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  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed your books on I am anxious for the completion of Full Share. When do you expect to post the next chapter?

    by rawdinsroost on Sep 27, 2007 at 11:27 am

  2. Nate;

    Of the many authors I have had the pleasure of reading, your work stands as one of the very few that, at the end, has had me weep with both happiness and sorrow.

    Forever grateful, Mister.

    by Jeff on Sep 27, 2007 at 2:50 pm

  3. Loved Quarter Share and Half Share. I had no problem at all getting into them. Great job. Now that Full Share is finished I’m going to check it out.

    by Kirk on Oct 1, 2007 at 12:43 am

  4. Loved all Three books hope for more. You really captured the essence of ship life and the relationships that are created. It gave a great laugh to the monotony of my ship life. Again hope to see more of your work.

    by John on Oct 2, 2007 at 6:43 am

  5. Hey Nathan -

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed QS, HS, and FS. I just finished the last episode of Full Share today and found the ending.. fitting. I miss Ish already! There’s just something about these books and the characters in them that really get the reader involved. I really feel like I’m standing next to Ish and Pip. Thanks very much for these books, and I’m looking forward to any future episodes.

    Also, I’d really like to send something your way. Have you published these on Lulu? Or do you just prefer donations via Podiobooks?

    Thanks again!

    by Brian Corrigan on Oct 14, 2007 at 4:45 pm

  6. I just finished listening to QS, HS, and FS and thought they were awesome. I thank you for writing them and hope that Double Share will be ready soon. Is there a mailing list that I can sign up for in order to get information about the next audio book in the series?

    by Roger Thorson on Nov 1, 2007 at 12:41 am

  7. Yes. See the link to “email notices” in the right sidebar.

    by Nate on Nov 1, 2007 at 5:19 am

  8. so how goes the work on double share ?
    and hope it goes good

    by matthew on Nov 8, 2007 at 8:18 pm

  9. I just started listening to Quarter Share last Wednesday, and I’m about halfway through Full Share now, hoping to finish it today. This has been such an amazing series. The books remind me of works such as Master and Commander, Sabatini’s novels, and in some respects The Count of Monte Cristo and other classic novels. I love the relaxed pacing (well, except for the first few chapters of Full – that’s pretty intense!), which your narration fits perfectly. You really do draw your reader into the world you’ve created. I feel as if I’m there helping the crew change out the scrubber matrices. More, more!

    by Lynn Willis on Nov 16, 2007 at 7:17 am

  10. I made a couple of favorable comments about your series on my blog, and intend to bring it up again on my “Grizzly’s Growls” podcast. I am truly impressed. I think it rates with the best of the Golden Age stories I spent years reading. Isaac Asimov was good, in some ways you’re doing better. We need more of this.

    So I intend to make as many further positive comments on my blog and on my podcast. I want more — just slipped into “Half Share,” and I’m going to keep it up as long as you can keep writing. If you don’t mind, I’ll keep doing what I can to keep up the positive buzz. You need to keep writing good stuff I get to gush about.

    Would that be okay?


    by Grizzly Smith on Nov 28, 2007 at 8:08 pm

  11. Nate, I don’t know where to put this, so I decided to put it here.

    I just started listening to the last installment of Scott Sigler’s “Nocturnal” and your “story so far” was great.

    I’m still just amazed that all three of the Lois stories came together so fast. I’m hoping that, some day, I can get these on print, so that I can read them on my own.

    Thanks for such a wonderful universe and set of stories!

    by Geordon VanTassle on Dec 3, 2007 at 4:18 am

  12. The Books Category of your site (on the right hand side) lists all books in alphabetical order. I don’t know if it’s possible but it may be better for the newcomers if the books were listed in Story Timeline order – of not there then maybe somewhere that’s easy to find.

    by FraserF on Dec 28, 2007 at 6:35 pm

  13. Good idea! I changed the sort sequence… among other things

    by Nate on Dec 28, 2007 at 8:24 pm

  14. “real life”, – - – would that translate to the possibility of us “crew” being able to purchase a “dead tree” version of your stories???

    by osmia on Feb 17, 2008 at 9:24 pm

  15. Well, that’s certainly one interpretation. ;)

    by Nate on Feb 17, 2008 at 11:21 pm

  16. Hey,
    Hope you are doing great.

    Have you listed anywhere what your podcast set up is? Mic, Mixer, PC or Mac and what software you use?

    Just wondering.


    by Kirk Warrington on Feb 28, 2008 at 1:54 am

  17. Hiya, Kirk!!

    I *thought* I had but I don’t see it so …

    My current set up:

    Mic: Rode NT1-A
    Preamp: Prosonus TubePRE
    Recorder: Zoom H4
    Audio Editor: Audacity running on a 64 bit dual core Linux laptop
    ID3 tagger: iTunes

    by Nate on Feb 28, 2008 at 6:08 am

  18. I enjoyed quarter, half, and full share podcast after a interview you did recently I am currently listening to south coast and start to laugh every time I hear the name Red Green because I just Know his boat is the one covered in at least three layers of duct tape.

    by Kory on Mar 12, 2008 at 1:15 am

  19. Just thought I’d drop you a note of thanks. Excellent work!

    The warmth of your characters is particularly appreciated. Somewhere between the advent of radio and television the ability to create warm likable people seems to have become a lost art. Hopefully yours will prove to be an inspiration both to other writers and society at large.

    I don’t know if you have the books out in print yet, but I’m lobbying the (librarian) girlfriend to get them all for the library where she works. (Yes, she does wear “sensible” shoes…) Very much looking forward to the next in the series!



    by Jeff on Mar 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm

  20. Well I just stumbled on your books and I must admit I was hooked from the first one. I burned thru all of them in about two weeks and now can’t wait for Double Share to come out. I also found your reading of the H. Beam Piper book. I am a big fan and can’t beleave my good fourtune at haveing his works come to light again. Looking forward to all that is coming.

    by Thomas McDonald on Apr 4, 2008 at 12:36 pm

  21. Nate, absolutely love the books, just finished my 2nd time thru and I have a question. What happened to the sludge mushrooms? It was a good idea that Ish had and looked like it was going to go somewhere but then it didn’t.
    Thank you so very much for your time and creativity, we expect you to keep up the good work for at least the next 10 years! =)


    by Reynolds on Apr 9, 2008 at 1:07 pm

  22. It may come back at a later time. One never knows. :)

    by Nate on Apr 9, 2008 at 2:46 pm

  23. I really miss the series, I’m thinking of doing a re-listen.

    by Tor Erling on Apr 30, 2008 at 3:44 pm

  24. Nate, Just wanted to drop a note and say I really enjoyed the three podiobooks (quarter, half, full) and am anxiously waiting the next installment.

    by Chuck on May 12, 2008 at 11:20 pm

  25. I love your podcasts! And since I introduced them to my parents, they will not listen to anything else when we are in a car together. Thank you so much for the thoughtful care that went into each word – it shows. I love the way the internet community really feels like a community – full of people I can actually drop a note to, and they will read it. (On a side note, sheesh I should buy some belts – last time I did a market I barely sold a thing.)

    by Rachel on Jun 4, 2008 at 7:11 am

  26. I love your books so much. I want you to know that I have listened to tons of different books and I hear lots of errors like these minor things and I will tell you your sotry is the first one I have felt strongly enough about to actually contact the author over. I apologize that the first time i contacted you last night the first thing i did was nit pick on your book. I Love it keep up the hard work it is very much appreciated.
    Can not wait for the next episode….

    is it ready yet?

    How bout now…… ahhhhhhhhhh I want to be a quarter share crew man….

    by Dustin on Jun 30, 2008 at 7:03 am

  27. I had a question for you on the environmental problem that happened in ful share when the ship hit the emp. why did the crew not don environmental safety suits at some point so that they kept the oxygen consuption down as well? till the scrubbers came on line. I know that this question is pointless but I was just considering the run the environmental drills every month and no one mentioned puting on the siuts to gain one more hour.

    just wondering.

    by Dustin on Jul 10, 2008 at 8:08 am

  28. They probably would have, had it come to that. They had several hours of air in the escape pods as well. The problem is that once they’re IN there, they can’t get out to check the ship. In hindsight, I’d probably handle this differently … it was rather an artificial and contrived emergency.

    by Nate on Jul 10, 2008 at 8:37 am

  29. Double Share. The long awaited return of Mr. Wong. I was trying to describe your books to my wife last night. It’s hard to do. It’s a space story, but, no big war scenes, etc. Finally I just said that they are great. She is going to start on them soon. Keep up the great work.

    by Ron Cleeton on Jul 10, 2008 at 8:50 am

  30. When are the next episodes going to be released? I am going on a trip Friday and noticed the episodes posted on 7/12. Should I wait to listen until my trip or will another 5 episodes be uploaded before then?


    by Ross on Jul 13, 2008 at 8:27 am

  31. I dont know, Ross. But by Friday, the book should be done.

    by Nate on Jul 13, 2008 at 8:46 am

  32. Nate, Episode 21 of double share needs to be fixed. When I click on it I get error that it’s a 404 file not found.

    by CaptNova on Jul 17, 2008 at 7:07 am

  33. I love your books. Absolutely love them. I listen to every chapter on the day it comes out. I can’t access chapter 21 though. Could you send it to me or refresh it on podiobooks?

    by Angel Colbert on Jul 17, 2008 at 7:11 am

  34. We’re on it. A new file has been posted and it’ll be released as soon as somebody there can review it.

    by Nate on Jul 17, 2008 at 8:47 am

  35. I love all of your books. I listened to the conclusion of double share today and that was amazing. I finished South Coast for the second time last night. Congratulations on having consistently amazing work. I’d love to know what the next thing will be so I can start on it as soon as it comes out. Are you going to continue the story on from double share?

    by Angel Colbert on Jul 17, 2008 at 8:47 am

  36. The next book in the Trader’s Tales will be Captain’s Share — the next book in the Shaman’s Tales will be Cape Grace. I need to focus on another project for which I am overdue right now, but I’m hoping to get BOTH Captain’s Share and Cape Grace out by the end of the year.

    by Nate on Jul 17, 2008 at 8:50 am

  37. I really loved all your books. I just finished Full Share (in one day, I couldn’t stop listening) I really enjoy your style of writing and character development. I still can’t believe there was no violence or sci fi action and I can’t stop listening. Double Share is loaded on the mp3 player and I am chomping at the bit waiting for it to charge. Keep writing and I will keep listening.

    by Ryan on Jul 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm

  38. Hello Nathan,
    My name is Darren Kelk of the pod-cast http://www. we aim to make geek news fun humorous as we discuss Scifi movies, TV, books and pod-casts. We have recently started a new show segment were we ask our listeners to download a podiobook and review. We then post their reviews and if possible talk to the author (Normally via Skype). We intend to ask the listeners to review your work Quarter Share. And to support the discussion we would also like to record an interview with yourself. We do not have any agenda other than the enjoyment of science fiction. We can also supply any question in advance of the interview if required.

    If you would be available to grant us an interview can you please email myself.

    Thank you.


    by Darren kelk on Aug 16, 2008 at 5:28 am

  39. I only discovered podcast about 6 months ago -I thought iPODS were for music. YOUR BOOKS ROCK. I have completed all 4 of the *share series. Talk about addictive, believable and fascinating. I hope you will AT least write enough book to complete the cycle … until he gets to be CAPT and has his own looong list of academy recommendations moving toward the first star on the right. I loved the inclusion of Pip Ballantine and Christiana Ellis as ship names. (I am a big fan of Moravi, Chasing the Bard, and Escape POD. I gave up my satellite radio to listen to podcast on any trip I take over 2 minutes. Great work.

    Please keep the string going. Off to listen to the Shaman.


    by OldGuyPaul on Sep 5, 2008 at 12:21 am

  40. Thanks, Paul.

    There are two more Share books in the queue. It’s just a question of getting to them thru the clamor of the everyday.

    by Nate on Sep 5, 2008 at 5:00 am

  41. I really enjoyed Double Share, and now have gone back for the the rest of your podio books. I think the books share greaet lessons on managment, team work, and problem solving.

    by MNR on Sep 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm

  42. I just want to thank you for putting out such fantastic books, i have never been so immersed in any book that i have read or listned to, they really are truly wonderful, PLEASE make more.
    This seems really out of line, it’s just a suggestion, but have you ever considered the idea of pirates in the golden age, i’d love to see the way Ish handles that situation, i think it would be really interesting, it dosent really fit into the tone of the novels that much , but it dosent necessarily have to be violent or nasty.
    Thanks so much for making these books, the characters you create are the most realistic i’ve seen or heard, and so original.

    by Laurence on Sep 16, 2008 at 3:57 pm

  43. Thanks, Laurence. There’s been a great deal of discussion on the fan forums about crime in general and pirates in particular.

    It might happen.

    by Nate on Sep 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

  44. I have a problem with your podiobooks… They’re too addictive! And I’ve finished them all! Please write more in the ‘Share’ series! I’m really enjoying the journey.

    by Stacie on Oct 6, 2008 at 1:36 pm

  45. There’s more on the way.

    by Nate on Oct 6, 2008 at 2:24 pm

  46. Nathan,
    Just wanted you to know how much I am enjoying the Share series. I inadvertently started with Double Share and realized later that I listened to that book out of turn. It didn’t matter. I wanted to find out how things began for Ishmael as a spacer. I now have listened to Quarter Share and Half Share and I am almost finished with Full Share. I plan to listen to South Coast and I’m looking forward to Cape Grace. It seems I read somewhere that you plan to write or are writing Captain’s Share. I am hooked on these books and I love the stories! I must say that you’ve created such a warm and considerate character in Ishmael that I can hardly wait to find out what happens next in his life. I have been brought to tears at times with his kindness. Thank you for sharing (pardon the pun) these books with all of us in the ethernet.

    by A Hardy on Oct 20, 2008 at 8:01 pm

  47. Comment from Steve Green
    Time: November 5, 2008, 12:35 am

    Hi Nate. I am a new fan and posted a comment in another part of this site. I just wanted to say that your reading of these stories that you have written is amazing. The inflections you use are in the right places and it makes me feel like am in the story, like the standing next to you but not seen. Your story line is fantastic, it flows like butter, and it makes you want to continue even when you have to leave. Keep it up and I hope to see and read more of your stories. Thank you for your fresh talent.

    by Steve Green on Nov 5, 2008 at 12:39 am

  48. Just finished listening to Quarter Share. Fantastic! Can’t wait to get started with Half Share. Wife and son also enjoyed it on the 8 hour round trip to Pittsburgh from Baltimore. We just couldn’t wait to get back in the car and see how Ish was getting on.

    by Icepick on Nov 10, 2008 at 8:17 pm

  49. Thanks A, Steve, and Icepick!

    I’m glad I could make your road trip more enjoyable.


    by Nate on Nov 11, 2008 at 7:02 am

  50. I just listened to your collaborative pieces in the feed from Scott Sigler. Very nice!

    by Megan Pawlak on Dec 29, 2008 at 12:05 pm

  51. Oh thanks.

    I just listened myself to see how he changed it.

    Let’s just note that there’s no Subtly in S-i-g-l-e-r :)

    But I’m really pleased to have participated :)

    by Nate on Dec 29, 2008 at 2:43 pm

  52. Hi Nathan,

    after just finishing listening to the complete (so far) adventures of Ishmael and now just listened to South Coast – for about the third time – I am writing again to let you know that I am really impressed and appreciative of your work. I hope that all is going well in your day job and that you all can get through the financial crisis that is plaguing everyone a the moment.

    I wait in EAGER anticipation for your forthcoming works. Also I have started my own writing and recording my own podcast novel – look out for it, it is call “The Days of Noah” and I hope to be pod casting soon.

    I wish you and yours all the best,

    Thanks for all your hard work.


    by Steven on Mar 14, 2009 at 12:20 am

  53. The day job is going very well. And congrats on the book! ;)

    by Nate on Mar 14, 2009 at 4:35 am

  54. First let me say because I loved them so much I’m relistening to Quarter, Half, Full and Double Share, as well as South Coast (probably my favorite). I was wondering if you will write a book about Pip/Ismael’s time at the Academy. I’m sure they got into and out of a lot of trouble.

    by NaloMeli on Aug 1, 2009 at 11:52 am

  55. At the moment I have no plans to do that book, altho I have reserved the title “Port Newmar” against such an eventuality. There are so many “Somebody Goes to College” stories out there, I don’t know what I’d be able to add to them.

    by Nate on Aug 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm

  56. Cant seem to find you on twitter , Whats your username as I would like to follow you. Love the books thanks for all the great stories

    by Codey on Aug 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm

  57. it’s obscure on twitter.

    by Nate on Aug 6, 2009 at 8:54 pm

  58. Ok, Ok I just finished 1/4. 1/2. full. double – started 2 weeks ago and finished today. I am a traveling veterinarian can spend hours on the road. All I can say is thank you for making the time pass so quickly. I just started South Coast but I look forward to the Captains Share and any new adventures of Ish.

    by Jim on Sep 15, 2009 at 6:47 pm

  59. Thanks, Jim. I’m not sure if that’s a record for mainlining, but it’s getting close.

    Captain’s Share is right around the corner now. :)

    by Nate on Sep 15, 2009 at 7:31 pm

  60. I just finished Captains Share and i am very sorry it is over! I have listened to all the Share books and cannot wait for more. I am a driver by trade so hauling things to different “ports of call” is kind of close to my heart. I just wanted to thank you for creating a world that i can see so well in my minds eye!! Oh how I would like to be working on a clipper and rise through the ranks myself. That being said I must shove off myself. Thank You for your time and Safe Voyage to You!

    by Kenny on Oct 15, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Solar clippers, here we come!

    by Dan on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:06 am

  62. I recently discovered podiobooks and Double Share is the second book I’ve listened to. Like you (Nate), I am a fan of Heinlein and his peers. I thoroughly enjoyed Double Share and now will be listening to the rest of the series starting with Quarter Share. I found the story and the reading of it smooth and enticing. As a retired Navy pilot, I enjoyed the faithful extrapolation of modern shipboard life.

    by Jeff on Dec 30, 2009 at 11:17 pm

  63. Thanks, Jeff.

    I hope you find the rest of the books as enjoyable.

    by Nate on Dec 31, 2009 at 6:32 am

  64. Nate,
    I was wondering if you could approve me for the fan forums? I promise to be be good.

    by annoyance on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

  65. lemme see if i can spot your user name there .. :)

    by Nate on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:56 am

  66. Nate,

    Firstly, Thank you so much for writing and making available your fantastic books. Over the past couple of months I have worked my way through QS, HS, FS, DS, and CS, there is now a big hole left in my life! . I am currently trawling thru your website to find what I need to do next. I now have South Coast racked up and Ravenwood downloading :-) thanks. I also found all of the supporting material which is great (wish I’d found it earlier). But can I ask about ‘Owners Share’ is this still on the cards? have you released it yet?

    Again, thank you so much for these great books.

    Tyler Jordan

    by Tyler Jordan on Jan 10, 2010 at 5:13 am

  67. Owner’s Share will be out this year. I’m hoping for late spring so I can submit it for a Parsec Award in 2011.

    by Nate on Jan 10, 2010 at 7:00 am

  68. How can I get a printed version of your books?
    Thank you
    Helen Johnson

    by Helen Johnson on Jan 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm

  69. Nathan,
    I have to say how much I enjoy your work. I am an avid podiobook listener, and travel many hours a week. I can usually finish a book in a week or so. I listen to the likes of Scott Sigler and Tee Morris, and I hold you far above even them. I love the way your books inspire me to be a better leader in my job (I wish I were a Solar Clipper Captain!). Thank you for your contribution to the literary world.


    by Matt Frechette on Feb 14, 2010 at 7:21 pm

  70. Thank you for your kind words and for sticking through with me ;)

    by Nate on Feb 14, 2010 at 9:20 pm

  71. Nate,
    First thank you so much for putting your work out there. I am *loving* it. Second, I have a technical issue. I use a FM transmitter ( to listen while driving. Most of the episodes of Full Share barely come through. Quarter, and Half share sounded great. It’s like all of the vocal audio is set to the left/read channel which isn’t transmitted very well. Is there a different source/copy for Full Share. I’ve tried the one from Podiobooks and the one posted on this site, and both sound the same.

    I’ve been driving with earbuds (not smart, I know, but I can’t stop listening now!) and it sounds fine that way.

    Thanks again,

    by Ben on Feb 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm

  72. Yes, there’s a problem and I need to find the sources and remix it.

    The problem is when you mix the two channels down to one, they cancel out.

    Lemme see if I can find them and get them remixed. I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile and just haven’t gotten my act together.

    by Nate on Feb 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm

  73. Nathan,

    I just wanted to thank you for the very enjoyable share books that I have been listening and relistening to since I first stumbled upon them in late 2009. They are such excellent creations and thank you for filling my head with such wonderful audio images.

    by Wes Gass on Mar 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm

  74. Glad you’ve enjoyed them so far, Wes.

    Stay tuned for more adventures

    by Nate on Mar 4, 2010 at 3:46 pm

  75. Nathan,
    I expect movies from you my dear man. The share chronicles would be an awesome name =P.
    I love your tone of voice, your way with words, the details of you stories and the overall world you created with shocking realism. I just recently found the Share series on podiobooks but after just finishing double share it pains me to know that captains share is at current time the last doses of Ishmael Horatio Wang. As a young boy myself (young as in no credit card =p ) how would I be able to get the share series (signed would be heart stopping, air grasping wickedly awesome) shipped overseas? I read somewhere you where thinking about printing 100 or so books and I want in on that deal =) if I can still off course. If not standard hardcover will do.
    I just want a tangible feel on Ish his world. Also would you mind if I take this opportunity to plant a thought in your head about making novels about Pips adventures and Brill and bevs off course. Oh and make a finalizing book where they all get together as captains and reminisce the good old days. Ah the seed is planted ^^. You probably thought it yourself but a boys got be sure =D
    Nathan in recap: I adore your books and I will advertise them every game/forum/friend I visit. I hope you never run out of stories to tell as I will be searching the world over for your stories.

    sincerely Niels

    by Niels on Apr 11, 2010 at 8:43 am

  76. The final Share book – Owner’s Share – should be out later this year.

    Yes, we’ll be printing limited edition hard covers and we’ll ship them anywhere in the world. :)

    As for getting them together? That’s not very likely but one never knows.

    There *will* be other stories in the Trader’s Tales beyond the Share series … I’m just not sure what they’ll be yet.

    by Nate on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:07 pm

  77. May I download your podiobooks and burn them onto cd’s for my friends that are overseas in Iraq? I love your work and enjoy listening to your story. I know what little time my friends have on the computer, max 30 minutes a day. I know they would enjoy your story but they would not use there little amount of time on the computer to listen and download. I thank you for the wonderful images you give me.
    SGT Brad Henry

    by Bradley Henry on May 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm

  78. you bet. and let me know if i can help

    by Nate on May 5, 2010 at 7:45 pm

  79. I LOVE these books. Found them on podiobooks in the iTunes store, and I downloaded the whole series. Unfortunately, most of the time when I do that, I end up hating almost every book I’ve downloaded, because either the book isn’t what I’m interested in, or the reader has a very monotone way of reading it. In this case, I love the voices you do, and even when you’re not doing a different voice, it’s easy to tell which character is speaking. Also, normally I wouldn’t care for books like these, because I’ve never been much for futuristic books or first-person narrative, but you’ve definitely changed my mind a bit.

    Actually, right now I’m finishing up Half Share with a cup of tea before I move on to Full Share :P

    by Christle on May 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm

  80. Nate, you are AWESOME. I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. I don’t know How you make a space opera without even a single combat, and made it so wonderfully interesting… Just bought a copy of Quarter Share, and I intend to buy each one as it comes out. Thanks again.

    by Marty on Jun 2, 2010 at 3:01 pm

  81. Just wanted to let you know that I downloaded Quarter Share for my Kindle. Despite being an old fogey, I enjoyed it very much. Reminded me of Heinlein’s juveniles that I enjoyed so very much when I was I kid. Looking forward the next books for Kindle.
    Thank you very much.

    by Ray Spitz on Jul 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm

  82. Hi Nathan, I am working in China for two months away from the family in England. I have all but Owners share on my ipod and they have helped me cope with being away from my home orbital. Love the stories and you have such a good reading voice. the story comes alive when you read them. Keep them coming I will be looking out for the books when I get back to the UK.

    by David Sinclair on Jul 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm

  83. I’ve been to several websites lately that feature solid plack backgrounds with bright white text. I know this is a new-age style preference, but it makes me get “blinds” in my vision – which can be bad if you’re primary job is in graphics and you have to be able to see color and line accurately. I’ve come to appreciate how you’ve kept your website dark gray/light gray instead of black/white. It much easier on the eyes. :)

    by Megan Pawlak on Jul 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

  84. Hi Nate, somehow I stumbled upon Catpain’s Share first and got a few chapters in before I knew 2 things – I REALLY liked it and I was reading book 5 instead of book 1. I stopped right there and then listened in order from Quarter Share. I’ve just finished Captain’s Share and I need more! The pace and style are different to a lot of books, but I loved that – and will listen again. I’ve got Ravenwood and South Coast lined up, then I’ll probably start from Quarter again. I’m also looking forward to getting my ears around Owner’s Share. Thank you, and keep it up!

    by Dave Hall on Jul 30, 2010 at 8:27 am

  85. I loved Quarter Share. Actually found it in the iBooks store (They have pretty limited number of books right now). It was a great story and so refreshing. I can’t wait for Half Share.

    I live in Colorado Springs and not really a bit convention person, but I found the MileHiCon website and am seriously thinking about coming up just so I can meet you. Thank you for a great book! Anyway I could get your autograph on a copy short of going to MileHiCon?


    by Mark Roberts on Aug 25, 2010 at 7:01 pm

  86. You willl probly have heard this before. but hear it goes again Thank you for writing these books. i Have for over 20 years read thousands of books and the books you have written are definatly amoung the better ones. Thank you very mutch i enjoyed reading/ listening to them immensely :)

    by Noniemouse on Sep 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

  87. Just wanted to say that I am enjoying all your “share” books, and I’m looking forward to Owners Share. Congratulations on winning a parsec award!

    by Eric on Sep 12, 2010 at 1:52 am

  88. Another word of support wishing you the best for all of your ongoing projects, Mr. Lowell. I’m still looking forward to when(ever) Owner’s Share commences spooling out into the podcast universe.
    On another topic, I know you were involved in “The Empress Sword”. That podcast seems to have stopped without any further information. Will we be hearing more from you in that one?

    by Ignatz on Nov 17, 2010 at 8:26 am

  89. Paulette is planning on finishing it. She’s had some technical problems and I’m not sure where she is on it at the moment.

    by Nate on Nov 17, 2010 at 9:22 am

  90. Hi you are probably sick of hearing this but thanks for your stories, they are brilliant. Now that makes me sound like a 10 year old but I’m afraid I’m 60. The stories themselves are extremely good but with you reading them they are Brilliant.
    Now to my point ;I see that you have a twitter account, I follow one person on twitter and do this through a reader. I have tried to find you on twitter without success, but this could be down to my inability to do techie stuff! So if you could point an old duffer in the right direction I would appreciate it.
    Once more let me say I have listened to a lot of books in the last few years and you as far as I am your number one.

    Regards John

    by John on Nov 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm

  91. on twitter I’m nlowell

    and I never get tired of hearing how much people enjoy my stories. :)

    by Nate on Nov 21, 2010 at 5:25 am

  92. No John. He’s probably just tired of us all constantly nagging him for more! :)

    by Josh on Nov 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

  93. From a fellow Coastie – bravo zulu ..

    by Dennis on Feb 4, 2011 at 8:00 pm

  94. Nate, just surfed in today to find the website colors changed. Very nice. Gives it all a bright, clean feel. Good show, sir.

    by Ignatz on Mar 3, 2011 at 10:01 am

  95. will there be a sequel or ravenwood…sooo good

    by Pauli Hubbard on May 30, 2012 at 7:12 pm

  96. Zypheria’s Call and The Hermit of Lammas Wood are both on the drawing boards now, Pauli. So, yes!

    by The Captain on May 31, 2012 at 7:04 am

  97. Any news on when captain share and is going to be available on the kindle?

    by Shane on Jun 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

  98. Not at this time, Shane.

    I’m not making predictions any more. When it’s up, I’ll email and post a note here.

    by The Captain on Jun 8, 2012 at 5:10 am

  99. Wow just wow

    I really love your work, I just finished listening to the share saga. Really love your narration and writing.
    Now on to find more of your writing and other books you have put to tape.


    by Phil on Jul 22, 2012 at 9:34 am

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