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The Owl Field

Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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Summary

Multi-award-winning production company, The Owl Field, produces 3D audio drama that places the listener at the centre of the story and surrounds them with a full cast, immersive sound effects and original music.

This collection of short stories features five productions across four genres.

These productions are specially designed for headphone playback.

  • In the action/adventure production, The Jungle, you find yourself lost, weak and delirious in the deep dark jungle. Can you survive the night full of unknown terrors?
  • In the spy/action production, Infiltrator, you are sent on a solo mission to infiltrate enemy headquarters. Can you evade detection, gather the intel and prevent the attack?
  • In the horror production, Overnight, you are hired to uncover the source of a home's unusual noises, arriving as the clock strikes midnight - just in time for the night's haunting. Will you survive alone in the dark?
  • In the crime mystery, Terminal, you experience the investigation into a horrific attack in three parts, from the point of view of each of the troubled family's suspected members. Can you uncover the killer?
  • In the horror production, Bully, you find yourself at the mercy of a tormentor with loved ones facing a gruesome end. Can you make the impossible choice?
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An Intriguing Idea

This is something just a little bit different. The idea being you immerse yourself in the experience of a scene rather than just listening to it. For some of these that worked quite well for me though the three part series, The Terminal, was slightly different in that you were just an observer of the events that unfolded.

To get the most out of these very brief experiences I think you really do need to put on your headphones, shut your eyes and try to just let the sound take over completely. It's pointless if it doesn't have your undivided attention.

It's very much in the thriller genre with "Overnight" bringing a touch of horror to the mix. I found the last one "bully" to be the most effective but they all kept me interested for the short time that they ran. It's an interesting idea that's at least worth a try,

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Amazing!!! Feels like you're in a movie!

WOW! Never heard anything like this before. It's like being in a movie! Love that you're the main character and things happen around you in 3D. The sound quality is incredible. Sometimes I had to open my eyes to convince myself that the sound wasn't really there! My favorites are Infiltrator (spy mission) and Overnight (haunted house). Would love to hear some longer stories like this. FYI you have to wear headphones otherwise you lose the 3D, and in my opinion this is best experienced in a quiet space with eyes closed. Also the sample doesn't sound 3D but the stories definitely are once you download them. Fully recommended!

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I wish it lasted longer!

I hope more audio story experiences like this are made. I was well into the one with the agent getting into the house! 👍

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Not the FULL story. Disappointing.

I enjoyed this up until it was clear I would have to pay if I wanted the full story. Each chapter is really just an advert for a paid for book which isn't on Audible either. The storytelling is great, as is the whole 360 sound immersion, just a shame I can't just buy these books on Audible in the first place.

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I can't get rid of these from my download library!

Not worth subscribing, you can never delete it - it has sat there for months, driving me mad.

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ok

stories were a bit....nothingness! interesting performance as I haven't come across that type of feature before

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Meh

Love the idea of these immersive stories, however sad that they didn't deliver. Performances seemed forced and the stories just weren't great.

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no context in the story

there is no story to it really. . . . . . . . .

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This is a great idea.

This will need a little more work to get the best out of the approach.

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Kinda new concept!

I'm enjoying the background tracks so far. In the Infiltrator (EP. 2), the ending credits mentioned Sherlock Holmes, I guess. Does anyone know how this is related to Sherlock Holmes?