Reviews
What others said: the dramatizations are very bad. Very, very bad.
Ultravox5050 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/22
After trying -and failing- to get into the Netflix version this was exactly what I was looking for. Not over the top but clearly telling the story of Anna -and keeping me entertained!- I devoured all 6 episodes today
erica.laye via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/22
I think people are overanalyzing Anna. To me she is a simple girl who wished she had come from a wealthy family and wanted the same treatment the real trust funds kids get. Since she didn’t have it she played make believe in real life so that she could feel this. And she’s still delusional. The...Read full review »
ChicagoGals via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/22
Really appreciate the unique format of the storytelling.
BirthdayBalloonz via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/01/22
Anna was intelligent, did her homework and was very cunning.I can understand her longing for success and making her dreams come true. I can also understand the people she met wanting to believe in her; but using people was inexcusable. This podcast also highlighted weaknesses in the system and...Read full review »
livelylistener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/22
Story line could be okay, but the voice actors were really bad, especially Ana.
Adops10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/22
Oh, this is just a audio play (re-enactments) about the story. Not an actual journalistic approach to telling the story. Not going to listen beyond the first episode. It's all made up (I guess an homage to Anna??).Read full review »
manayunk wall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/22
I still think Rachel is a stupid girl!! she used her friend Anna! Anna only had intentions to have fun with her and have a friend! Anna felt lonely and had no one to turn to! Rachel and all the other girls Anna talked to are not friends they’re just money hungry jealous girls! They probably...Read full review »
riah505 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/22
Who wrote, directed and cast the re-enactments?? They all need to find other lines of work, because they’re incredibly bad at their current ones.
alex x 22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/22
Amazing podcast it is great with that little bit of drama and amazing way to show the story.
samuel Brentley via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/07/22
Still D.R.E by Dr. Dre, I have this song. The podcast I listened is great, 10 out of 10 and 5 stars, if you haven’t listened to it, you should listen to it.
Jenson Hansen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/27/22
Contains interviews with people actually involved with real life Anna. The re-enactments are excellent. Bottom line is where netflix left me confused, this podcast has all the answers.
Schelin1964 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/22
An interesting story which has been cheapened by the fictional creation and enactment of conversations.
wmu via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/17/22
Not sure who is the biggest fake, this pod or Anna. Why did you ruin the story ? The presentation and hosts are terrible
Risk 'a' via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/22
This is a perfect companion piece to the Netflix show and you learn the actual trajectory. Highly recommend.
lacegrl130 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/22
Loved it. So perfect. Combo of drama, actual audio clips from witnesses, and reporting.
Marge321 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/22
The re-enactments were unfortunately so so terrible and embarrassing that I couldn’t make it through half of an episode. YIKES.
Ladymcquaid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/22
I love everything about this show. The source material is fascinating and the way the show has been produced is top notch. I love how the narration, interviews and dramatisation flow seamlessly together.
Smima Mima via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/25/22
So much cringey dialogue.
SaltyRadish via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/22
I find it crazy how she got away with so much so late in the game. We’re not talking about the 50’s and 60’s here where technology was up and coming. The banks and hotels have a lot to answer for with their protocols, that’s for sure. Incredible story!!
Mezzles21 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/11/22
Really enjoyed this exploration of a confidence trickster. A great addition to the canon.
PutuAndri via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/19/21
Tired of listening to current events! This was Really great listen while doing tedious work today!
hiddenlengths via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/06/21
Cringe ville - so dumb. Where’s the credibility?
kazdoggy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/01/21
If you prefer to listen to fabricated “re-enactments” and disengaged narration, rather than new, detailed, or in-depth information, this is the true-crime podcast for you. A real shame, as the case is very interesting.
erika-salt via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 11/30/21
Can’t believe the depths at which people deceive other people.. How do they sleep. Wow!
MJ HALESTONES via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
The moral of this podcast seemed to be to fantasize over parts the journalist didn’t bother to research. This is the lowest level podcast, clearly made with very minimal effort. I’m out at episode 3. The story itself is fascinating so I hope someone else puts in the work to actually tell it in...Read full review »
TheBalouBlue via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/21
I’m glad I didn’t pay attention to the negative reviews. I found this a very informative and entertaining podcast. Loved the music too. Definitely give it a listen.
himynameisval via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/18/21
Good 😊 podcast
1wedfs4345 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/17/21
such an interesting podcast!
Zelda queen of the world via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/21
Very interesting and informative. Love the voices and acted out parts.
Lionmar01 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/01/21
I was pleasantly surprised by how good this podcast was… it’s worth a listen and definitely makes you think about the con, the con artist and those who got conned…
lazylistener&fictionfan via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/25/21
The story of the fake heiress is interesting and bizarre, but it’s undermined by the quality of its voice acting, which is risibly poor throughout. If you can grit your teeth and get past the sixth form play-grade reconstructions there’s a decent story underneath, but it’s a needless slog.
MinimumSafeDistance via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/06/21
Annoying all of it.
ItsUNotMe27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/21
This felt like the bare minimum effort put into reporting and focus was instead on the “dramatics” of the “actors”. Which was as good as my quotations suggest. Good if you sleep with podcasts on at night but otherwise, pass.
Marna P via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/21
Lively and very informative - highly recommended
Pavia, IT via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/03/21
It took me a while to get over the dramatisations which sound pretty awful but once I was used to them I really enjoyed this podcast. The nerve of this girl! I was an anxious mess just listening to her scams. Enjoyable and worth a listen
Alicejs via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/18/21
I found this under the fiction section. I was expecting an audiobook type podcast. It’s some sort of reenactment of a true story with “fictionalized dialogue”. Two thumbs down.
fauxdeux via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/21
The dramatized scenes were too painful to listen to - the phony American accents sounded stilted and petulant
Putty McClegg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/21
Such a great podcast, well written & produced 👌
Sarah30 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/09/21
Excellent podcast! Compelling, true story and very well produced. *Interestingly, the best podcast acting/dramatization I have ever come across. -Gabriel New York City
GW NYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/21
Five stars. The narration and re-enactments spot on.
Duncanomics via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/21
The podcast grows on you, give it a couple episodes. The story is a fascinating tale and the concept of the podcast production really works
Sawadee7 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/15/21
Should have saved the music licensing budget and spent it on better actors and a screenwriter. Sounds like a 14 year old wrote these scenes.
alexjouve via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/21
Very interesting story, but way too much unnecessary repetition, music and other fill-ins. Storytelling is not super efficient and it’s quite frustrating to listen
aienoe via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 04/04/21
Love the blend of documentary and acting in this podcast and the music too! The story is absolutely unbelievable, so crazy that it really happened. I can't wait for Netflix show to come out!Read full review »
AdvocateBLM25 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/21
I’d seen this pop up and thought it sounded good. I listened to the first episode (in between the very annoying music) and it was OK, accents were awful as was the narration. Listening to the second episode I realised I couldn’t be bothered and didn’t really care about this story. Had it been...Read full review »
igiveup? via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/20/21
Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast series!
Carolyn from Essendon via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/12/21
I don’t know if the dramatic scenes were necessary.
rosa manzo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/21
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