Nathan Lowell is a master storyteller who weaves a magnificent tale over the course of this six-book series. He has crafted an entire universe that simply absorbs the reader from the first podcast through to its final installment.
Nathan has created a believable, honorable lead character whose life unfolds across the span of many years amongst a broad cast of characters that mirror the range of people in society.
I have just finished listening to the entire series straight through for the second time, and I enjoyed it even more, if that is even possible, than I did before.
Not only does he craft a wonderful tale that holds the reader's interest throughout the series, his own vocal performance of his tales is simply spellbinding. He manages to create a masterful array of voices to bring each character to life.
As much as I love traditional books in which the reader is left to imagine his or her own preference of voices when it comes to the characters, Lowell is able to produce (seemingly effortlessly) each unique voice to match the characters as he has originally drawn them.
This series is filled with action, suspense, love, and pain. Perhaps it's greatest charm lies in Lowell's ability to bring to life the full range of emotions in very believable situations, and provides a wonderful insight into the human condition. At times it had me on the edge of my seat, and even brought me to tears.
As a former military officer, I particularly enjoyed the extreme care that Lowell pays to military and para-military culture, protocol, and lingo. I believe that this stems from Lowell's having served in the USCG, unless I am mistaken.
Finally, not only is this series a masterpiece, but so are all of his Podiobooks - both the ones he wrote and others that he provides his incredible vocal talent to. As a long time aficionado of audiobooks and podiobooks, I consider him as easily being one of the top 5-10 male narrators/readers from Librivox.org and Podiobooks.com.
I highly recommend anything that Nathan Lowell is involved with in any capacity whatsoever. They'd are all terrific.