• Columbine

  • By: Dave Cullen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-16-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Expanded with a new epilogue
"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. It wasn't about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene and spent 10 years on this book, which is widely recognized as 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, and the killers' own words and drawings. 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)2018 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A chilling page-turner, a striking accomplishment given that Cullen's likely readers almost certainly know how the tragic story ends...I knew Cullen was a dogged reporter and a terrific writer, but even I was blown away by the pacing and story-telling he mastered in Columbine, a disturbing, inspiring work of art." (Salon)
"A remarkable book. It is painstakingly reported, well-organized and compellingly written . . . For any reader who wants to understand the complicated nature of evil, this book is a masterpiece." (The Seattle Times)
"Leveraged for political ends by Michael Moore on film and adopted for convenience by the news media as shorthand for teenage violence, Columbine has begun to feel as impenetrable and allegorical as Greek myth. So the intensive reporting of Denver-based journalist Dave Cullen is welcome. . . Cullen creates more than a nuanced portrait of school shooters as young men. He writes a human story - a compassionate narrative of teenagers with guns (and bombs, too), and the havoc they wreak on a school, a community, and America." (Esquire)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 05-04-18

Entrancing, I couldn't stop listening!

Very good, I love how it focused both on the boys and the victims, and didnt favor any story, only the truth.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen on 05-21-18

Fantastic

The book was riveting. I couldn't stop listening. Very interesting topic and covered in an unbiased manner.

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