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  • 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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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Desert Sirens

    Apr 13 2020

    Fiona Peters and her teenage son Ethan go in search of her missing mother who was last seen in the tiny outback town of Boulia, Australia. They get more than they bargained for when they finally catch up with her.

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    23 mins
  • Ep. 2: Now and Then

    Apr 13 2020

    Fiona, Ethan and Melissa fight against the paranormal lying under Boulia’s surface, but not without a devastating cost.

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    26 mins
  • Ep. 3: The Lost Explorer

    Apr 13 2020

    Following the clues left on the 1982 tapes, Fiona and Ethan encounter strange disturbances in the town of Parsons and find themselves thrust into a life-or-death race against the clock.

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    27 mins

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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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  • 29-04-2020

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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Garbled so much to be unintelligible.

I do not know if it downloaded correctly or if intentional as all female voices were garbled and gave me a headache as I tried to listen.

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Very entertaining

Wouldn't be out of place as a Netflix show!
Really enjoyed it ! ! !

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so friggin awesome!!

Loved this. it was so relatable with the references to real places, and stretched the imagination with the plot. Great work!

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  • Info mining bad
  • 04-11-2020

Loved it

An amazing story that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The way they did it felt like being there instead of hearing about it, very immersive!
The only issue I had was during the beginning part of episode 8. I was out mowing so I had my headphones turned up loud cause of the mower an there was a sound effect that hurt my ears a little.
I would definitely like to hear more of their stuff, they remind me of "Soundbooth Theater" who is one of my favorite narrators. BTW those sound echoes that other reviewer mentioned are way cool!!! More please

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  • osbaldo aceves
  • 09-10-2020

Sound is terrible not artsy

So I want to say that I do enjoy the stories. I think they're interesting. But whatever you're doing with the sound echoes is just horrendous. It's not artistic.

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  • Simon
  • 03-06-2021

Aliens?

This was an interesting listen, first I thought it was going to be about ghost then aliens and then it went to this whole thing.

I somewhat enjoyed it but stories like this I never really have been a fan of. Its this a creature from another world invading. And then they did beat it but not really.

The performance was good, I listen to this in my ear which is recommended. The story was also good but just not what I like, and at times it felt like it was to much. I couldn't seperate my bias on stories like this from the overall story. I did give it an overall 3 because I did hear all of it and a 5 in performance and story. So I didn't like the subject matter but it was well performed and the story was ok.

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  • Andria C.
  • 25-05-2021

Didn't finish

With the differences and random audio changes, I could not get through this book. One character would sound like the mic was on the other side of the room while the character they were speaking to was loud and clear. At times there was some kind of echoing. The sound quality kept pulling me from the story. I kept having to turn the volume up and down. I understand recording in different studios but this was madness. I stopped at Episode 4 and I still can't tell you what's going on.

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  • Ma
  • 27-03-2021

5 Stars for a Wild Ride!!

Loved this podcast!! Great medley of Aussie mythos mixed with high action moments!! The unfolding mystery grabbed at me and kept me listening!! Very entertaining.

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  • Pol Steele
  • 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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  • M. Phillida Workman
  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • M K.
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-2020

Great craic

I really enjoyed this tale of the paranormal! Well performed and great story! Would definitely love to hear more from these writers.

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  • wyksie
  • 26-05-2020

wow!!

really good and edge on seat surprising. brings you 8nto the story and pretend you're there

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  • scrib
  • 13-08-2020

Unlistenable

Awful sound quality. Could not understand much of what eas being said and gave up after 15 minutes

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