Chris & Nancy

  • by Irvin Muchnick
  • Narrated by Richard Tatum
  • 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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- Indie Scent

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.

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- Carlos

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios