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"

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