The Lost Planet : The Lost Starship

  • by Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by Mark Boyett
  • Series: The Lost Starship
  • 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Last voyage, Captain Maddox entered a distant star system with a Swarm fleet. The sheer numbers were staggering, a 100-1 advantage against all human spacecraft. If the highly aggressive, racist insects gained hyper-spatial tube technology - allowing them to cross 1,000 light-years in seconds - it would mean Armageddon for Earth.
Star Watch desperately needs something powerful to offset the annihilating Swarm numbers. As if on cue, Professor Ludendorff declares he has discovered the whereabouts of ancient Builder technology, a tech so potent it could defeat the Swarm.
Star Watch takes the bait, ordering Captain Maddox to find the lost planet holding the ancient technology.
Ludendorff has a plan involving androids to lure his arch rival - Methuselah Man Strand - to his doom.
The crew of Starship Victory knows nothing of this, and thus blindly enters a web of intrigue and danger. The captain will need the AI Galyan, Valerie, and Riker like never before. Humanity's hope against the coming Swarm holocaust rests on the outcome.
The Lost Planet is the sixth book in the Lost Starship series.

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Downward Slope

I have very much enjoyed the series thus far, and Boyette continues to excel in this latest installment. The Lost Planet, however, loses some marks this time around. Where the previous books had grand scope and hidden intrigues, this one seemed only contrived as we witnessed - once again - Strand's uncanny ability to read the author's mind.

The Lost Planet also departs from the feeling of an epic space adventure as a large majority of Maddox's time is spent planetside employing gun barrel diplomacy. Although, it is nice to see Valerie finally get her chance to shine. Perhaps that was the author's intent.

The Lost Planet does entertain, for what it's worth. Maddox is his usual brusque, no-nonsense self. We meet a new alien species, and, like usual, things aren't all gumdrops and ice cream.

In the end, this book seems like a bridge. Simply there to connect two more important pieces. Wether that's the case can only be determined in the next release.
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- Christopher

The Lost Planet

This was a good listen/read, Maddox and his crew continue to evolve. Can't wait until the next book for the battle against the sworn.
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- Bill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2017
  • Publisher: Vaughn Heppner