Everything in the universe comes with a price.
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?
©2014 Nathan Lowell (P)2016 Podium Publishing
I really loved this audiobook! There are quite a few reviews that say how bad the book Is. Well it's not the book they dislike, it's the choice the author, Nathan Lowell made. I think he was very brave in choosing the path he did. Yes it's not conventional 'happy ending' but the story does continue, in away. This arc has finished but we still follow Captain Wang, in his next adventure, in Ashes Born, A Seeker's Tale From The Golden Age Of The Solar Clipper. So the happy ending for Captain Wang may happen.
Going back to this book, it's slightly different to start with, but it doesn't disappoint. I thought we were going to be in port for a long time, but we got back to space quickly. I loved how he became a owner, how he made his choices, how he has grown up over the years.
I really like the length of the chapters how you can listen to one chapter in a break at work or two chapters just before bed (it's hard to listen to just one!) Also the full length of the book was a treat as it was longer than normal. It's the type of book you don't want to end but you also want to know the whole story.
Writer, reader, now an avid listener, why hadn't I discovered this before!
It's taken me a while to get to writing up some reviews, my bad.
I was excited for this, because I knew it was the last in this series. But also a little worried about the length of it. Most of the other books were a lot shorter.
However, I didn't think at all that it was overly long at all. Each day I listened (about 4 hours a day) there was enough entertainment and interest for me to keep on wanting more and more.
The death of anyone can upset the apple cart, but to lose the main man who he reports to is tough, and the echo from that, and the proposal that comes his way is very intriguing. There are so many hidden depths to the story and you're guessing what is going on, and making wrong calls, because we don't expect things. Ishmael takes on a new ship and crew and amazingly enough seems to do okay.
And this audiobook took us through, okay, anger, heartache, love, heartbreak, and had me totally on the edge of my driving seat. I admit, there were a couple of things I saw coming, but they also had me crying. With one deft twist there too. So be prepared to be emotionally involved a lot with this book, it's gripping to the point you won't want to stop listening. (and in fact after getting home one day from work, I couldn't I had to get to the end) Kudos to Nick for that.
There's a couple of things that grated on me a little more than it did in the other stories, some repetitive word choices that I really think he needs to watch out for in his other works, as well. haha.
but other than those, I was extremely glad to have been on this journey with Ishmael, handled expertly well by the great voice of Jeffery Kafer. Is there going to be more? I hope so, because it's interesting to actually see and witness, the cooking and cleaning and the basic rituals of life on board a ship. Yes it seems to be just that, and stocking and supplying everything on a ship you'd think to be totally boring, some might, but it doesn't come across like that in the novel. It seems just right, and seems to work. :)
I am going to take a look around and see if there's anything else by this fab team. I'm going to miss Ishmael and his life.
Thank you very much for the journey. It's been a pleasure.
"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 made for a simply irresistable tale....and one which I wish would continue for at least another dozen volumes in the manner of RiverWorld......
One of my favorites now, dying to know what Ishmael did from here though, haven't been riveted like this since The Annihilation Series.
"My favorite book series ever"
Every time I listen to or read or listen to these stories, I love them even more. It's the little things. The thoughtful things. The good things. These stories are the hems of my collection. Everyone has the stories that have touched them deeply and these are mine.
Unexpected ending!! I can't wait for more! Best series I have read in a long time
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