The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor was released yesterday as a hardcover and ebook, but it is also available as an audiobook narrated by Fred Berman. Today, we've been given two audio clip previews, including an exclusive clip just for Daily Dead readers.

"In the Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice, whether it’s forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople’s amusement or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor was voted “Villain of the Year” by Wizard magazine the year he debuted, and his story arc was the most controversial in the history of the Walking Dead comic book series.

Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.

This is the story of Philip Blake, his daughter, Penny, and his brother Brian. Along with two of Philip’s friends, this ragtag group of survivors attempts to make it to Atlanta as the zombie apocalypse rages around them. But as their journey becomes more and more dangerous, Philip will realize that he must do whatever it takes to save his friends and family… and his own soul in the process.

Narrated by four-time winner of the Audiofile Earphone Award Fred Berman, all of your favorite characters in the Walking Dead universe are brought to life along with the fear, adventure, and excitement that the story conveys."

About the Audiobook:

By Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
Read by Fred Berman
Unabridged | ISBN-13: 978-1-4272-1768-4| 9 CDs | 10.5 hours | $39.99
On Sale 10/11/2011
Published simultaneously with the print edition from St. Martin’s Press

Clip 1 (Exclusive): The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor- Attic

Clip 2: The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor -  Webclip

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