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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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    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.

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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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    Mike 10-22-15
    Mike 10-22-15
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    "A haunting and gripping story of what happened in the Columbine massacre"

    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.

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    E F 10-13-15
    E F 10-13-15 Member Since 2015

    ...I love listening!

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    "Bone chilling and tragic"
    If you could sum up Columbine in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, unbelievable, heartbreaking.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The story did an amazing job of laying out the facts of this case so we can see why it happened and the effects it had on the entire world.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    I think that the common perception of why Columbine happened is totally false. The facts have gotten completely skewed, which was rather shocking to learn.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though this story is so sad and disturbing, I did learn a lot. this story was so well written and interesting, it reminds me why I like true crime stories. This is one of the best books of its kind I have ever come across.

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    Melanie 10-11-15
    Melanie 10-11-15
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    "captivating"

    Obviously, a devastating subject, but this book was very interesting and informative. I recommend it, but know: most of it isn't going to make you feel good.

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    Mary Lou Hubisz 09-15-15
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    "amazing insight into the killers"
    What made the experience of listening to Columbine the most enjoyable?

    The perspective of Agent Fuselier and his attempt to sort through the madness provided a voice of reason and much needed clarity.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Don Leslie?

    I did not enjoy Don Leslie's voice. His performance was good but it is just the sound of his voice. Sorry, I cannot put my finger on it.


    If you could give Columbine a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Randy and Judy Brown were right


    Any additional comments?

    The author's research into all the aspects and details of the story is impressive. It provides fascinating insight into the motives of Dylan and Eric. However, I found the saint-like characterization of Columbine's pricipal, Frank DeAngelis confusing. For someone who spent so much time "with his kids", he seemed out of touch with the reality of student life at his high school.

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    amy 08-06-15
    amy 08-06-15

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    "This book freaked me out!!!"
    Would you listen to Columbine again? Why?

    This book in my opinion was excellent but disturbing. It seems to be well researched


    Any additional comments?

    Good narration, good story but also very, very disturbing.

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    Carter Rees 07-26-15
    Carter Rees 07-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great"

    More to the story than depicted in the news. Cullen brings real emotion to even the most tragic characters.

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    Jolene 07-20-15
    Jolene 07-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I just couldn't stop listening!"

    I was so dumbfounded by the facts in this book. I like so many others were mislead by the media on the background of Eric & Dylan. Once I started listening to this book I couldn't stop. It made me think about my 12 year old son growing up & how he could face this kind of situation in school & then I would think how would I handle life if he was a victim of such a violent act. I asked myself many times throughout this book-"Would I know if my son was planning something like this? Would I see signs of depression, psychosis?" This book was certainly an eye opener. Even though I knew the outcome of the book I still was amazed by it.

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    Kacie Ellis 06-05-15
    Kacie Ellis 06-05-15
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    "Thorough"

    Very well written. Enjoyed the different points of view from victims, families, detectives, media, etc. I would definitely recommend it!

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