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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.

©2013 Nathan Lowell (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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riveting but objectively boring

I really like this book I'm not sure why the subject matter at first glance seems like paint drying for a Sci-Fi novel. however I start listening to it and I can't put it down.

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Nathan Lowell !

I've read or listened to everything Lowell has written and have enjoyed every instance of it. This is as good as when these stories were under podcast. Only difference Nathan did the original readings and very well at that.
Overall five stars is really not fair, there should be more Stars.

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Ishmael hits adulthood, adulthood hits back

Now in his 30s Ishmael has to confront problems in his marriage and other problems not related to sailing a solar clipper. Overall, older Ishmael is a slightly more interesting and convincingly matured character, but the story is therefore slightly more character development and slightly less swashbuckling. I recommend the series, but would strongly suggest reading the books in order.

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Awesome entertaining get them all!

Love the tale and all the books of golden sailing clipper ship series. Adore the author and tale of Ishmael

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Return from the Deep Dark

After the last book in this series which was very dark and which I rated as below average, the author has returned to what I enjoy about his books. They are upbeat and full of good people helping and caring for each other. No blazing guns or unbridled mayhem or gratuitous sex.

As a negative, the story is a bit predictable.

However, in the world of Earth 2021, an easy, light, comfortable read of people caring about others is a real joy to this old man.

I am starting the final book in the series, OWENER'S SHARE, and if it goes as I expect, I can only hope the author finds a way to continue the story.

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Definitely worth your time.

Great series I've listened to them many times. I wish there was a lot more.

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Despite the review this book was good however....

This book was the last good one of the series this review is meant merely to inform listeners who are thoroughly enjoying the series to simply pretend this is the final book in the series. The author stopped taking his meds when he finished this book and it lead to an atrocious excuse for a finale to the extent that I had to refund the final book. For the love of all that is holy please do not waste a credit on owners share.

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keep listening

a weak link in this series. most of it is fine I guess. the start is pretty abysmal but the book tacks in the middle back into the slice of life space stuff that we all love.

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continuing the pleasure

i'm trying to hold off on buying the final installment. I don't know how long I will lsst.

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Enjoyable

I don’t know what genre this series fits, but it’s GREAT!
Normally I listen to action sci-fi or fantasy. Sure, this series fits in sci-fi, but it’s much, much more complex then relying on flashy future tech predictions. Plus, the action is far more real…like everyday conflict relevant to life now. Meaning: job politics, relationships between co-workers, legal and financial issues. This might sound boring, but it’s not. Nathan Lowell tells stories that I find relatable, yet also provide an imaginative and entertaining escape.

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  • 11-13-16

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.

I just wasn't so sure on this one. I mean Ismael had has troubles as usual, he's now made Captain of the worst ship in the fleet. And his usual demeanour and way of dealing with things, soon helps sort the motley crew out. But, I guess I'd have liked more person conflict, more head bashing or just something. It just seemed too easy for him.

I think that because of his maturity here, we get some real insight into his deeper worries, his marriage, his concerns for real safety of his ship. And that goes in line with things that he asks them to do and helps them with.

I won't leave spoilers, but it really is worth a listen, I think Ismael and his crew are up for lots more adventures, this whole series was more mature, with more problems, but also some very good solutions. :) Well done everyone on the Agamemnon. I look forward to more from both the author and narrator.

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  • Bob
  • 10-20-21

Getting Better

Jeffrey Kafer is his usual excellent performer.

Although I felt the Solar Clipper series were entertaining, I also thought they had a weak start. Ishmael was originally a bit of a Mary Sue character. That is, he was portrayed as more successful than his peers just because the author wrote him that way. There was little real conflict or trials for him to overcome because he was bright and mastered skills easily. He was good looking and attractive to women. And unbelievably lucky.

Roll on four books and he gradually feels real. He faces defeat and frustration. By the time of Captain's Share the writing has also matured. The ancillary characters are real and not just props for the protagonist.

Thanks to Jeffrey Kafer this ship comes to life as Ishmael takes over as Captain. The Agamemnon is the worst ship in the small merchant fleet. The only bit of Mary Sue left was that the previous captain was pretty cardboard hopeless and disinterested. Put that aside and the overall tale is pretty good

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  • Poppey
  • 04-15-17

Steady as she goes

The journey continues. It is sad, in a way, that relationships come to an end. However, new ones are about to be forged and I continue to enjoy a brilliant series.

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