The Lost Starship

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169 ratings

The Lost Starship Summary

Ten thousand years ago, a single alien super-ship survived a desperate battle. The vessel's dying crew set the AI on automatic to defend the smashed rubble of their planet. Legend has it the faithful ship continues to patrol the empty battlefield, obeying its last order throughout the lonely centuries.

In the here and now, Earth needs a miracle. Out of the Beyond invade the New Men, stronger, faster and smarter than the old. Their superior warships and advanced technology destroy every fleet sent to stop them. Their spies have infiltrated the government and traitors plague Earth's military.

Captain Maddox of Star Watch Intelligence wonders if the ancient legend could be true. Would such an old starship be able to face the technology of the New Men? On the run from killers, Maddox searches for a group of talented misfits. He seeks Keith Maker, a drunken ex-strikefighter ace, Doctor Dana Rich the clone thief stuck on a prison planet and Lieutenant Valerie Noonan, the only person to have faced the New Men in battle and survived to tell about it.

Maddox has to find a place hidden in the Beyond and bring back a ship no one can enter. If he fails, the New Men will replace the old. If he succeeds, humanity might just have a fighting chance...

©2014 Vaughn Heppner (P)2014 Vaughn Heppner
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  • Book 1

    • The Lost Starship

    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 267

    Ten thousand years ago, a single alien super-ship survived a desperate battle. The vessel's dying crew set the AI on automatic to defend the smashed rubble of their planet. Legend has it the faithful ship continues to patrol the empty battlefield, obeying its last order throughout the lonely centuries.In the here and now, Earth needs a miracle. Out of the Beyond invade the New Men, stronger, faster and smarter than the old. Their superior warships and advanced technology destroy every fleet sent to stop them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • nice story shame about the narrater

    • By Stephen on 07-03-15

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 2

    • The Lost Command

    • Lost Starship Series, Volume 2
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    Starship Victory, a faithful alien spacecraft guarding its shattered system for 10,000 years, agreed to come to Earth. Now Captain Maddox and his crew have a new assignment. They must find Professor Ludendorff before the New Men do. The New Men need Ludendorff's help so they can capture the alien starship. Maddox needs the neglected superweapons repaired so he can rescue a Star Watch fleet trapped deep in enemy territory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Poppey on 15-02-16

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 3

    • The Lost Destroyer

    • Lost Starship Series, Volume 3
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Starship Victory - Earth's ancient, alien spacecraft - has won a smashing victory against the New Men, driving them from "C" Quadrant. On their way home, Captain Maddox and his crew run into a vast machine trapped inside an ion storm. Maddox doesn't know it yet, but the meeting isn't an accident. There's a traitor aboard ship, implementing a secret plan, threatening to destroy everything Star Watch has achieved against the New Men.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, if a bit out of nowhere

    • By D. Marsh on 12-07-17

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 4

    • The Lost Colony

    • Lost Starship Series, Volume 4
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • could do with a trimming of the mainliners

    • By Jay on 08-12-17

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 5

    • The Lost Patrol

    • Lost Starship Series, Book 5
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Maddox and the crew are on their own, facing perils inside the ship and terrifying alien dangers outside in one of the remotest regions of the Orion Arm. Then they stumble upon the darkest secret of all. Unless the A.I. Galyan, Meta, Sergeant Riker and the others can help their beleaguered captain, Victory is doomed and Earth will never learn of the terrible threat gathering in the stellar darkness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best part so far

    • By Arkadiusz on 18-01-17

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 6

    • The Lost Planet

    • Lost Starship, Book 6
    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting battles if rather quickly sorted out

    • By D. Marsh on 13-08-17

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 7

    • The Lost Earth

    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    It finally happened. Commander Thrax Ti Ix created a hyper-spatial tube for the Swarm Imperium. Across thousands of light-years, a vast armada of warships is heading for Earth to burn the homeworld down to its bedrock as the Swarm begins its genocidal campaign against the human race. No one - not the New Men, the Spacers, the Wahhabi Caliphate, or Star Watch - has faced such staggering odds. Alone or united, it makes no difference.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, if a little slow

    • By Poppey on 25-10-17

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 8

    • The Lost Artifact

    • By: Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Shortage of Action

    • By Poppey on 03-07-18

    Regular price: £22.89