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Summary

Harold Robbins, a novelist known for steamy passion in his works, stirs up passion of a different kind in The Adventurers, a story of revolution and danger in the sultry jungles of South America.

As a young boy, Diogenes Alejandro Xenos, witnesses the murder of his mother and sister by a band of marauders. As "Dax" grows to adulthood, he channels his fear and hatred into a desire for revolution, swearing revenge on those in power as he upsets the status quo. His actions make him an outlaw, living on the fringes of society in a land turned upside down with corruption. He is wanted by men and women alike-but for very different reasons.

This epic tale of escape from the horrors of a third-world regime is one of Harold Robbins' most ambitious novels ever, combining his trademark sensuality with political intrigue and a globe-spanning variety of exotic locales. Lose yourself in The Adventurers.

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Harald Robbins best book

Although HE. has written many exceptional novels I find this to be his best book that I used to read every few years and now listening to it gives me much pleasure.
My only regret is that it is never as good as reading it for the first time.

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My first adventure with Harold Robbins

The Adventurers was the first of his books that I read many years ago. It has lost nothing with the passage of time and could have been written today. Robbins wrote powerful story’s full of larger than life but believable people .The Adventurers like any of his books is not for the delicate minded reader. All the sex and violence is in there but it’s written in a way that it belongs and the story would be pale without it. The reader was just right for the book and I’m wondering if he has narrated other Harold Robbins books that I intend to rediscover.

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the reader seems to have only one woman"s voice it seems for a good 5 characters!

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brilliant

I really enjoyed this book. Not enough detail on the gruesome bits though, but still and very good read.

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Harold Robbins at his best

Best book ever, I read this first when it was released and I have just completed listening on audible, great story, excellent narration, Top Five Star listen

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Far too long winded for me

This book was far too long! There was so much swapping of wives, girlfriends, mistresses between the various key characters that it somewhat confused me. The story had a sad ending, which left me feeling empty and disappointed. The writer covered some great narrative and descriptive passages, but overall there was too much waffle and it was far too long winded for me.I rated this as storyline three stars performance rating was fantastic at five stars

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Phew, glad that’s over. How was it for you?

A somewhat longwinded Adventure in its middle but otherwise a good listen. A button for skipping the sex references would have been useful as there were so many and seemed to get in the way. Like being distracted by goings on sounds coming through your hotel room wall when your trying to read a book. The narration was excallente.

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  • 12-11-20

Lack Luster Title-FANTASTIC Book!

Listening to this book will be well worth the time, guaranteed! Well written and well narrated!

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  • Sameer Siddhanti
  • 26-12-19

Involving

Excellent narration. Story on the whole is average. Characterization is consistent. Narrator has done a great justice to this story involving many characters and emotions.

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  • Niel Moser
  • 06-03-21

World History with life and death

Ah... How I miss Harold Robbins books. What a great story teller. Of course a bit raw in sex and killing. OK, more than a bit.

The world history prior to WWII.. The rich and famous. The political nation building in South America from Europe to the USA. And, a story that ties it all together with the coming of age of boy from the hill country of a small South American dictatorship and its and the boys rise to recognition, fame, and...

What a great read! Thank you Audible!

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  • j muncy
  • 18-11-20

still a great book

I read this when I was a teenager. so 40 some years later, i listened to it. what a great book. the reader was great too. i had forgotten even what the book was about, so it was like reading it fior the first time again. the characters were so well thought out and what a story it tells. I would recommend this book. beware there is a lot of sex in it.

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  • Vanessa
  • 22-05-16

Sorry when it came to an end

Where does The Adventurers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its not great lit, but it was very entertaining, I read the book years ago, and was excited when I saw it on audio.

Would you recommend The Adventurers to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend because you grow to care about the main character, its an very good story and will keep you interested.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-10-20

hard to get started

hard to get started on but once ot gpt going it got mich better. thanks

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  • 07-09-19

great book I read it years ago and it was even bet

even better on audio,great book read it years ago.suggest it to all! 5 star's foreal

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  • James Timme
  • 20-02-21

WHAT A SAGA

This is a story spanning several generations. It is gripping, raw and exciting. It was hard not to sit and listen to all 25 hours at one time,.

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  • Canoe Guy
  • 22-12-18

long compelling story

it was just what I needed for a driving cross-country trip. a bit disappointed the way it ended, and became a little far-fetched. overall worth a listen.

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  • Working Mom
  • 17-08-21

Very good

I didn’t expect to make it through 20 some hours in a genre and setting that was less familiar to me. I was wrong. It was well done with good character development and the political twists were very interesting.

On the negative side, the women were all sex crazed dopes. I know it was a different time, but the women were all variations of the same character to me….and not a good one. There were also a few points during the book where it was just unbelievable, especially near the end.

All in all very interesting and well written. Very good performance by the narrator. Worth the credit for sure.