Reviews
Besides Jacqueline, the idiocy displayed by these women is mind boggling. Good for Terra’s survival instinct at the end, because her slow, vapid manner of speaking throughout the podcast had me wondering if she was genuinely developmentally delayed. I understand it’s a “valley girl” cultural...
alittlepizzamyheart via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/18
Super compelling. It was addictive and interesting. The movie is doing a great job so far too.
there are no free ones via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/18
You have heard it all, Dirty John stuns. Once this story starts you can’t imagine how it ends. There are truly evil people out on the world. All those looking need to look hard into those they let in their life.
RbySlpprs721 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/18
Honestly how stupid can one woman be .. ok fine .. so you fall in love under false pretenses ... BUT then you find out everything he told you was a LIE and you were living and in LOVE with a sociopathic FELON, AND YOU TAKE HIM BACK!!!!!! Sorry Debby , but this is your own fault .... smh
Kimba6392 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/18
Ehh
Not quite as riveting as I thought it would be? It was good enough to finish, but I didn’t love it.
Brinanamgh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/18
The podcast itself is not that bad. It’s well produced and the journalism is good, but it’s so hard to listen to these interviews. Everyone in this story is so incredibly stupid it’s hard to have any sympathy.
Bieber, not Kingston via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/18
This was a really good pod cast. The way the story is laid out & presented is perfect. Never saw the ending coming. Very surprised
KS mama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
Could not suffer the arrogant tone of narration. The storyteller has no respect for these people and passes that bias to the audience. Advertisements for home security products...in a story about domestic violence...? NEXT
eater-not-foodie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
I couldn’t stop listening... this had me on edge the entire time and the ending!! Wow... what a crazy horrible yet amazing story.
Jordanchristine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
These women are extremely naive. I don’t even know the end but it’s so predictive I don’t even have to listen. Thanks to other reviews for letting me know not to waste my time.
WB730 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
If u listen to 30 mins of episode 6 u will know it all. Nothing happens at all, the whole season was about people’s opinion of John and trying turn John into some inhuman creature. To put it simply Debra is a moron who was behaving like she is in her 20s, like grow up and have some sense of...
lordsidious4167 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/12/18
The actual story is almost like something out of a movie which makes it intriguing and the ending is great in that the small woman over comes the monster and saves her own life. However, the entire time I listened I could not get over how idiotic the mother and her mother were and the way they...
elizabeth3oh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
Not sure what I’m more blown away by- the fact that they made a TV show out of this, the fact that Debora was naive enough to allow this, the valley girl up-speak, the grandmother, Tara in general. Really just don’t have words...
Mkelsm11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/18
If you can get past the daughter’s annoying Valley girl voice in which every statement sounds like a question...you’ll get to hear from a mother who’s daughter was shot in the head by her husband...and she has so much compassion for the murderer, she actually testified on his behalf in court....
Flakadawn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/18
A terrible waste of possibly a life worth zero.
melsmess via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/18
I live on pods; they get me through my work day & grocery & traffic etc. Listened to every crime related pod out there. I’m writing a review because this is so well done and some fool just criticized the daughters for speaking their gd truth. Productions were brilliant as well. I suspect some...
Yaseriousbrah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/18
ALL bad. Especially Terra. She sounds like a dumb 8 year old. Super CRINGE! Of all the voices! Are you serious!? That's the best you could do? Absolutely the worst voice. Makes you want to turn it off immediately!
arbydub via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/18
Good work! But this Debbie just pisses me off putting her needs before her family!!!! I can’t stand her!! How can she live with her self knowing the pain she caused her daughters and fam!!!
ohgeeh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/18
Their mother is the most selfish mother I’ve ever heard in my life which she made her girls go through shame on her
Loveylori via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/18
Fantastic podcast but it’s a little horrifying how stupid Debrah is. I can’t with these mothers that out their entire families in danger. Painful to listen to. Now I’m hearing this lunatic grandmother and it’s all starting to make more sense...
Dude138483 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/18
A woman choosing a man over her children is the worst of the worst. Have some dignity.
SnowWhite30 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/18
The story is crazy but it’s hard to sympathize with the main character because there were so many red flags. So ultimately you just listen to know what happens next and you see it all coming, but you’re not truly engaged.
Ablachut1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/18
I’m addicted to this story. One thing though — the narrator makes the ads for women’s hair color and shopping sites terrifying!
Kristiec99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/18
What is absolutely disgusting is that this grandma and Debra have placed higher value on the love of a man than that of self love and the love you should have of your children. It is fine to be “Christlike,” but forgiveness does not negate the need for consequences. They use being Christian as...
MelodyHarmonyBell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/18
Yes this is a great podcast to listen to it’s very suspenseful and you feel like your in the story I highly recommend
Samantha kathrine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/18
I listened to this while studying for finals and it was very interesting. Y’all who are freaking out about the voices obviously just love complaining about nothing. How can anyone do anything about that? Anyways super cool podcast
madsellis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/18
oy
came to the reviews in hopes everyone else would be in agreeance that these people are dense and annoying and i wasn’t disappointed. none of them add any sort of value to the story and tara’s voice makes me want to jump off of a bridge. hard pass.
jessrulesdaworld via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/18
Wow. Thank you for sharing this story. I can’t say I enjoyed any of the music choices, but that isn’t important. Lol
Wtfdudeitsval via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/18
Binge listened to every word! Fact certainly is stranger than fiction in this amazing story. In the five hours I listened, I probably picked my jaw up off the ground a 100 times and had moments the hairs on my neck stood straight up. Amazing journalism and story telling!
32357876421457997542 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/18
Probably my favorite podcast , and I’ve listened to a ton. Wish there was more like it
abcde12678 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/18
I have to say I love the production value & investigative research LA times put into this.....BUT! So many times while I was listening I was dumbstruck at how stupid and oblivious this woman was. I mean, she been married multiple times (which should be alarm bells) but hiding her relationship...
Dalidog via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
This is enjoyable, but it is overly reliant on long, drawn-out interviews. Some of the interviews made me want to pull my hair out—do we really need to listen, at length, to Terra drone on and on about how she’s prepared for a zombie apocalypse because she watches the walking dead? Come on....
sev3251985 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
Decent story however the valley girl talk is a little annoying. Liikkkkkeee oh my goshhhh
Louise1957 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
Insane!!! Couldn’t stop listening!!
Podcastgirl76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
Is this a joke? Challenging to listen to from the start. So many red flags - poor standards for a partner and spoiled daughters with terrible upspeak ... challenge to listen to ...are these women for real like I am enraged by the stupidity and even when interviewed sound ridiculous. “I wanted...
mand234677 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
Pretty darn good. Don’t listen to too many podcasts but this got me hooked. I couldn’t wait to hear what happened next. This guy is such a disappointment of a human being.
gbell_06 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/18
This family is so stupid and insufferable it’s really difficult for me to provide any empathy.
Lisjaket via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/18
Debra, ugh. But maybe the most annoying is the grandmother? Clearly John is the devil but open your eyes, women!!
Tiesl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/18
I love love love these episodes of Dirty John. Probably because I could relate to so much having dated online etc. thought the characters were really well played and very much enjoyed hearing the real people speak at the end of the shows. I hope there’s more I want more more more. I like that it...
👥 Pickleballgal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/18
Challenging to listen to from the start. So many red flags - poor standards for a partner and spoiled daughters with terrible upspeak ... challenge to listen to ...
mand234677 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/18
The story is interesting in the way reality tv is interesting. The mother not taking full and critical ownership over her total lack of respect and protective instinct for herself or her family is disappointing to say the least.
Curious LabLyfe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/18
Omg I loved everything about this one! Such a great and intriguing story!
Lbcmom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/18
Interesting story, but as many many reviewers have mentioned; Terra’s rising inflections and way she speaks is highly irritating and tough to listen to. It’s mind-boggling to think people could be this naive and trusting of someone showcasing a plethora of red flags.
Iraqi_princess__ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/03/18
The narrator moves the story along so well. The interviews with the main character and her family makes the story come to life. I had chills- it was that good!
HillbillyCandy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/18
I have no idea how this has 4.5 stars. The only explanation is there are listeners as stupid as this woman is. This story, at best, should have been a one off retelling by a true crime podcast. At least there wouldn’t be enough time to delve into how stupid this family is. The whole “forgiveness”...
Ghost-Fairy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/18
I enjoyed the story. The thing I didn’t like was the fact that this woman actually had everything bad about him out in the open and still chose to be with him. The podcast is great. The fact that she was still in contact with him, and probably would have continued if her daughter didn’t kill him,...
BronzeCutie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/18
I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. Beginning to end. Insane story.
Jassthetexan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/18
These women are absolutely infuriatingly naive and ridiculous. Debra’s mother has got to be the biggest moron of them all; teaching her daughters horrible lessons about love, men and family. The whole thing story is only worth telling in hopes that other ladies so desperate for love will take...
LlynAlly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
Sure, the story is compelling enough but they manage to stretch out what would be a one hour Dateline episode into a podcast miniseries. I have to concur with a lot of the reviewers when they write about the victim and her total lack of common sense when presented with multiple red flags up...
Dater 101 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
Love the story! Very well told!
Hoff0665 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
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