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[Contains Mature Themes] West Cork, Ireland is an outpost at the edge of Europe. Rugged, windswept, and coastal, it was a region of farmers and fisherman until the 1960s, when it was discovered by the “blow-ins”—artists, urban runaways, and people who drove until the road ran out. It was a haven for those wanting to turn their backs on their old lives and start over. But then there was a murder in West Cork, and everything changed overnight.
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  • James Horan
  • 02-17-18

Excellent & atmospheric..

Had me riveted from the start, a great in depth study with some real eye opening details. Captured the he-said, she-said ambiguity of the case and the time. Great piece of work.

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  • Patrick
  • 02-17-18

wow what a story

loved it - great detail, fabulouslg constructet, thought i coukd make it ladt a week but couldnt but listen non stop

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  • Kevin Boone
  • 02-17-18

Would be good, even if it weren't free

I don't know if I would have listened to this, if it hadn't been free. The description didn't sound all that enticing -- not the kind of material I usually listen to. However, I'm glad I decided to give it a try, because I think it's pretty much the best thing I've heard from Audible.

This series tells the story of the still-unresolved murder of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier in a remote Irish village, and the impact it had on the community. It deals in particular with the only official suspect in the murder, Ian Bailey, and his twenty-year campaign to clear his name, over a crime with which he was never charged in Britain.

The presentation consists mostly of interviews with Bailey and his neighbours, and representatives of the police and forensic services. These reveal petty but bitter community rivalries, exacerbated by highly dubious police practices.

In the end, we don't know for sure who killed Mme. Du Plantier, and likely we never will. A brutal murder like this, in an environment where the most serious crime had previously been speeding, reveals interesting, and highly disturbing, facets of the psychology of people who live in isolated communities. Very highly recommended.