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A dead ship returns to the Deep Dark with a live crew.

Captain Ishmael Wang finally gets the Chernyakova out of the yard and embarks on a voyage into the Toe-Holds where the Confederated Planets Joint Committee on Trade has no authority. Where the law is whatever you say it is as long as you can enforce it.

Where he learns that some will do anything to hide their secrets and everybody has a secret.

Β©2017 Nathan Lowell (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Great as always but ...

If you are this far into the series it doesn't matter what I say because like me you are addicted and have to know what's next. This is a great story but compared to the others in the series it felt lacking, however I see it as a necessary building block for the story as a whole and worth the listen.

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Great story, abrupt ending

What made the experience of listening to To Fire Called the most enjoyable?

The latest installment of the tales of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper follows the same overall easy going slice of life as the previous books, you're not on the edge of your seat reading/listening to this series, you're relaxed in an arm chair on a lazy Sunday afternoon drawn into the world and don't want to leave. The only downside is leave you must, and like with many of its predecessors the book ends abruptly and it feels like I missed out on at least 3 chapters.

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  • George
  • United States
  • 09-23-17

I go back and forth.

I go back and forth on whether I like Nathan Lowell. After listening to this series twice I realize it's the performance of the narrator is the week spot if there is any.

I enjoy the series. His story make me want to go out and do business and get my owners share through hard work, dedication and a little luck.

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More here than you think

This a nice subtle tone story and the narrator does a great job. You will note that the theme is a broken man pulling himself out of loss and depression. The narrator makes a change in inflection from time to time that match’s the pass of the story. The author has from time to time said what happen if corporation take control of space and as Ishmael climbs out of depression and starts to see the universe again we start to find out. This has been another good glimpse into the world but now I want more...

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Prefer Author Narration

After hearing the original podcast read by the author, it is a bit disheartening the trend did not continue. Lowell brought a depth to Ishmael Wang that is sorely lacking without his narration. As for the series itself, great character and plot development, good reference to prior material, and reintroduction to several subplots & characters round out a great addition to original series.

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Love it

Amazing!! Thank you Nathan for sharing these amazing stories! Been a fan ever since quarter share

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Amazing story, very poor reader.

I absolutely love Nathan Lowell’s stories about Ishmael. He gave life to him and his team through his readings on the podcast versions of the fist 6 books... this reader makes Ishmael and his characters seem like disgruntled alcoholic 1940 NYC Detectives... the reader did a great job at his 1940s NYC Detective voice, but it is completely misplaced for Ishmael.

Please find a different reader for the next books that will do Nathan Lowell’s characters justice.

10/10 Story by Nathan Lowell. I look forward to the next one.

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Wonderful

Nathan Lowell weaves a wonderfully winding tale with a deceptive pace. His knack for turning a phrase is unequalled and I find myself thinking about his words away from the book. These "Seeker's Tale" books are no different, and he's expanded his world into areas only hinted at in the past. I'll definitely be back for more.

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Another great book in the series

Nathan Lowell has a nack for the little details that put you into the story

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good writing and performance.

wayyy to much navel gazing and fiber art shopping. Cargo hauling in space has had. more action.

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  • klarzy
  • 09-21-17

The stage is set.... now for the finale

all paths lead to iron mountain.....
I only regret not hearing Nathan's voice to finish the series

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  • Mad Gnome
  • 11-25-17

the story continues

the second book in the second series and it feels like the story is only just beginning! looking forward to the next instalment.

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  • Mr. G.L. Lock
  • 11-25-17

Excellent series

This is a great story from an excellent series of books. I hope the author keeps up this universe.

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  • James C Thompson
  • 11-20-17

continuing the tale

loved these books since I first listen to quarter share.. this one keeps up the story if a little less direction than the share series. they are a great listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-17

awesome cant wait for the next one

oh wow!!! i tought i knew what was coming but am baffled and i hope the next part comes in audiobook soon 🀘🀘🀘🀘

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-20-17

Excellent installment

Ish is back on form as we reach a dramatic conclusion with the most tension felt so far in Trader's and Seeker's Tales series.

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  • Poppey
  • 10-11-17

Love this series

If you're looking for an all action sci-fi, then perhaps this series is not for you. However, it is one of those series that reels you in and, once hooked, you have just got to carry on.

Hopefully, the next instalment will not be too long in the coming.

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  • Enid
  • 10-07-17

To Fire Called

I loved it. The story was beautifully written &
the narrator was terrific. Eagerly awaiting no. 3