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

  • by Nathan Lowell
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  • Series: A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper
  • 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What if we sent freighters instead of frigates?
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.
Find out what Ishmael must do to earn his Quarter Share.


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Customer Reviews

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Nathan vs Jeffrey

I downloaded these stories some time ago directly from Nathan's page. They were free, so I gave them a chance and was pleasantly surprised at how the story carried forward.

*** This is not a cut at Jeffrey. His performance was nicely done. However, Nathan's reading was exceptional. I was surprised to find that you hadn't used his.

I have no personal experience with the civilian side of nautical service, but think this might be a good rendition of the merchant marine concept taken to space faring. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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- Marc

Good But Not Nathan Lowell

What did you love best about Quarter Share?

I adore these stories. I've listened to them for years and I own the hard copies! The overall story line would have to be what I love most.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ishmael is the main character but I have always loved Cookie.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeffrey Kafer?


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


Any additional comments?

Like I said, I love these books. However, I feel that Audible/Jeffrey Kafer dropped the ball a bit on the recording details. I have listed to Nathan Lowell's performance of these books and Mr. Kafer is mispronouncing many of the names and descriptive words. I would have hoped that the performer would have talked to the author of the book to see how to pronounce the "odd ball" items. It kills me to be expecting "Roo-by-a" and hear "Roob".

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing