A Mother's Reckoning

A Mother's Reckoning

Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016 | Unabridged
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In A Mother's Reckoning, Sue Klebold, for the first time, recounts, based on her recollections, her daily journals, and the difficult and harrowing writings and video recordings her son left behind, the days and months leading up to the tragic shooting at Columbine High School, where 12 students and one teacher, as well as the shooters themselves, died—and the indelible impact on Sue, her family, the community, and our culture. In large measure, this candid and unflinching narrative was written to explore how Sue and others close to Dylan missed potential signs. How did her beloved golden boy go so utterly off the rails, without her knowledge? Did she miss the indications, subtle or obvious, that Dylan was in trouble? That her child, who had just attended the senior prom and was soon to graduate and go off to college, had a dark, secret life, and an inner rage, that she could not even imagine? Is there something valuable and important that she can share with other...
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Klebold, Sue
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780147526724


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Jun 22, 2017

Poor woman! Imagining knowing that your son will go down in history as one of the most infamous school shooters in history!

BostonPL_LauraB Nov 25, 2016

Heavy material, but well-written and great for audio considering the author narrates it. There is something different about hearing Sue Klebold tell her story rather than a random person narrating it. Deeply personal and heartbreaking.

AL_SARAHD Aug 13, 2016

I am on disc 3 of 9 and have already found myself in tears twice. This is a harrowing account from a mother vilified by the public for the actions of her son.
If you still hold hate in your heart for what happened on April 20, 1999, I highly suggest you give this a listen.
This book is honest, unflinching and overall, courageous.

Update 8/27/2016:
I have never felt so connected to someone I've never met. I am speechless...

JCLMELODYK Jul 18, 2016

If anyone has ever judged another parent because of the behavior of their offspring this book will put an end to that sanctimonious behavior.

Jun 19, 2016

Great book.......glad I listened to it rather than read it......so personal, I felt like she was having a conversation with me through most of the book. Thoroughly enjoyable......in spite of the tough subject. Would this book be useful in many parenting/teacher prep classes for upper elementary through high school age kids' parents and teachers? I think so.


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