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The Complete Disruption Trilogy: Books 1 - 3

Written by: R.E. McDermott
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Series: Disruption, Book 1-3
Length: 39 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Ready for your next audiobook? How about almost 40 hours of non-stop action, brought to life by award-winning narrator Kevin Pierce?

A corrupt president...A world without power...A handful of survivors battle impossible odds in the madness.

The Complete Disruption Trilogy begins with Under a Tell-Tale Sky, McDermott’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic epic. In this pause-resisting thriller, a lone ship carries the world’s most valuable cargo in a world gone violently insane. Can the captain overcome mutiny and betrayal and guide his vessel to safety?

Follow a cast of unforgettable characters as they navigate a societal collapse that threatens their very existence. These three pulse-pounding tales paint a harrowing portrait of a frighteningly plausible future, and are sure to keep fans of A.G. Riddle, Hugh Howey, and Justin Cronin resisting to pause long into the night.

Get all three audiobooks of the Disruption Trilogy, complete and unabridged in this omnibus edition. That's almost 40 hours of nail biting suspense that Audible listeners have awarded a combined total of over 2,300 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 stars!

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A Disney Version of an Apocalypse Story

This series was a struggle to finish. The narrator falls flat; there is little distinction between the character voices unless they are different races, and he sounds just almost nervous or very slightly out of breath for much of the series. There are some interesting moments in the plot, but for the most part this is such a good news story--where the protagonists succeed time and time again-- that I had a difficult time engaging emotionally with the characters. As far as the theme of apocalyptic fiction goes, this may suit a young person or perhaps someone who is accustomed to gentler themes. A good analogy is perhaps the comparison between Christian rock music and real heavy metal. Bottom line, if you are already into this genre, give it a pass. Unless perhaps, if you have a hard on for boats. This series is overflowing with naval jargon and references.

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I'd like to like this better...but a honest review

I'd really like to like this better, and perhaps for it's genre it's better than most recent attempts, but it's no Alas Babylon or Lucifer's Hammer or The Stand. The End of the World as We know it books need to have more than a few chapters on the before/during event part. I want to know truly what a CME really does, or what a large asteroid strike really will do to the world, as WELL as the "after" part. You can give people character so they aren't so plain Jane and stereotyped, my biggest problem was following who was who, where they were going, and why were they doing whatever they were doing, back and forth-- and it truly was confusing. I also started and quit this book several times. Got bogged down at around hour 4 twice. Kevin Pierce's voice is great, but sometimes with a lot of characters it can get monotonous. I've listened to other books he's narrated and enjoyed him a great deal as a narrator. But for whatever reason I kept starting and losing the story, and was about 18 hours in--when the Cajun Navy showed up, and they were great for that part of story. I've never been in the South but I live where Acadiens still live. (They were expelled from Nova Scotia...) The skinhead convicts and gangbangers I could do without. Such stereotypical bad guys with weird names like Spike and Slash and Hand and I'm just making up names now... Once the A/C and refrigeration dies, a lot of those folks would die, too. 3 days without water, you are dead or close. Getting out of Super Max should still be reasonably hard. You need survival skills beyond turning on the tap or going to the corner store. Most city folk would simply be screwed in hot weather. (We're country people with a well) The FEMA thing...well as a non conspiracy theorist, not my thing but there has to be a bad guy or 10. I'm not done the entire series yet, this review will likely change. Kinda lost who was doing what, with the exception of the Coasties who used rank to clue me in on who was speaking. Honestly in 30 days would the entire world fall to wrack and ruin? Also, where the heck did the congressman go? I'm at hour 21 and last he was hiding in the valley with his injured son in book 1.(He show's back up in the 25th hour, and becomes quite important, so yay.) Here's the problem with these books and not just this genre but also in Science Fiction--the writing is repetitive and formulaic, the battles are similar, everyone survives on MREs. No one really survives, they just collect stuff from all over. People, grow FOOD! That's how you survive an apocalypse where we're busted back 150 years, do what people did back then.p without any real ending, it's almost like the writers are paid by the word. A couple times I thought--there, end it there. But there usually isn't any great conclusion, just an ending. (I got the Omnibus so have all three back to back, half through 2) This is a problem, I guess to suck more money out of buyers, because a lot of these books should have been half the size and only a single book, not 3 credits. Ok, finished the book and while it was a tough slog, I did enjoy it in the long run. At least they kind of addressed the growing food issue at the very last hour. I really appreciate the afterward by the writer, enough that I bumped up the story to 5. Wish it was a forward instead.

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  • Wyowoman
  • 2019-10-19

I would have given it 5 stars but for the "f" bomb

I loved the storyline...hated the f bombs. You are such a good writer, why do you feel the need?

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  • James
  • 2019-09-15

OUTSTANDING

Great books. I really like how practical and realistic these books are. it will open your eyes as far as being prepared. I have been a prepper/ survivalist for many years. my eyes where opened after my service in the Marines. I saw many countries and thanked God I was born in America. I also learned just how vulnerable we are in our country.

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  • Jason Ragland
  • 2019-10-08

Worth the credit!

I’m a big fan of post-apocalyptic books. This one is in my top 5. One Second After is still my number 1. Kevin Pierce did another amazing performance.

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  • Trudy Owens
  • 2019-10-01

Humans can be real pigs

I found it difficult to keep the many characters straight, but enjoyed the whole trilogy completely. In just days, half of humanity loses its civilization, reverting to our basest, most horrible possible selves. The other half maintain themselves and seek to protect and defend. The story tells of varied groups of people and their struggles after the loss of all power across the USA. Their losses and successes are realistic and very very human. Gotta love those Cajuns. Kevin Pierce has a great voice, but not all the characters are distinguishably different. Nevertheless, it was pleasant to listen to, and captivating to "read."

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  • George F Backofen
  • 2019-11-20

Good Story, Okay Writing, Lackluster Performance

The overall story was well thought out and the wrap up of the trilogy shows that as all the pieces fall into place. It's clear that McDermott knows his way around ships and boats and all manner of water vessel. Some of the side characters were written a bit too stereotypical, however. My confidence in the story faded whenever those characters where on the page. Much as it did every time someone survived a situation of otherwise certain doom. This tale seems to follow the luckiest people in the whole event. After a while, it became a bit boring as they narrowly escaped time and again, due either to their enemies' incompetence, a cunning and convenient advantage, or just plain luck. The performance, unfortunately, just didn't cut it for me. No doubt, Kevin Pierce is excellent for certain books, but he seems to lack the range to bring a story with this many characters to life without them all sounding the same. His easy southern drawl felt particularly out of place while reading for characters from New England and his delivery with some of the aforementioned stereotypical side characters felt quite uncomfortable, not due to what he had to say, but in the way he said it. As a whole, I enjoyed the story and found it to be an interesting topic that I don't see touched on very often. the realism and attention to detail for certain thing the author clearly knows well was refreshing, but some of the characters and events felt flat and uninspired and the performance regularly drew me out of the story.

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  • Ed H.
  • 2020-01-22

Outstanding Post Apocolyptic Trilogy!

I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Great character development, and several developing stories going on at the same time. Narration was outstanding. No zombies! I enjoyed this as much as the Commune series, which I didn't think was possible.

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  • Tucker
  • 2019-10-06

Same thing over and over and over and over....

If you like 30 hours of very similar southern flavored pseudo military type encounters with a sprinkling of machismo and a dab of rape this is your book. If you like well developed characters, good dialog, and an interesting plot stay far far away from this book.

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  • Lester
  • 2019-10-01

My first, but not my last McDermott

I got the audible trilogy at a special rate, hoping it would be good enough to help pass some time at work. Being narrated by Kevin Pierce was a huge incentive. WOW! What a thrilling story it was. I found myself pleading for the survival of some characters and the slow painful demise of others. In the end... well, you will have to find out for yourself.

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  • Heather Sim
  • 2019-09-26

good

loved it would definitely suggest to anyone looking for a book to enjoy that's long.

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  • david
  • 2019-10-04

dud not want to stop listening but i had to sleep

the authors research is evident, the story was great and the narrator matched it. going to download the next mcdermot series now

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