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Soft Whisper
Jun 26
Rating:   8
Ok

Interesting story but the voice of Anna was hard to listen to. Otherwise, this is a well done podcast and I enjoyed the soundtrack.

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Orwell2611
Jun 6
Rating:   8
Interesting Story

This story is very interesting, full of twists and turns, and flew under the radar outside of New York (I’m an American but not a New Yorker). The narration is great, loved the music. The acted parts added to the narrative. My only issue was the lack of authentic American accents. Normally, I don’t pick on details like this, but couldn’t the BBC have used American actors? It was so distracting to me. I get that everyone criticizes foreign actors feigning accents, but because this is an all audio platform, I found it grating - strange NYC accents, funny lilting, weird use of American slang that didn’t go over well (“axed”? Really?).

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kwhite228
Jun 4
Rating:   6
I’ll save you some time

I was going to listen to this but right in The opening it clearly States there are fictional parts of the story. Disappointing and not my thing. I’d be interested in the story without fictionalization

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Seriously_1990abcdefg
May 25
Rating:   10
Very Fun

Entertaining & a really good listen 😊

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Bth881
May 17
Rating:   8
Excellent except for that accent !!!

Was so compelling but the accent and dramatization of Anna was excruciatingly painful ! Maybe she was cast to be incredibly annoying ?!?! PAINFUL !!!

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bappibubu
May 12
Rating:   2
Lazy

Super lazy reporting.... this feels like someone read the articles around this fascinating story and then made up some dialogue around it... Bummer.

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asqwrfwrfsrt
May 8
Rating:   2
Terrible voice actors

Couldn’t make it through the first episode

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Newba04
May 4
Rating:   4
Cool story but cringeworthy

Listening to the voice of “Anna” was like nails on a chalkboard. So cliche for a vapid 20-something. The story itself is fascinating but this form of storytelling left much to be desired.

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Listener74
May 3
Rating:   6
A fine example of humanity

I find these con artists interesting, that they exist between reality and delusion, void of conscience.I say “example of humanity” as people who get conned are trusting and generally good but still want something for themselves, and the con artist is generally bad, with faint elements of good.Listen to “Who the hell is Hamish”, very similar and well produced podcast. I actually knew Hamish, he was from my town and seemed normal enough, sketchy but normal. Heaps of people fell for it... in the name of making more money of course.

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OMG my name is always taken
Apr 26
Rating:   6
Could have been interesting

This podcast is more like a bad radio play instead of an investigative podcast.We are give no reasoning or understanding of this woman. No discussions about the mind of a con artist or real interviews with her victims just snippets. Or how this woman could scam all these people. Was she charismatic? What is the mind of the con artist?Instead we’re given earnest performances trying to humanise her.An interesting story that was not executed well. A background podcast only I agree with some of the other reviewers ‘who the hell is Hamish’ is a GREAT podcast about a con artist. Your jaw will drop.

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sfn177
Apr 23
Rating:   2
Awful

This is laughably bad. Whose idea was it to ruin a good story?

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essential olivia
Apr 22
Rating:   10
Amazing

This was amazing! Loved everything about it. The narrators and actors are great. Put together very well. A hard podcast to follow!!

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AvidLstener
Apr 22
Rating:   2
Very bad idea

This story should have been done as straight long form journalism . All this music and nonsense dramatisation is a cheap (literally) alternative to real reporting!!! You are insulting the intelligence of your audience!!!

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wantedtolearn
Apr 21
Rating:   4
Documentary format is better.

This acting thing is weird. Prefer a narrator and interviews. Couldn’t finish it :/

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kays17
Apr 20
Rating:   2
Far too fast

Oh my god is the host on some kind of drugs? She talks way too fast to the point where you can’t understand what she’s saying. So annoying.

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I don't read enough
Apr 18
Rating:   4
Fake podcast

OH MY GOD. This podcast could have and should have been amazing. Shockingly put together. They’ve seemed to of sped up the podcast so that it’s sounds like a cartoon. If want to listen to a great podcast with almost identical story line is ‘who the hell is Hamish’. Very poorly executed. Shame.

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decerning mind
Apr 17
Rating:   10
This was good!

Highly enjoyable story telling. An interesting main character with equal parts moxy and cruelty. A well paced cautionary tale about how easy it is to believe things you shouldnt.

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clsullie
Apr 14
Rating:   2
The worst. Don’t waste your time

Oh, man. So disappointed. What a compelling story. Seemingly impossible to mess up. This “podcast” managed. If your into Sesame Street you might like it.

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MissingTrace
Apr 12
Rating:   2
Cringe

I couldn’t help but cringe at a lot of it.

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Unica Sola
Apr 7
Rating:   10
100% guilty pleasure

Can’t believe the podcast’s score isn’t higher! It’s totally addictive. Binge-listened without taking a pause!

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