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The Goodbye Party

Written by: Louis Nowra
Length: 6 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (84 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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A delightful story, lots of unexpected twists. FUN

I didn't quite know what I was downloading. but oh, my, what fun! lots of twists and turns

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excellent - kept me guessing!

Unlike many stories this one was unsolvable until the last chapter-great job by the writer & cast!

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so good

great story
a few dead ends but really good.
listened to it all in one day.
couldn't put it down

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Fantastic voice acting and story!

One of the best books I've listened to in a long time!
The voice acting was excellent and the story very intriguing.

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Just ok

East read
the ending came quick
Not the book for you if you are looking for a thriller

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Like a radio play, enjoyable

Quit enjoyed this book, would recommend, little predictable at the end but overall a good listen

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Entertaining story

Really impressive production quality and great actors playing the parts. I love anything with Aaron Pederson!

The story was interesting enough to keep me engaged but not what I’d consider top shelf. A bit simplistic in parts but overall still a good listen.

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Great story

I loved the narrator and the story. The story was very interesting and easy to listen too.

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i very much enjoyed this 'book'!

The narrators were superb. The story was very good although the ending was somewhat predictable.

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Very good listen

I enjoyed the narrations and character representations.

I found the storyline interesting and engaging with good depth.

The foreshadowing may have been a little obvious but did tie everything nicely together in the end.