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Chris & Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death | [Irvin Muchnick]

Chris & Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death

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.
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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.

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    Carlos Brunswick, ME, United States 10-05-13
    Carlos Brunswick, ME, United States 10-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The author has an axe to grind."
    Would you try another book from Irvin Muchnick and/or Richard Tatum?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Irvin Muchnick again?

    Based on his biased handling of this subject, I can't trust his opinions.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Chris & Nancy?

    The author's preamble was far too lengthy.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Indie Scent 07-23-14
    Indie Scent 07-23-14
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    "Great News Coverage and Unreported Info"
    Where does Chris & Nancy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the better non-fiction audiobooks in my library right now.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    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.


    What about Richard Tatum’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    If you could sum up Chris & Nancy in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, repetitive unsatisfying


    Would you be willing to try another book from Irvin Muchnick? Why or why not?

    Perhaps


    Which character – as performed by Richard Tatum – was your favourite?

    n/a


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not Really


    Any additional comments?

    A chance for a dig at the WWE (which to be fair is merited) and well researched, but very repetitive.

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