A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper
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  • 1
    Quarter Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1 | Nathan Lowell

    Quarter Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (263)

    In a universe run by corporations, where profit matters more than life, how can an orphan with no skills, no money, and no prospects survive? When Ishmael Wang's mother dies in a senseless accident, he's given a choice: leave the planet on his own, or the company will remove him. To avoid deportation Ishmael finds work as a mess deck attendant on an interstellar freighter.

    The delightful start to an enjoyable journey

    Quarter Share is the first of Nathan Lowell's Trader's Tales, detailing the journey of Ishmael Horatio Wang ("call me Ishmael") from a raw, qu..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2016 by Kindle Customer (Sunshine Coast, BC, CA)
  • 2
    Half Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 2 | Nathan Lowell

    Half Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (209)

    It's a time of change on the Lois McKendrick. Sarah Krugg joins the crew, and Ishmael Wang moves to Environmental. After getting accustomed to life aboard a solar clipper, Ishmael must learn a whole new set of skills, face his own fears and doubts, and try to balance love and loss in the depths of space. Both Ishmael and Sarah must learn to live by the mantra "trust Lois".

    Already heard it Paid for it anyway It's that good

    I listened to the free podcast version narrated by the author. I liked it so much I paid for the audible version.
    Nathan Lowell is really a great ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 15 2016 by Philip (Meridian, Ms.)
  • 3
    Full Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 3 | Nathan Lowell

    Full Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (141)

    The Lois McKendrick runs headlong into trouble when a routine in-system transit goes bad. Ishmael and the rest of the crew must scramble to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it in order to keep the ship alive. Learn more about the officers and crew of the Lois McKendrick as they struggle to keep their ship, and discover how Ishmael finds out how wrong he's been about what it means to be a spacer in this latest Trader's Tale.

    Feel good series

    Adventure, not much danger but a story about a young man finding himself through work and building himself a life. Small if any drama. Some romance...Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 4
    Double Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 4 | Nathan Lowell

    Double Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (127)

    In his first assignment as an officer, Ishmael Horatio Wang finds himself fresh out of school, wet behind the ears, and way out of his depth. Aboard the William Tinker the senior officers are derelict and abusive, the crew demoralized and undisciplined, and change unwelcomed and dangerous. Can Ishmael use what he learned aboard the Lois McKendrick to help the crew find the ship's heart? Or will he discover that bucking the system may come at too high a price?

    A joy to read

    This whole series is a joy to listen to. The story moves effortlessly and the narrator is,one of the best...... I,am at the fifth book and haven't slo..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 01 2016 by Craig (Lowell, IN, United States)
  • 5
    Captain's Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 5 | Nathan Lowell

    Captain's Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (107)

    A good captain protects his crew. Who protects the captain? A shuffling of cabins puts Ishmael Horatio Wang in command of the worst ship in the fleet. He learns that being captain doesn't make you infallible and that life in the captain's cabin is filled with new kinds of challenges as he tries to keep the ship moving, the crew out of trouble, and turn a profit to earn his Captain's Share. In a ship where the officers outnumber the crew, can he keep everybody happy? Welcome to the SC Agamemnon.

    Ishmael hits adulthood, adulthood hits back

    Now in his 30s Ishmael has to confront problems in his marriage and other problems not related to sailing a solar clipper. Overall, older Ishmael is..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 22 2016 by AZ Book Addict (Tucson, Arizona USA)
  • 6
    Owner's Share: Trader's Tales from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 6 | Nathan Lowell

    Owner's Share: Trader's Tales from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    When Diurnia Salvage and Transport undergoes a change in management, Captain Ishmael Horatio Wang finds himself adrift in a sea of red ink and intrigue. He dives in only to find that he is over his head in a universe where cutthroat competition takes on an all new meaning. What tragic price will Captain Wang pay for his Owner's Share?

    This is going to be a classic series

    While each book got better I was and am appreciative of the way the full story unfolded in such an prepossessing manner, the authors narrative manner ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 24 2016 by Craig (Lowell, IN, United States)