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  • Summary

  • Please note: contains strong language and adult content. 

    Welcome to Brisbane, Queensland. It’s 1970, and Australia’s 'Sunshine State' is a land of mown lawns, beer and pumpkin scones. But underneath this buttoned-down conservativism, the state is awash with dirty money that runs through a network of corrupt cops. And tonight, the man atop this rubbish heap, Senior Sergeant Paul ‘Squinter’ O’Toole, is driving young crime reporter Lawrence Rich to his death. He should never have got in Squinter’s battered old Kingswood. He should never have fallen in love with Frankie. He should never have come to Brisbane in the first place....

    A searing crime thriller from BAFTA and Emmy® Award winning producers, Hoodlum Entertainment.

    An Audible Original Drama featuring a full cast including Alex Fitzalan (Lawrence), Damien Garvey (Squinter), Jolene Anderson (Frankie), Colin Smith (Hugh/Father) and Andrea Moor (Meredith/Eva).  

    Written by Phil Enchelmaier and Bronwen Noakes. Produced by Kerrin McNeil. Recorded at UNISON Sound.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 10 episodes to your Library now.

    ©2021 Hoodlum Entertainment (P)2021 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep 1: A Plague Of Mice

    Sep 7 2021

    Young journalist Lawrence Rich leaves his country home for the bright lights of Brisbane, meeting corrupt cop Squinter and the woman who is about to turn his life upside down: Frankie. 

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    21 mins
  • Ep 2: Snakeskin Briefcase

    Sep 7 2021

    Lawrence celebrates his first big story in print by partying with Frankie and Squinter, but there’s something about the article that doesn’t square with his conscience. 

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    22 mins
  • Ep 3: Tea Pot

    Sep 7 2021

    After taking Lawrence on a ride-along where he confronts a small-time criminal on his payroll, Squinter propositions Lawrence to join his life of graft and corruption. 

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    26 mins

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An immersive crime thriller with staying power

A fascinating premise backed by a strong, technically excellent delivery.

The convincing performances, deft writing, and superbly immersive sound design create a decisive, enthralling take with a unique Queensland twist.

Worth trying out for at least the first 10 episodes.

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Country Mouse vs City Mouse

Good dialogue and variety of characterisation in this classic fish out of water tale. Clearly made by a professional outfit. That said, I didn't stay more than one ep – it's just not different enough.

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