• Great Men of Genius, Part 4

  • L. Ron Hubbard
  • By: Mike Daisey
  • Narrated by: Mike Daisey
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 12-08-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (1 rating)

Summary

Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: four "bio-logues" about megalomania and desire constructed from the interleaved life stories of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla, and L. Ron Hubbard. Over four nights Daisey explores the nature of genius and wrestles with the pride, insanity, and chauvinism that bind these men together, and reveals how the heights and depths of their gifts have much to teach us about ourselves. Each evening is unique and can be listened to independently, but all four together form an epic oral accounting of triumph and folly told with Daisey's dark and hilarious intensity. L. Ron Hubbard - bigamist, occultist, and charismatic science fiction author-turned-guru who took 1950's popular psychiatry by storm and went on to create the Church of Scientology: the most celebrity-driven and litigious organization on Earth.
©2006 Mike Daisey (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"Daisey is a master showman, combining the storytelling acumen of David Sedaris and Lewis Black's outraged humor." ( Daily Californian)
"Mike Daisey's monologues brim with subtle messages that never hammer you over the head...by association, he adds himself to the titular category." ( Time Out New York)
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