Compiled by a veteran writer of the comic series, this collection of essays explores Batman's motivations and actions, as well as those of his foes. Batman is a creature of the night, more about vengeance than justice, more plagued by doubts than full of self-assurance, and more darkness than light. He has no superpowers, just skill, drive, and a really well-made suit.
One of the most recognized superheroes ever created, Batman has survived through campy TV shows and films, through actors like Adam West, Michael Keaton, and Christian Bale. It covers both the silly and the solemn, asking questions like Why is the Joker so good at pushing Batman's buttons? What does Batman's technology say about the times? Why are Batman's villains crazier than average? and Why is Batman the perfect, iconic American hero?
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"Colby Elliott's deep, raspy voice fits perfectly and proves somewhat reminiscent of Batman himself. He narrates the essays with all the seriousness that the authors themselves have for their subject but is also capable of lightening his tone for the occasional joke or pun. His emphasis and pacing will keep listeners engaged throughout the production." (AudioFile)
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Wish I could get the printed version too covered so many avenues of the characters if you're a fan like me buy it its worth it.
"the brake downs"
I love how the narrator broke down Batman(family) and the majority of the villains throughout the decades
"Eccentric Essays Batman!"
Yea I probably will again in the future. It's broken up into sections, so I may listen to specific parts from time to time.
Batman uhh. . . because he's Batman!
He did a great job, very clear and easy to listen too. I wish they had a woman read the female essays. Colby doesn't jive well with effeminate readings.
The AUTHORIZED film adaptation, BAM!
It was really, good. Not like the rants my nerdy friends go off on at all. These are educated and informed rants.
"I really loved this!"
I've listened to a lot of audiobooks so I won't say its one of the very best but I definitely really liked it. The narration was good and the variety of pieces included was really interesting.
This is a series of essays so it wouldn't work as a film.
"batman uninformed opinions"
the lesson of this book is, if you don't appreciate or understand something; don't contribute to a book about it. Each chapter is more and more excruciating to a batman fan as the authors misinterpret, twist and criticize the comic out of context. they praise the very worst versions of the character while grossly misrepresenting the good stories. if you somehow hate batman but want an audio book to accompany you while you revel in ignorant nitpicking, this book is for you.
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