I liked it despite myself,
This review is from: Captain's Share (Trader's Tales from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper Book 5) (Kindle Edition)
I listened to the audio version read by the author. For once, I find an author who can read a narrative in an entertaining manner. The phrase "read by the author" is often the knell of doom as great writers bring wooden reading, or an inappropriate manner to wonderful works. Nathan Lowell reads like a professional. Well done to him.
I previously criticised Ishmael Wong's adventures as shallow. Wong's recollections of his experience as a deck hand, junior officer and captain cover minute details of housekeeping. It is almost Mrs Beaton in space. But I found myself liking his explanations to his crew about how to make sandwiches. Despite appearing as a know it all, Wong is often caught by surprises that Lowell telegraphs to the reader. I cannot believe that Wong was the first to spot the best way to take advantage of a solar wind. Space frieghtering seems to be a very practical trade after all. But never the less, Lowell pertrays and reads Wong as an amiable Captain we would all like as a boss.