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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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    If you could sum up Columbine in three words, what would they be?

    powerful, detailed, unforgettable


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was an in-depth, well researched account of an infamous historical event that made me feel like I was actually there.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It really made me think.


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    Melanie J. Childers Texas 04-20-16
    Melanie J. Childers Texas 04-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Was disappointed."

    With some of the reviews this book got, I expected better. Wasn't worth the money.

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    Malari Lewin 04-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is worth me actually writing a review"

    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.

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    LeahP 04-11-16
    LeahP 04-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Never in my life..."

    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!

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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