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Ameritocracy, Book 1
Narrated by: Annie Ellicott, Jeff Hays
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Anyone can run.... The American people vote online.... The winner receives instant fame and a campaign war chest to battle the Democrats and Republicans in 2020.          

Welcome to Ameritocracy, the new political series people are calling "The West Wing meets Survivor" and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington for the social media age."

After a lifetime of political disillusionment, Mia Rhodes created an alternative to the two-party system: Ameritocracy. Part American Idol, part Iowa Caucus, her online political competition promises to find the most popular independent candidate in America and give them a genuine shot to win the presidency.  

But her project flounders until Mia catches the eye of eccentric tech billionaire Peter Colton. With Mia's vision and Peter's money, Ameritocracy moves rapidly from punchline to possibility. As the site grows, the stakes rise crisis by crisis, and Mia must learn that ending politics as we know it means saying good-bye to the Mia Rhodes she has always known.     

Soundbooth Theater is proud to work together with AC Fuller yet again in presenting the audio version of this thought-provoking and timely political drama that questions the current state of our democratic system and proposes a new way for technology to shape our government going forward. Annie Ellicott delivers a masterful performance as the charming, principled, and innovative Mia Rhodes, and we look forward to presenting the rest of this clever and poignant series to you very soon!  

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:  

  • Annie Ellicott - narration  
  • Jeff Hays - Peter Colton, Halon Dixon, and the rest of the male cast 
  • Dalton Lynne - editing and proofing  
  • Griffin Malnar - editing and mastering
©2018 A.C. Fuller (P)2018 Jeff Hays

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No knowledge of US politics needed

I was rather skeptical about this series being from Europe and not interested in the US politics, but I was proved wrong.
I loved this book and my lack of knowledge was in no way a burden to me.

the characters are believable and fleshed out, sure there is the luck that makes most main characters into main characters, but most of that is toned down too...

the story focuses more on the creation of the process and the problems faced during this than the actual process though even that is fairly intuitive if you can figure out social media :)

Annie was perfect to voice the main character and her ability to make every female voice different and destinct enough that I didn't even need her to tell me who was speaking was captivating.
Jeff did what he does best and gave every voice life...
this combination of voice actors are starting to become one of my absolute favourites.

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Extremely well written, relevant, and timely!

This is some exceptionally good writing. Even though I know it's fiction, this book is so timely, there are moments I feel a need to check in and see how these candidates are doing! The author also manages to share various political views in a neutral way, making even those you might disagree with make sense. There is a veritable feast of food for thought in these pages.

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How on earth is this a political mystery?

Well, I am down for any exciting political mystery and this concept sounded interesting leading me to buy the book. But, this is more of a drama foundation that sets things in motion for the next books to pick up rather than a mystery or suspense. A Seattle lady who was vexed with two party system decides to create a reality show the winner of which will inherit a vast sum of money and PR support to run a third party candidacy in 2020. The book is about the transformation of her life from Seattle to the Bay Area and how she kept her wits and her competition together till its first challenge. It is more of a drama than a mystery.

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  • 01-26-19

Extremely fun

I've been stuck in the fantasy genre for so long, that I forgot how entertaining books in this genre are!

I've honestly stayed on the edge of my seat, throughout the whole story. This was a new and relatable book with an interesting concept with twist and turns.

Yes, it had drama, but just enough to make the story interesting.