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In Ashes Born Audiobook

In Ashes Born: A Seeker's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

An old friend. A new course. A deadly ship with a secret cargo.

Ishmael Wang returns to Port Newmar, but ghosts from his past have followed him. His old shipmate, Phillip Carstairs, offers him the opportunity to track down the man who killed his lover. The catch? He must take command of the Chernyakova, a ship that still stinks of death and haunts Ishmael's nightmares.

Together Phillip and Ismael begin a journey into unknown reaches of the Deep Dark to bring back the man who killed Greta.

©2015 Nathan Lowell (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    Tavis 12-14-16
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    "Great book. Looking forward to more!"

    I began listening to Nathan's books when he was reading them himself. I loved the way he narrated and knew exactly how each character would be feeling at the time. I wasn't sure if I'd like the new reader and I didn't at first. Given time I've grown to accept him and I'll say he did a great job with the book. All I request now is...... more books, Mr. Lowell!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Benjamin 12-09-16
    Benjamin 12-09-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Listen!"

    Gosh now I want the next one. I was afraid of being disappointed by the narrator as I'm used to listening to the author but that wasn't the case at all. What a great book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Arieh Sochaczevski Montréal, Qc, Canada 12-07-16
    Arieh Sochaczevski Montréal, Qc, Canada 12-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Strong new beginning"

    The traders tails series was fantastic all the way through. This series has a bit more action to it (so far), but maintains the overall feeling of the other.

    Ish is back with Pip, and only fun will follow... for us readers, at least.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Tyler 12-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "On the fence"

    After listening to Nathan Lowell narrate his other books, I was excited about the story, but this narrator did not do it justice. He mispronounced many words, and sounds like he's narrating a old crime story.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-26-16
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    "love the story"

    Love the story the voice talent not so much. Its the perfect continuation to the trader's tales.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Craig 12-09-16
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    "As good as previous books, but........"

    As good as all his previous books. But....while I continue to marvel at the authors story telling acumen and the narrators dulcet tones......this one is a little thin in story line....hope the author fills up the next one a lil better......looking forward to it/them...

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    "Listened twice in 1 day when released!"
    What made the experience of listening to In Ashes Born the most enjoyable?

    Love the characters, callbacks, humor and tears.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In Ashes Born?

    Reunion with first mate. (no spoilers)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose from.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed frequently, cried a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    My favorite ship was in Owner's Share, but it's always fun to visualize them all.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-05-17
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    "Good as usual, but...."

    Nathan Lowell is a great inspirational writer, but I liked the series read by him. This guy just didn't do justice to the characters, especially Ishmael.

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    Robert 12-30-16
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    "Looking to the next book"

    I will be listening with my sponge in hand. The story was written and told in a manner I aspire to one day do myself👍

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    Jeremiah Jensen 12-29-16 Member Since 2012
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    "I love this series and can't wait for the next."

    A good solid read. As always, a story more for the journey than the destination. If you are looking at reading this you really should start with the earlier solar clipper books for the whole story.

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    "Catharsis after Owners Share"

    This was the therapy Ishmael and I needed after the ending to Owners Share. Building to another great story.

    After the author's narration of Traders Tales this performance jars. In particular the female voices didn't feel natural, undermining what in Traders Tales were very strong characters.

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  • Rosemary White
    1/6/17
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    "Ishmael Wong sails on."

    I have, years ago, had the very great pleasure of listening to the author, Nathan Lowell, reading the preceding Trader Tale stories himself when they were podcast. He is a wonderful narrator and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing his caramel voice. Jeffery Kafer is a fine narrator and I almost got used to his "black coffee" tones, he certainly has a great range of voices and his female characters sound very good. But for me, Nathan is the voice of Captsin Wong.
    Having got that off my chest let's consider the Tale. At the end of the previous book; "Owner's Share", tragedy had visited our erstwhile Captain and left him bereft just when we all thought he was happy. Thank goodness Audible have released this book and put me out of my misery! It's clearly the start of a new phase of life for Ishmael Wong and I, for one, am cheering him on and look forward to seeing what happens next.
    If you haven't already, do listen to the preceedung books, this is a stand-alone story but it will be better appreciated heard in sequence. Narhan Lowell has a fine gift for making a future of Solar Clippers and interstellar travel so very plausible, its a pleasure for me to slip forward in time to this reality. There are no aliens, but tbe author describes real humans with familiar quirks and foibles, machinations and sneakiness, all set in a possible future. Our hero is very likeable and innocently wise, and his story is not yet over.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    11/6/17
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    "i love this series the story and the autor"

    great developments of the captains story plus the autors constant care of the community that his universe has created 😄😄😄

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  • Daag
    10/29/17
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    "excellent"

    it's not the author reading but it fits with the timescale. very very entertaining and worth every penny.

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  • Enid
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    "in Ashes Born"

    The narrator did a wonderful job of telling this story.
    The book was, as usual, a total credit to Mr Lowells writing ability. I am so looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
    5/26/17
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    "Great book. Can't wait for more if there is more"

    Great book. Can't wait for more if there is more. Just a pity it's not narrated by Nathan Lowell himself like his trader tales series.

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  • Martin James
    5/22/17
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    "And it continues"

    This has been an excellent story not the normal space adventure which is what makes it unique. This book sets up the next part of the story and as such can be looked as book 1.
    Looking forward to more.

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  • e.battershill
    5/19/17
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    "Love it "

    Listen to all of the story's they are so addictive and engaging love all the characters! What a cliff hanger no spoilers!
    Have pre ordered next and listened to all the others several times already can't get enough love Ishmael and his journey great to see other characters being brought back without the story feeling old in any way love it Mr Lowell thank you and keep them coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Poppey
    Alderney, Guernsey
    4/15/17
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    "Where to Now?"

    What is it they say, life is a circle; and so, it seems, Ishmael Wong seems to have gone full circle to end up back at the beginning in one sense.

    Back at the Academy he meets up with the crew of his first clipper.

    Where the journey goes from here promises one thing, it will be eventful.

    A thoroughly enjoyable series which grows as it travels into the deep dark.

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  • Annand D.
    3/30/17
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    "Fantastic Continuation"

    I listened to the original Trader's Tale series back when Nathan Lowell did his own narration on Podiobooks. It takes a little adjustment to get used to Jeffrey Kafer as narrator but his performed fantastic.
    This is a fantastic and fitting continuation of Ishmael's story and I can not wait for more. I would however suggest completing the Trader's Tale series before starting a Seeker's Tale, although the story can stand on its own, some of the impact and drive may be lost.

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