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Publisher's Summary

We fought the invading New Men to a standstill and defeated the alien destroyer sent to obliterate Earth.

The worst should be over, but it's not.

Perfect android replicas are impersonating high-level officials so trust is failing. Worse, the New Men have found allies with an impenetrable stealth technology.

This time, however, Earth is going on the offensive. Admiral Fletcher is headed to C Quadrant with a Grand Fleet. He's to liberate the captured planets and find the enemy homeworld. What he isn't supposed to do is die.

The only one who can save humanity has been grounded. Captain Maddox is under suspicion because he's half New Man. But he's not going to stop. He's found something unbelievable. Now, he needs Starship Victory-an ancient, alien spacecraft-the AI Galyan, Meta, Sergeant Riker and the others to help him tear the greatest secret of all from the enemy.

Maddox and his crew must succeed or humanity will drown in a sea of human extinction.

©2015 Vaughn Heppner (P)2016 Vaughn Heppner

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Exciting continuation of this series!

The Lost Colony have some exciting twists and turns that leaves the reader in excited emotional turmoil, provided one negates some points of reality!
For example, Parkar's capture and subsequent interrogation where the Newman is not under chains and not locked to the floor by said chains, and the table is not bolted to the floor, making possible for his subsequent escape and causing havoc! Why would there be armed guards in the interrogation room with him where he has access to weapons? After all, he is a Newman, with super human abilities!
After all these books are fantasies!
Still a good book and worth the purchase and read or listen!!

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Loved it, left me wanting more!

Great story line throughout the book series with progressive development of stories and characters. Lots of strategies that work well and lend believability. A fun, can't stop now read.
Mark Boyett is a great narrator with different voices for each character.

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the series keeps getting better

Excellent story and outstanding performance. I really enjoyed this book! The series continues to be entertaining and character development continues to be interesting.

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Excellent story

I read the first two books about a year. they were okay but I wasn't very enthused to move on to the next one. I finally picked up the third book recently and really liked it. This fourth book was even better and I am so glad that I got caught up on the series.

the storyline kind of takes a new twist in the last two books but it's a good one, I think. Also I've gotten to know the characters better so I can relate to them muchbetter as the series progresses.

I really like the fact that Driving Force Galleon and Captain Maddox have become friends. at first I thought that Maddox was such a stiff and so arrogant but that was part of the character-building. as the story moves along, his character becomes more flexible and is easier to relate to.

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Um Well it's a Space Opera.

Well It's a Space Opera and So Keep that in mind when you think about buying it.

A Lot of the decisions being made in the story were really stupid , The Story Skipped around a few times
from one plot to another and then back and then from the past back to the present ...
And it's a Space Opera .. So Keep that in Mind.

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nice installment in the series

enjoyed this installment in the series as well if not more than the first three. will likely continue on in the series.

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Story keeps getting better

The story continues and the narrative keeps me listening for hours. I am excited to continue the series

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  • JP
  • 04-08-18

Much Improved Space Adventure in the Series

The writing style and story line of Lost Colony were significantly better than the previous books in this series. Less cartoonish with more plausible plot twists; I mostly rooted for Maddox and his team, only rarely hoping they would just die and get it over with. I’m actually looking forward to the next book, for a change...

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this is a great series with great characters

have been enjoying all the books in the series, the characters move from one challenge to another somehow always finding a way to keep going.

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Hepner rocks!

Great narration by Mark Boyett. Doing a reread and remembering why I like Vaugn Hepner's books so much.

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  • Jay
  • 12-08-17

could do with a trimming of the mainliners

No spoilers - just personal opinions.


The two main female characters are painful. Initially portraied as strong individuals they're now reduced to nuisance stereotypes from the 1920s.
Would story would be straight forward boring action without their superfluous interjections..
..As it is I find myself frustrated that the plot has been reduced to something barely worthy of a mid-season episode of Stargate Atlantis.

I guess not all that surprisingly I'm too stubborn to give up on this - so I will worm my carcass further down the rabbit hole to see where this leads...

Remember ..if there's light at the end of the tunnel it could be a train... if there no light you might be in a cave..
Personally I'd rather this story flattens me that it leading nowhere..

Use the force long, and prosper!

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  • suzie
  • 10-14-17

had to listen twice.

this is the first book I had to listen to twice. there is so much going on,but very enjoyable. narrator was excellent and spoke clearly .how he remembered all the different characters voices was great.

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  • Poppey
  • 06-03-17

Take a Break

I only quite enjoyed this book as it was a little slow in places and not, in my opinion, up to the previous in the series. However, it will not deter me from purchasing the next one.

I should say the narration, as always, by Mark Boyett was as good as ever.

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  • andrew elder
  • 09-12-16

very good

liked it a lot, has a classic style of sci-fi telling to it with a few good twists.

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  • Peter
  • 09-11-16

Great audio book

When you miss a book and hope it won't end you know it's been good. Enjoyed all 4 books, this the last one was as good as the others and equally enjoyable. Even the small touches of humour worked well, Galleons surprise party revelation to Valerie was excellent. Well thought out well narrated and plenty of Si Fi

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  • Martin
  • 06-21-16

Another great listen

I bought this with a little trepidation after reading a review saying it wasn't as good as previous books in the series.

I totally disagree. As usual the book has a good pace, with the usual mix of suspense, action and humour.

Can't wait for the next in the series - I am assuming there will be one.

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  • d.w.smith
  • 06-20-16

Great book . keep them coming

love it. i need more the story is just getting started please carry on

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  • S. Griffiths
  • 06-03-16

Not the best of the series

This instalment of the series certainly isn't the best one. It felt more like a transition in the story from one major plot line to something larger come. On the whole it pretty slow and ponderous; with a lot of earth based back story and not enough space action. The big events around the last builder are certainly a highlight as was the full arrival of a new foe for humanity.

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  • Tommo
  • 07-11-16

CAN I HAVE MY MONEY BACK PLEASE

Seriously lacking in depth in terms of story and characters. difficult to keep interested in story

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  • Mike
  • 09-03-16

Enjoyable

If you could sum up The Lost Colony in three words, what would they be?

Best yet +3

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Colony?

Dyson shere
Loved the Star trek refrence......oops sorry did I say something wrong

Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Very listenable works well, specially over hours of listening

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The discovery his boss is his mother...........Wrong

Any additional comments?

What can I say
Good Story, Excellent performance.....Love all 4 books

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