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.
"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)
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.
...I love listening!
Gripping, unbelievable, heartbreaking.
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.
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.
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.
The perspective of Agent Fuselier and his attempt to sort through the madness provided a voice of reason and much needed clarity.
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.
Randy and Judy Brown were right
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.
This book in my opinion was excellent but disturbing. It seems to be well researched
Good narration, good story but also very, very disturbing.
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.
This was intriguing, devastating and thorough. It is a portrait of the community and how Eric Harris and Dylan Kleebold came to be. There are no easy conclusions but after reading this I just wanted to hug my kids.
Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.
As much as I and most of us don't want to relive a nightmare, this book is not that.
to say it's an enjoyable read, seems wrong but if any good can come of it, then it was.
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