Trader Tales 2: Half Share

Read by Nathan Lowell

(4.7 stars; 862 reviews)

After Ishmael Wang is promoted to the environmental section, he's caught in a swirl of mystery, doubt, belief, lust and a really nice fitting pair of jeans. He has to come to grips with what it means to be a spacer while he's still trying to figure out what it means to be a man.

Join Ishmael, Brillo, Pip, and the rest of the crew of the Lois McKendrick as they help the newest member of the crew adjust to life in the Deep Dark.

Half Share is the sequel to Quarter Share, also available at

Note: Some scenes in Half Share involve adult themes, nudity, sex and references to religions not based on Judeo-Christian traditions. Read at your own risk.

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@Ethan - I actually wrote the books to be released as podiobooks. That's why I created them. I wanted to see if there was an audience for this kind of story. Turns out there is. In 2008 and 2009 I shopped the first books around a bit and found no ...

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Being a huge Science Fiction fan all my life, and having a special interest in anything "space" related, I found the first book "Quarter Share" not only intriguing, but captivating as well. I developed an instant interest to the characters, and fond myself relating to Ishmail on several levels. The ...

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Can I gush anymore than I did in my last review? Seriously... listen to these books. They are beyond wonderful and Nathan Lowell stands alone in my opinion for his talent in bringing great writing to life. When he reads these wonderful tales, he IS Ishmael Wang. Mr. Lowell, your ...

the story went from interesting. to soft core porn. yuck

(2 stars)

(3 stars)

The last book was really good and exciting! This one...I dont know what happened, it turns into a teen boys sex fantasy and just keeps going. Very wish fulfillment fan fiction. I had been enjoying the almost mundane adventures of a guy who was clever, but not a genius. Not attractive, but not ugly. Not a dullard, just well spoken. But then its all about how he's the hottest piece in the galaxy and it just goes ON and ON about it! Would have been 2 stars, but respect to the first book keeps it at 3

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I found the first book quarter share in a collection called Stars and Empire. At the end of the book there was some information about the author. That is where I found out about podiobooks. I have been a sci-fi addict since I was 12 years old and I am ...

Sci-fi Meets 50 Shades of Grey

(2 stars)

Really enjoyed the first book and gave it full marks, but this one goes off the boil a bit. The problem is that it spends much of the time talking about clothes shopping and how achingly gorgeous all of the main protagonists are. For instance, Ish is so good-looking that he can’t pass by any woman without her groaning with sensual pleasure. I mean, come on! This plotline just goes on, and on, and on…. I found myself fast forwarding past much of the above nonsense. Now maybe the ladies will love this sort of stuff, but the guys will be turning off in their droves! My suggestion would be to leave all the fantasy stuff behind and stick to the sci-fi.

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I came across Quarter Share through an Amazon recommendation and read it in one day. Then I read the back and realized the existence of the audiobooks and just listened to almost the whole of Half Share. I enjoy good fiction and especially good science fiction and just wanted to ...