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 01 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: When Ishmael's mother is killed in a random accident, he must find a way to leave the company-owned planet of Neris. (Chapter 1)
Episode 02 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: Ishmael gets a job working in the galley of the Lois McKendrick and begins his adventure in the Deep Dark. (Chapter 2)
Episode 03 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: Cookie assigns Ishmael to make "coffee to cry for" and The Lois McKendrick gets underway. Next port-of-call: Darbat (Chapters 3 & 4)
Episode 04 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: Ishmael settles into shipboard routine and begins to look ahead. Meanwhile Pip comes clean on "the scrubber incident" and why exactly, he was forced to leave the Marcel Duchamps. (Chapters 5 & 6)
Episode 05 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: The Lois McKendrick has more surprises and Ishmael charts a course for promotion (Chapters 7 & 8)
Episode 06 - Quarter Share
-In this episode: Ishmael gets a tour of the Environmental Section and Pip goes ashore. (Chapters 9 & 10)
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.