• Australia's Most Murderous Prison

  • Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail
  • By: James Phelps
  • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 3.4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 12-08-19

That was painful to listen to

The book felt like tabloid journalism, very sensationalist and did not flow well at all.
There were some interesting elements that could have been fleshed out, but alas the subject gets changed so abruptly. Stuggled with the audio performance, the terrible accents and the sound effects were so off putting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-21

I've done 10yrs at Goulburn

I know most of who are spoken about in this book its pretty accurate buy alot is made up for the most part good book tho funny and ill tell you what wasn't made up or exaggerated when we all threw shit at "HEY DAD" the putrid maggot I was there at on the front line I was in 6 yard aussie/islander yard next to the cook house where he had to walk through and we know when they are coming and we have our bombs ready sometimes for weeks because his not our only target but yea when they walk through the circle to the cook house we see them coming so we get ready and give them our all all the putridest of Australia's crims we've got em at one point haha Rodger rodgersons Co accused Glen Mc namara we get him every weekend just for being a cop Annette cobby murderer we get that little maggot too all the time so yea anyway good book for the most part but nothing like living there for 10yrs 😊

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  • Steven Escott
  • 07-03-21

Interesting Tales

Listening to this book was good.
The different stories were interesting to hear.
The narrator did a great job!
Definitely recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-20

great read.

loved it
great book if your into prison stories and Australian prison history
highly recommended

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-20-19

Disappointed

Narrator is great. But so much better out there. It ain't no marching powder.
Basically it's a collection of short stories of prison rapes.
If that's your thing this book is for you. Liked his other stuff., not sure what this was meant to accomplish.

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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.