Under a Tell-Tale Sky : Disruption

  • by R.E. McDermott
  • Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  • Series: Disruption
  • 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a massive solar flare fries the electrical grid, Captain Jordan Hughes' problems are just starting. Stranded far from home with a now-priceless cargo of fuel and a restless crew, Hughes weighs his options as violence worsens ashore and the world crumbles around the secure little world of his ship, the Pecos Trader.
"Wait and see", is not an option. Hughes has to get his ship and crew home, but FEMA arrives with other plans.
Resisting the demands of an increasingly corrupt and self-serving federal bureaucracy, Hughes leads a ragtag band of sailors, preppers, and dissident military personnel on an incredible voyage to reunite them all with home and family - only to find their real journey is just beginning.


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Customer Reviews

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Out {freaking}standing!

Great surprise book. This is a new author for me and it was a great surprise.

While this is not a genre that the author typically writes (see the many other books by R.E. McDermott), he gives a good summary of how he came to write this book / series. I am very glad that he did. This is a great story and performed by one of the best narrators in this genre.

This was well written with great character and story line development. Even with a large number of characters to keep track of, the author and narrator do a great job of keeping you in the story. The characters are likable, or despicable in reference to the bad guys, and the story lines run a wide range of the emotional platforms.

This is not a book for younger readers, there are some adult situations and adult language is used. I did not feel that the usage as over done considering the genre but I personally don’t enjoy that particular aspect of the story.

I don’t give summaries of the story lines or do spoilers, see the books details for a better summary then I could ever write. I do give recommendations and this book definitely gets my positive recommendation. Well worth the purchase and I am looking forward to the other books in the series.

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
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- Rogue

McDermott Has Raised the Bar for Post Apocalyptic

If you could sum up Under a Tell-Tale Sky in three words, what would they be?

Real Hair-Raising Entertainment

Who was your favorite character and why?

It has to be Captain Jordan Hughes who is made to be SO real that you become sure that he is someone you know.

Which scene was your favorite?

It is hard to pick a favorite scene when they are all likely to keep you glued to the edge of your seat. The Cuban hijacking comes to the top of the list by a narrow margin.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

If you have a pacemaker stay home!

Any additional comments?

My hat comes off to Mr. McDermott for his work creating 12 full hours of fantastic entertainment while so many are getting by producing books of the Post Apocalyptic type that are far less researched and unbelievable characters. This goes hand in hand with their lack in volume of content in each book of a series.
I can't wait for Mr. McDermott to release his next Best Seller.

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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-29-2016
  • Publisher: R. E. McDermott