This was intriguing, devastating and thorough. It is a portrait of the community and how Eric Harris and Dylan Kleebold came to be. There are no easy conclusions but after reading this I just wanted to hug my kids.
I listen to a book a day just about. I am 49, I love mystery, thriller, true crime. G.Guidall best reader for me.
As much as I and most of us don't want to relive a nightmare, this book is not that.
to say it's an enjoyable read, seems wrong but if any good can come of it, then it was.
This was a great book, the reading was excellent and it was full of good information. The author seemed to be right at the center of things as one of the reporters for the Denver Post. I am sure there are other theories about the killings, but Cullen makes a compelling case for his.
This book outlines the school tragedy in Littleton Colorado in 1999. It brings you to the victims, the families involved, and the killers. This book will keep you listening until the end.
this book should be read or listened to by every person on earth. Dave Cullen is able to capture the multiple prospectives on this tragedy and conveys them in a sublime narration through alternating between periods before, during and after the attack.
the book does not engage in hate towards the shooters but objectively portraits them and their development up to the tragedy.
It's a remarkable piece of literature and portrait of a major historical event.
The narrative performance of Don Leslie is searching for its kind, with a great sensitivity for the text and tone of each sentence.
All in all a absolutely stunning production!
Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
This was a great book, and a great record of a horrible tragedy. The author did a fine job of relating the events in a very unbiased, journalistic way. There was a lot about those boys that I did not know. Simply a tragedy.
Very well written. Easy to follow. Great narration. Difficult subject but very well handled. I never knew I had learned it all wrong. Who would have believed a psychopath could evolve so much in High school.
I got hooked on audiobooks when I used to work in a public library. I like that they are much more immersive than physical books or ebooks.
The sequence of the narrative makes this an enthralling read. I wish it was fiction rather than real but the author does justice to the tragedy of Columbine. The meticulous detail and thorough research makes this a must read.
Mr. Cullen dealt with the topic in a respectful manner. I have vivid memories of this incident. The iconic images of children running from the school and Patrick falling out of the window, were brought back to mind. As, a teacher I still live with the effects of Culumbine. We do active shooter drills at school and practice lock down procedures.
After reading the book, I still can't understand the "why". What drives two young men to such action? Eric is a psychopath and Dylan a kid with so much self loathing. The parents were tragic figures. I was left with the sad conclusion that there is no concrete way to stop this from happening again, if access to guns and weapons remains.
There were a lot of assumptions that I had about the incident that were corrected.
I did like to hear how some of the survivors did not let the event define them and courageously moved on with their lives.