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The Caped Crusade
- Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture
- By: Glen Weldon
- Narrated by: Glen Weldon
- Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim and gritty ninja of the urban night. For more than three-quarters of a century, he has cycled from a figure of darkness to one of lightness and back again; he's a bat-shaped Rorschach inkblot who takes on the various meanings our changing culture projects onto him.
A Batman Thesis for Nerds and Normals Alike
- By Joseph Kucharski III on 05-02-16
author's narration rocks!
I love Glen Weldon on Pop Culture Happy Hour and enjoyed his last book. So glad I got this on audio, as his narration is fabulous - funny and personal.
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Party of One
- A Memoir in 21 Songs
- By: Dave Holmes
- Narrated by: Dave Holmes
- Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Dave Holmes has spent his life on the periphery, nose pressed hopefully against the glass, wanting just one thing: to get inside. Growing up, he was the artsy son in the sporty family. At his all-boys high school and Catholic college, he was the closeted gay kid surrounded by crush-worthy straight guys. And in his 20s, in the middle of a disastrous career in advertising, he accidentally became an MTV VJ overnight when he finished second, naturally, in the Wanna Be a VJ contest, opening the door to fame, fortune, and celebrity - you know, almost.
Party of One on One with a great storyteller
- By Gretastired on 06-29-16
Great fun memoir, with heart.
Dave Holmes is one of my favorite podcast guests so I had to get his book on audio. His narration is great. Very charming. The story is smart and funny and a little sad as he finds his way. Plus a few insane stories from his MTV days.