Would you consider the audio edition of Half Share to be better than the print version?
Half Share is the second book in the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series. Ishmael Horatio Wang (rhymes with gong) has successfully earned half-share in all four on-ship disciplines. He is reveling in his ability to earn, thanks to the cooperative he helped put together on the SC Lois McKendrick. He has made friends with Pip, his former co-worker in the galley, and is learning to do the work in the life support/engineering section. In this book, we get to watch him blossom as a competent young sailor who is exploreing many different facets of life — including girls. This one is a little lighter than the previous book or the following books, but it is fun.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Ish’s character is fleshed out in this book, as are the characters of those around him. Bev and Pip stand out, as does the interesting woman who comes on board mid way through the book.
What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?
The reader has a way of making the most ordinary statements dramatic, and lends a great deal to the books. He has a strong, pleasant voice that is well suited to Ishmael’s character.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Horatio Hornblower goes to space. Fortunately, the Solar Clipper books are a great deal more entertaining than the Hornblower series.
Any additional comments?
I have a hard time tearing myself away from these to do the work I should be doing. Thank goodness for audio books! If I was reading it from the printed page, my dishes would not be done until after I turned the last page.