Well written, thoroughly researched, and a real eye-opener about how myths develop around dramatic events and take on a life of their own.
This is a complex story and Cullen is commendable for avoiding easy answers.
A disturbing story, well told.
It's tough to write a book about the most notorious school shooters in U.S. history-Harris and Klebold. It is an even-handed treatment, backed by impressive research, covering the gamut from the minds and motivations of the killers themselves to the victims and their families.
This book really fleshes out everything about what led up to the event, the actual event and the aftermath. So much of what the media portrayed is wrong or just very limited. It was a fascinating listen because it was so well researched and presented. Great narration.
Teacher - Autistic Children
Words that sum up the Unabridged book "COLUMBINE":
3. The most informative book ever written!!!
I could not turn off my IPOD during this listen. Every emotion came over me from the beginning to the most emotional ending I have ever listened to. I don't think I will ever be the same after reading "COLUMBINE"!
"Columbine" is a must read for all, including High School Students. In fact, especially High School Students. If ever a movie is made based on this book it would be impossible to create a masterpiece the author was able to accomplish.
Congratulations to all, especially the author and the reader, for bringing "Columbine", the book, to the public.
You have to pay attention while you listen to this book because there are so many people involved in the story. I listened once and listened the second time. The books seems well researched and the writing is clear.
My only fault with the book - if it is a fault, is that he states that the initial reporting was inaccurate including his reporting. But he does not say which articles he wrote that were inaccurate. I don't think he did this out of an attempt to deceive us but more of an attempt to keep himself out of the story.
Supberb. Great writing, great narration. Even though the story doesn't follow chronologically, the author has framed this tragedy exceptionally well. As a recently retired school administrator, I always dreaded 4/20, now I really know why.
When I heard the author on Coast to Coast AM, i was so impressed with his research i had to listen to the book, it doesn't disappoint, very well written and researched, and excellent listen
An incredible story written by David Cullen who was a reporter on scene at the time of the tragedy helped by the passage of ten years. The narration is excellent and it provide enormous insights into the story of Columbine and its aftermath. Highly recommend.
Very well written and revealing account of the story we all thought we already knew so well. Cullen does a good job of weaving together the media accounts of the story with the behind the scenes events. I agree with others who have commented that the narrator is quite dramatic, but I personally feel he was a good choice given the nature of this story. I found this audio well worth the investment and would highly recommend it to those who appreciate knowing the "rest of the story".