The Walking Dead

The Road to Woodbury

Kirkman, Robert

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Walking Dead
"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 the New York Times bestselling The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor"--Provided by publisher. "First came the ground-breaking comic book series. Then came the record-breaking television show. Next, the bestselling novel, Rise of the Governor. Now, having peered into the Governor's horrific past in the first book, this riveting sequel delves into Philip Blake's ascension as the leader of Woodbury. But it won't be easy . . . there are those within this walled-off city who don't trust Philip or his motives . . . or the strange scratching sounds that come from his apartment. But Philip Blake is determined to turn Woodbury into a haven from the post-apocalyptic nightmare surrounding Woodbury, and he'll do whatever necessary to make sure that his vision sees fruition. Even if that means killing the people currently in charge"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312547745
Branch Call Number: FIC K
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bonansinga, Jay R.
Alternate Title: Road to Woodbury


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Feb 15, 2014
  • Bearddis rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This one being a follow up to the gripping and powerful Rise of the Governor is somewhat of a let down. You don't learn much at all about the Governor himself nor anything particularly impacting the universe. There are some particularly well written morbid bits that left my stomach churning but other than that I would recommend skipping this one if you've already seen season 3 of the TV series.

Sep 24, 2013
  • electralily rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I love the series, purchased DVDs & have watched more than once. With Kirkman involved, I expected much better. Forced myself to read 30 pages, but couldn't take anymore.

Apr 09, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I love the television drama series, ‘The Walking Dead.’ The Road to Woodbury - The Walking Dead was somewhat interesting. Not recommended for children whatsoever due to the content. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Mar 27, 2013
  • Serenitysmom3 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent book!!! Any walking dead fan would love this book.

Only character from the show is Martinez and the Govener.
BUT it will tied you over until the next episode. Does NOT give away anything from the actual show.

Mar 12, 2013
  • RichardVo rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

We start the story meeting a survivor named Lilly, who we follow along as she makes her way to Woodbury with a small group of survivors.

The governor has just taken control of Woodbury.

The story is well written, and moves along nicely, though in the end I was wondering, what about Bob.

Jan 10, 2013
  • beckylunatic rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Money-grab for the franchise. Pretty forgettable.

Nov 13, 2012
  • davewex rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Being a Walking Dead fan, I thought this novel had the opportunity to be a great followup to "Rise of the Governor", but I think it fell short. The character development was ok, but the new characters seemed to be very un-interesting in comparison to the previous novel. My favorite characters in this book were Phillip and Martinez. I did enjoy the ending and it has me pondering where things will go next.


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Apr 09, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

dixiedog thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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