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The Goodbye Party

Length: 6 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Summary

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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  • stella
  • great sutton, uk
  • 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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pretty good aussie story, well executed

enjoyed this performance though themusic irritated a bit and it could use some loose ends tying up

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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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  • Viv H
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  • 19-10-19

great story, good performances.

really enjoyed this. got into the story quickly, great characters, excellently delivered. kept my attention throughout!

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Gripping with plenty of cliff hangers

Could not wait to find out what was going to happen in the next chapter

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Got me hooked

Great little story, really enjoyed it, very good acting throughout. I got so drawn in by it, I binged listened and had it finished in a day!!

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well worth a listen

well worth a listen, gripping storyline, well read, i enjoyed it and was hooked and enioyed the story coming together.

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Very Good.

Sad that a young couple really died back in the 60s. Written & Read well. Only thing was a couple of the expressions used seemed to be from the dark ages like spastic. And shame they used the C word at the end.

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Chapters play one at a time, cannot play all. Very annoying. I don't like having to advance chapters

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Mixed bag. Some good, some not so much.

This whiled away my commute and I wanted to know how things planned out, but not desperately...

The lead actor was very good as were some of the smaller parts - especially Carla - but there was a significant amount of over-acting -even for an audio production which pulled me away from the story and was an avoidable distraction.

Actual narrative was ok but very ‘dated’ dialogue and I kept waiting for an awesome twist that never came.

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