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The Goodbye Party

Written by: Louis Nowra
Length: 6 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Please note: This series contains mature themes and listener discretion is advised.

In 1984, Detective Eric O'Malley investigated the bizarre deaths of a young couple, their bodies found naked by the side of a creek in Sydney's northern suburbs. Shortly before their demise, O'Malley learned, the pair had attended a swingers' party.

The case was barely open before it was deemed an accident. But O'Malley knew it was murder. He just couldn't prove it.

Thirty-five years later, O'Malley is found dead in his flat in what looks like a drug overdose. But his son James knows something's amiss. His dad was close to solving that case after all these years. And someone else knew it.

To track down his father's killer, James must find the men and women who were there on the fateful night when that young couple died. This was the night of 'The Goodbye Party' - and uncovering its secrets will lead James down a dark path, filled with horrific twists and turns.

Inspired by Sydney’s real-life Bogle-Chandler case, playwright Louis Nowra (writer of Australian classics Cosi, Radiance and The Golden Age) creates an enthralling multicast audio drama, featuring an exceptional cast including Ben Oxenbould (Deep Water, Wolf Creek), Steve Bisley (Water Rats, Mad Max), and Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road, Jack Irish).

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  • Debbie
  • 07-11-19

Great listen. More please<br />

I loved every minute of this and thoroughly enjoyed it. Only thing wrong was the twists and turns kept me up far too late and wore out my batteries!
We need more of these please!

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  • Tina Louise
  • 01-12-19

Interesting! Good murder mystery.

Well written and well acted. Even with the seedy subject matter of swingers, I really enjoyed this. Would definitely listen to more by this writer and performers.

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  • lynn brown
  • 09-10-19

a good gripping story .<br />

great story I found gripping. a couple of twists, to make compeling listening. hope you enjoy.

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  • FC
  • 23-11-19

Compelling story telling

As always, Louis Nowra (one of Australia's best playwrights) has written a brilliant story set in Sydney about murder and intrigue in the fringes of mainstream society. Featuring some of Australia's best actors, this story works brilliantly as radio/ voice performance although it could easily be adapted to film/ mini-series format. The 12 half hour episodes are easy to listen to. The production has a great internal rhythm apart from the occasional elongated beat pause which wasn't really necessary, and it was easy to become immersed in the world of the story. Worth buying and listening to.

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  • Hilary
  • 01-12-19

Loved it

Excellent characters and a brilliant plot which kept me guessing, did not want it to end.

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  • stella
  • 06-10-19

Loved it.

Took my summing up of the murderer to someone different every chapter till chapter 10

Shall look forward to the next one

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  • Jillian Paris
  • 30-11-19

excellent

A really good story, well performed and way better than I expected of a free audio book. Well worth s listen.

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  • Lindypops
  • 27-11-19

brilliant read.

I really enjoyed this pod cast, it was a great listen, loved the people doing the reading, they were all so good, was sorry to come to the end of the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-11-19

brilliant

kept me hooked all the way through, very engaging, narration was excellent, good writing, more please

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  • Ian
  • 26-11-19

good very good indeed

well paced believable storyline someone worked very hard to make it happen and it shows

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