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Australia's Most Murderous Prison

Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail
Narrated by: Stan Pretty
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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An unprecedented spate of murders in the 1990s earned Goulburn Jail the ominous name 'The Killing Fields'. Inmates sentenced or transferred to the 130-year-old towering menace declared they had been given death sentences.

Serial killer Ivan Milat, the 'Terror Five' militants who plotted attacks across Sydney in 2005, Brothers 4 Life founder Bassam Hamzy and gang rapist Bilal Skaf are just a few of the inmates inside Australia's most murderous prison. Meet them all here in Phelps' best-selling audiobook.

©2015 James Phelps (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A fascinating book, written in a very readable style." ( AustCrimeFiction)

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Revealing look inside NSW prisons

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

An eye opener to the extent of power inmates, who are incarcerated for serious crimes, are able to continue their criminal activities from behind bars

What three words best describe Stan Pretty’s performance?

The juvenile sound effects were annoying and not very convincing. A little more effort given to the accurate pronunciations of the foreign surnames would have given Pretty more credibility.

If you could give Australia's Most Murderous Prison a new subtitle, what would it be?

How the Nagle Royal Commision ensured that prison inmates continue their criminal enterprises from behind bars. A direct result of a one sided investigation where the only witnesses called to give evidence to events inside NSW prisons were inmates.

Any additional comments?

The abrupt ending to the story was somewhat disconcerting. A representation of a prison murder ended suddenly without even an epilogue.

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  • Milena
  • 01-08-17

Couldn't put it down

Very interesting and informative. Gods to hear stories from various perspectives. It was well read and fast paced so never a dull moment.

A bit gory at times but otherwise a good read.

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  • Jason
  • 11-04-16

Great listen

Good story's moved at great pace, interesting listen, good insight to the rap Australian prison system

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  • John Pardey
  • 07-07-18

hmm

Interesting subject let down somewhat by a tabloid style and an uninspiring reader. I would not buy further from this combination.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-19

very interesting

the stories were very interesting and I loved it when the narrator did sound effects, pretty funny.

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  • Chris
  • 05-08-19

Great read BUT !

This is a book I enjoyed but for the narrator, his take on the story’s at times was over the top. Found it a little off putting! Could have enjoyed it a lot more if he just read it as it is. Still enjoyed the story and would recommend to others.

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  • Sue
  • 01-02-19

A Real Let Down

I am interested in all things "True Crime". This was tabloid flashy, and depended largely on shock value. The narrative was completely uninspiring and not engaging at all. I was originally keen to get all of this authors books, but will definitely be skipping them now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-14-18

awesome

I thought this book was very captivating and interesting through till the end and left me wanting more as I just loved it.

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  • Michelle
  • 12-28-16

Interesting and challenging

Really interesting! We struggled at times with some of the language but well researched. We finished the book as we came into Goulburn and just had to do a drive past of the prison.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-30-17

Crass and boring

This book is awful. It just goes through detailing murders in Goulburn with no narrative and a lot of wailing. There is nothing to be learnt here and the whole thing reads like it was put together in a weekend. Totally skippable.

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