• The Lost Supernova

  • Lost Starship Series, Book 10
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (713 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Androids used to mingle among us, pretending to be human. Then an alien puppet-master altered their programming. Unknown to us, androids began leaving human society, burning their clothes and peeling off their skin to reveal the chrome-colored bodies underneath.

They gathered in a system were a star had exploded, blowing away the atmosphere of a Jupiter-like planet. The supernova had hurled heavy metals against the remaining core. The androids are mining supermetals that can turn ordinary ship weapons and shields into invincible armaments.

The altered programming includes human genocide, which will start with a murderous attack on Earth.

Luckily, Captain Maddox finds the enemy system. But during a space battle, something happens to hurl Victory thousands of light-years away into the Scutum-Centaurus Spiral Arm. The crippled starship will take years to reach home again. Long before that, Earth will be a radioactive ruin.

Now begins a desperate journey in hostile space that will stretch everyone as Maddox strains to reach the Lord High Admiral in time with knowledge about the coming android attack.

The Lost Supernova is the tenth book in the Lost Starship Series.

©2019 Vaughn Heppner (P)2019 Vaughn Heppner

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Nice to visit old friends!

Once again a fun and interesting listen. I like to go through and find a series I read in the past to see if there is another book and was quite happy to find another in this great series. Keep them coming!

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Another fun installment

Heppner is an excellent writer and this book is an outstanding entry into his Lost Starship series. Fun and exciting! I highly recommend it and the rest of the books in the series.

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Excellent

Must have more books ASAP ;) Though I understand Audio performance takes longer but will wait

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Best one yet!

This was a great addition to the series and can not wait for book 11.

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  • mr
  • 11-19-19

Vaughn Heppner phoned this one in

I was very pleased when I first came across this series a few years ago. I usually couldn't wait till the next title came out. But this story has become a bit too convoluted and erratic..and the characters disappointingly basic and depleted of any interesting creativity. Narration was good..but even Mark Boyett couldn't save this one. Also..certain aspects of this book seems very similar to Ryk Brown's Aurora CV-01 of The Frontier Saga Chapter One. Usually..Vaughn Heppner is a great story teller and has a unique skill of creating immersive worlds and interesting characters. Though ..that is exactly what was lacking and why this episode in the series was hard to finish...and to think when this book was listed as unavailable.. I contacted Audible and requested this book be made available. Sadly..this was a waste of a credit.

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Became Christian Fiction

This book is much like the rest in the series with the story, characters, action, mysterious alien, etc. Where it became much different was with the overt praying to a Christian god, and on more than one occasion when meeting new aliens the captain attributes humanity's altruistic nature to the teachings of Jesus.

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  • 09-17-21

great continuation

really good narration great story more adventures of Captain Maddox. if you've gotten this far in the series you're obviously going to buy it so go ahead!

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Can’t stand this narrator any more.

If I hear Boyet say “ said” one more time I am going to loose my mind. He is now just doing it to hear his own voice. Just tell the story. By the second chapter we know who is saying what. We don’t need a “he said” or “ she said” every time a character opens their mouth.

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Keep em coming! Can't wait.

Kept me fully immersed from start to finish. Can't start the next book fast enough.

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the Lost Starship series

the Lost Starship Series has never failed to capture the reader's imagination starting with book 1 Vaughn Heppner the author of the series has done an extraordinary job with capturing the reader's imagination and the way he's able to do his plot twist throughout this continuing series this is one serious you'll want to keep in your collection for you your children and your children's children highly recommended can't wait for more books to come as it is guaranteed to be an action packed Adventure!!!

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  • MisterJSL
  • 05-31-22

love the series

I like the series. the narrator has a nice voice. I recommend it to all.

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  • Saira
  • 10-12-21

Fabulous!

This is a great series, I'm on book 10 and still not tired of it. Maddox and Ludendorff give me huge eye rolling moments. . .lol! but it's worth it. Love the characters and love the story... Totally absorbed in this imaginative reality of Vaughn Heppner. Sci-Fi doesn't come any better than this.

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  • Clare Stewart-Nash
  • 10-23-20

enjoyable

I have really light this series unfortunately it seems to get more sexist with each book. men are described for their strengths, where every woman is described and analysed for her looks and the way that she can attract men , as a woman reading these it gets very boring all women seem stereotypical however mark boyett is brilliant as always in his performance.

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  • Poppey
  • 02-15-20

Just OK

I found this book to be a little tired, compared with previous ones. Narration, as always, was first class and kept it going for me. Not sure yet if I will follow on with the next book.

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  • John 04
  • 12-14-19

The writing is not bad but getting a little clumsy

I have followed this series all the way through and it has not been bad. One irritating device seems to have crept into the writing. This thing where the lead protagonist keeps telling people to shut up as he is too busy, just as they were about to tell him some critical piece of information, dragging the story out. That device has been very overused in the latest two books. It is a lazy overuse and pads out the story.

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  • D. Marsh
  • 11-25-19

If you've got this far, you'll want more

Seems to be an effort to bring into light the secondary characters at little more, with them playing stories independently of the captain. This certainly has helped gain them a bit more depth. The ship, it's ai and the captain aren't as central in this episode, with the enemy also gaining storytelling ground.
The ongoing story seems to switch from local battles to out on a limb adventures, this is a local one and less not as desperate as before. It is only let down by a spiritual section regarding souls, which got a little odd.

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  • Rob Evans
  • 11-24-19

So annoying, so good.

It’s so annoying having to wait. All I want is the next book. This series is a true masterpiece and I hate waiting for the next one! Recommended to anyone who likes sci fi, political intrigue, twists and turns, clever dialogue and well thought out characters.