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Summary

Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. 

Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? 

Batman and Psychology explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante, including the following: Does Batman have PTSD? Why does he fight crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the mask, the bat, and the underage partner? Why are his most intimate relationships with bad girls he ought to lock up? And why won't he kill that homicidal green-haired clown? 

This book, which is written by a psychology professor and Superherologist (a scholar of superheroes), gives fresh insight into the complex inner world of Batman and Bruce Wayne (and the other characters of Gotham City), using this popular comic-book character as a lens to help explain psychological theory and concepts.

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  • deborah mccarter
  • 14-09-20

good job

I enjoyed most of it, at times it seemed to drag on a little bit all in all a good listen for any bat fan.

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  • Lavin214
  • 18-04-21

so good.

" audible hopes you have enjoyed this program" is an understatement. this book is definitely a 10/5. it's fascinating and educational.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-20

Excellent !!!

Loved It, Truly brilliant story telling of the worlds most favorite Detective! Five stars without a doubt.

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  • Daniel V.
  • 07-11-20

Great listen for any batfan or psychology fan

presented in a study format including case files, with insightd into multiple media stories (comics, movies, amd cartoons). being a huge batman fan i really enjoyed it

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  • Jared
  • 16-10-20

super entertaining

I absolutely loved it! I couldn't get enough and wished it was longer. here's to hoping for more like it!

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  • Kyle H
  • 19-09-21

Great listen for a huge Batman fan!

Loved listening to this narrator. I really enjoyed the deep dive into the Batman.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-08-21

College Literature Feel, Comic Book Hero story.

If you’re a big Batman fan you might want to or might not want to read this book. This is a more college based text unfortunately pulling apart the reality of what is known of the mind, the world, and psychology. It’s more than a fun read, but be prepared to fully grasp the truth

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-21

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I had to read this book in High School and loved it. At the time, the narrator was Mike Chamberlain. He brought the book and characters to life. His voice was pleasing to hear as well. It has since changed to Paul Bellantoni, who is a good reader, but doesn’t suck you into the book nearly as much as Chamberlain did. It changes the book for me and makes it not as interesting to listen as Bellantoni’s voice is very different. Fantastic book with good content, but this is audible. We are buying audiobooks, because of that, the narrator makes a world of difference. I wish I could still get the Mike Chamberlain version. 7.5/10

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  • Joel hicks
  • 02-10-20

AWESOME

Smart comentry as well as having a lot of good Batman history, and fun trivia.