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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The delightful start to an enjoyable journey

Quarter Share is the first of Nathan Lowell's Trader's Tales, detailing the journey of Ishmael Horatio Wang ("call me Ishmael") from a raw, quarter-share, green newbie on the Solar Clipper Lois McKendrick, to the owner of a trading ship himself.

Quarter Share is not high adventure, but quiet pleasure. No one is in great peril, no wars or murders or shoot-em-ups happen. So if your tastes run to MilSF, this probably isn't for you.

What Nathan Lowell gives us is a a _good story_. One we can listen to and enjoy. Jeffrey Kafer's narration is good, with no over-dramatization and good pacing -- much in the style of the author's own reading of the book earlier as a podcast. Highly recommended, and I can't wait for the rest of the series.
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a coming of age in space story

Where does Quarter Share rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this books ranks in the top 10 percent as far as books that I have read

Who was your favorite character and why?

my favorite character is pip the reason why is I have a hard time identifying with the main character Ishmael but Pip is me in many ways. this is a coming of age story and the struggles this secondary character goes through are the same types of struggles I would have,. pip also has my sense of humor and reacts to problems in the same way I would react.

Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Jeffery kafer does a good job. I have listened to before reading The empires Corp series by Christopher gnutella.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


Any additional comments?

I first listened to this book six years ago. the author had released it free on the internet and actually read the book himself. I am excited to see it on audible and in print because it truly is science fiction of a different type and does not fit the stereotypical science fiction story, there is no climatic battle or life changing story in fact you will spend most the story waiting for the story to start unable to put it down because the book begs you to continue reading till you get to the end and realize you want to hear more of this authors work.

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- peter van ettinger "I am a audible addict and a author wanabe. I love urban fantasy"

Book Details

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