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Charlie and the Misfits have been invited to join the closed beta of the new space-themed VRMMO, Star Nova Online. 

Together with hundreds of other test pilots, they hope to defend Earth from destruction. 

The Roth - a lizard-like warrior race - has nearly wiped humanity from the face of the universe and are on the way to finish the job. 

The test pilots have just seven days to train and prepare themselves. 

Soundbooth Theater reunites with Charlie, Remy, Monty and the Gun Meister gang in a brand new tutorial quest, preparing us all for Noah Barnett’s series, Star Nova Online! 

Annie Ellicott brings another stellar performance, supported by Jeff Hays and Justin Thomas James as the male cast. 

The Soundbooth Theater Crew for this production: 

  • Annie Ellicott - Narration
  • Jeff Hays - Charlie, Tobias and other supporting characters
  • Justin Thomas James - Monty, Spanky and the rest of the male cast
  • Josh Kobak - Proofing
  • Ahmed Mahmoud - Editing, Mastering, Sound Design and music
  • Dalton Lynne - Project Manager
©2019 Noah Barnett (P)2019 Noah Barnett

What listeners say about Star Nova Online: Book 0 - Closed Beta

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The Misfits are back together!

No Spoilers. This book seems like such a TEASEr (pun intended). I had been waiting for a sequel to Gun Meister and when I saw this, I didn't hesitate to purchase and finished it in 2 sessions (it is only 4 hours). While Gun Meister did have a lot of adult content, it seems like Noah kept all that on a much tighter leash. I'm fine with either option to be honest, but I think once he has a full length book, he'll fill it in with some more adult content. As always, soundbooth theater does an amazing job. If you've listened to Ernest Cline's Armada, this book is similar in regards to the space action. I was hoping this would satiate my desire for the sequel, but it left me wanting more.

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just pass

No real plot. Not much for character development. No connection to the characters. No real reason to listen.

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SOUNDBOOTH

I've been listing to soundbooth theater for way longer than most. my introduction to Jeff Hays was otherlife saga. I ABSOLUTELY love this whole cast and they just always, always, always do fantastic work

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AHHHHHH!

I need so much more of this series, it's so addictive. I have to say that it is the best written and performed series I have ever heard.

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great intro

First book of the new "game", and it's a good listen. SoundBooth did a great job, as always, and brought the characters to life. I can't wait for the next entry!

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extremely good for how short it is

makes a really good prequel/transition from gun meister I can't wait for the next book to come out

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I want more!!!!!

This was a great sequel, I liked how they changed it up with the fighting

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Who would develop this game??

First, great performances from the crew, not the problem here. My problem is, who would want to play this game? I know it sounds pedantic but as a person who loved the first book and liked the second book because of the immersing characters and world that seemed rather inviting, this one killed a lot of that by use of one word- Orbital Mechanics.

Here's the problem, this game world would not include enough people, regular gamers, because who the hell would want to play a game, as a pilot, and have to learn the ins and outs of orbital mechanics, trig, and advamce calculus? No developer would make a game so complicated.

Why does this matter? It makes the story boring. Where is the adventure? Where's the interest in the struggle? Sorry all, gotta plot out vectors for a space dog fight.

Sorry, not sure I will continue this book series.

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very good game like

started off kind of slow but made it feel kind of like a game I think they went too much into detail with numbers and such but all in all it came out okay

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Hope there's more.

it has major potential to be an epic gamelit series, hopefully it continues, with more game mechanics involved. There is a lot to appreciate in this story, though much of it could have been expounded upon.
Maybe more feels and "feeling" would be nice as well.

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  • Kristopher Eccles
  • 02-17-21

SHORT UNLIKE THE WAIT FOR THE ACUTAL BOOK 1

This book was supposed to be and advertised as a stop gap between Gun Mister and Star Nova Online as they merge Universes, but this book 0 gap is a JOKE it was released in 2019 we are now in Q1 of 2021 with no update no info and no sign of the book at all Written or Audio. It's not a bad book for what it is, but it was not exactly cheap for 1/4 of an actual book if I knew I would be waiting this long on the actual book I would've got a refund a long time ago I only got this to support the author and get book 1 released, but clearly they have no intention of doing that. AVOID IF YOU DON'T WANT TO WASTE MONEY OR A TOKEN ON 1/4 OF AN UNFINISHED BOOK!

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  • 04-08-20

nice setup!

this was a nice continuation of the story of gun mister and set up for another series. the narration was as always great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-21-20

Decent

Story was the downfall in the last hour in respect to a good overall story board, readers awesome job, just know your going in reading/listing to something that is easily remembered notion but overall forgotten details

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  • Jamahl
  • 03-03-19

Enjoyed

Really enjoyed the book even though it being quite short. My only problem was not having the other girls in it. :)

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  • John
  • 03-01-19

Star Nova Online : Book 0 - Closed Beta

Noah Barnett has show us again that he is a talented and skilled Author The characters are well written. We join the same characters from Gun Meister Online as they move from one game to Star Nova. As the characters as well as one of there npc companions from Gun Meister join them as players our hero's must learn the skilled to fight and served the alien invasion the action is fast and enjoyable .With the voice acting talented of Annie Ellicott, Jeff Hays and Justin Thomas James, who skilled makes the book ,characters and world come alive can't wait to buy the next book 12/10 stars ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆.......