8 episodes

It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for 22 hours and murdered inside their burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.

22 Hours: An American Nightmare WTOP/PodcastOne

    • 4.6, 2.9K Ratings

It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for 22 hours and murdered inside their burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

luvmybooks99 ,

Gripping

I can’t wait for the best episode. I’m on the edge of my seat. So well told. Love this!

frazNyne ,

Interesting story, but annoying structure

Positives: The story is captivating. I think narrating the court records was a good addition to capture context that’s hard to summarize. I can’t imagine the amount of work it would take to whittle the massive amount of records down to the most pertinent. They did a great job on that. The flow is pretty engaging, with only a few places that drag (at least as of episode 7).

Negatives: I really wish the narrator wouldn’t insert herself as part of the story in a way that seems to be seeking sympathy for HER from the listener. This aspect combined with the fact that no families would talk to them makes this feel disingenuous in honoring the victims and more like a self-serving attention grab. Also the TV style commercials are super loud (compared to the story audio) and last between 2-3 min which is very annoying.

Criscustoms ,

I can’t get through Episode One

The back and forth going on is irritating. Her voice sounds monotone and sarcastic. Endless amount of “yes ma’am and no ma’am.” Her voice especially was annoying. She sounds friendlier when she is narrating. Either way. I will not be finishing this podcast.

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