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Otto is Richard Krugg's only son and heir to the Shaman's gift.

Otto doesn't want it. He wants to be a fisherman. When company policies force unwelcome changes onto his life and threaten even the security of the village, Otto discovers that being a shaman isn't optional. 

Jimmy Pirano is caught between the devil and the deep green sea when new production quotas are handed down from corporate headquarters. Locked into a century of existing practice, Jimmy is forced to find new ways to fish and new places to do it in or face the very real possibility that Pirano Fisheries will lose the St. Cloud franchise. 

Join Otto, Richard, and Rachel Krugg as they struggle with what it means to be the son of a shaman. Cast off with Jimmy, Tony, and Casey as they navigate the shoals and shallows of corporate fishery along the South Coast.

©2007 Nathan Lowell (P)2020 Podium Audio

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  • Arawynn
  • 02-09-2020

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It always makes me cry in a good way. There are two spots in the story that I can't help but cry and I've listened to it several times.

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  • carol Davydova
  • 09-03-2021

marvelous character/world building

I have read many other books by Nathan Lowell. Jeffrey kaufer has become a familiar voice. I love the other characters I've come to see as extended family members in my literary imagination, and I love understanding more about the SouthCoast shamans of this world. highly recommend

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  • Ian Jaqua
  • 05-01-2021

no spaceships... don't care.

a golden age tale that doesnt have any solar Clippers... don't care, this book is excellent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-2020

so rich...

I'll be honest, I read this book what seems like an eon ago. I forgot how good the story was. Buying the next two. "He's got magic in thatbquill of his I'm sure, or I don't know who does."-me

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  • Britta
  • 13-09-2020

nathan did it again

Another fantastic book by Nathan Lowell. It was really neat to learn more about the Shaman way of life and meet some new characters in the same world as Ishmael and Pip.

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  • Michael
  • 02-09-2020

Amazing!

Nathan Lowell is one of my favorite authors and this book is just another example of why, it's fantastic, heartfelt, a fun, quiet adventure. If you are looking for swashbuckling or space combat, this isn't the book for you.

I eagerly await the sequel.

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  • Great Tutu Kona
  • 24-08-2021

Slow to start, but quickly engaged

A new fan of Nathan Lowell, I am digesting the endless great tales he has given us. I have read the 6 Solar Clipper series and its sequels and am eager to delve further into Lowell's view of the future. This book was very interesting, but I thought there was something a little off, and it turned out to be the speed. At Chapter 5, I lowered the speed to 90% and then Jeffrey Kafer's narration became perfect. He is one of my absolute favorites.
The story line is interesting, and I am glad to have the background of the Clipper series to bury myself into the story, which is unique, as all Lowell's tales are, although they are interconnected. At the end of the book, I could tell there was more to come, and I already have the next in the Shaman series in my queue. Safe travels, everyone. The adventure continues.

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  • Sapphire
  • 08-08-2021

A mess

I really did not like this audiobook. The first half was a nonsensical red herring and the rest was just strategizing on how to get more fish. The more interesting story line was the shaman one and that was actually a small part of it until the end. Plus the narration to me sounded robotic, very monotone, and when he was voicing some of the characters it was quite annoying. I keep listening to it as I was on a long drive but I’m going to ask for my money back in this one.

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  • Simon Pot
  • 03-08-2021

I’m a fan of Lowell’s. Have read 6-8 of his books, but…

Honestly, I don’t understand the point of this one.
At best, it tangentially fits into his Clipper Ship universe, but only barely and there is no clear point to the plot. No mysteries. No villains. A bunch of nice people solving a humdrum problem. A whole book that is ostensibly organized around the concept of a Shaman in an otherwise lightweight Sci-fi universe, but with just short of no development of the shamanism at all.

As a rule, Lowell’s bold are a relaxing read with a pleasant combination of mundane detail and a challenge or two to be overcome by sincere characters, often with a bad-ish guy or two as antagonists. Easy, fun reads. But this one is simply labeling any discernible raison d’être.

Very odd.

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  • daniel l. newell
  • 02-08-2021

No Solar Clippers, No Problem, Enjoyed anyway!

I came upon the Shaman’s Tales series from all the other Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series. No spaceships, just regular ships, OK. Nathan Lowell is a brilliant writer and I find buying his audiobooks as a sound investment. Haven’t been disappointed yet! Not religious, who cares? I dare you not to like it. This is a coming of age tale where a boy/man might not find the path he was looking for, but his path might just find him. I’ve already listened to the next book in the series as I review this one and when I’m done typing , I’ll start the third. Author - Stupendous, Narrator - Amazing, Story - Superb!!! To think I first started listening to Nathan Lowell narrate his own Audiobooks for free. It took me a second to get to like Jeffrey Kafer because you never forget your first listen. Now I’ve grown up with Ishmael, Pip, Natalya, Zoya, Otto, and Sarah. Please Mr. Lowell keep writing masterpieces in this Golden Age!!!

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