Average rating:

out of 3087 ratings.


by Facinatedfanatic on
Rating: ★★★★★

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! I’ve just fallen in love with this podcast!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️


by Nike Noodle on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

She adds her ignorant 2 sense way 2 often & it makes ZERO sense, let alone 1 or 2!! It’s a serious situation & story and she just joked about the case stating “he said Bisexual, I’ve never heard of bisexual before.. what’s that mean she like 2 guys” 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!

Good stories but terrible narration

by forensicpsychdoctor on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Each of the stories I’ve 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 she’s 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 “evidence” and “12-gauge shotgun.” With a more serious host, this could be a terrific program!

Needs a new narrator

by murderino for life on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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.

Good show but ?

by Realologist on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

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. It’s hard to listen but I will try to get used to it until I’m at my limit. Lol. But seriously?

Has one serious flaw

by crime hound76 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

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

Great Stories Terrible Host

by NHen132 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Brooke is the worst! I feel like it’s a middle school project. Explaining common terms, warning us about watered down details like we didn’t choose to listen to a murder podcast, adding personal tidbits and opinions. I reluctantly listen when I’m 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 isn’t on.


by toritoritoritori3 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Oh hello no with he obnoxious TV style commercials ! Content is not worth it!!!

Narrator is terrible and constant anti death penalty preaching

by LydianalaMode on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I really wanted to give this podcast a chance because it covers some cases I don’t know but the narrator is absolutely terrible — easily the worst I’ve heard in the true crime podcast world (and that includes quite a few). And the endless anti death penalty bs gets old really fast — 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 doesn’t 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.

Used to be great...

by PylesOfPodcast on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

This podcast has become so heavy with advertising that I just can’t 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 ‘episode’ is 31 mins long and 12 mins of that 31 mins is advertising, it’s time to unsubscribe.

Love true crime podcast, not a huge fan of the female narrator though

by Cbbbbbbbbbb on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I have found that listening to the female narrator is difficult. Some people just don’t 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 I’m old but I prefer a narrator to be clear and articulate. Thank you.


by morgporg888 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Absolutely wonderful. I love how they are very respectful of the victims but also clear and concise about the details.

Very cool podcast

by MFS1961 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love all the episodes. Nice to hear Bill Curtis sometimes. But Brooke gives it all a fresh feel!


by JenniferAnn1980 on
Rating: ★★★★★

One of my favorite podcasts

My Opinion

by VeeDee100 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this show. There’s something about Brooke that draws me into everything she does and says. Give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed.

One of my favorites

by greathouse82 on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I really enjoy the podcast. Keep up the good work

Too many ads

by pipkcp on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I really enjoy this podcast. It’s very interesting and engaging, but the ads are too frequent. I usually don’t have problems with ads and realize that it’s 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! It’s distracting!

Very good

by alilafea on
Rating: ★★★★★

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, the bad and the ugly

by SGBeaver on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

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. They’re quick and interesting and sometimes that’s exactly what I’m looking for. And what a treat to hear Bill Curtis! The Bad: While she’s clearly eager, the host, Brooke, is not good. Sorry. She certainly has potential but at this point is distractingly amateurish and painfully naïve. Of course she’s very young, at least I think so, and that explains much of it but, like others have said, it’s very much like she’s reading a paper in front of a class. This would be less of a problem if this podcast weren’t so aggressively sponsored which brings me to... The Ugly: OMG what are you doing‽ These are loud and obnoxious, incredibly frequent corporate sponsored ads. So many!! And news?!! I’m 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.

Great Podcast

by Amdjduiasbv on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast. Not too slow, not too fast. The narrator is likable and doesn’t interject her own opinions too often, which I love. I wish there were more podcasts like this one.


by iamspeedracer on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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.

Brooke has no radio training

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Those are her words....and yes it’s 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!

Not interesting enough

by Addieedays on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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.

Bread and butter true crime podcast

by Lucybloo on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I don’t care for the hostess injecting her personal commentary and opinions. They lack depth and don’t contribute insight. But as the narrator, she isn’t bad.

Childlike Voice

by Trese2019 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Brook’s voice is too childlike for these stories - very hard to listen to, makes them even creepier

Show’s host

by ElleAhl on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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 ma’am, just the facts.

Terrible voice

by Review review reviewww on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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.

Bedroom Basher Review

by mddmd30210 on
Rating: ★★★★☆

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


by tate.serg on
Rating: ★★★★★

It’s 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 wasn’t lost on me. If you don’t 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!

Boring host

by eiyaffe on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Brooke is so boring to listen to! The actual episodes where it’s 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 don’t 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.


by Da da DJ Roomba on
Rating: ★★★★★

Really good podcast I highly recommend the “Shopping cart killer”. It’s really good.

Too many

by Twiner78 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Too many ads. I am unsubscribing!

Good but homegirl’s sick

by honeynotcheerios on
Rating: ★★★★☆

Girl, you’re super congested.

Her voice

by ChristineJack on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

The stories are interesting, however I zone out to her monotonous voice. Change your pitch, tone, something

Do something

by carlest carl on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Every comment on here is about how bad brook is doing. There’s obviously something bad about the podcast and it should be fixed. You can’t keep ignoring hundreds of comments pointing out something painfully obvious.

Murder on the menu

by Rahwood on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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.

Needs Work

by Appsgo4lots on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Please get a professional voice talent to host the show. It sounds like a student project.

Love and hate

by Brandon Dawson on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I love listening to the cold case files but the opinion on the commentary (which should just be narration) is SUPER annoying! It’s 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.


by THIS GAME >> on
Rating: ★★★★★

I really like this podcast! After binging Disgraceland, True Crime Obsessed, Crime Junkie and Killer Instinct i binged this and now i’m done but it’s so interesting i love it!

Poor narration

by LilyViolet$ on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Unsubscribed; too annoying

Narrator Voice

by Nfertiti on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I cannot stand her voice any longer. No expression at all. The stories are wasted because the story teller reads in a monotone. Like she’s reading a report in front of her high school class. No joy.

Annoying voice

by Queenieb1964 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

And unacceptable far left wing attitude. Unsubscribing now.


by Kathyb527 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Such an annoying voice!


by jennatree13 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve read a lot of reviews about not likening the narrator but I personally love them both! I enjoy hearing their opinions even if it’s not the “correct” thing to do. I love the stories and haven’t found a podcast I like as much so thank you for putting all the work and effort into making the podcast !

Speaks way too fast, love podcast otherwise

by Elmo1063 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

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 it’s 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...

Time for a new host

by Ashley Borowsky on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Maybe consider a new host? I find myself skipping through some of her unwanted commentary and opinions. It’s hard enough to get through with her voice. Oye. I jump for joy when it’s a Bill Kurtis episode! I love listening to cold case files but have a hard time listening to the Brook girl.

Please do actual leg work!!!

by Millao2000 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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 I’ve ever heard. Omg and the boilerplate social worker angle is obvious and tedious.New host please. This show could be great. Please!!!!

Why the mispronunciations of last name

by Kayk4433 on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I enjoy this podcast and unlike most opinions I don’t mind Brooks voice. However, the episode about the Black Dahlia is killing me... Brooke is consistently mispronouncing Steve Hodel and Dr. Hodels last name... it’s his last name and he keeps say DELL yet Brooks says DUL. I’ve listen to the Root of Evil podcast and watched the TNT show — this mistake is cringeworthy every time she says it. Why didn’t the editors correct this blatant mistake before uploading for the masses.Sorry it’s driving me mad!

Better before.

by Hoosier2233 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

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 host’s opinions. That is unfortunate.

Both narrators are great!

by hello m8s on
Rating: ★★★★★

Even though many people don’t like Brooke, I genuinely enjoy listening to her narration. Bill Curtis is great too! And even if I didn’t like the narration, I wouldn’t stop listening because the stories are. Very intriguing