I'm reviewing this book years after my reading of it. My primary takeaway from the book was the complete lack of accountability within our government / law enforcement organizations. The fact that a 15-year-old's body lay on the sidewalk for nearly 24 hours after the crime is just unbelievable. It's a harrowing tale and provides extreme detail on everyone involved.
Beautifully written account of every part of the story of the Columbine massacre and all of the facts and myths surrounding it. There couldn't have been a better voice actor for the role, either.
The story itself is hard to swallow. This book is not intended for the faint of heart. There were many points in this book when I was brought to tears.
This is an incredibly powerful story that should never be taken lightly.
The best one yet! Very well written, very organized, fact based, a Forensic Files nature.
The FACTS....The details the writer was able to gather, so much (in the early stages of reporting) that no one knew. How off an eye witness could be is the middle of a crisis. So captivating, the 14 hours long this audio is goes by as if it where about 4-5 hours,I may have to listen to this book again. And the writer gives you two new book.
One example: The two shooters, looked like two new shooters, just by removing there jackets.... fascinating stuff!
More horrifying than the Exorcist!
I would love to be as skilled of a writer at this author. Brilliant!
I had to read this book for a school review and I did not want to stop reading. I would recommend this book that has a very eerie background story with the school shooting. It triggers all of your emotions
The author weaves wonderfully between the victims and their parents, the murderers and their parents, and all the other outside entities such as law enforcement, city officials and the media.
Unveils how *Spolier Alert* the stories of bullying, Marilyn Manson and violent video games had nothing to do with the tragic event. Instead I was left with the conclusion that a perfect storm of events eventually led a single psychopath, Eric Harris, to create the hororific day at Columbine High School.
The stories of all the mothers, Dave Sanders, Patrick Ireland and Mr. D gave a nice splash of heroic characters.
The neglect and eventual cover-up of Eric Harris' previous police report about his violent behavior months before the attack was especially shocking.
World Champion Parallel Parker
I missed this when it happened but since I'm a teacher, I needed to know. Good storytelling from many points of view but understandable. Thanks.
Wonderfully written & intricately organized, it reads like a thriller with an ending that you already know it's leading toward. So you end up being that much more horrified when it arrives. Thoroughly researched & reported, I could not stop listening to it. Thanks mr Cullen for writing it. It made me feel tremendous empathy & pity for all the parties affected by the massacre.