In Ashes Born : A Seeker's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper

  • by Nathan Lowell
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  • Series: A Seeker's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper
  • 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An old friend. A new course. A deadly ship with a secret cargo.
Ishmael Wang returns to Port Newmar, but ghosts from his past have followed him. His old shipmate, Phillip Carstairs, offers him the opportunity to track down the man who killed his lover. The catch? He must take command of the Chernyakova, a ship that still stinks of death and haunts Ishmael's nightmares.
Together Phillip and Ismael begin a journey into unknown reaches of the Deep Dark to bring back the man who killed Greta.

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Ishmael Wong sails on.

I have, years ago, had the very great pleasure of listening to the author, Nathan Lowell, reading the preceding Trader Tale stories himself when they were podcast. He is a wonderful narrator and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing his caramel voice. Jeffery Kafer is a fine narrator and I almost got used to his "black coffee" tones, he certainly has a great range of voices and his female characters sound very good. But for me, Nathan is the voice of Captsin Wong.
Having got that off my chest let's consider the Tale. At the end of the previous book; "Owner's Share", tragedy had visited our erstwhile Captain and left him bereft just when we all thought he was happy. Thank goodness Audible have released this book and put me out of my misery! It's clearly the start of a new phase of life for Ishmael Wong and I, for one, am cheering him on and look forward to seeing what happens next.
If you haven't already, do listen to the preceedung books, this is a stand-alone story but it will be better appreciated heard in sequence. Narhan Lowell has a fine gift for making a future of Solar Clippers and interstellar travel so very plausible, its a pleasure for me to slip forward in time to this reality. There are no aliens, but tbe author describes real humans with familiar quirks and foibles, machinations and sneakiness, all set in a possible future. Our hero is very likeable and innocently wise, and his story is not yet over.
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- Rosemary White

Story was good, performance very dissapointing

What made the experience of listening to In Ashes Born the most enjoyable?

the performer had a relatively pleasant voice, although a bit monotonous.


Would you be willing to try another one of Jeffrey Kafer’s performances?

No, assuming that this is a typical performance.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, unfortunately the performance made this impossible.


Any additional comments?

Story was good, but the performance had no real inflection or emotion in the delivery. There was no attempt at character differentiation and this made it difficult at times to follow the dialog and naration. Very dissapointing, especially compared to the original performances of the first 6 books by the author, Nathan Lowell. I doubt that I will purchase any more of this series unless the performance is done by the author, in the same style as before.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing