A Ninth World Journal

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I've loved A Ninth World Journal since the first listen. Let it draw you in, and don't worry if you don't know the game -- you don't need to. This is storytelling at its finest, with a cast and story that are just amazing.
I had never encountered Numenera before hearing this podcast, but that didn't make it any less exciting and fantastic! Now I'm hoping to play Numenera with my friends some day. The main character is nuanced and compelling. The story is constantly shifting and keeping you on your toes. The narration is excellent. I love the narrator's voice!
This is a premier audio fiction podcast. The concept is well done, the execution is top-notch, and it gets better and better, season by season. It's great to hear a show capitalize on its successes and fix its issues as it continues along. I have no negatives listening to this show, it truly is a fantastic listening experience and one you must add to your queue!
A Ninth World JournalThank you so much Ned! I truly appreciate the feedback and the kind words! More to come...
So good! Across the board. David Dear is fantastic as the capable and strong Januae, a man trying to cope with the unpredictable nature of his ever changing world.
A Ninth World JournalThank you so much! It means a lot coming from the producer of such a fantastic show as yours!
Quantum Leap meets Numenara, with a splash of Doctor Who. This is a great audio drama that makes excellent use is the setting from Numenara. Even if you haven't played the RPG (I haven't!), you will absolutely enjoy this.
A Ninth World JournalThanks Elizabeth! It does have that far futuristic Quantum Leap reminiscence, doesn't it? I really appreciate the kind words and I'm glad you're enjoying the journey!
This is a really fun, action-filled show. I'm especially drawn-in by the narrator's voice - rich, intelligent, slightly detached, and compelling enough that I'll willingly follow it to whatever danger it teleports to next. Highly recommended.
A Ninth World JournalThanks for the recommendation, Rob! I'm glad it comes through the way it's intended. I really appreciate you listening to the show!
I've wanted to leave a review for this podcast for a long while but I found it difficult to put into words how I felt about it and still do. The setting of this podcast is extraordinary and manages to truly feel alien and new but seen through the eyes of a very relatable character. Enough info if given to plant seeds deep into the imagination and take root. It feels like a privileged peek into the truly wonderous. The narration and sound quality will not disappoint.
A Ninth World JournalThank you for those wonderful words! Monte Cook Games gets much of the credit for the settings, but I'll take the credit for Januae's character. It's the planting of seeds into the imagination which …
Dont worry about the game its adapted from, you dont have to know it to enjoy the show (I am proof of that ?) This is a awesome audio drama with a very interesting character and a crazy world which somehow makes a lot of sense!
A Ninth World JournalI appreciate you saying so! I really strive to have it easy to follow for those who are unfamiliar with the game. Thank you for validating that and for the kind words!
This is the perfect commute audio drama. Whether your drive 15 minutes or 150, the story is captivating for you to enjoy every second. Each episode is just long enough to keep you wanting more, but long enough to make you sit and reflect on what just happened. This is a binge waiting to happen!
A Ninth World JournalI'm glad the story can distract from a long or short commute. Thanks for listening, and Season 3 is just around the corner!
This show makes me want to play Numenera, but also leaves me satisfied as though I've just played an RPG. It is an impressive narrative replete with interesting characters and wonderful narration. My assumptions of it, based on the summary, being like 'Quantum Leap but set in Numenera', wound up feeling almost reductive, because David and the show do compelling and interesting things that have surprised and delighted me beyond what I had expected.
A Ninth World JournalThanks Grahame! I don't mind the Quantum Leap comparison though I appreciate that you find it compelling and interesting! I'll do my best to keep it enjoyable, and thank you so much for listening!
This show is a magical meld between an AP system and a written AD with top-notch voice acting. What David has created here is unique and an absolute delight to listen to.
A Ninth World JournalThank you! ADs (as you well know) offer such a fertile bed for great storytelling and this world is just too imaginative to pass up. Hats off to Monte Cook Games, and thanks for kind words!
This is one of our favorite Audio Drama's! Knowing NOTHING about the Numenera table top game has made this journey into this bizarre futuristic world a thrilling experience which we look forward too every time! David's narrative voice is amazing!
A Ninth World JournalThanks for the kind words about the narration! I'm always glad to hear that the show translates without prior knowledge of the game or the setting. I strive to make it that way.
A delicious journey into a unique universe! Worth curling up with a warm beverage for!
A Ninth World JournalThanks Paul! The warm beverage is a good call, especially when ending up in the Cold Desert!
A well performed adventure full of... adventure? Okay, that description went off the rails a tiny bit. But it's an audio fiction show with a sense of momentum that might be based off of an established world/game, but even the unfamiliar can jump right in. The team made this world all of not theirs but ours.
A Ninth World JournalWe're so glad to be able to immerse you into our world. Thanks so much for listening!
You have to listen to this show. The voice acting is amazing, and David's voice is magical. The first season is pretty good, but the second is fantastic. You're missing out if you're not listening to the (mis)adventures of Januae.
A Ninth World JournalWow, that was really nice of you to say, Susannah! I'm glad each season gets better... let's hope I can keep up the pace and meet expectations.
Season One of A Ninth World Journal is the story of Januae a researcher inside Durkhal. He commissions a device that allows him to teleport to any place in the Ninth World, but lets just say it wouldn’t be an Audio Drama without the Drama. Januae a once researcher tries to take this teleportation device for a spin that leads hims a condition that alters his life in ways he can’t fathom. When this teleportation device malfunctions it sets Januae on a course that will forever change his life as a Aion Priest and may leave him forever uncontrollably jaunting throughout the Ninth World never knowing when he’ll teleport OR where he’s going.
A Ninth World JournalThis a great encapsulation of the show, Zach! Thanks for the five stars... I really appreciate it!
Dude, holy shit. Why haven't I listened to this podcast before? IT'S SO GOOD!
A Ninth World JournalI'm not sure why, but I'm so glad you're listening now! Thank you!
Short and sweet episodes packed full of adventure. Easy to let binge a few episodes in a single commute and not realize it. David S Dear's voice is smooth and rich making for a perfect conduit into this unique world of Numenera.
A Ninth World JournalThanks, Mike! I'm glad the show makes for good company during your commutes. See you in Season 3!
David does an amazing job building the world and letting people into it. The voice work is amazing and everything about it will draw you in!
A Ninth World JournalThank you so much, Jess! You are too kind and very much appreciated!
Like a travelogue from a dissolute chef, no longer interested in the specifics of his profession but instead opening his eyes to the vast complexity and amazing diversions on offer in the world. I had never heard of Numenera, but this podcast reeled me in.
A Ninth World JournalThank you Eddie Louise! I like how you put Januae's experience... those words really dial in on how he is navigating this strange situation.
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Podcast Details

Created by
David S. Dear
Podcast Status
Jan 12th, 2019
Latest Episode
Apr 10th, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
18 minutes
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