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The adventure starts off very well with Jason Kane seeking out Benny in order to get her expert opinion on a supposedly valuable and powerful artefact. When he gets kidnapped the next morning the police show no interest in finding him, so Benny starts her own investigation into the matter and sets off to rescue her ex-husband. It's a great premise and the first part of the story is very engagingly told.
Unfortunately, the tale becomes slightly disjointed and weirdly unengaging once Bernice and her crew arrive on Ursu. The problem, I suspect, lies in the adaptation rather than the story itself. Not having read the book I can't be sure obviously, but since there are some odd jumps between scenes, it seems clear that a lot of material had to be cut for this release. It is never difficult to actually follow the plot, but there is not much detail to anything that is happening, which makes it quite difficult to get invested in the story and its characters. It's a shame, because some of the concepts of Ursulan society are intriguing, but they aren't fleshed out enough in this adaptation to really work. The dialogue between Tameka, Emile, Scott and Leon feels very stilted and forced at times, particularly when they are discussing sex and relationship matters. As a result, the acting in those scenes comes across as slightly wooden and indifferent.
The sound design isn't as polished as it is nowadays, but that's only to be expected in Big Finish's second ever release. The incidental music is slightly repetitive and the theme tune is randomly played a couple of times, but on the whole it works well enough.
"Beyond the Sun" is a bit of a mixed bag as Big Finish were clearly still finding their feet, but there are a number of interesting ideas hidden in this story.