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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 challenge 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, how can he manage to keep everybody happy? Welcome to the SC Agamemnon.

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  • First Mate Ishmael Wang fights an all too familiar battle before heading out into the Deep Dark. On the way to Breakall, the SC William Tinker finds a mystery. (Chap 1,2,3)

  • The Tinker files a salvage claim on the Chernyakova, but Ishmael and the crew learn the price of sloppiness in the Deep Dark. (Chap 4, 5, 6)

  • Ishmael gets the Chernyakova to Breakall, but isn't allowed to rest on his laurels. When they return to Diurnia, he's give some good news but learns he's about to lose a friend. (Chap 7, 8, 9)

  • Ishmael is faced with a difficult choice and keeps trying to defer his decision. Events move quickly and he's swept along. (Chap 10, 11)

  • After some surprising responses, Ishmael moves to his new ship and assumes command. (Chap 12, 13, 14)

  • Captain Wang starts straightening out the crew and gets a little scare about a subject near and dear to his heart -- the food. (Chap 15, 16, 17)

  • The Agamemnon begins to adjust to the new Captain. Ishmael makes a bet. (Chap 18, 19, 20, 21)

  • An accident in the galley gives Ishmael his first real discipline problem. (Chap 22, 23)

  • After some minor adjustments to the fixtures, the Agamemnon finally gets underway for Welliver. (Chap 24, 25, 26)

  • Ishmael addresses some issues of crew comfort and discovers some astrogation errors. (Chap 27, 28, 29)

  • Ishmael learns of an irregularity in the ship's accounting, and Mr. Wyatt learns a few trick about cargo picking. (Chap 30, 31)

  • On the run out to Welliver, Ishmael discovers who's been using the Agamemnon's account, and picks up an interesting cargo. (Chap 32, 33, 34)

  • Ishmael makes a discovery about his First Mate and solves a problem before getting underway. The Agamemnon visits Odin's Outpost. (Chap 35, 36, 37)

  • Navigational errors put the ship in a bind and Ishmael has to make a hard decision. (Chap 38, 39)

  • The ship runs into some heavy weather and begins to make up lost time, until they receive a distress call. (Chap 40, 41, 42)

  • The Agamemnon is delayed for days rendering aid to the stricken vessel. (Chap 43, 44)

  • The crew of the Agamemnon takes a short break and gets into new trouble. A reward comes from an unexpected direction. (Chap 45, 46)

  • The Agamemnon finally makes it back to home port and Ishmael learns an unfortunate truth. (Chap 47, 48)

  • Just as things start getting back to normal, a fresh emergency faces the crew. Chief Gerheart and Mr. Wyatt spring a little surprise on the Captain. (Chap 49, 50, 51)

  • The final tally is in and the cargo picking contest ends. (Chap 52, 53, 54)

  • Ishmael finds a new coffee shop and gets an oblique threat from an unexpected quarter. (Chap 55, 56)

  • The Agamemnon's crew gains a new hand and gets underway once more. (Chap 57, 58)

Dear Mr. Lowell, Thank you for a really wonderful series. Please continue the stories of Ishmael. I would like to read about his successful business as well as what happened to all the other characters and if he is to meet them again. I am also desperately waiting for the ...
I cannot believe that Horatio's story ends with Owner's Share. I think there must be at least one more - Chairman's Share! He takes over the Shipping Line and discovers life in the boardroom. Please?
Thanks to mr Lowell for your wonderful and inspiring stories. I came across the published paperback editions of the trader tales in the Amazon suggestions, based on my reading preferences, and decided to order "quarter share". Took me no more than a (well spent) weekend to read it and order ...
I have devoured the first five books and I am anxiously anticipating and also dreading enjoying "Owner's Share". Dreading because I have grown so fond of these characters I will miss them when their story is over. I read the first three books on my Kindle and was captivated, but ...
I read the first three books on my Kindle in less than two days and have since downloaded all the audio versions. I have always loved the Space Opera of David Weber and David Drake and it is wonderful, in these books, to see life below decks. In tone they ...
Hi all, Love the books! I am a fan of the amine created by Studio Ghibli and always imagined that the romantic old world feel of the Traders Tale books would lend themselves so well to a Ghibli production. In my head I just can't shake that imagery. Anyone else ...
I usually don't leave feedback of any kind, but I felt compelled to respond to such great work. After much thought over this book, I find that I must both commend your skill in storytelling and comdemn your fatalism for the love life of Ishmael Wang. It has been a ...
Captains Share was the first of your books I listened to, and remains my favorite out of the whole series. I'm hearing it for the third time, and its still just as entertaining as it ever was, even when I had no clue about the previous books. It is well ...
Thanks, Heather. The stories have been a blast to roll out and I'm looking forward to many more ... including more stories about Ishmael Wang, even if they're not part of the Trader's Tales series.
I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the adventures of Ishmael. A friend of mine suggested these podiobooks for my daily commute, and it didn't take long before I was invested in Ishmael's character, rooting for his success. I have also enjoyed listening......you don't embellish ridiculously, you ...

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