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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Polster Narrator: David Doersch Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469243269
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At thirty-one, Pittsburgh attorney Whitehill rarely has been required to make a decision more stressful than which Brooks Brothers suit to wear to the office. Yet all that changes when a vacation to South America leaves him stranded in the depths of the Amazon jungle. There, he finds himself at the mercy of an opportunistic scientist whose motives are murky at best…and deadly at worst. Though the good doctor offers a variety of excuses as to why he is dragging Whitehill through an actual rainforest — emeralds, valuable plants, insects — Whitehill’s not buying it. He escapes with the help of some hungry vampire bats and falls in with an English-speaking Indian whose tribe is at the heart of a raging conflict with land-hungry developers. Trapped in the jungle, Whitehill must gather what little courage he has to stop an Indian war and preserve a vanishing culture. Along the way, he has a fling with a gorgeous native, narrowly survives being sacrificed to the gods, and is rescued from a bombing by a pair of hard-drinking American expats. Smart, engrossing, and uproariously funny, A Guest in the Jungle is a remarkable novel about the power of one man to make a difference in the world. “Hilarious—A wonderful book and highly recommended” — WORLD RAINFOREST REPORT Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colette Guerin | 11/8/2013

    " Just didn't see the humor or the point in this. Poorly developed characters, weak plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gord | 9/14/2013

    " After reading a bunch of mystery/crime books in a row, this was a fun adventure. I picked it up for $1 during an Amazon Kindle sale, and I definitely got my money worth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 9/5/2013

    " A good read for me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corrinne | 8/28/2013

    " Great story. Okay writing style. Definitely a page turner. Introduces the reader into a world that few will have the opportunity to experience. I would recommend this to a friend but not because I felt any emotional connection to the book but because the story was interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Jones | 3/4/2013

    " This was a fun read. I could see this becoming a movie some day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie Heuerman | 2/23/2013

    " It was ok. It had the makings of a comedy, but the characters weren't very well developed. The ending, while fun, was absurd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 2/14/2013

    " very funny, very clever story. with an agenda all its own. quite the page-turner. enjoyed it immensely. "

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About the Author

James Polster hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has worked as novelist, movie producer, screenwriter, explorer, and journalist. After graduation from Tulane University in 1969, Polster hopped a freighter for Spain and eventually settled in Tangiers. He returned to the United States to attend graduate school at Columbia and Harvard. Beginning in 1973, Polster explored the Amazon rainforest on several trips, spent time in the jungles of Irian Jaya with cannibals in 1989, and both covered and played in the World Championships of Elephant polo for Sports Illustrated in Nepal in 1991. Polster is a National Fellow of the Explorers Club. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his son Nick.

About the Narrator

David Doersch has delighted audiences with various roles on stage, film, and recordings for more than twenty-five years. He has worked some of the most prestigious theaters in America, including the Guthrie Theatre, the Dallas Theatre Center, the American Players Theatre, and the Virginia Stage Company. He has recorded dozens of cases for Audio Case Files, worked in film and television, and has toured as a musician.