American Zeroes

  • by John DiFelice
  • Narrated by Joe Quirk
  • 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jeremiah Stumpf is certain of two things: he loves his country, and his next door neighbors are terrorists. Between counting and recounting his cache of gold and silver coins, cleaning his assault weapons, and emailing Paul Ronsen, his Libertarian superhero, Jeremiah devises a plan to deal with his neighbors in a way that is uniquely American. Unfortunately, his neighbors are not what he thinks they are. They are something much worse, something beyond his comprehension.

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This book pulled me back in

American Zeroes. First and foremost allow me to set up my listening environment. It was November 9th 2016, the day after... Being though I was about to swear off a lifetime of interest America's politics as well as worldwide political issues for the next 4 years.
This is the book that pulled me back in.

The character's thoughts and actions shared a creative microcosm of truth about us all. We may not speak outside of our immediate circles of our political or even religious vaults. We may make comments even prejudge. I say we, because we are not Jeremiah Stumpf. This character has the type of crazy honesty that oddly is relatable. I know this guys. Sadly, I know this guys. I've seen him on social media, seen him walking through Walmart, I've seen this guy on the news. This guy is an American fixture. Be it good or bad it make us America. I would love to see this played out as As far the performance of the audiobook, I salute you, Joe Quirk. You gave a cool performance, of John DiFelice's words. I'm going to most definitely give it a few more listens. I look forward to future titles from John Difelice.

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- timothy green

A man with just enjoy knowledge to be dangerous

American Zeroes is a fun, amusing satire full of the sort of people you would hate to be stuck in a room with. These are not likable people - you have been warned.

The main character, Jeremiah Stumpf, is 100% sure that the way he sees the world is completely right, he is never at fault, and that everyone loves him. He's an over the top version of the worst stereotypes of post-9/11 Americans you can imagine - arrogant, jingoistic, xenophobic and sure that USA can do no wrong. Oh, and all Arab looking people must be terrorists. He's a smart guy, clearly reads a lot and quotes stuff, but he just has no wisdom to go with that knowledge, and no ability to see outside his very tiny, tunnel vision view of things.
Many of the side characters - mostly Stumpf's friends - are not much better.

John DiFelice write well, giving us both characters that are easy to dislike, but also in a way that allows for the reader to want to keep going. He put's his character into positions (accidental drug stupors, for one) that provide strange but entertaining outcomes. The satire is good, and the story never gets bogged down.

It is over the top, and in some ways using extreme stereotypes, but despite that is still seems (from an outsiders POV) to be a reasonably accurate description of the worst of the post-9/11 state of America.

Narration by Joe quirk is top-notch. Different voices (and accents) for characters. Inflection and timing is great. Easy to follow along are enjoyable to listen to. I look forward to more of his stuff.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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- Kingsley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2016
  • Publisher: John DiFelice