I don’t really do audio books, I like to just read the things, but Wolverine – The Long Night was a specially created audio drama that only exists in this form (and I’m a sucker for most things Marvel), so here we are.
It’s certainly an interesting experiment. Richard Armitage plays Wolverine in this 5+ hour long affair, written by novelist (and now comic writer) Benjamin Percy, that actually barely features Wolverine at all. Instead the story mostly plays out in the form of interrogations and witness accounts of various scenes as an investigation is taking place regarding certain brutal murders that a certain clawed stranger is thought to be a suspect in. It’s a lot more crime drama than I was expecting and I imagine that some people will be disappointed that there’s very little action and just as little direct participation by Wolverine himself, but it’s pretty good for what it is. It’s actually quite impressively constructed, moving seamlessly from story to story and slowly unfolding a mystery that’s a lot more complicated than it seems.
I don’t know if or when there will be any more Marvel audio dramas like this, but this one has captured my interest enough that I’ll almost certainly check out any future entries.