• West Cork

  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Show
  • Release date: 07-02-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: West Cork, Audible Original
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (123 ratings)


[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.
As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add West Cork to your library you'll get all 13 episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes.
Update, 10 May, 2018: Bonus episode now included. Join West Cork's creators Sam and Jennifer as they discuss the case and respond to your burning questions.

To dig deeper into the case, click here.

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Critic reviews

"Your next true crime obsession." (Entertainment Weekly)
"A captivating investigative feature that fans of Serial and Making a Murderer will devour." (Marie Claire)
"Far too often podcasts have rinky-dink production values and flabby editing; this, by contrast, is Netflix-sleek." (The Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Eggs Ackley on 08-02-18

A Riveting Account of An Ongoing Mystery

What did you like about this audiobook?

Not only would I listen to it again, I'm urging everyone I know to listen as well. As one who lives in West Cork and who is broadly familiar with the case, I've learned much that I'd not been aware of. For now I've given the podcast 4 stars under the three headings because I'm only a few episodes into it but I have a hunch I'll turn them into 5's by the end.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

This is an exceptionally well-produced and well-written podcast. Bungey and Forde, the producers, deserve all the praise that will surely come their way.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Most definitely.

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34 of 41 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nigel on 11-02-18

Real life crime documentary 5*

I incorrectly assumed this was a ‘fictional’ audio drama, it isn’t though am not disappointed.

West Cork retells the story of Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s tragic death, using historic audio footage and interviews with most of those involved in the case some 20 years ago. Many of the aspects of the tragedy are so unbelievable, implausible, that I was swept along with utter fascination.

Sam Bungey and Jennifer Forde have put together a superb 13-part documentary which is both rivetting and informative.

RIP Sophie Toscan du Plantier

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