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)
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.
...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.
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