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Columbine

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Publisher's Summary

Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

Ten years in the works, Columbine is a masterpiece of reportage, from the acclaimed journalist who followed the massacre from day one and reconstructed the psychological journey of two teenage boys who became killers.

©2009 Dave Cullen; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Dave Cullen is the Dante of this high school hell. I came away from it thinking of Jack Nicholson hollering 'You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!' Read this quietly powerful account of Columbine and find out if you can." (Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler)

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    jade 03-13-16
    jade 03-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "MUST READ"

    I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK! AFTER READING THIS BOOK YOU WILL HAVE A BETTER OF WHO TH E PEOPLE REALLY WERE WHO WERE AFFECTED BY COLUMBINE.

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    Matthew V Poisson 03-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Essential (but Devastating)"

    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.

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    Debra 03-03-16
    Debra 03-03-16 Member Since 2016

    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin

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    "A Complete Story"

    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.

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    alexis 02-10-16
    alexis 02-10-16
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    "Heart breaking"

    Absolutely loved it. It's so sad for all families involved! Narrator did an amazing job!

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    darlys 02-04-16
    darlys 02-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Apparently not "optional""

    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.

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    Djones Minneapolis, MN 01-25-16
    Djones Minneapolis, MN 01-25-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Incredible Story That Reveals the Truth"
    Would you listen to Columbine again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Columbine to and why?

    I've never read/listened to anything like it.


    Have you listened to any of Don Leslie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


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    juballe 11-22-15
    juballe 11-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Sad content. Excellent presentation "

    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.

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    Ross Joseph Muirhead 11-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great details and analysis of the massacre."

    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.

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    Greg Szmak 11-07-15
    Greg Szmak 11-07-15 Member Since 2011
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    "The true account of the story we thought we knew"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sherry Los Banos, CA, United States 10-27-15
    sherry Los Banos, CA, United States 10-27-15 Member Since 2015

    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

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    "Great listen, explained alot"

    this was a great listen, I enjoyed the narrator. sad what happened though...very sad indeed

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