A Reading Recommendation

I read (or listen) to a lot of books annually, somewhere between 100-150.  (Though at the moment, I’m stuck on the philosophy tome because I’ve subscribed to too many albeit excellent podcasts.)

There are a lot of good books out there, some very good, others, good but nothing to write home about, and some that I struggle through to finish them nevertheless.

One of the most excellent works I’ve come across in the last few years is the “Disruption” Series by R.E. McDermott. The books’ premise is solid, the character development excellent, the plot is believable and the suspense is successfully kept up from chapter to chapter. These four attributes are the necessary ingredients to a good read, but most authors fail to achieve all four. R.E. McDermott manages wonderfully.

I told my father about the series and he was intrigued; I was dismayed that the books were available only in english. My father’s speaking english is good (being the die-hard ham-radio operator that he is) but reading a novel in english is a challenge that he finds daunting and strenous. So, I left a comment/question on R.E. McDermott’s website, and got an answer from the man himself. Yes, the volumes will be appearing in German soon. His response to my comments were very kind and forthcoming.

So, go grab the first in the series, “Under A Tell-Tale Sky” and if you like it, take the time to leave a review wherever you end up purchasing it.

If you aren’t a customer of audible, I am able to “gift” the audiobook version to one person. The picture below links to Audible, but the books are available at Amazon also.


9 thoughts on “A Reading Recommendation”

  1. First and foremost HAPPY BIRTHDAY toots! Secondly, thank you for this suggestion, you know me ALWAYS up for a direction to be pointed in, presently, because I am LAZY after Born to Run, I have been whiling away my hours with the BITCHES, listening to highlander mystery/smut – so this may be just the turn in the bend of the road that I need!

    1. O.k., you had me second guessing myself here so I went and looked – my combined Audible USA/Germany libraries contain over 900 titles. Egads. 😎

      I just can’t stand silence anymore;-) And the folks always complain when they want to talk to me and I’m inevitably wearing ear buds.

      1. Gadzooks woman! I so go in and out of silence versus comforting sound(s). Although, due to you, I have amassed quite a listing of a very odd array of books, always unsure, where I want to be lead, some have been very good, others have been very bad, and a few have fallen in between. Oh well to be expected when uncertain of where to venture off next.

      2. I’m not sure if I envy you being able to do Audible or not. I like the sounds of voices speaking as background noise when I read so the one and only Audible book I had wound up becoming background noise while I was doing other things. I found myself having to rewind because I had no idea what was going on.

        I’ve tried doing music while reading, but I almost always manage to become distracted and wind up listening to the music instead of reading.

        I’m just an odd bird.

        1. I find myself drifting off in thoughts if the book is boring or the narration is poor. With most books though, I listen attentively while knitting, getting the housework done, weeding the garden, etc. It’s the reason I pretty much went completely to audio books – it sweetens up the chores plus allows me to listen to a lot more books than if I had to read them – which obviously excludes any other simultaneous activity.
          I don’t think you’re odd at all – everyone is just a bit different. Thankfully. Think of how boring it would be otherwise.
          Do you want me to gift you the McDermott?

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