Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome

Dirk Maggs, read by various narrators, BBC/AudioGO, unabridged, one CD, 45 min., $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60998-044-3
A full cast shines in this entertaining audio production that first aired on BBC Radio. When Commissioner Gordon receives a mysterious recording informing him of Batman's death—and his secret identity—he begins a search for the killer that reveals an impostor Bruce Wayne and takes the commissioner through the underworld of Gotham City. It's a compelling story and boasts a talented cast: Bob Sessions lends a macabre and gritty voice to Batman, Lorelei King is a brassy and saucy Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and Michael Gough—who readers will remember from the Batman movies—is a dignified, gentle, Alfred. With lavish sound effects and music, this is a fun, campy listen reminiscent of a classic radio drama. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 12/20/2010
Release date: 10/01/2010
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