A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper : Book 1
When Ishmael Wang is orphaned by a flitter crash, he must make some hard decisions about how to survive in a Company-owned universe. With limited time and fewer options, he lands a job as the newest hand on the Solar Clipper Lois McKendrick and learns there's more to life than making coffee. Join Ish, Pip, Big Bad Bev, and the rest of the Lois McKendrick's crew as they sail the galaxy in search of profitable trade.
Episode 17 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: Ishmael learns that he likes his new life. (Chapter 28 and Preview of Chapter 1 of Half Share)
Episode 16 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: Ishmael and Pip organize a co-op. Ishmael earns the full set of half-share ratings. (Chapters 26 & 27)
Episode 15 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: Ishmael goes shopping. Pip buys rocks. (Chapters 24 & 25)
Episode 14 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: Ishmael and Diane visit a mushroom farm. (Chapter 23)
Episode 13 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: Ishmael and Pip have to visit the Captain, Ishmael discovers who Lois McKendrick is, and Pip makes good as a trader. (Chapters 21 & 22)
Episode 12 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: Lois McKendrick rents a booth. Bev buys a belt buckle. (Chapter 20)
Amazing characters, great narration.
Makes me want to be twenty and sailing space with them.
Listened through in about a day so there was enough there to hold my attention as I completed other tasks. There is only a vague connection to being set in the future or in space and is more character based. Kept hoping for some action or conflict but it plods along in a pretty even manner.
Pretty darned good
The author is a fine narrator. My specific issues with the plot would equal spoilers but they're not big problems.
Biggest problem? Finding all the books so I can keep going.