Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $39.95

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Now a major Foxtel series

'A - Assume nothing. B - Believe nothing. C - Check everything.' (Ron Iddles)

In an incredible 25-year career as a homicide detective, Ron Iddles' conviction rate was 99 percent. Yet that only partly explains why Iddles is known to cops and crims alike as 'The Great Man'.

Tough, inventive and incorruptible, stoic in the face of senseless horror yet unafraid to shed tears for a victim, Ron has applied his country cunning and city savvy to over 320 homicide cases - some of them the most infamous, compelling and controversial crimes in the nation's history. To the victims of crime, Ron is both a shoulder to cry on and an avenging angel.

Ron Iddles never gave up on a 'lost' cause. He became a regular on the nightly news - the dogged face of Australian justice. Working long hours, dodging bullets, chasing leads and outwitting killers, Ron would tell his teams: 'The answer is just one call away'. And in 2015, that belief saw him crack Victoria's oldest unsolved homicide, yet another remarkable feat in a life devoted to keeping the public safe.

This is the extraordinary inside story of a real crime crusader. Ron Iddles. The Good Cop.

©2018 Justine Ford (P)2018 Macmillan Australia Audio

What listeners say about The Good Cop

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    184
  • 4 Stars
    50
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    3
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    159
  • 4 Stars
    46
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    4
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    181
  • 4 Stars
    30
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    3

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

Conservative Apologist Nonsense

I couldn't get past the first few chapters, where the narrative is making excuses for him. There is victim blaming, inappropriate behaviour for police, and multitudes of image photoshopping in this section alone. If he'd kept it about the crimes he'd solved, I would have been right there with him. Thought he was better and can't recommend to fans of true crime.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Great Cop

I love how the no nonsense personality of Ron's comes through this story, the only thing I would have liked it for Ron to be reading it or telling it himself

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great life great story

This was a wonderful look into the life of an ordinary Australian who became an extraordinary detective
Inspiring
Thank you

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great stories

enjoyed the book, getting used to being narrated in the 3rd person. struggled with a few paragraphs but but couldn't put it down

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

an Australian's story

Very much enjoyed this book, an insight into a world very different to my own.
should be mandatory reading for prospective police officers

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Bit boring..

disappointed. Love Ron Iddles but the story and narration were woeful. Sounded like a referee report for a job Ron had applied for. So much talk on how great he was.. which is true.. but when written/spoken of every paragraph it gets a bit eye rolly. Not enough on the crime's he solved but then maybe I was expecting something different.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

fascinating story of an impressive Australian man

Lots of interesting titbits about real life crime in Australia from Australia's most successful cop

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fascinating, heartfelt and empathetic story

The stories were compelling, but it is the man you come to adore after hearing of the humanity and non-judgemental way he has of dealing with everyone.
Please clone him!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Listen

What a true gentleman Ron is. Its ashame we dont have more like him today. Very well read/written. Thankyou

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great narrator voice, story is interesting

Great narrator voice, story is interesting and well written.
LOVE that it is on audio books for those who don't like to read. finding a narrator voice that is pleasing I find is the hardest thing.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Devin
  • Devin
  • 02-09-2019

Excellent!

I was enthralled the entire listen! Very few people could be a homicide detective let alone one with exceptionally high standards, empathy and unwavering dedication for the long haul. Learning all about the unique career Ron has lead was both fascinating and inspiring. Justine Ford must be commended for her skill in piecing this together so very well. The narration was also first rate. A genuine, gritty and insightful listen that may just be my favourite read of 2019.

1 person found this helpful

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.