Brooke is the Best! I love her as the narrator.There is just something about her voice that just brings it to life in my head. I just discovered podcasts and I downloaded a few but this is the only one I listen too! Iâve just fallen in love with this podcast!!!!! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
She adds her ignorant 2 sense way 2 often & it makes ZERO sense, let alone 1 or 2!! Itâs a serious situation & story and she just joked about the case stating âhe said Bisexual, Iâve never heard of bisexual before.. whatâs that mean she like 2 guysâ WOW seriously she makes money off of this!? And let me tell you, you might as well be watching TV bc there are SO many commercials (literally, like sprint) not your normal short sponsor ads. The host is HORRIBLE!
Each of the stories Iâve listened to so far are fascinating, but the narration seems incongruous with the content. The stories are tragic, but the voice on the other end does not seem to have the appropriate reverence for them. Instead, it sounds like sheâs flippantly getting through the material - and she even seems to be stifling a laugh once in a while. What bothers me most is the way she seems to talk down to the listener by defining simple terms, like âevidenceâ and â12-gauge shotgun.â With a more serious host, this could be a terrific program!
Brooke absolutely brings down the quality of this show, to the point where I can no longer listen. Her voice and cadence are terrible and she absolutely interjects too much of her personal opinions. I cannot stand her. I started listening years ago when there was a different host but I absolutely cannot tolerate Brooke. It is a shame.
The narrator could be better by speaking slower and clearer. The Narration reminds me of a young tween reading this. The narration actually brings the rating of the podcast down. The professionals in the case sound great. Your ratings will go up when there is an improvement in the Narrator. Itâs hard to listen but I will try to get used to it until Iâm at my limit. Lol. But seriously?
Good true crime podcast, subject matter is intriguing, however narrator is really bad, not only is there no depth to her voice, it almost sounds as if she has an oversized retainer in her mouth as she tries to mumble on with the narrative. Please do better
Brooke is the worst! I feel like itâs a middle school project. Explaining common terms, warning us about watered down details like we didnât choose to listen to a murder podcast, adding personal tidbits and opinions. I reluctantly listen when Iâm caught up on my other podcasts because I like the actual stories and what I assume are clips from the tv show are good My lucky day when Brooke isnât on.
Oh hello no with he obnoxious TV style commercials ! Content is not worth it!!!
I really wanted to give this podcast a chance because it covers some cases I donât know but the narrator is absolutely terrible â easily the worst Iâve heard in the true crime podcast world (and that includes quite a few). And the endless anti death penalty bs gets old really fast â even for those of us who may agree with this position. Honestly the ridiculously offensive remarks about the GSK, as though he is the REAL VICTIM, were disgusting. This plus the tacky loud commercials make for a very awkward mix. She sounds like Dusty from Stranger Things, which doesnât work AT ALL for material that is this violent and serious. She sounds like a twelve year old with a severe speech impediment who also happens to be wearing thick old-school braces and has a super dry mouth (constant smacking of lips). Why did they choose this narrator?! This plus the constant vocal fry and the voice raising at the end of almost every sentence so that a factual comment about a brutal rape sounds like a flippantly posed question is just horrendous.
This podcast has become so heavy with advertising that I just canât do it anymore! I expect to have 3-5 mins of advertising for every 30 mins of story (it is a free podcast after all) but when the âepisodeâ is 31 mins long and 12 mins of that 31 mins is advertising, itâs time to unsubscribe.
I have found that listening to the female narrator is difficult. Some people just donât have a voice for radio/podcasts. I fear she is one. And more annoying then her actual voice is how she rushes through dialogue or is in articulate. Maybe Iâm old but I prefer a narrator to be clear and articulate. Thank you.
Absolutely wonderful. I love how they are very respectful of the victims but also clear and concise about the details.
I love all the episodes. Nice to hear Bill Curtis sometimes. But Brooke gives it all a fresh feel!
One of my favorite podcasts
Love this show. Thereâs something about Brooke that draws me into everything she does and says. Give it a listen, you wonât be disappointed.
I really enjoy the podcast. Keep up the good work
I really enjoy this podcast. Itâs very interesting and engaging, but the ads are too frequent. I usually donât have problems with ads and realize that itâs an important way to keep a podcast going, but these are excessive. I feel like there are more ads than content. I can see having three ads throughout, but there are so many each ad break! Itâs distracting!
I had it in my library but had not listened so glad I did .. very good will continue to listen now will binge all episodes
The Good: I love the TV show and am familiar with many of these stories and I love these abbreviated retellings. I think it truly works as a podcast. Theyâre quick and interesting and sometimes thatâs exactly what Iâm looking for. And what a treat to hear Bill Curtis! The Bad: While sheâs clearly eager, the host, Brooke, is not good. Sorry. She certainly has potential but at this point is distractingly amateurish and painfully naÃ¯ve. Of course sheâs very young, at least I think so, and that explains much of it but, like others have said, itâs very much like sheâs reading a paper in front of a class. This would be less of a problem if this podcast werenât so aggressively sponsored which brings me to... The Ugly: OMG what are you doingâ½ These are loud and obnoxious, incredibly frequent corporate sponsored ads. So many!! And news?!! Iâm happy to support and listen to an independent podcaster starting out, warts and all, while they get their legs but if you want to cram all the garbage in my ears I expect a lot more from the host and the production.
I love this podcast. Not too slow, not too fast. The narrator is likable and doesnât interject her own opinions too often, which I love. I wish there were more podcasts like this one.
Some hosts, people say, have a face for radio. Which I guess is a compliment. But Brooke does not hae a voice for radio in slightest. Excrutiating.
Those are her words....and yes itâs true. Some episodes are narrated by Bill Kurtis, but most by Brooke. She is painful to listen too. No passion, or emotional connection. Please more Bill Kurtis!
I love listening to crime podcasts, but this one I feel like im listening to more random ads than I do a podcast. I have to skip per seconds just to continue the story which is annoying because I have a messy job, so having to touch my phone just to skip is inconvenient. Very dull as well, sounds like she is just reading off from a script instead of telling a us a story. Very disappointed.
I donât care for the hostess injecting her personal commentary and opinions. They lack depth and donât contribute insight. But as the narrator, she isnât bad.
Brookâs voice is too childlike for these stories - very hard to listen to, makes them even creepier
I wish this woman listened to her voice recordings. The Valley girl affectations and staccato ways to her voice are just not good for someone who hopes to capture listeners. Unfortunately, too many people, especially and particularly women, continue speaking in this valley girl or uptalk way beyond their teens. It gives this listener, the impression that they want to be cute and young forever.Also, I wish she kept her opinions, biases, etc to herself. Just the facts maâam, just the facts.
This podcast would be so amazing if there were a different host. It had so much potential. Her voice is monotone and sounds like she is reading straight from her paper. No personality and put me to sleep.
I lived in Orange County and read about this a long time ago. Yet, I remembered a lot. There is a whole more rest-of-the-story to this. I remembered from year ago and confirmed my recollection with a short google search. It is a sad commentary how we as a society tend to believe historical women with false memories. There has got to be many more wrongfully convicted men in prison based on the testimony of beautiful women
Itâs so sad to me that people are such bullies! Ironically the very first podcast is about bullying and the girl telling the story explains she herself was bullied. And yet I read all these nasty comments about her voice etc. the irony wasnât lost on me. If you donât like the adds be a patron and pay for add free podcasting! How do you think your even able to listen? Someone has to pay!
Brooke is so boring to listen to! The actual episodes where itâs Bill Kurtis narrating are great, but Brooke is so monotone and boring and it sounds like her nose is always stuffed up. Very unprofessional. Also, we donât need her far left opinions! Keep them to yourself. They need a new host for this podcast. Then it would get a higher rating from me.
Really good podcast I highly recommend the âShopping cart killerâ. Itâs really good.
Too many ads. I am unsubscribing!
Girl, youâre super congested.
The stories are interesting, however I zone out to her monotonous voice. Change your pitch, tone, something
Every comment on here is about how bad brook is doing. Thereâs obviously something bad about the podcast and it should be fixed. You canât keep ignoring hundreds of comments pointing out something painfully obvious.
Narrator/commentator was pretty bad. The interviewees were very good and easy to listen to, but the girl sounded immature garbled her words sped up her speech cadence and slowed down and it was extremely off putting. Content ok delivery was terrible.
Please get a professional voice talent to host the show. It sounds like a student project.
I love listening to the cold case files but the opinion on the commentary (which should just be narration) is SUPER annoying! Itâs good until the opinions and disagreements start. I wanted to keep listening but got too annoyed with the commentary and had to stop. Bring back that guy from years ago please. I like the girl, but only when she sticks to narrating.
I really like this podcast! After binging Disgraceland, True Crime Obsessed, Crime Junkie and Killer Instinct i binged this and now iâm done but itâs so interesting i love it!
Unsubscribed; too annoying
I cannot stand her voice any longer. No expression at all. The stories are wasted because the story teller reads in a monotone. Like sheâs reading a report in front of her high school class. No joy.
And unacceptable far left wing attitude. Unsubscribing now.
Such an annoying voice!
Iâve read a lot of reviews about not likening the narrator but I personally love them both! I enjoy hearing their opinions even if itâs not the âcorrectâ thing to do. I love the stories and havenât found a podcast I like as much so thank you for putting all the work and effort into making the podcast !
I love hearing about the cases in this podcast but Brooke speaks entirely too fast. I have such a hard time listening to her because itâs hard to understand what she says when she talks so fast. I thought the recording was on fast forward until other people spoke. Please slow down...
Maybe consider a new host? I find myself skipping through some of her unwanted commentary and opinions. Itâs hard enough to get through with her voice. Oye. I jump for joy when itâs a Bill Kurtis episode! I love listening to cold case files but have a hard time listening to the Brook girl.
What is this podcast offering to the amazing show Cold Case Files??? No follow up interviews, no professional analysis, no real updates. This is the laziest podcast Iâve ever heard. Omg and the boilerplate social worker angle is obvious and tedious.New host please. This show could be great. Please!!!!
I enjoy this podcast and unlike most opinions I donât mind Brooks voice. However, the episode about the Black Dahlia is killing me... Brooke is consistently mispronouncing Steve Hodel and Dr. Hodels last name... itâs his last name and he keeps say DELL yet Brooks says DUL. Iâve listen to the Root of Evil podcast and watched the TNT show â this mistake is cringeworthy every time she says it. Why didnât the editors correct this blatant mistake before uploading for the masses.Sorry itâs driving me mad!
I would have rated this podcast higher earlier on in its production. It was an interesting procedural presentation. Of late it has become more about social commentary and the hostâs opinions. That is unfortunate.
Even though many people donât like Brooke, I genuinely enjoy listening to her narration. Bill Curtis is great too! And even if I didnât like the narration, I wouldnât stop listening because the stories are. Very intriguing