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Summary

Star Watch defeated the Swarm Invasion Fleet, but at a terrible cost in destroyed star systems, smashed battleships and billions of dead. In the aftermath of the costly victory, chaos threatens as worlds leave the Commonwealth of Planets, face mass starvation or succumb to increased piracy. The war against the Swarm Imperium has just begun. Humanity needs unity or each planet will fall alone. Brigadier O'Hara of Star Watch Intelligence stumbles onto a secret conspiracy. Someone is trying to destroy the Commonwealth from within, and they have an alien artifact of incredible power. O'Hara summons Captain Maddox. Although she fears to lose him, she knows that Maddox and his crew have the best chance of finding the hidden enemy. If the captain fails, the Commonwealth will be powerless to stop its destruction. What O'Hara doesn't know--it would probably break her heart if she did--is that she has just sent Maddox into the most harrowing battle of his career. THE LOST ARTIFACT is the eighth book in the LOST STARSHIP SERIES.

©2018 Vaughn Heppner (P)2018 Vaughn Heppner

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Lost steam for this series

I really liked this series of books, until this one. Mark Boyett's voice work is as good as ever, but the story was lacking for me with this one. I didn't finish due to it being hard to keep interested for long, as it dragged on so slowly with meandering multiple main plot lines looping around each other, as opposed to the previous books that had more of a single main story with small side plots.

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a bit messy

the story overall is fairly good but it is a bit all over the place, his previous books have all been beter in my opinion

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No Shortage of Action

A little slow to start, but once it got going all hell seemed to break loose and it was rollercoaster all the way.

Love this series, but perhaps the next book could be a little quicker coming, please.

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Non stop interest, not deep but good

More of the same, but with more character development, so getting better still.
The concentration on the core ship and characters worked well. Almost two endings, wanted more of the first, than the more rushed second and final one. All good though looking forward to more.

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  • 5th Finger of Death
  • 05-07-18

Fantastic Adventure Again

The author does not disappoint. Add in the luscious reading and voice acting of Mark Boyette, and you have perfect entertainment!

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  • Ignacio
  • 20-05-19

Builder Tech recovery

Maddox and Crew captures Yon Chen the Android and BUILDER. CUBE with thier help figbts the Ska and prevents Thousands of Destroyers from entering the human Galaxy and continuing their Genocide rampage. once again Maddox,Gaylon and the crew of Victory saves Hymanity again, snd Learnong more about themselves and the Mathulah man Stran, another clone defeated and killed how many more are waking up from stasis?

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  • CFV
  • 11-05-19

The list series is my favorite listen.

I wait patiently for the next book. The narrator IS Maddox. For me the narrator is as important as the story. This is a perfect match

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  • K. Dorsey
  • 01-03-19

Excellent tale

The story leaves the opening for a continuation and I’m looking forward to the next part of the series.
Well written and performed.

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  • Robert
  • 03-01-19

Another home run!

Awesome story with a believable characters that want to make you both hate and love them.

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  • Nathan
  • 19-06-21

skip this one

it was difficult to make it to the end of this one. strand is soo exhausting to be subjected to. he should have died and never been mentioned again, as he has no value to the story. skip this one.

there can't be anything important enough later on to make it worthwhile to struggle through this snore. unless you're a completionist, of course.

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  • Christopher M. Davis
  • 03-12-20

Great Sequel

I thought the series was running out of steam but it is back on track with this latest chapter of the saga.

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  • Tom
  • 09-09-20

Back to the Interasting story

I took a break from this series after I awaited the next sequels and it was well worth the wait.

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  • Oreo
  • 16-05-20

Best Series Ever!

You cannot put this series down, I'm purchasing two books at a time. Space - aliens- struggle- victory and loss it has it all.
Mark the narrator has voices you can listen to all day. Gotta go I am on to the next book in the series.

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  • frustrated
  • 27-02-19

Audio was not as smooth as expected

Mark at times changes like he is not in studio. This not terribly bad just not up to par.