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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

Possibly my favorite non-fiction audio book

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Reviewed: 06-23-16

If this had been read by a simply competent narrator it wood be a great book, but Glen Weldon's narration makes this near perfect.

The only fault I can find is that Weldon also wrote a book on Superman and there isn't an audio version of that book read by him.

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