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Columbine

Narrated by: Don Leslie
Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The groundbreaking best seller and classic.

'The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror...' So begins the epilogue, illustrating how Columbine has become the template for nearly two decades of 'spectacle murders'. It makes the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this flame more urgent than ever. 

What really happened on April 20th, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we thought we knew was wrong. It wasn't about jocks, goths or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on the scene, and he spent 10 years on this book, the definitive account. 

With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors.

©2009 Dave Cullen (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc

Critic Reviews

"Excellent...amazing how much still comes as a surprise." (New York Times Book Review)

"Like Capote's In Cold Blood, this tour de force gets below the who and the what of a horrifying incident to lay bare the devastating why." (People)

"A staggering work of journalism." (Washington Post)

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Tragic, sad and sadly once again timely

Really well written obsessively researched portrait of a psychopath and the damage the wrought but also the way that people deal with tragedy.

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  • Peter H.
  • 07-03-2019

Tragic

Tragic story, an interesting one though, different to the rumours I'd heard, the story isn't what a lot of people think it is, defiantly worth a listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-2019

A great listen, Fantastic

Loved this book, harrowing, scary, amazing, this book will stay with me forever
Masterful work, ordering Parkland now

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  • Sean
  • 23-02-2019

The definitive book on the events of the shooting

when a book is so well written and and thought out, that you can't put it down.

this book reads like a documentary, the author has done all his research.He had a well thought out book, from beginning to end. the side story's the aftermath, the victims and there family's, it's all in there.

the narrator has done a great job. his voice rises and falls and quicken given the effect of time, and horror.


I would recommend this book!