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  • Summary

  • [Contains Mature Themes] This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery.

    Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year's first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series. Investigative journalist, Sam Bungey, and documentarian, Jennifer Forde, guide listeners through the brutal, unsolved murder and the tangled web of its investigation, while introducing an intricate cast of characters, a provocative prime suspect, and a recovering community whose story begs to be heard.

    When you add West Cork to your library you will receive all 13 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 30 minutes.

    ©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC
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  • Feb 7 2018
    [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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  • Feb 7 2018
    [Contains Mature Themes] A body is found at the end of a path leading to three houses. The police, known in Ireland as “the Guards,” have little experience with serious crime in West Cork, and the victim - a French woman with a holiday home in the area - is a mysterious figure to locals. That night, as news of the murder makes its way through the community, everyone begins to question if they were ever truly safe.
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  • Feb 7 2018
    [Contains Mature Themes] Born Sophie Bouniol, the well-connected French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier was 39 when she was murdered. In a place where no one could remember the last time a murder occurred, locals speculated that the killer must be an outsider. Rumors about Sophie and her love life, fueled by tabloids, flourished. But her quieter, more bookish side was reflected in the simple, white house she kept in West Cork, and known to those who loved her most.
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Missing first four episodes!!!

Well this was disappointing. First time using audible and the podcast only downloaded from episode 5. Where are the first four episodes audible??????

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interesting but difficult to keep listening....

It was ok, but the thing that frustrated me and really impacted on my enjoyment, to the extent, I really struggled to continue......
It was not the story, not the content and not the narration , BUT at the end of EVERY single dam chapter the old written, directed, acted, researcher, bla bla bla was done, this was so unnecessary and really ruined my enjoyment of the story!!!!
It was frustrating and as annoying please don't don't do that again.

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Engaging and intriguing

Good story. Well made. Want to go back to County Cork now and see for myself.

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West Cork Mystery

This was a gripping documentary.
Brilliantly researched.Compellingly told.
I hope it's all resolved very soon.

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Excellent!

One of the best investigative podcast I've ever listened to. Couldn't stop listening. on the edge of the seat stuff.

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Great story

Amazed & disappointed, but not that surprised it was somewhat curated for an American audience.

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Interesting, well paced, most enjoyable story tel

Interesting, well paced, most enjoyable story telling. Couldn't put it down. Thoroughly enjoyed this.

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Should have been called The Suspect

A podcast for fans of true crime entertainment. Like most accounts of violent crime the focus is not on the victim of the crime or the traumatic impact on those close to them. In this case the prime suspect dominates the account. A man of excruciating arrogance and boundless desire for attention. A man who will suck up all the oxygen he can and it seems the podcasters naively gave him more. The podcasters should have named the podcast after him because he made himself the star of the show.

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West Cork

I felt cheated of my time, listening to this with no resolution .left up in the air.It was just more journalists blowing off hearing themselves talk!

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Did he or didn't he?

In depth research and analysis of flawed investigation but so many questions still to be answered....
Looking forward to ongoing updates.

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  • Brittany Nicole
  • 15-12-2020

Fantastically Put Together!!

I’ve been struggling to find a good read, and stumbled upon West Cork. The details and research put into this just drew me in immediately. I wish I could give more stars. Love love love

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  • 10-12-2020

incredibly engaging

An engaging story that is less "true crime" and more about investigation, comedy of errors that is no comedy, suspects and witnesses who do themselves no favors by their actions and failing court of public opinion. The story captures your attention and won't let go. Well done podcast.

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  • Lynne
  • 14-03-2021

An unexpected, immersive experience!

This podcast managed to draw you into not only the mystery, but also the town, the people as well as the scenery (which almost became a cast member all in itself). I appreciated the unbiased way in which the facts were presented without losing its personality...or ever letting you forget that at the heart of this documentary lies a tragic, unsolved murder which has and still is affecting many lives. SUPERBLY researched, presented and narrated!

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  • Judy
  • 18-09-2021

Ok

Started out it was a 5 rating.. But, IMO the story seemed to devolve by episode 8 and the rest was a rehash of every person's *feeling* out there. So, it ended as a 3 and I split the difference and rated it a 4
A terrible crime in the vein of OJ.. With unfortunately the same drama. Good job on the podcast altogether..

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  • Wendy G
  • 26-01-2021

Interesting story & characters

I'm a big fan of true crime podcast and this was a story I wasn't familiar with. The podcasters did a wonderful jobof telling her story. Definitely worth the listen!

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  • 08-11-2020

Good but....

I really enjoyed this series even though this isn’t my thing. The ending did leave me feeling a bit anti climactic but it’s no fiction so it is what is.

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  • Stephanie Soressi
  • 19-03-2021

Suspect Steals Show from Victim

I loved the first part about the case, but not so much about the suspect.

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