The Many Lives of Catwoman

  • by Tim Hanley
  • Narrated by Rachel Dulude
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For more than 75 years, Catwoman has forged her own path in a clear-cut world of stalwart heroes, diabolical villains, and damsels in distress. Her relentless independence across comic books, television, and film set her apart from the rest of the superhero world. When female-led comics were few and far between, Catwoman headlined her own series for over 20 years. But her unique path had its downsides as well. Her existence on the periphery of the superhero world made her expendable, and she was prone to lengthy absences. Her villainous origins also made her susceptible to sexualized and degrading depictions from her primarily male creators in ways that most conventional heroines didn't face. For good and ill, Catwoman serves as a stark counterpart to the typical evolution of the history of women in comics, and in popular culture generally. Her adventures have charted an inimitably varied journey of empowerment and exploitation. Exploring the many incarnations of this cultural icon offers a new perspective on the superhero genre and showcases the fierce resiliency that has made Catwoman a fan favorite for decades.


What the Critics Say

"Feed your kitty now, because once you start reading, you won't be able to stop. Tim's words are as mesmerizing as Catwoman herself." (Adrienne Barbeau, actress and voice of Catwoman in Batman: The Animated Series)


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Loved it!

Interesting, well researched and well performed. A great insight by Tim Hanley into the ups and downs of one of comics stand out villain/anti heroes. Read nicely by Rachel Dulude. There are more than a few mispronunciations of comic book creators names in here, however I'm certain that is not the fault of Tim or Rachel and doesn't detract much from a great listen. Just bought Tims Wonder Woman audio book, if it's as enjoyable and interesting as this one I'll be very happy.
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- adrian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2017
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio