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Batman: Nightwalker

DC Icons, Book 2
Written by: Marie Lu
Narrated by: Will Damron
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
4 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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 batman

I listened to the hole book. the story was ok. but they could have change their names to redneck names and made no difference. seems like writer slapped batman characters names just to sell copies. this is not a batman story and can barley be called a Bruce Wayne story. nothing other than his wealth stood out as "Batmany"

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Origin

I liked how we were in Bruce’s head. Though the endless amount of dreams and nightmares did get tiresome by the end. I liked the climax of the story but I felt like it too too long to get there, and there wasn’t really enough before it to fill in the gap. I loved the performance, and I found the different voices that Will Danton used to distinguish between Bruce and the other characters and the narration was good. The ultimate bad guy wasn’t expected which was really nice. And the plot twist at the end was also amazing. I would actually love to see a sequel of this one day...

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  • mep201787
  • 2018-04-07

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-10-11

No Batman

This story is just about Bruce Wayne way before he became Batman. I don’t even know why they put Batman on the cover.

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  • S. L. Meadows
  • 2018-04-30

A Surprising Delight

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

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  • Kenneth
  • 2018-04-13

Amazing

Would you listen to Batman: Nightwalker again? Why?

I would not only because it onse you get the plot twist it would no longer be fun.

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  • Blackenedghost
  • 2018-04-03

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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  • Abhinav
  • 2018-03-26

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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  • Yomaris Ramos
  • 2018-03-22

Amazing!

I loved this book, the 250 pages were fulled of back to back action and it didn’t needed to be longer. Love Marie Lu and she has surprised me again.

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  • Doha
  • 2018-02-17

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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  • Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More
  • 2018-01-21

5 Stars for Young Bruce Wayne!

Batman is one of my least favorite superheroes. But Marie Lu’s Batman: Nightwalker has changed my mind about the caped crusader. I loved this book!

Why did I love this book?
• Batman: Nightwalker is an interesting glimpse into the teen years of Bruce Wayne. We see his loneliness and isolation due to the death of his parents and his wealth. Everyone befriends him for favors or hate him for his money. But Bruce does have close friends who have become his family – his butler and guardian, Alfred Pennyworth, and childhood friends Harvey Dent and Dianne Garcia. Just like any teenager, Bruce makes impulsive decisions that lands him in trouble with the law. His passion for justice is clear and I got a better understanding of who Bruce Wayne really is. It was fun seeing the early connections he makes with Lucious Fox (CEO of WayneTech) that will ultimately make him into the legendary crime fighter.
• Marie Lu’s writing captured the gloom of the franchise and the story had action and suspense. I also enjoyed her introduction of new characters Dianne Garcia and Madeline Wallace. Both young ladies are of Asian descent, so I appreciate that the author always includes diversity in her writing. Madeline was a fascinating character, with her knowledge of technology and her spot-on perception of people. I was constantly questioning if she was a villain or an ally, which made the story even more interesting.
• Will Damron did a great job narrating this story. I loved his voices for the characters and he brought emotion to the story. He made the actions scenes come to life and even more exciting.

Overall, I thought this was an entertaining addition to the DC Icon series. This is a creative look into the teenage years of Bruce Wayne and has the action and suspense Batman fans will enjoy. I can’t wait to read the next books in this series.

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  • Pen Name
  • 2018-11-21

SJW Preaching under a Batman Mask

The not so subtle SJW messages really take away from the story. Yes it is terrible that women get cat called, but I don't need a chapter about it in a Batman story.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful