This is book number 2 in the The Walking Dead Series series.
Biters, otherwise known as zombies, descend undetected on a small ragtag community attempting to build a temporary home away from the everyday encounters of flesh hungry walking corpses. Josh and Lilly are among the dozens of families that have gathered on the abandoned homestead. Within moments the camp is overrun by jaw snapping, rancid smelling, out-of-control walkers. These circumstances among other dramatic perils cause a handful of people including Josh and Lilly to travel the land seeking new asylum. They soon find themselves not only plagued by the undead, but also roaming thugs that are pillaging the area and depriving survivors of everything they own. The group makes their way to a walled-in town named Woodbury. Proceeding with caution they slowly detect a false sense of security, along with given shelter and food. Philip Blake welcomes them with open arms and is introduced as The Governor, a man whose power and control accompanies demented hidden secrets and agendas that are beyond comprehension. The greatest chance of survival may lie outside among the walking dead rather than inside the corroded confines of Woodbury.
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury is book two, following The Walking Dead: Rise Of The Governor in a series of novels written by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansigna. Written with visual creativity this team of writers gives the reader exactly what is expected in a violent apocalyptic atmosphere ravaged by involuntary feeding frenzied zombies. Descriptive depictions of action and horror make this read a roller coaster fun house ride, literally, there are scenes of circus and carnival dead that prey on the living. Nightmarish conceptions are a staple from beginning to end. The talented writing style of this duo are sure to serve up some trick or treats for the reader just in time for Halloween. With the upcoming release of the third edition entitled The Walking Dead: The Fall Of The Governor due out in October, book one and two are a must read and a preparation for the eye-popping third installment.
The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised shelters. But the Walkers are multiplying. Dogged by their feral hunger for flesh and crippled by fear, Lilly relies on the protection of good Samaritans by seeking refuge in a walled-in town once known as Woodbury, Georgia.
At first, Woodbury seems like a perfect sanctuary. Squatters barter services for food, people have roofs over their heads, and the barricade expands, growing stronger every day. Best of all, a mysterious self-proclaimed leader named Philip Blake keeps the citizens in line. But Lilly begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. . . . Blake, who has recently begun to call himself The Governor, has disturbing ideas about law and order.
Ultimately, Lilly and a band of rebels open up a Pandora's box of mayhem and destruction when they challenge The Governor's reign . . . and the road to Woodbury becomes the highway to hell in this riveting follow-up to Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's New York Times bestselling The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.
Fred Berman is a five-time winner of the AudioFile Earphone Award for Audiobook Narration and the recipient of the 2013 Audie Award for narration in Spy the Lie. He has read a number of audiobooks for young listeners, including Judy Blume’s Soupy Saturdays with The Pain & The Great One and Andrew Clements’s The Last Holiday Concert. He has also narrated the audiobooks for Robert Kirkman’s popular series, The Walking Dead.
Berman is an accomplished actor of both the stage and screen as well, performing on Broadway as Timon in The Lion King and off-Broadway in Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and King Lear. On television, Berman has had roles on NBC’s hit series Smash as well as All My Children and Law and Order. He lives in New York City.
“Fred Berman's narration brings out the horrors – those caused by both zombies and humans – in this latest installment in Kirkman and Bonansinga's Governor saga…Berman keeps the story moving at a solid pace; his action sequences are exciting and suspenseful, while he lends more quiet moments and intimate quality.” —Publishers Weekly on The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury
“An excellent companion to the The Walking Dead comic books. The story is enriched by the novel format, and the characterization of the series' most hated villain is something no fan will want to miss.” —Examiner.com
“This book stands alone and is a compelling read for fans of the series or just fans of zombies. Watch out though, because once you get a taste of the particular Kirkman brand of zombie mayhem, catching up on past issues is just around the corner.” —The Ossuary
“The story makes a great novel. You'll get sucked in and can easily visualize everything that is happening. It's simply a great read.” —Comicvine.com
“It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not.” —TVOverMind.com