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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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Batman Thesis for Nerds and Normals Alike

  • By Joseph Kucharski III on 05-02-16

author's narration rocks!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-16

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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Party of One on One with a great storyteller

  • By Gretastired on 06-29-16

Great fun memoir, with heart.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-16

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.

Highly recommended!