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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Robbed again by the influenced. This is a discussion book. Start with a ship of some type of military guys (I never figured what branch they were with.) who see the northern lights at dock in North Carolina and than a bunch of transformers blow up. Switch to the president who discusses what they should do, how they should do it, who should do it. Switch to a black prepper and his black family. We don't know he is black until he happens to mention it. He is a good black so he talks like any good white. They are scared of snakes. They discuss what they have done, what they are going to do, how they are going to do it. Switch back to the ship. They discuss where they are going to go, who is going to go with them, who is not going, why some are not going and so on. Than we switch to some black mobsters. They discuss how they are going to take over the city, what they are going to attack, who they are going to kill, who will do the killing, what foods they are going to steal and so on and so on. They speak Ebonics. Three and a half hours in and the only action that we witness, is an old man in a wheel chair who racks a guy with his cane, Oh and a chair squeaks.

Pierce does a great job in Franklin Horton's Borrowed World series, but his one and only voice is all he has. If you don't have he said she said, you will not know who is talking. His black voices are really bad and his young good looking females sound like old smokers.

I did not get this for free, I paid half a credit in a sale. I was fooled by the 4.4 rating.
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

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

Book Details

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