I am a big fan of all of the Tale's from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, and Quarter Share was my introduction to this universe. This was the f..Show More »irst time I've seen a slice of life style story set in a sci-fi world. Normally, if there are spaceships there are either aliens, and/or war. And those stories have a place in my heart, but until I first listened to Quarter Share, I had no idea I even WANTED a story about the day to day life of a furturistic merchant marine. Now I've looked for others, but have yet to find one that compares to this series.There is something timeless about the story, so that, if not for the occasional tech, and science talk, Ish's story feels like it could take place in any time or place, be it today, or 200 years ago.Also, the further the series goes along, the more you feel like your looking at the early years of some great and important figure, and learning how he found his ideals and beliefs.
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 »r/> Not for people who want there daring do and fighting, or great drama. This story has a lot of feel good things happening. I particularly enjoy the decision making and building himself up. I like how everyone seems to want to help everyone else out, with a few rare exceptions. I like how he tries hard and gets rewarded for it. Others I know wouldn't enjoy this book because of the lack of down and dirty hard luck, bad times and heart wrenching realism making you reevaluate life. I like it because of that lack. Makes me feel happy. Easy listening.
I consumed one after another until there was no more. I can't wait for more books in this series. l had to listen to them all before I could make m..Show More »yself write the review.... spend the credit.
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 » a slightly more interesting and convincingly matured character, but the story is therefore slightly more character development and slightly less swashbuckling. I recommend the series, but would strongly suggest reading the books in order.
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 »made for a simply irresistable tale....and one which I wish would continue for at least another dozen volumes in the manner of RiverWorld......