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Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City | [Dennis O'Neil (editor), Leah Wilson (editor)]

Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City

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.
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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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©2008 Benbella Books, Inc. (P)2014 Last Word Audio, LLC

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    Eleanor 04-22-15
    Eleanor 04-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    Where does Batman Unauthorized rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This is a series of essays so it wouldn't work as a film.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    arthur m ball ATLANTA, GA, US 10-24-14
    arthur m ball ATLANTA, GA, US 10-24-14 Member Since 2012

    Don't have time for reading, but audio books let me multi-task. I like that.

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    "Eccentric Essays Batman!"
    Would you listen to Batman Unauthorized again? Why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Batman uhh. . . because he's Batman!


    What about Colby Elliott’s performance did you like?

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The AUTHORIZED film adaptation, BAM!


    Any additional comments?

    It was really, good. Not like the rants my nerdy friends go off on at all. These are educated and informed rants.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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