A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper
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(4.8 based on 89 ratings)
  • 1
    Quarter Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1 | Nathan Lowell

    Quarter Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    In a universe run by corporations, where profit matters more than life, how can an orphan with no skills, no money, and no prospects survive? When Ishmael Wang's mother dies in a senseless accident, he's given a choice: leave the planet on his own, or the company will remove him. To avoid deportation Ishmael finds work as a mess deck attendant on an interstellar freighter.

    Genuinely Interesting Concept

    While in search of authors new to me I noticed this one coming up. It’s a rather different approach to science fiction in that it’s really a coming o..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 May 2016 by Simon (Waterlooville, UK)
  • 2
    Half Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 2 | Nathan Lowell

    Half Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    It's a time of change on the Lois McKendrick. Sarah Krugg joins the crew, and Ishmael Wang moves to Environmental. After getting accustomed to life aboard a solar clipper, Ishmael must learn a whole new set of skills, face his own fears and doubts, and try to balance love and loss in the depths of space. Both Ishmael and Sarah must learn to live by the mantra "trust Lois".

    Just gets Better and Better

    If I had to describe this book, I would say it was along the lines of a space age Walton’s, the only difference being, no-one is related.

    The..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 April 2017 by Poppey (Alderney, Guernsey)
  • 3
    Full Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 3 | Nathan Lowell

    Full Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The Lois McKendrick runs headlong into trouble when a routine in-system transit goes bad. Ishmael and the rest of the crew must scramble to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it in order to keep the ship alive. Learn more about the officers and crew of the Lois McKendrick as they struggle to keep their ship, and discover how Ishmael finds out how wrong he's been about what it means to be a spacer in this latest Trader's Tale.

    Absorbing

    Having now been completely hooked on this series, I’m finding it very difficult to put the book down, as evidenced by getting through 3 books in one w..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 April 2017 by Poppey (Alderney, Guernsey)
  • 4
    Double Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 4 | Nathan Lowell

    Double Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    In his first assignment as an officer, Ishmael Horatio Wang finds himself fresh out of school, wet behind the ears, and way out of his depth. Aboard the William Tinker the senior officers are derelict and abusive, the crew demoralized and undisciplined, and change unwelcomed and dangerous. Can Ishmael use what he learned aboard the Lois McKendrick to help the crew find the ship's heart? Or will he discover that bucking the system may come at too high a price?

    One of the best series I have listened to

    Ishmael is now adrift from the Academy, on his own, and the action soon takes off.

    However, in his inimitable way, Ishmael seems to deal wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 April 2017 by Poppey (Alderney, Guernsey)
  • 5
    Captain's Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 5 | Nathan Lowell

    Captain's Share: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    A good captain protects his crew. Who protects the captain? A shuffling of cabins puts Ishmael Horatio Wang in command of the worst ship in the fleet. He learns that being captain doesn't make you infallible and that life in the captain's cabin is filled with new kinds of challenges as he tries to keep the ship moving, the crew out of trouble, and turn a profit to earn his Captain's Share. In a ship where the officers outnumber the crew, can he keep everybody happy? Welcome to the SC Agamemnon.

    Maturity at its best,

    I got to admit, I was excited to get this delivered. I have so far really enjoyed this series. It's unique and has a real character driven plot.
    ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 November 2016 by kanundra ()
  • 6
    Owner's Share: Trader's Tales from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 6 | Nathan Lowell

    Owner's Share: Trader's Tales from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    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?

    no way... last one!

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 December 2016 by kanundra ()