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Publisher's Summary

This series contains mature themes and strong language and listener discretion is advised.

This podcast uses immersive audio techniques that create a dimensional listening experience, we recommend you listen with headphones.

Beyond Strange Lands is an action-packed and fantastical multi-cast audio drama that journeys across the Australian outback.

In 1982, the famous paranormal expert Grant Peters went missing while filming his TV show Legendary Australia. His wife Melissa was never able to find him. When Melissa herself disappears nearly forty years later, her daughter Fiona and grandson Ethan trace her to the small outback town of Boulia. There they discover a collection of old audio tapes that Melissa left behind: a set of clues they must follow if they’re to solve this mystery in time. Insidious forces will stop at nothing to destroy them, and an impossibly ancient menace lurks deep beneath the ground, waiting for the chance to strike....

This is an Audible Original Podcast, developed and produced with investment from Screen Queensland. Free for members. You can download all 12 episodes to your Library now.

Full cast: Amy Ingram, Michael Fryer, Lisa Hickey, Kevin Spink, Liam James, Sacha Horler, Peter Phelps, Anna McGahan, Richard Davies, Gabriel Willie, Vyvyan Black, Jason McKell, Agnes Mohan, James Mana, Vivienne Abitia, Jesse Warren, Bronte Pearce, Elizabeth Clarke, Peter Kennedy, Laura McArdle, Simon Taylor, David Peterson, Jacob Puryer, Ray Crofts.

©2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd. (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Great vintage fun

Beyond strange lands reminds me of sci fi from the 70s. It’s hammy, but in a delightfully old school guilty pleasure kind of way.

If you’re skeptical about this sort of story (sci fi) being effectively communicated in an engaging way without anything visual, you don’t need to worry - it’s really immersive. Things are happening around you as you listen. The characters (and the actors performances) are distinct enough for you to be able to follow what’s going on straight away, and the world-building is just fleshed out enough to keep things interesting, without weighing things down with hours of exposition.

All in all very bingeable, highly recommend!

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Great Australian mystery

This was a really fun series - taking on elements of a Australian culture and history and turning them into a paranormal mystery. The binaural recording technique really elevated the storytelling - and some great performances as well!

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Strange Lands

Excellent story, brilliant sound effects, great performances, quite a few chilling moments. Very much enjoyed it.

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Buckle up

Buckle up for a fun and crazy ride. The great ensemble performances take you on a romp around Australia.

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Beyond Enthralling Audio-venture

An escape into something unknown and yet so familiar. Beyond Strange Lands injects a sense of local Aussie adventure while captivating listeners with beyond enthralling audioscapes (or tapes...).

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Good

Did find the story interesting and the actors great. The boy annoyed me however. He was written in the typical whiny teenager format,

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Could not listen anymore.

Maybe it's just me, but I got through half of the first episode and couldn't continue.

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Home grown Aussie speculative fiction

I enjoy speculative fiction anyway but I particularly enjoyed how the whole story was framed as an Aussie road trip complete with references to Aussie legends such as Ned Kelly and mysteries such as what happened to Leichhardt.

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Aussie Paranormal

Waiting to see what happens when Fiona and Ethan battle more of the paranormal.

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SUPERB

It's worth every second of your time, great SI-FI story, Amazing performance with awesome music in background.

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  • 28-04-2020

Awful at every level!

Not sure if this drivel is intended to be a comedy or a serious drama. Too silly to be taken seriously and too pathetic to be amusing. No stereotype or cliche is too bad for this production. This is one of the worst listens I have come across yet. Even provided freely this seemed like a rip off. Real struggle to finish - 5 & 1/2 hours of my life I will never get back.

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  • 02-05-2020

okay for under 12's

It was like listening to a bad series of Docto Who with the odd awkward injection of a sware word. I tried my hardest to give it a fair hearing but had to stop halfway through.

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  • 22-05-2020

Awful sound quality!

I just couldn't listen to this. I have no idea what it was about as the sound quality was reminiscent of going through short wave transmissions when I was a kid. At least I didn't pay for it!

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  • Dwana Manville
  • 20-05-2020

Unable to hear

Sadly the sound quality was grlarbled for at least half the dialogue.
Tried three rtimes to listen but couldn't make out what was going on so gave up in the end.

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  • 10-05-2020

Great, well performed

i was unsure as reviews were poor but i really enjoyed it largely because of the characters, easy to follow but had pace definitely worth a listen if you fancy a bit of alien/ syfy. praise for cast.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-04-2020

A fun Aussie style Stranger Things!

Deliciously pulpy, it’s a fun ride and worth a listen. Enjoyed the adventure and sci fi/paranormal elements in the story. Awesome use of binaural sound and music.

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  • Anupadin
  • 16-05-2020

Use Your Headphones!

A bit Scooby Doo meets the X Files, but a great story, well acted and with amazing sound effects 👍

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  • Christine
  • 08-05-2020

Great

Really enjoyed this. Only problem is it doesn’t play the next episode in the app so it was a bit annoying. Excellent story and performance from the cast. A good break from the weird world we are currently living in !

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  • 07-05-2020

Atmospheric and Entertaining

Atmospheric and entertaining. I found this to be a well performed story which kept me guessing. Sci-fi is by its very nature extreme but I enjoyed the escapism of the plot.

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  • 24-06-2020

Acoustics .. need good sound..

Story is not bad... delivery is not bad... but they have really gone for the Acoustic experience so for full effect use a good headset or surround speaker set... 4* is about right!

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