We have had a real binge recently of listening to podiobooks. We not only found a good book, but it was the first part in a series of five others, all complete. The series is called A Traders Tale From the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, and is written by Nathan Lowell. You can find his blog at Trader’s Diary.
So far we have listened to the first in the series Quarter Share, and the second Half Share. The first book was great. Nothing much happens, but it doesn’t happen really well. The story is just a gentle coming of age, dealing with changes in circumstances type story. No real drama, or conflicts. There is a whole chapter devoted to the main character making coffee. Not normally interesting, but the way it was written and read was just wonderful.
The second was not quite as fun, as Nathan took the story into dealing with issues about relationships on board a mixed gender space ship. The tone changed, and even though it was still well written and read, I just didn’t really like the change of tone so much. Hopefully on the next one he has got that out of his system and moves in another direction. 🙂