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Batman: Nightwalker

DC Icons, Book 2
By: Marie Lu
Narrated by: Will Damron
Series: DC Icons, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (605 ratings)

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This dark and twisty Batman in the blockbuster DC Icons series is an action-packed thrill ride from number one New York Times best-selling author Marie Lu.

An instant New York Times best seller

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.  

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. Bruce is turning 18 and inheriting his family's fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he could ever desire. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice that leads to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison. There, he meets Madeleine Wallace, a brilliant killer with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will speak only to Bruce. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?  

Bruce Wayne is proof that you don't need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive Madeleine's game of tense intrigue and deception?   

"Masterful.... A great story for any Dark Knight fan." (Den of Geek)

©2017 Marie Lu (P)2017 Listening Library

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Not for Batman fans

Bruce is so out of character in this story that this could just be about any rich teenager. The plot is so cliche and the characters are completely one dimensional. I was hoping it would be like a long comic, but it's just awful.

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A Surprising Delight

I was happily surprised by this book. I enjoyed it very much, Definitely Recommend! AWESOME!!!!

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Not a bad Bruce Wayne story

Decent story with Bruce Wayne. Really enjoyed the pacing of the story it keeps moving and never slows down, there's no wasted writing here.

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Good until the end...

The ending became more predictable and cliche the more it went and was ultimately not as satisfying or meaningful as it could've been.

The narrator's tone got a little stale and melodramatic in the last half as well, but that may have just been the writing. Not sure.

The first 60% of this book was quite enjoyable, however. I don't agree with every detail of young Bruce Wayne's portrayal but for the most part, it was great to see this side to his character's timeline that we often don't get to see (18 years old). I personally don't mind the lack of Batman at all but I know others might.

Bottom line, if you want a 'Batman' book, look away. If you want/are interested in Bruce Wayne, this can be pretty interesting up to a point. I wouldn't spend money, but maybe a credit if you have a few to spare.

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  • Doha
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 02-17-18

Enjoyable Adventure

I really enjoyed this book so much .. it was fun and action packed and it gave the vibe of the Legend series by the same author ..
for the entire story we follow Bruce Wayne a wealthy 18 years old as he tries to bring down the NightWalkers which are a group of people who are terrorizing Gotham City, and he meets Madeline who seems to have a connection to the NightWalkers
I liked how the plot progressed, and though we didn't get to see much of "Batman", we did get to see a story about justice and the power of friendship and trust :)
liked this one way better than the first book in the series

The narration was nice too .. although he could use some more voice ranges but I didn't have any problems with the narration

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A Great Detective Story!

This was a slow burn but that's not a bad thing here. The story continues to build on itself, giving some great insight into what made Bruce Wayne morph eventually into The Dark Knight. The perspective of the story is perhaps the single greatest strength and makes it so engaging. The antagonist is probably one of the strongest of the entire DC stable. This book is so worth the price.

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I want more batman

this was a great read. from my point of view, if the characters' names were changed, I would not know this was a story about batman. it is more a story of Bruce Wayne prior to being batman that it is a batman story. still a good read.

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Loved it!

Well that was a fun ride! Looking forward to discovering more of this author’s work. This was a great introduction!

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Fantastic story preceding Batman as we know him.

Set in a college age time in Bruce Wayne's life we get to see some of the events that shaped our favorite super hero

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romantic?

maybe not the right word, but a story with Bruse Wayne that not completely black and white is a nice change of pace for the character

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