the terror of his religious wrath and achieve his goal of bringing all who is still amongst the living to the rapture, other than Jeremiah himself.
Overall it's a good read. Nothing ground breaking, but it builds characters and continously delivers action packed moments.
"Enjoyed the world of Lilly Caul"
enjoyed this production, took awhile to get through this because of outside events. I'll likely listen to it again in more of a single serving so I don't have months that dulled portions of the plot for me.
"AWESOME story, in a different direction."
great story in a different direction from TWD on Amc. Cant wait for the next.
I enjoy all the comics, the show and now some closure. The new characters sure have grit. Can't wait to move to the next one!
"more I want more"
I have loved the whole series of the walking dead books the narration is the best I've experienced in all of the audio books I've had the pleasure of listening to I get lost in the story and characters. I hope there is more to come
"Another enjoyable WD book"
Not the best of the series but enjoyed it none the less, great performace by the narrator as always on this series
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