Adventure genre books (27)


1.

Archipelago by Monique Roffey EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
When a flood destroys Gavin Weald's home, tearing apart his family and his way of life, he doesn't know how to continue. A year later, he returns to his rebuilt home and tries to start again, but when the new rainy season arrives, so do his daughter's nightmares about the torrents, and life there becomes unbearable. So father and daughter and their dog - embark upon a voyage to make peace with the waters. Their journey will take them far from their Caribbean island home, into other unknown harbours and eventually across a massive ocean. They will sail through archipelagos, encounter the grande... continue
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022

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Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi EN

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Country: Asia / India flag India
Recommended: 16 Feb 2022

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Bartlett and the Ice Voyage

Bartlett and the Ice Voyage by Odo Hirsch EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
The Queen is a very busy woman who rules over seven kingdoms, some of which she has never even seen. Each kingdom is filled with its own exotic delights, and her loyal subjects constantly send her gifts from far and wide. But there is one fruit she craves--the melidrop--which, until now, has been out of her reach because it rots on the long journey from the far off country in which it grows. This is where Bartlett--the intrepid, stubborn, inventive and irreverent explorer--comes in! A rip-roaring, fantastical roller-coaster of an adventure story overflowing with wit and rollicking suspense. Th... continue
Recommended: 03 Oct 2022

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Deep Down Dark : The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar EN

Rating: 4     21 Votes
Description:
Includes New Material Exclusive to the Paperback A Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award A Finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Notable Book When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. After the disaster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales, and in Deep Down Dark, he brings them to haunting, visceral life. We learn what it was like to be imprisone... continue
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

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Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen EN

Rating: 3.5     12 Votes
Description:
Alone in the wilderness, Cole found peace. But he's not alone anymore. Cole Matthews used to be a violent kid, but a year in exile on a remote Alaskan island has a way of changing your perspective. After being mauled by a Spirit Bear, Cole started to heal. He even invited his victim, Peter Driscal, to join him on the island and they became friends. But now their time in exile is over, and Cole and Peter are heading back to the one place they're not sure they can handle: high school. Gangs and violence haunt the hallways, and Peter's limp and speech impediment make him a natural target. In a sc... continue
Recommended: 11 Jan 2018

6.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad EN

Rating: 3.5     156 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
A republication of the great Joseph Conrad novel
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022

7.

Hippie by Paulo Coelho EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Description:
A journey to the past. A map for the future. After hitchhiking from Brazil to nearly halfway around the world, Paulo stumbles across Karla, a young Dutch woman and like-minded soul, in Amsterdam’s famous Dam Square. Together they decide to take the fabled hippie trail across Europe to Nepal, aboard the Magic Bus, in search of self-discovery. So begins a life-defining love story that will set the course for the rest of their lives. Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, Paulo Coelho relives the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and challenged the established social order.

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Into Thin Air : A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer EN

Rating: 4     161 Votes
Description:
When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 feet lower, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, Krakauer collapsed in his tent, freezing, hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia, but safe. The following morning, he learned th... continue

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Island of the Lost : An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World by Joan Druett EN

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Description:
“Riveting.” —The New York Times Book Review Hundreds of miles from civilization, two ships wreck on opposite ends of the same deserted island in this true story of human nature at its best—and at its worst. It is 1864, and Captain Thomas Musgrave’s schooner, the Grafton, has just wrecked on Auckland Island, a forbidding piece of land 285 miles south of New Zealand. Battered by year-round freezing rain and constant winds, it is one of the most inhospitable places on earth. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. Incredibly, at the same time on the opposite end of the island, another... continue
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

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Kon-Tiki : Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
Photographs illustrate the author's account of his voyage from Peru to Tahiti on a balsa raft to test a theory concerning the origins of the Polynesian race
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022


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