Reviews
An excruciatingly boring reminder that not every story needs a podcast.
K.M.4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/24
Such a breathtaking story
H💪🏾 via Apple Podcasts · Egypt · 04/08/24
I think the reporter leaned too heavily into finding doubt and raising dubious questions in a quest to make this case seem more complicated than it is. The blood evidence and Fred’s confession point overwhelmingly to one highly probable conclusion and yet Kim seemed determined to make his guilt...Read full review »
Carlislecake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/24
It’s never clear, from the start or even during, where this podcast is going. It’s quite ‘pleasant’ to listen to and the story had a few aspects which I found were interesting, but the narrative really falls short.
chtoune1 via Apple Podcasts · France · 02/25/24
I’m a pro-vaxxer, pro-masker, pro-believe-science, etc. etc. but my god, why am I only 3 episodes into this story and I’ve already heard mention of the pandemic 4 times now. if the story were about the pandemic, then yes of course I can understand why that topic is being repeatedly brought to...Read full review »
1234everYOUng. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/24
Great podcast. One thing that stands out to me is that even though the found Lamb’s DNA on door #3; this does not prove he was the one who killed Shelli. Science has proven over and over again how our DNA can end up in all sorts of places all the time - leading to many wrong convictions that...Read full review »
ned-sanders via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/27/24
Based on the evidence presented I’m in agreement with Officer Terry and I think they had their man. The crime lab tech who said the blood spray evidence didn’t match Fred’s story. Fred admitting to parking on the street where they found the bloody card. Too much to ignore.
Fishbowlbabe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/24
Well produced but a tragic conclusion for the family. An interesting open case, especially after Lamb confessed.
David Rhys via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/25/24
It may have been a great series, except for the authors hyperbole surrounding Larymie and its attributes, undermine her credibility . I unfortunate enough to know Larymie not only during this time. I continually sent both as a student visitor and landowner, and nothing of the grime and grit that...Read full review »
AnnMDPhD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/24
Unnecessary pandemic mentions. We do not care that you’re on your way to get a vaccine. Stick with the subject matter
Mmdeels via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/24
Wow
Great story telling Great investigative research You found your calling! Thank you for this
Team Cricket via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/23
I feel at the end, the final interview with Fred, a very important question was missed. He told the police, the lie detector technician, colleagues friends he was a SEAL. It turns out he was not ever a SEAL. He admitted to killing someone on the lie detector test and passed. How could he not be...Read full review »
Sta4dust via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/31/23
What a sad story this is! It’s a story that should be told. Listening to how everyone talked in the 80’s was crazy. They do a good job showing racial tendencies by the police but that’s where they also do a disservice to the victim. Non-stop racial attacks on thousands and thousands of hours...Read full review »
Msp629 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/23
The monotone narration was not it in my opinion. It felt over dramatic and theatrical in a way that didn’t do anything for me. Hard to say any investigative journalism actually happened, they just read the police case and called some people up. Story itself was interesting but not told in an...Read full review »
dena n v a via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/22/23
Narrator commits the cardinal sin of journalism and makes the entire first episode about themself and their experiences with the town rather than telling the story itself. Long-winded generalizations and exaggerations abound to the point that I personally could not make it through the first...Read full review »
Fws* via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/23
i think there's plenty more that could of been done, i feel it was bare minimum done for the podcast. i truly think that the card was sent and switched out, why is that not an option....i think there's so much more that could of been done to figure out answers.Read full review »
StephVickers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/23
I found this murder case very interesting due to local ties to Laramie. The town Kim described did not match up with the quaint friendly town I visited for long periods. Honestly feel this did not clear Fred. For the detective to hold onto this case for so long tells me there is something more! I...Read full review »
Netsypie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/23
It’s Serial. ‘Nuff said.
Tig42 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/25/23
I have lived in Laramie and was born in Wyoming. I can understand some of Barker’s issues with Laramie but it was too much to compare it to Kabul? Like really? She comes off very privileged and does little to recognize her bias. She seemed more concerned with her personal connections to the story...Read full review »
Atnsjt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/23
It’s a well done podcast, the story is interesting, the investigating is top notch. But what left the biggest impressions were the mundane take-always which I suspect are more the reality of unsolved murders. I think the field of podcasting is becoming too sensationalized. Juicy police and...Read full review »
jrockslammer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/23
If an unsalted potato chip had a voice, this would be it.
John3353836 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/23
I enjoyed the story overall, but found Kim’s overall sleuthing, interviewing, and analysis to be lacking. Who cut the phone lines? What was Fred’s relationship to Shelly? Why was he always spending time away from his wife? Why did he lie (including to his wife) that he was a Navy Seal? That...Read full review »
a macedonian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/23
I binged this entire series over the weekend. Kim is a fantastic narrator and her factual story telling with some personal feelings and opinions added are so listenable. I’m always hoping for the happy ending, the bad guy gets caught and goodness is restored when I start listening to these...Read full review »
PetuniaGardenhouse via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/15/23
They literally covered up climate change for decades, Im shocked that the times keeps peddling their lies.
franziska T via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/23
Everyone has a different story. It shows that not every case is black and white.
Scuzzyxzero via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/23
This was a great podcast! Love the little details of this investigation and how the reporter works through the whole story. Loved it!
1938ross via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/23
Rich in imagery, eloquent and captivating. Unlike some other reviewers, I LOVE Kim’s voice: both in terms of timbre and cadence. Perfect background to the story she tells. Please do other podcasts!!!
amazingdudette via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/11/23
The series starts with the creator explaining her personal connection to Laramie and her initial feeling that her editor won’t approve her to write a story/make a podcast about this murder. After listening all the way through, I wonder why the editor did in the end approve? What was compelling?...Read full review »
M67888 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/23
I don’t think Fred did it. I think he was tired of being interrogated.
Charlottencjess via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/23
This whole podcast wants to be something it’s not. There’s no story there! There’s no police corruption there’s no wrongful conviction. There’s no suspect still out there there’s no link to another case. All this podcast has is the author or the host is from this community and she’s able to talk...Read full review »
Creed__Braton__ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/23
Hours of listening to learn nothing. Waste of time.
Boomboomnn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/23
Fantastic reporting, with the added interest of Kim’s personal experience of growing up in Laramie. I liked how the show revealed how flawed memories can be, and even Kim’s own memories of the place were skewed. And that’s human nature, our memories are not fact, especially with the passage of...Read full review »
Ciliverde via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/23
Wanted to get into this, but Ms. Barker seemed to carry too much baggage from her youth in Laramie. It sounds like she had a horrid time growing up there, but painting the whole place as completely backwards, saying that it’s “improbable” that it has a vegetarian restaurant just read as reverse...Read full review »
blessedarethecheesemakers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/23
The moment when the narrator speaks with the witnesses about their statements at the time was really difficult to hear. The narrator crashes their world reopening difficult memories. In return she jumps to conclusions and torpedoes any future case against the primary suspect. Then she gives air...Read full review »
PurpleRedBlueGreen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/31/23
Incisively reported, Barker investigates in a way that turns the focus away from whodunnit to: what does a cold case like this say about us? You may not walk away with everything neatly tied up, or some angle to crusade for, but you will reconsider how such cases are presented.
Wanderer+wonderer via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/24/23
Wish the cases was solved at the end but it was still a good listen and shows the reality of this type of case. Kim’s theory on that creepy child molester doing it seems plausible.
Private Aviator via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/23
The writing got me hooked straight away, fascinating! The monotone made it drag but cadence was off. It’s hard to follow. Along when it is all. Presented in snippets. Every sentence had spaces. In the middle of every sentence. It was so distracting I had a hard time paying attention to the story....Read full review »
SueC's via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/19/23
Congratulations Kim Barker! This story is engrossing. You take us on a full tour of a sad story with suspicious and floored characters and deliver us back with more questions in an honest, unglorified and humanistic way - we’ll done and condolences to the families involved.
madamemango via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/16/23
This is not news, Serial was never able to reclaim the magic of Adnan and season 1. Having said that, the production value for this series was terrible. Some episodes started with ads, others didn’t. No clear transition into ads. Narrator would be talking and then BOOM an ad just cuts them off...Read full review »
FreaknPrtoRican via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/23
(Semi-spoiler?) Though I thoroughly enjoyed each episode leading up to the end and appreciate the investigative work and documenting of each personality and background, I was ultimately disappointed the series almost entirely focused on one potential outcome. Unless a sequel series came to do...Read full review »
johnbendersbandana via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/23
The type of person that would lie about being a Navy seal for that long wants friends and admiration. His response to his interrogation to the point of complimenting the detective is as much of an indication of that need for friendship/admiration than guilt to me. Interrogations can be...Read full review »
regularmick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/23
Trailer and premise (A reporter investigating an unsolved murder which turns out to be a straight-forward case of police incompetence in her own hometown she has a difficult relationship with) start off great, but the podcast’s editing is a real disappointment and even kind of enfuriating...Read full review »
annapodana via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 06/30/23
The trailer was incredible - the show is not. Total waste of time, don’t bother with it.
AnnabelleKennedy1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/28/23
Kim, thank you for this wonderful and sensitive overview of a really complicated case. I was driving thru Wyoming listening to it. Sometimes chilling!
babablue via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/26/23
The story is dull and anticlimactic. It seems the writers/producers spent a lot of time and energy trying to come up with something but in the end could not. Rather than acknowledge this and move on they decided to release this dud of a story anyway. My advice: Don’t listen.
unsubscriber539 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/23
If you like this you should definitely check out A Very Fatal Murder.
Vinny Vine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/23
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