Reviews
I’m not sure why I even listened to this - evil people. Didn’t like the journalist
igiveup? via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/09/21
Awful journalistic ethics on display giving journos a bad name. It’s hard enough getting people to talk nowadays. Hope it was worth it you weapon.
124isuenr via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/30/21
Thank you for a very good storytelling with so much respect of all involved
MariaRossellaChiussi3 via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 06/12/21
It’s very uncomfortable to listen to the host harassing various family members for comment. As if they are disturbed enough by their connection with Fred & Rose. The lowest point was forcing his way into Roses elderly mothers house. She could never have predicted what Rose would turn out to...Read full review »
Miss203 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/06/21
Great reporting
shannon rebekkah via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/11/21
I’ve been fascinated with the West’s for years, and this introduced a lot information I had never known. Wonderful series!
marnikit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/21
I listened to the whole series, and rather than being disturbed by the information being relayed, I found myself more and more horrified by the actions of a disrespectful journalist. This sounds rather like a man bragging about his unethical methods of attaining information. Most of these people...Read full review »
'Amiraa via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/04/21
Thank you for telling also the victims story!
bellinkx via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/28/21
very uncomfortable listening to a journalist hounding family members and a victim, approaching neighbours and young children. Making recordings without consent, mainly in terrible quality. Didn’t finish it. very grubby.
Onlyme100 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/25/21
Heard things I never knew. Really well told
heardy03 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/21/21
Very interesting- great narration
Nattyg113 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 12/28/20
Couldn’t get past the first episode as sound quality was so poor I could barely understand a thing that was said.
katiesmith1989 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/15/20
My deepest condolences to the families of the murdered women. Especially, Marian Partington...so heartbreaking.Thank you for giving us insight, your sister will NEVER be forgotten.
levontate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/20
It is an interesting podcast but if feels more like a recounting of really unpleasant journalism than anything else. I thought it was really awful the way he sort of forced his way in to rose west’s mum’s house by demanding she get him a drink of water because he had driven so far. Or befriending...Read full review »
Evilgrapefruit via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/04/20
I don't often listen to podcasts but this was such an interesting insight into a fascinating case that I listened to them all in one go. What a brillaint journalist Howard Sounes is, he's honest about the negative side of sensationalist tabloid journalism, but I cannot help but have...Read full review »
Rosie 1988 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/31/20
Very Good! Couldn’t stop listening!
Yinny You via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/20
This is a brilliant piece of journalism expressed in a captivating podcast. Congratulations Howard and the team that put the podcast together.
Jimdown63 via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 08/15/20
Why must the journalist repeat everything the interviewees day? Or, even worst, say something then play the interview only for the interviewee to say the exact same thing. Annoying.
spacebugclothing via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/07/20
I thought I knew it all about them shocking murders that where revealed at that address back when i was just a child. But then i come across this podcast. It goes in to more details than any documentary on the tv. So many things revealed over them 12 episodes that I never knew about. Things like...Read full review »
KevC1983 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/13/20
I couldn’t get passed more than a few episodes. Too much playing of tapes where the audio is terrible, then having the host narrate what was said anyway. Not a great listen.
jljl199419211 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/27/20
I was absolutely engrossed from Episode1 and binge listened to the lot. I really like the delivery and pace, and honestly learned things that I had not heard about before. That is no mean feat for a crime junkie like me . Loved it.
SteggieSoreAss via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/22/20
I’ve heard the story and watched various tv programmes about it but this delves in to what happened in so much more detail. Was so gripping
CharJRich via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/21/20
It was a good story event though some parts were hard to understand. I would have liked for him to go more in depth though.
PittyLover18 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/20
Very professional. Incredible story. One of the most moving tellings of loss and humanization of victims I have encountered. The episode “Sister” maybe changed part of me forever.
deasvt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/20
To be fair, if you choose this subject matter to listen to, it is likely to be “a bit trashy”. However I think our host gives a well substantiated and balanced account of what it was to report on this terrible story as it unfolded, as well as looking into what collision of chances meant it...Read full review »
FlorenceJesse via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/16/20
The level of detail is fascinating, but the joy the presenter seems to still take in how much he harassed family members while working for a red top tabloid is incredibly uncomfortable - couldn’t finish.
MiaFantastic via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/08/20
Fascinating podcast which takes you to the darkest depths of humanity. Humanising the victims and listening to personal accounts, especially the ‘sister’ was heartbreaking, those brave, brave people.
rachhulk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/04/20
I liked it
Lew029 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/20
I love true crime and in particular I’ve always had a fascination on how the west’s continued for many years getting away with the things they were doing. I’ve read as far as I know nearly every book going including Mr Sounes book but to hear the interviews and family members voices have brought...Read full review »
Rach G via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/26/20
Meh
Had a lot of potential - a little more clarity on the story and less of the tape recordings. You can’t understand them and just adds to the confusion.
danierem via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/20
I understand that the audio this podcast is based around is old, but the constant recordings and paraphrasing felt like a slog and slowed the story down. It was interesting to hear from those around the story, but I would’ve liked to hear from Fred and Rose themselves.
Chloe. x via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/23/20
One of the best true crime podcasts yet! Really interesting to hear about this sheer horror from a completely different point of view, a must listen!
Samandgem via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/20
Very interesting podcast. Can’t help but be annoyed by the grubby tabloid journalism the narrator took part in along with his counterparts during the period.
25cromwell via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/14/20
So good! Interesting and tons of information that I hadn’t heard before.
stoptellingmethat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/20
Excellent podcast, written and narrated by a journalist involved in the case from day one. Good voice, easy to listen to and yet still shocking and stunning in equal measure
Ruby and Freddie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/31/20
The tapes are distorted beyond comprehension and pointless.... as is the podcast. This isn’t a scientific, criminological piece of research and not entertaining. Awful.
andrethescribe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/27/20
Very interesting due to the level of detail on an infamous true crime case. At the same time it all feels a bit wrong. Repeatedly chasing family members and people connected with the case, and offering them money to tell harrowing stories. Reporting incorrect stories (despite apparently a good...Read full review »
Alex1234554311 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/23/20
This is a brilliant podcast but who the hell mixed this? Half the time I can’t hear the narrator, the audio levels are so low. I turn it up and then it cuts to an old recording which is too loud.
whitstableboy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/23/20
Fascinating, brilliant and yet terribly sad and shocking all at the same time. A must for any murderino!
ellabellabb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/20
For all true crime fans this is an epic and brutal insight into what went down in the West’s house. Sometimes even a bit too brutal to listen to. Great podcast but could’ve been condensed down to a few less, got a little exhaustive in the end.
whales4eva via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/18/20
I really wanted to listen to this but I cannot understand a thing being said in the constant phone recordings.
ss1984sd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/20
Loved this from start to end, couldn’t ask for a better podcast!
rwol12 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/09/20
The long gaps are really annoying but otherwise very listenable
DK8765432567 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/08/20
The amount of back story and research is great. The only downfall is some of his recordings are hard to hear but he repeats what is said every time. Great job!
ali.lag via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/20
I had never heard of Frank and Rose West and found the story interesting (although much darker and more twisted then what I usually listen to). Wish the sound quality was better and that it was better organized as I had a hard time following the timeline
at78homp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/20
Wonderful unbiased insight into a terrible tragedy
Unbelievable teckers via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/24/19
Howard gives himself a nice old pass here. Keen to see himself as some crusader for the truth, the ex-tabloid hack gormlessly plays bits from his old interviews where it’s clear he’s just another of the conniving nasty scumbags that ran and run rampant in the British media. If he really did...Read full review »
Indolge via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/22/19
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