John Enright
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John Enright

John Enright was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1945. After serving stints in semi-pro baseball and the Lackawanna steel mills, he earned his degree from City College of New York while working full-time at Fortune, Time, and Newsweek magazines. He later completed a master's degree in folklore at UC-Berkeley, before devoting the 1970s to the publishing industry in New York, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. In 1981, he left the United States to teach at the American Samoa Community College and spent the next twenty-six years living on the islands of the South Pacific. Over the past four decades, his essays, articles, short stories, and poems have appeared in more than seventy books, anthologies, journals, periodicals, and online magazines. His collection of poems from Samoa, 14 Degrees South, won the University of the South Pacific Press's inaugural International Literature Competition. Today, he and his wife, ceramicist Connie Payne, live in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

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    • Pago Pago Tango

    • A Jungle Beat Mystery
    • By: John Enright
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Mystery On Island Time

    • By Robert L. on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Dead Don't Dance

    • Jungle Beat Mystery, Book 3
    • By: John Enright
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Rumored to hold more spirits than people, the remote tropical paradise To’aga frightens many Samoan locals - but not Detective Apelu Soifua....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't start here

    • By John S. on 12-25-14

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Fire Knife Dancing

    • Jungle Beat, Book 2
    • By: John Enright
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Looks can be deceiving on American Samoa, a lush tropical hideaway that masks a fierce warrior spirit....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story, though no thriller

    • By John S. on 10-05-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Blood Jungle Ballet

    • Jungle Beat, Book 4
    • By: John Enright
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A disquieting string of murders terrorizes the remote, lush island of Samoa....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read the series in order for continuity

    • By John S. on 01-23-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • New Jerusalem News

    • A Novel
    • By: John Enright
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Guimont
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The summer season on Cape Cod is over - now it's time for the real fun to begin. Dominick is always just passing through. He is a professional houseguest who follows the sun....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable.

    • By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on 10-13-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Some People Talk with God

    • A Novel
    • By: John Enright
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Guimont
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dominick likes to idle in history's comfortable remove, but when his mother dies and he meets the half sister he never knew he had, the past becomes more personal....

    Regular price: $19.95

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