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  • Summary

  • Famous musician William Hamilton, vanished from the Maleny Hinterlands in 1994 under puzzling circumstances — no one has seen or heard from him since. When two podcasters, Adam and Simon, decide to solve the 25-year-old mystery, they travel with Lilly, William’s youngest daughter, to the secluded Hamilton estate for a long weekend. Lilly has granted the pair unprecedented access to the reclusive Gloria, William’s wife, who hasn’t given an interview since he disappeared. But when they arrive, they find Gloria in a state of mental decline and they’re not the only ones searching for answers. Lilly’s older sister, Norah – a musician who lives in the shadow of her absent father – is desperate to discover the truth from Gloria before it’s lost for good. Yet William’s sister Rachel is fiercely uncooperative and there even seems to be an intruder on the property. The deeper Adam and Simon get with their investigation, the more the lines between voyeur and subject become blurred. As events reach a shattering climax, it becomes clear that somebody is willing to go to violent lengths to uncover the dark secrets at the heart of this famous family....

    Written and directed by Clare Sladden and performed by a stellar cast including Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things), Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black), Noni Hazlehurst (The End), David Berry (Outlander), Anna McGahan (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), Gabrielle Rogers (All Saints) with original music performed by Bernard Fanning and Elana Stone (All Our Exes Live In Texas) and with special guest Clementine Ford (Fight Like a Girl).

    Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

    ©2020 Loveology Films Pty Ltd and Broken Head Productions (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd
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Episodes
  • Ep 1: Euterpe

    Nov 23 2020

    Singer/songwriter William Hamilton disappeared 25 years ago and now two true-crime podcasters want to solve the mystery. Adam and Simon uncover a sensational new piece of evidence in the cold case and set their course for the Hamilton estate.

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    44 mins
  • Ep 2: Polyhymnia

    Nov 23 2020

    Adam, Simon and Lilly arrive at Wisteria to interview Gloria Hamilton, but find a woman in the throes of dementia. Their access is restricted by William’s sister Rachel and his eldest daughter Norah, until a photograph raises questions that only Gloria can answer.

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    38 mins
  • Ep 3: Terpsichore

    Nov 23 2020

    With Norah on-side, Adam and Simon are granted the first interview with Gloria since her husband disappeared. A trip across the mountains solves one mystery but raises plenty of difficult questions – and then an intruder is found on the property.

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    39 mins

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fabulous concept and delivery

fabulous concept and delivery, and a high water mark set for audible books. thank you

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Just Brilliant

Loved this. Couldn’t sleep as I didn’t want to stop listening. Great characterisations. Loved the music and the suspense was well done. Well written.

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You won't want to stop listening the entire time.

This story is incredibly compelling and told in a masterful way by a very talented crew. It feels like you're watching a movie that you don't want to pause the entire time - there's so much suspense and it's impossible to guess what's going to happen at the end.

Clare Sladden and Danielle Redford have expertly directed and produced this production, pulling together some of Australia's best actors who tell the story beautifully.

The cherry on top of a suspenseful and engaging story is the music performances, particularly Bernard Fanning's William Hamilton and Elana Stone's Norah. 5/5 stars, highly recommend.

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The best thing 2020 has produced.

This podcast is hypnotic. It has a power to draw you in seldom heard in this medium. Thr plot is solid. The twists and turns are genuinely surprising. The voice acting, music and background sound engineering is awesome. Such a well constructed production.

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  • 08-12-2020

A unique delivery

I loved the story foremat with the individual characters speaking 'live' and the way the story unfolded. when I downloaded it, I thought it was going to be an actual podcast so it was great to find out was a play about a podcast instead. The music was good too.

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Very Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this. As a fan of pod casts I had a hard time not believing this was a true life story. Thank you

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Captivating

I have tried other titles that did not thrill me. I was recommended this title by friends and Im so glad I did. I have been hooked since the first stum of the original music score and the building storylines. It feels like a show for my ears and imagination. Share the word or sound for that matter its a brilliant series

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Intriguing

Like some other reviewers, I too found myself googling the Hamilton musicians as I thought it was a true story also.

It kept me intrigued all the way through, It was so very well done, Highly recommend this one.

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Excellent in every way!

Such a different audiobook in a sea of sameness. Altho I did guess the outcome, (poss because I'm a musician & understand the songwriting world), I never saw the twists & turns which kept me hanging in till the end. The music & background audio was beautifully produced & tho having multiple acting voices isn't my fav thing, every voice in this was outstanding acting. Aussie accents always sound a little contrived in audiobooks & this one was no exception, but it didn't detract from the brilliance of the production overall. More, more, more!

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self indulgent predicablity

Not really an audio book, more an actors ole skool radio show. Too much drama with little content and busy musical overlays of unrefined intent.

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  • 01-12-2020

Captivating, Immersive & Addicting

I can’t say enough about “Winding Road”! I was looking for something heady and mysterious to get me through a 12 hour road trip. I wanted something engaging that I could disappear in for a long time. On a recommendation from a friend I gave a listen and could not be happier. The writing is top notch, and the PERFORMANCES... Dacre Montgomery and the entire cast are thrilling. Binged it all right away, couldn’t stop. Still thinking my own thoughts in an Australian accent! :o)

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