• Chris & Nancy

  • The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death
  • By: Irvin Muchnick
  • Narrated by: Richard Tatum
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-02-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (20 ratings)

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.
©2009 Irvin Muchnick (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Derek on 03-08-14

Too little for one book?

If you could sum up Chris & Nancy in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, repetitive unsatisfying

Would you be willing to try another book from Irvin Muchnick? Why or why not?

Perhaps

Which character – as performed by Richard Tatum – was your favourite?

n/a

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not Really

Any additional comments?

A chance for a dig at the WWE (which to be fair is merited) and well researched, but very repetitive.

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Pen Name on 15-06-17

Eye opener!!

It was a hard listen, both in following the story and the sad content. If you have the time then give it a go!!

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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By David Luttrell on 04-02-18

Very interesting info

I would listen again just for the little nuggets of info I did not know about this tragic event. I feel it was too deep of a dive into the pro wrestling industry and steroids. I understand there is a obvious connection but it took away from the main topic.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Indie Scent on 23-07-14

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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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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