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  • In 2002, veteran reporter Vicky Ward was assigned what seemed like an easy story: Find the source of Jeffery Epstein’s money. The story turned hard, though, when she stumbled on early sexual abuse allegations about Jeffrey and Ghislaine Maxwell and Vicky found her professional and personal safety under threat. In Jeffrey’s absence, Vicky now chases Ghislaine’s secrets: her relationship to Jeffrey, what she knows of the building of his web of international elites, and the fate of his fortune.
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What listeners say about Prologue, Episode 1: Ghislaine Behind Bars

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Listened to three episodes and gave up.

Padded with inane conversation with her editor. Old. Out of date nothing stories that she “knew” Maxwell because she met her at a couple parties twenty years ago. Paid uncorroborated sources. Really lazy.

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Author really dislikes men

I had to stop early on this one. Even though this story seemed to be about chasing Ghislaine who procured the young victims for Epstein. The author went out of her way to make sure we knew on more than one occasion in the very first chapter that although Ghislaine is responsible for her actions ,this story is really about men and how bad they are. She should have just told the story and left her man-hating prejudices at the door.

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Disappointing

This isn’t what I was expecting. It is very light on Maxwells involvement and abuse of girls and SUPER heavy on Epstein and socialites. Personally I feel this was self serving reporting and was more about what the reporter did / didn’t do than giving the story of Maxwell. I don’t recommend it

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Excellent

Very interesting. Insight into the world of the super wealthy is absorbing. I don’t believe she hates men as one person believes. She is reporting on a world that most people would never be exposed to. Now after the Me Too movement has been exposing powerful men her story is even more relevant. What I don’t agree with is her thinking Ghislaine could get off as being the victim. Ghislaine’s story is sad and pathetic but she liked the power and the money.

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good

Vicky Ward has one of the stuffiest British accents I have ever heard in my life.

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Organized, informative relatable

Gives a firsthand historical viewpoint from before everyone knew. I really appreciate the Reporters full disclosure and apologies during her struggle as a female, pregnant female, in a man's world pre Me Too movement. As a twin mom myself my heart broke for what Epstein did to her while she was doing her job.

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I object

This isn’t a story about men. How can you turn this into a me2 movement piece and defend while not defending that vile person. It’s not a story about men. It’s a story about a woman. A woman who did despicable things for money and the love of a piece of garbage that wouldn’t even reciprocate it. You cannot state that this story isn’t about “The ‘titled subject’ but about MEN. When it’s clearly about 1)a woman and 2) the disgusting things SHE did. A WOMAN who could have said NO (#ME2) and stopped or walked away or god forbid TELL SOMEONE! Don’t defend this woman for women. If so maybe this should be called something different. Like my hero Ghislaine

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Excellent and informative

Excellent and informative for anyone who’s followed the whole Epstein story this is very interesting under.

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  • 11-07-21

Dubious Vicki Ward

Julie Brown is the main and top investigator of Epstein. John Sweeney has also done a thorough investigation into Maxwell,even though his podcast isn't always the top. Here on the contrary we have a very well-oiled presentation. However,how can we forget that Vicki Ward WHO KNEW of the Farmer sisters being raped by Epstein and Maxwell by 2002 SAID NOTHING FOR DECADES? She skipped it in Vanity fair in 2003 and in 2011 dares write that Epstein's sex with young girls are "pecadillos",sweet nothings and that money makes up for a lot of blemishes! Now that Epstein is dead and Maxwell safely behind bars,she speaks up to make big $. Not very honourable.

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  • 12-28-21

"I'm Vicky Ward"... Reminds me of Alan partridge

"I'm Vicky Ward"
Slightly irritating self entitled posh girl gushing about elite rich men.
It's still interesting and worthwhile but irritating and slightly disingenuous.
Seems a lot like Jimmy saville. A conspiracy of silence switches with the popular wind.





"I'm Vicky Ward"

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  • 10-18-21

Self indulgent

Wasted a few hours on this. Expect anything other than a socialite narrating around 20 year old transcripts of interviews and actors recreation 'transcripts' from a profile that reveal nothing and a few so called credible sources speculating.

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  • 01-23-22

its very ridiculous.

its a bit like listening to somone from bridgerton or an enid blighton novel reading a parody of journalism. its like a badly written poirrot episode without the mustache... one can imagine a pink jumper swathed around the shoulders a giant furr microphone and a hat with a little note stuck in the band... its so much a parody and everyone sounds like theyre on made in chelsea .... its kind of horrific to hear such a serious case of our generation narrated in such a way. and the "tapes" seem to be re enacted by actors. shes finally doing an expose of these transcripts and insightes and they might have been interesting but embedded as they are in so much bizzare narration. and shes constantly talking about herself throughout as if shes the star of some glamourous show ...i mean youd gag on her sexy vocals if this was a reading of casanova but the fact of what shes talking about makes it not only gag worthy but chilling and disturbing. id say the book itself might be ok but the audio is just wrong on so many levels. its worth a listen just to hear how ridiculous it is.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-14-22

Read by mystic Meg

What could have been very interesting, was ruined by someone reading it while doing a mystic Meg impression.

So irritating, it’s very difficult to listen to.