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.
A thorough, well-researched telling of a story we thought we knew.
Dave Cullen's book leaves nothing unturned. He looks into the lives of all those affected; the victims and the killers.
The book can be gruesome, but with this horrific event as the subject matter, it has to be.
The language used in the book can also be brutal. The killers are quoted often. It is important to have the brutality of their spoken and written words included if the reader is to begin to understand what was running through their troubled minds.
Their are times when you will likely need to take a break from listening (I did), but the true story of this event needs to be understood.
Mr. Cullen's writing and Don Leslie's narration are top notch.
Audio books have opened my world so much. I have been a member for a few years and i plan on being a member for many more years <3
this was a great listen, I enjoyed the narrator. sad what happened though...very sad indeed
This is the story of the Columbine High school massacre. It's reading is amazing at helping to immersing yourself in the story of the tragedy and its effects on the small community it happened to. The book recounts the events before, up to and after the massacre in the high school. It attempts to help people understand what happened and why the 2 killers did the horrible deed.
It is haunting and the recounts of what happened by the survivors are told with emotion and feeling; even those of the killers and the records they left behind.
Highly recommended but prepare yourself for an emotional trip.