Very interesting overview of a tragic mystery involving a number of Europeans who had relocated to West Cork and an unexplained murder at Christmas.
I suppose everyone is afraid of being wrongly accused of something and this is an in-depth investigation into the ramifications of that scenario. I found the natural style of the recordings a bit difficult in places, but on the whole a very interesting and thought provoking production. I wanted to listen on my phone so downloaded all episodes at the start. I would recommend it.
A remarkable and intriguing presentation of real events that has been well structured to weave a documentary that keeps the listener engaged to the end. I really enjoyed it.
What made the experience of listening to Ep. 13: An Intimate Conviction (West Cork) the most enjoyable?
This review is for the whole 'West Cork' series - all 13 episodes. I found them to be thoroughly engrossing - listening to the various parties involved - my thoughts changed as I listened through all episodes.
What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Listening to the two investigative journalists bringing their connections and interest - hearing the questions that the information posed for them made it a really thought-provoking experience.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Keeping at the forefront all the time that this was about a young lady's terrible murder in 1996.
Any additional comments?
Definitely worth a listen to. I couldn't wait to listen to the next episode.
Would you consider the audio edition of Ep. 13: An Intimate Conviction (West Cork) to be better than the print version?
This is the final episode of what has been a gripping series, and the case is still not resolved. Like everyone else I want closure on this case, but at the time of publication it is still ongoing, which makes this episode even more interesting.
Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances? How does this one compare?
The narrators style was very engaging, along with the real clips of audio from the media of the day, and of course Ian's frequent contributions.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It took me four days to work through the series, I am glad I did, as I moved between guilty or not at various points.
Any additional comments?
In the end, I'm not sure closure will ever be reached on this case. Indeed I am left feeling that the most likely suspect was the horse! If you want to know why, you will have to listen to the whole series- it will be worth it!
The story is brought together over 13 chapters you have to come to your own conclusion.
Guilty or not guilty you decide.
I know Audible has set it up to review every episode, but I'm cheating and reviewing the whole series. Firstly, in all the years I've listened to Audible, my husband has always said he can't stand listening and it's boring and irritates him. Not so with this series, we listened to an episode or two every evening and both loved it. The story is so bizarre, the behaviour of the residents so outrageous, you could easily believe this was a work of fiction. In fact, I'll confess, I DID think this was fiction until I googled Ian Bailey and found out the whole thing is true. My heart aches for Sophie's family; will this nightmare ever have an end for them? The journalists did a fabulous job of remaining impartial. Ian Bailey, (sounding exactly like Nigel Farrage - totally weird!), is doubtless an arrogant, egocentric, violent and, in my opinion, repugnant human being. But does that make him a murderer? I still don't know and I have a feeling we'll never know. If Bailey did murder Sophie, he came across as the type of person who has no trouble believing his own lies, and I'm sure he's convinced he's completely innocent. How Jules can stay with such a man when she has 3 daughters is another mystery! A great series, which I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend. You can thank me later!
Thank you Audible for presenting this superb original audio show free to members. I loved it from beginning to end. It was presented as a docu drama, with a large cast portraying all the people involved, the police, the witnesses and the suspect. I enjoyed all the additional sound effects and music which I often find annoying in straight forward audiobooks. I also liked the way the story was told in small chunks of about 30 mins which allowed me to listen while walking to the shopping centre. Never once felt the cold as I was so engrossed in this excellent production. Thank you and please give us more like this in future.