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The Goodbye Party

Length: 6 hrs
4.4 out of 5 stars (154 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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Good yarn

Love this style of audible. Love any yarn set in Australia by Australian authors. Well done

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captivating

loved it. listened to it in 1 go. well read story. kept me intrigued. love this to b a movie

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Very good Australian detective tale

Not complicated but well told. Really enjoyed the cast and the production. Recommended for easy listening.

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What a blast!!

I so thoroughly enjoyed this ! Stellar Aussie cast. When is the TV series coming out? Cheers and thank you. Caroline

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having to restart every chapter was a pain. enjoyed everything else.,the story and performance.

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Don’t miss it!

This is a fantastic performance, if you like mysteries. One of the best audio performances I’ve listened to (I listen to at least 5 a month over the past year or so! Would love to see the entire cast listed with their characters (and definitely not just 1 of the women ) Nice work, everyone involved!!

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page turner

The story was really interesting. I just kept listening until the end. Loved the story, intrigue and the characters as read by the people. Highly recommend. Great listening!

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The Goodbye Party

Somehow nostalgic, probably the delivery, reminded me of a radio serial but nevertheless definitely worth listening to. Narrated by great Australian actors, this suspenseful drama kept me listening when I should have been doing other things!! Highly recommended.

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Outstandingly Good

This is an excellent production. More please. When is the next book due to be released. A new favourite.

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Loved it!

Easy to get into. Entertaining. Characters and portrayal fantastic! Easy listen. Highly recommended to all.

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  • Debbie
  • 07-11-2019

Great listen. More please

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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  • lynn brown
  • 09-10-2019

a good gripping story .

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

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  • FC
  • 23-11-2019

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
  • 01-12-2019

Loved it

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

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  • Jillian Paris
  • 30-11-2019

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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  • stella
  • 06-10-2019

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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  • Lindypops
  • 27-11-2019

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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  • MichelleC
  • 27-08-2020

A great listen

I loved this story. I love crime thrillers and this was right up my street. The story was original and I loved the characters. It didn’t have the typical police station politics. The lead character James was likeable and didn’t have the usual hard nosedness that you often get in crime genres. The acting was great too. I really enjoyed the style of the program with sound effects etc. I will definitely be listening or reading more from this author.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-2020

thrilling listen

absolutely loved this story had me gripped from the outset and couldnt stop listening highly recommended to anyone who loves a who did it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-08-2020

enjoyable listen

This is an extremely hard to stop listen, finished it in one day while at work, really captivating!!

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