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When Diurnia Salvage and Transport undergoes a change in management, Captain Ishmael Horatio Wang finds himself adrift in a sea of red ink, and intrigue. He dives in only to find that he is over his head in a universe where cut-throat competition takes on an all new meaning.

What price will he pay for his Owner’s Share?

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  • Ishmael gets into trouble with a member of his crew and a tragedy strikes Diurnia Salvage and Transport. (Chap 1 & 2)

  • - Ishmael looks over a new ship and the crew learns more about what might be in store. (Chap 3 & 4)

  • - An accountant visits the ship and offers Ishmael some insight. While Ms. Thomas goes ashore, Ishmael is left wondering just what his new life will look like. (Chap 5, 6, 7)

  • - Chief Gerheart and Ishmael survey a ship and uncertainty grows as the situation unfolds. (Chap 8, 9)

  • - The waiting ends and the crew learns some of the secrets. (Chap 10, 11)

  • - One of the crew surprises Ishmael when Ms. Thomas's intuition proves true. Ishmael meets Christine Maloney. (Chap 12, 13)

  • - Ishmael gets breakfast and buys some new clothes.(Chap 14, 15)

  • - Kirsten Kingsley offers Ishmael an interim job. William Simpson offers him some advice.(Chap 16, 17)

  • - Ishmael begins the process of cleaning the ship and trying to strike a balance with his bodyguard. He discovers a hidden feature. (Chap 18-20)

  • - Ishmael buckles down to learn about the ship. With a bit of help from DST, the deal is struck and Ishmael signs more paperwork. (Chap 21-23)

  • - Ishmael starts getting the ship in order but things don't go smoothly with his financing. (Chap 24-25)

  • - After a surprising press conference, Ishmael gathers a crew and gets down to business. (Chap 26-27)

  • - A bit of crew bonding results in an unfortunate photo. Ishmael sees a familiar face in an unexpected place. (Chap 28-29)

  • - The ship stocks up and Ishmael receives a visitor. Finally stocked and ready for space, the ship gets underway. (Chap 30-32)

  • - Ishmael stands watch with his new quarter share crewman. The ship returns to Diurnia and gets ready for a real cargo run. (Chap 33, 34)

  • - With cargo loaded, the ship departs for Welliver and the crew begins to settle into the routine. Ishmael gets some insight into his new quarter share crew. (Chap 35, 36, 37)

  • - The ship makes the jump to Welliver. Ishmael finds a new cargo and continues to upgrade the ship's systems. (Chap 38, 39, 40)

  • - Ishmael takes another test but gets tied up in red tape. A friend from the past may hold the answer to a thorny problem. (Chap 41, 42)

  • - Ishmael discovers a hidden talent among the crew and works around the thicket of red tape. (Chap 43, 44)

  • - The ship gets underway for Ten Volt. Ms Arellone makes a startling discovery. Ishmael continues upgrading his ship's systems. (Chap 45,46, 47)

  • - Ishmael runs into more problems with his Steward's Endorsement. Things look bad for one of the crew members. (Chap 48, 49)

  • - When information starts leaking from inside the ship, Ishmael is forced to consider some unpleasant actions. The ship leaves without passengers and Ishmael grows more concerned about his debts. (Chap 50, 51, 52)

  • - Ishmael continues to have problems with his steward's endorsement and the ship is forced to make a cargo run back to Diurnia. When he is finally able to carry passengers, Ishmael wonders if it was such a good idea after all. (Chap 53, 54, 55)

  • - With his credentials finally in order, Ishmael takes his first paying passengers. When an unruly passenger causes a problem for the crew, support comes from an unexpected direction and Ishmael begins to reconsider the passenger business. (Chap 56, 57, 58)

  • - When the ship gets to Greenfields, a nosy newsy confronts Ishmael. Before the crew gets underway, Ishmael discovers a problem that threatens the ship and he's faced with a difficult decision. (Chap 59-61)

  • - The ship takes a full load of passengers back to Diurnia. On arrival Ishmael starts taking action to regain control. (Chap 62-64)

  • - After getting some advice from William Simpson, Ishmael returns to the ship to find a face from his past. Negotiations yield a new chief engineer and the Iris gets ready for space once more. (65-68)

  • - Ms Maloney recieves a summons. An extended layover in Greenfields gives Ishmael a chance to do some cargo analysis and check the ship. When tragedy strikes, the stay becomes somewhat longer than expected. (69-73)

  • - Ishmael starts the healing process and the ship gets underway once more. (74-76)

  • - In the conclusion, Ishmael and the crew meet Kurt and discover who pulled the strings on their adventure. As the story closes, Ishmael looks forward to a new beginning. (77-81)

DAM YOU'RE GOOD Nathan Greatest Audiobook ever, but i hate You every Time (37) at the End. I break inside and don't know how handle the rest of the Day. You Created a wonderfull Universe, there should be a lot Stories around. But i'm unshure if it would the same ...
It was a great series with just one problem. The contrived death at the end of the series was unfit for publication and did not suit the rest of the story at all. It was so bad that I would urge the author to rewrite the ending before republishing. Little ...
I truly enjoyed the whole series! Each day I would eagerly await coming to work, just so I could listen to Trader's Tales at the same time I was designing! As with any good book series, it was both wonderful and sad when the books came to an end. Also, ...
I've been avidly awaiting each episode after first reading the Kindle version of Quarter Share. I have loved each story and felt the story line and character development were very good throughout, even if one the main plot lines "Ishmael will make it better..." has become somewhat predictable. I do ...
Thank you for a great listen, just finished the series and loved it. I have no idea what I am going to listen to now as traders tale has kept me going though 40 hours or so of cleaning the kitchen, I looked forward to each episode. Thank you, well ...
The whole series was a fantastic ride. I laughed, I cried...it felt like real life. I was convinced by the characters and the circumstance. It was a truly great series, and I can't wait to get a hold of the next thing that you've written. Thank you, sir.
Just finished re-listening to this faublous storry and I want to cry again! Dammit.
I found these books a few years ago on Amazon, read the first few and waited patiently for them to become available on my Kindle. I gave up and went with the Podiobooks. I love them all! By far my favorite space drama I have read, or listened to! I ...
Wow, This series will go down as one of my favorites, thanks for writing such a great series.
Damn you mr. Lowell, this was such a great story, and now I'm feeling that brilliant feeling of loss after closing a fond book, blinking back tears. It feels unfair what Ishmael went through at the end of this last book, but I guess something was needed to get him ...

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