Audiobook Review: The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga

Posted November 8, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 10 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman, Jay BonansingaSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
Narrator: Fred Berman
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins

Date Read: October 2012

Genre: Horror, Zombie

The first book explained how the Governor was created; this thrilling sequel to The New York Times bestseller further reveals his ruthless, inhuman conquest of Woodbury

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.

More Information:
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Series: The Governor Series #2

Also by this author: The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
Also in this series: The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

Audiobook Review: The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury (The Governor Trilogy #2) by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga

Read from October 18 to 29, 2012

Listened for Fun!
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75

Audio Rating: 3.25

First thought when finished: The Road to Woodbury was much better than The Rise of the Governor! Also proved that the humans are scarier than the zombies!

What I thought of the story: The Road to Woodbury was really the journey of Lily and her experience with The Governer and Woodbury. To me, this is where the story shines because you really want to know how it works out for her. When she is the focus, the story is fantastic!

What I thought of the characters: I am going to be honest, I don’t think you are supposed to like or relate to any of the characters in Woodbury. They are a little less one-dimensional in this 2nd installment but still not a lot of character development. Lily was a fantastically flawed character with many dimensions and you wanted to root for her!

What I thought of the audio: Narrated by Fred Berman and at a running time of 9 hrs and 56 mins, The Road to Woodbury (or actually the series) is one I would suggest you read not listen too. I just don’t think the story plays as well in audio.

Final thought: I have heard that this is a trilogy so I am hoping the final book has more character development. The story was solid and entertaining though and zombie lovers should not pass it up. Though my theory that the people are way scarier than the zombies still stands!

(Fall Funk Review-Quick Review because of my Review Funk)


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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
3 / 5
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10 responses to “Audiobook Review: The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga

  1. I’m thinking about trying these. The tv show lost me at around the second season. I just couldn’t get into the characters.

    What is sad is that after the election, with everything I’ve seen lately, I am not at all surprised that the humans are scarier than the zombies. 🙁

  2. People are scarier than zombies, well they certainly have the propensity to be much more evil. I am not sold on this series yet, I guess I will see how the final book rates and then decide!

  3. Is the tv show based on this series? I’m assuming so given the title but just thought I’d check. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this series is not for me given the whole zombie aspect. Thank you, but no. I love sleep, and I feel like sleep might not be forthcoming if I read (or listen to) these books!

  4. Oh, no! The humans are scarier than zombies?

    I’ve never read zombie fiction, and I wonder if there could ever be a happy ending, like can zombies be stopped? Is there an antidote or something? Hmm…

    I guess I should read it and find out myself. 🙂

  5. Humans are so much more scary than zombies. All these post-apocalyptic movies and books prove it to me over and over because I can definitely see those with little conscience taking power and having a good old time at the expense of those with morals.

  6. I think scary humans is the theme in a lot of zombie books. I like it in books, because it complicates things. In reality, it makes me sad.