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  • Columbine

  • By: Dave Cullen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

"The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror..."  So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders". It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year. What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entrancing, I couldn't stop listening!

  • By Anonymous User on 05-04-18

Disjointed, Narration Laughable

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Reviewed: 01-26-19

The material itself was good. The content was thorough but at times went down weird paths of people's dating history, divorces and second marriages which wasn't really relevant in my opinion. It was also told in these weird jagged time gaps going from present to past and that made the story unnecessarily complicated. It didn't add value. There was not nearly enough content from officials - such as contemporary interviews or reflections. This was an interesting read but the narrator's approach distracted me at times at how hard he was trying to inject his emotion. He would go from somber and sullen with low volume to excited and fast and it was so bad, I just shook my head. The narration was especially ridiculous when this seemingly older guy tried to relate to these teen killers' personalities and chant COLLLLL-UMMMM-BINE. It was weird and he was a poor choice of a personality for this content. I can't help but wonder how a woman's voice or even a teen male would have made this content so much more enthralling. It is evident a lot of effort went into this book and for that, I can appreciate the work.

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