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Publisher's Summary

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.

©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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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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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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  • 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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Another excellent Solar Clipper story

In To Fire Called, Nathan Lowell continues the story of Ishmael Wang, and Pip, as they take the renovated Chernykova into th the deep dark. The narration of Jeffrey Kafer is excellent, and adds to the enjoyment of the story. Highly recommended.

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Headline

Author is a better reader! Easy to read author with a plot that is not overwhelming.

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Great story and series

The stories related to the solar clipper are great. Want more. Waiting for the 3rd book.

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  • cornelia
  • fairview, WY, United States
  • 03-21-18

Love His Books

The Story's are always interesting and the Narrator is great too. All of his Books are a great read.

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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

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  • chris1975
  • 03-23-18

Secrets and Lies in Space

When Ishmael is given the dubious opportunity to sail the stars again he is reluctant at first, given that the ship is The Chernyakova it is understandable.

It's been a couple of years since Ish brought it in as salvage but the ghosts and the memories are still as fresh as the day he first stepped foot on it.

But Pip has given him the chance to hunt down the man who killed the woman he loved and he is going to grasp it.

To do this they have to enter toe-hold space, areas of space that are off the beaten track and more than a little Wild West.

Ish makes his way through a new world with a new crew and new experiences.

Another great listen and entry into Nathan Lowells Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series.

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  • JAMIE
  • 04-14-18

Great Second Book

If you could sum up To Fire Called in three words, what would they be?

Excellent continuation of the story , lots of secrets revealed . It will be a nail biting wait for the next instalment .

What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

Mr Kafer's voice is very professional but i much preferred Nathan Lowell's reading of the original 5 stories from Podiobooks .

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I prefer to make my listenings last as long as I can with these shorter stories.

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  • Darren lock
  • 01-14-18

What happened

dont want to write any spoilers bloody good untill last two chapters i was left with my jaw open and hands in the air you know .the what the hell just happend stance not happy at all better ne another book to explain not happy at all.