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Columbine

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Publisher's Summary

Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Zach 07-08-16
    Zach 07-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Tells the whole story"

    Really fascinating look at what really happened and how myths arose and endured. Stellar piece of journalism.

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    GreenAdam 06-19-16
    GreenAdam 06-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Chilling"

    I was fascinated by hearing the "rest of the story" behind Columbine and really enjoyed this book. As someone who just caught the Columbine updates on the evening news after it happened, I was very surprised to hear how much the media got WRONG - myths that persist to this day.
    It's still hard for me to fathom 2 teenagers actually doing this.
    My only gripe: the story jumps around in the timeline a lot and it gets very confusing. It seemed like the entire event was described at one point, but then the story later looped back and told a different aspect of the event - with some overlap with the original telling. And then 2 chapters later, it jumps back to the beginning of the event again and tells another perspective with bits of the first two tellings mixed in. Very hard to follow and I could not keep the timeline of each re-telling synchronized in my mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 05-28-16
    Jennifer Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 05-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Comprehensive and epic in scope"

    I had read the book "A Mother's Reckoning" by Sue Klebold before I tackled this more comprehensive and independent work. This is a piece of work that should be admired. I found that Sue Klebold comes across as almost entirely justified in her views, echoing those previously documented by Dave Cullen.

    This book is an enlargement on the story told by Klebold, and adds a whole set of layers of character and detail. I'd highly recommend this book, and I doubt that there will ever be a more definitive look at this subject.

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    Amazon Customer 05-20-16
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    "very informative"

    i loved it. i learned more from this book than i could ever find elsewhere

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    Lindsay Denver, CO, United States 05-12-16
    Lindsay Denver, CO, United States 05-12-16
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    "Slightly over dramatic reading?"
    Where does Columbine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Columbine ranks in the middle of all of the audiobooks I've listened to. The narrator was a little over dramatic and I think that may have taken away from the material.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dave Cullen? Why or why not?

    I would, if the narrator was different.


    What three words best describe Don Leslie’s voice?

    Don Leslie was not my favorite narrator. His voice is fine, but his flair, for lack of a better word, flair while narrating annoyed me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions, but I think it was in part to the narrator's silly tone and inflections. It reminded me of parents trying to mock teenagers opinions on what is cool. That really made it hard to take him seriously.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting listen, especially when you compare it to Sue Klebold's book. While I felt it was good to listen and compare the two, I felt this was also a little over the top in the description of the two killers. I did like how they talked about the other people who are a part of this story.

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    Kindle Customer 04-26-16
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    "Well Done"
    If you could sum up Columbine in three words, what would they be?

    powerful, detailed, unforgettable


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was an in-depth, well researched account of an infamous historical event that made me feel like I was actually there.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It really made me think.


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    Melanie J. Childers Texas 04-20-16
    Melanie J. Childers Texas 04-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Was disappointed."

    With some of the reviews this book got, I expected better. Wasn't worth the money.

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    Malari Lewin 04-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is worth me actually writing a review"

    I've listened to hundreds and I mean hundreds of books on audible and always rate every single one. I've never written any comments or review before but this book was so good and so mesmerizing that I felt I owed it to anyone who was on the fence about whether or not to listen.

    No long review or summary is needed I will just say that I have never before felt so emotionally and intellectually involved in a story as I was with this book. I've never read a book based on a real life tragedy that was able to so completely show every side of the story and to do it without any bias or allegiance to any particular side. It allowed me to form opinions and feelings about the victims and the killers that weren't already hinted towards by the writer. It makes sense that it took almost ten years to write because the author actually complied all the facts and data needed to tell a full and complete story.

    The book was extremely graphic and emotional at times but done is such a way that I would be surprised if anyone, even the most conservative of people, took offense to it. I cried a lot but not all sad tears and I learned so much as well.

    I'll end with my full and complete recommendation that everyone read or listen to this book, it is an amazing read and I'm sure one that I will listen to more than once.

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    LeahP 04-11-16
    LeahP 04-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Never in my life..."

    Never in my life could I be as thorough about explaining anything as this author was about the Columbine High School shooting. This isn't my first time reading it, and I'm glad I listened to it this time. The subject matter is terrible, but this product is great!

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    jade 03-13-16
    jade 03-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "MUST READ"

    I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK! AFTER READING THIS BOOK YOU WILL HAVE A BETTER OF WHO TH E PEOPLE REALLY WERE WHO WERE AFFECTED BY COLUMBINE.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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