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In 1994, Howard Sounes began investigating a case of serial murder in an English cathedral city. A married couple, Fred and Rose West, had killed at least twelve women and girls, including their own daughter. They cut their victims up and buried the remains of nine bodies under their house at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, where the Wests continued to live undetected... for decades. 


Uncovering their secrets as a journalist and author, researching his classic crime book Fred & Rose, Howard recorded his enquiries and interviews on cassette tape. Twenty-five years on, Howard revisits these previously unheard tapes. He also speaks to new witnesses, as he reveals the full story of the Wests, with new insights, in this compelling 12-part podcast series from Somethin’ Else. 


Fred & Rose by Howard Sounes is available now on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes Somethin’ Else

    • True Crime
    • 4.0, 135 Ratings

In 1994, Howard Sounes began investigating a case of serial murder in an English cathedral city. A married couple, Fred and Rose West, had killed at least twelve women and girls, including their own daughter. They cut their victims up and buried the remains of nine bodies under their house at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, where the Wests continued to live undetected... for decades. 


Uncovering their secrets as a journalist and author, researching his classic crime book Fred & Rose, Howard recorded his enquiries and interviews on cassette tape. Twenty-five years on, Howard revisits these previously unheard tapes. He also speaks to new witnesses, as he reveals the full story of the Wests, with new insights, in this compelling 12-part podcast series from Somethin’ Else. 


Fred & Rose by Howard Sounes is available now on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

OllieD30 ,

Brilliant yet harrowing.

Fascinating insight into the murders from perspectives you don’t normally get. Was hard to listen to Steve because of what happened to the poor lad.

Reacher71 ,

Great (but not easy) listening

I kind of went off the true crime stuff a few years ago, because everything was so daunting and grim and almost too much. This show is grounded in a bit more humanity than others and isn't just tabloid fodder. Very atmospheric as well.

NicSeptember ,

So atmospheric.

Dark and powerful. I listened twice. The moment when the daughter Heather goes missing, on the rainy day, while her brothers and sisters are at school, is so atmospheric, and tragic.

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