Exploring the steroid-fueled world of professional wrestling, this riveting chronicle lays bare the devastating events that led to the 2007 murder-suicide of Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their seven-year-old son, Daniel. Benoit's performance-enhancing drug addiction - massive amounts of doctor-prescribed human growth hormone were found in Benoit’s home - and subsequent suicide proved to be the tipping point for the professional wrestling world, resulting in unprecedented scrutiny of the sport’s subpar health and safety standards. Using public records, dozen of interviews with those inside and outside of wrestling, and investigative results, this authoritative analysis provides an uncompromising look at the price athletes pay in this rough-and-tumble world.
©2009 Irvin Muchnick (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
No. Muchnick puts more effort into pointing fingers at the WWE rather than focusing on objectively describing the Benoit tragedy as a whole. Very disappointed.
Based on his biased handling of this subject, I can't trust his opinions.
The author's preamble was far too lengthy.
If you're looking for objective coverage of the Benoit story, this is not for you. The author spends endless time guessing what the WWE knew. You can get more unbiased details from Wikipedia.
This is one of the better non-fiction audiobooks in my library right now.
Though the case was just in 2007, among the media circus it was difficult to figure out what exactly happened at the time. This book is a good run down of what happened, and some other info that wasn't prominently reported.
His reading was great and thorough. The book was mostly investigative, and the reader was very good at reading it in a neutral tone without being completely boring. He added good emphasis to make certain point clearer.
There is some bias in the reporting, but the author is good to note that those points are speculative, either his own or someone else's.
The facts were good, and the research was there...but it was clear the author hates pro wrestling. Maybe he was denied a tryout when younger?
"Too little for one book?"
Interesting, repetitive unsatisfying
A chance for a dig at the WWE (which to be fair is merited) and well researched, but very repetitive.
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