I've listened to hundreds and I mean hundreds of books on audible and always rate every single one. I've never written any comments or review before but this book was so good and so mesmerizing that I felt I owed it to anyone who was on the fence about whether or not to listen.
No long review or summary is needed I will just say that I have never before felt so emotionally and intellectually involved in a story as I was with this book. I've never read a book based on a real life tragedy that was able to so completely show every side of the story and to do it without any bias or allegiance to any particular side. It allowed me to form opinions and feelings about the victims and the killers that weren't already hinted towards by the writer. It makes sense that it took almost ten years to write because the author actually complied all the facts and data needed to tell a full and complete story.
The book was extremely graphic and emotional at times but done is such a way that I would be surprised if anyone, even the most conservative of people, took offense to it. I cried a lot but not all sad tears and I learned so much as well.
I'll end with my full and complete recommendation that everyone read or listen to this book, it is an amazing read and I'm sure one that I will listen to more than once.
Never in my life could I be as thorough about explaining anything as this author was about the Columbine High School shooting. This isn't my first time reading it, and I'm glad I listened to it this time. The subject matter is terrible, but this product is great!
Everything we didnt know about Columbine. Because we didnt know anything. I finished it faster than any book (of similar length) that Ive ever began. Its carefully constructed to not overwhelm with gore (it jumps before, after and during the attack). Dispersing well investigated information in a way where you can actually digest it. But make no mistake, im writing this review as a form of catharsis, a decompression therapy. Its an invaluable book, that im not sure I can recommend to anyone.
The book will make you angry. Pit of your stomach angry. For more reasons than youre expecting.
It will also convince you that "Columbine" was/is a community, not a synonym for massacre.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin
If you want to know every detail of the Columbine shootings, this book is for you. You will come away with a complete understanding of why Eric Harris Dylan Klebold did what they did. Many assumptions are challenged in this book.
Narration was great. Very troubling issue, but well written. I learned about things that were reported wrong at the time and have become "facts" over the years.
Yes. I've listened to it twice (both on long road trips) and the second time, I feel like I heard things I hadn't caught the first time.
I've never read/listened to anything like it.
This is the first book I've listened to that is narrated by Don Leslie. He's an incredible narrator. His voice is clear and rich. He seems to really understand the material. He's able to go from reading horrifying passages from Eric Harris's journal to compassionately describing a survivor's mother who committed suicide 6 months after the event.
shows just how poorly the media can be at telling the truth yet feels no responsibility for correcting their mistakes after "the hype" is gone. I can't even imagine being a parent that has a murdered child begins to heal. A very interesting read.
This book was great for anyone wanting to get a detailed account of of the Colombine massacre. The narrator did a superb job, especially when quoting from Harris' and Klebolds' journals.