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Jungle Beat
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(3.7 based on 15 ratings)
  • 1

    Pago Pago Tango: A Jungle Beat Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Enright
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Detective Sergeant Apelu Soifua knows firsthand how cops work in the big city; he spent seven years on the beat with the San Francisco PD. There, the job was just a job. But back home on American Samoa, it’s personal. On an island, there are no strangers. Secrets may be commonly known but they’re never discussed, and solving crimes requires a certain…finesse. Here, Apelu walks the line between two cultures: Samoan versus American, native versus new.

    John S. says: "Great narration and interesting setting"
    Great narration and interesting setting

    I'd never heard Phil Gigante read before, and was truly impressed by his handling the range of characters, especially female voices. Plot suffered fro..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 01 2013 by John S. (Seattle, WA United States)
  • 2

    Fire Knife Dancing: Jungle Beat, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Enright
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (4)
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    Looks can be deceiving on American Samoa, a lush tropical hideaway that masks a fierce warrior spirit. No one knows this better than Apelu Soifua, the Samoan-born, American-bred police officer who lives on a knife’s edge, charged with keeping the peace between native and new in the heart of paradise. When a routine patrol on a remote jungle estate uncovers an interisland smuggling ring, it doesn’t take long for Apelu to realize there’s more than just cigarettes and bootleg CDs at stake. Someone is trafficking humans - and they won’t hesitate to set up a cop to take the fall.

    John S. says: "Nice story, though no thriller"
    Nice story, though no thriller

    While the book stands alone, I'd recommend reading the first story before this one to get a sense of Apelu's world. Frankly, the cultural notes, and s..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 05 2013 by John S. (Seattle, WA United States)
  • 3

    The Dead Don't Dance: Jungle Beat Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Enright
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Rumored to hold more spirits than people, the remote tropical paradise To’aga frightens many Samoan locals - but not Detective Apelu Soifua. Reeling from the loss of his young daughter, Apelu retreats to the haunted island for a self-imposed exile. He spends his days drinking, trying to ignore the ghosts in his head, and receives few visitors other than a shamanistic recluse and a pair of dedicated marine biologists conducting research.

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