Elijah Phillips

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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 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

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

A perfect audiobook

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Reviewed: 04-29-16

It is read by the author, and his reading is as wonderful as the book itself. The writing has fun with the history, and Mr. Weldon has fun with the reading. He does voices for almost every quote. He adjusts his tone and cadence appropriately for each moment in history.

I wish every audiobook was read this well.

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