What are the best adventure books for adults?

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    #1Murdered: Can You Solve the Mystery?

    Murdered: Can You Solve the Mystery?
    Murdered: Can You Solve the Mystery? (Click Your Poison #2) is a mystery and gamebook written by James Schannep and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on December 18, 2013. 
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    Margaret Walters
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Mysterious book i have'nt read . It is full of action thrill and puzzle story. the reader engaged from start till end.action-packed, dark and humorous thriller. Each link represents a choice, and the story evolves based on our decisions. Full two way story."
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    #2Meanwhile

    Meanwhile

    Meanwhile: Pick Any Path is a young adult science fiction children's graphic novel written by Jason Shiga. It is first published in 2010 by Harry N. Abrams. 

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    Anthony Carroll
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I used to love pick a path books when I was a kid so I was excited to buy this one for a little reminiscing. This book was quite hard to follow with all the piping and pictures. I actually found myself getting frustrated because I was getting lost too often. "
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    #3Lost in Austen

    Lost in Austen

    Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure by Emma Campbell Webster is a historical fiction novel which was originally published in 2007. This is an Austen-inspired book.

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    Lisa Wagner
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I think this books sounds very interesting and definitely like an adventure since it has all characters from Jane Austen. I would want to try it especially if I get to chose the outcome."
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    #4Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure

    Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure

    Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North is a classic book on the retelling of the tragic love affair of Romeo and Juliet. This was published in 2016.

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    Abel Velasco
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a witty and hilarious book. It's rare for a book to make me literally laugh out loud, but this does frequently. It's more more fun the more you know about "Romeo and Juliet", but it's funny even if you only have a passing knowledge of the play. Still, I'd have to say it's not quite as good as "To Be and/or Not To Be", by the same author, so if you're going to read just one, try the other one first. But if you've read and enjoyed "To Be and/or Not To Be", there's a 100% chance you'll enjoy this one as well"
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    #5Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    A classic book from the 80's that inspired the classic sci-fi film by Steven Spielberg. An astonishing technique has been discovered allowing to reproduce the dinosaurs creating a theme park on an island. But something went terribly wrong. 

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    Amanda Dunn
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Many adults have seen the Jurassic Park movies, but they are truly missing out if they haven't read the book! This is a true classic from Michael Crichton. I felt like I was on the edge of my seat while reading, which is rarely attainable by a novel. One of the best, most exciting adventure books I've read!"
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    #6The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Lily Fang
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption."
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    #7The Bourne Identity

    The Bourne Identity

    The Bourne Identity is a mystery suspense thriller book written by Robert Ludlum. It is about a Jason Bourne who woke up on an island without any memory and first published in 1980. 

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    Ralph Sanchez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I learned about this book after I watch the movie based on it and I was really intrigued about how it compared. It is safe to say it hold up well, and I would even say it is one of the best adventure books I have ever read. As I read I really wanted to learn more about Jason's identity and how he ended up in such a dangerous situation. The book was high on action, but knew when to have quiet moments for reflection. I was so curious about the book's similarities to the movie that I played the movie in the background in my house while I was reading. It is definitely a adventure book for adults, as it takes the reader seriously."
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    #8The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Bourne Ultimatum is a novel about Jason Bourne as he still tries to uncover his real identity. He flew to different countries just to find out who is responsible for his misery.

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    Alexander Gilbert
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I see this as a great adventure for adults. I love the films and I would imagination the books are even better. It got action and the plot isn't to far off from reality "
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    #9The Bourne Imperative (Jason Bourne Series)

    The Bourne Imperative (Jason Bourne Series)
    Wounded, half-drowned and with amnesia, Jason Bourne clearly had better days. As he slowly begins to remember everything, he will also find out about a Mossad agent, Rebeka, who will become his best friend as they try to stay alive. 
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    Walter Richardson
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I love the Jason Bourne books, they are definitely adventure/action books and each book continues from the last. The Bourne Imperative is an example of a good continuation from the lat."
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    #10Dune (Dune Chronicles)

    Dune (Dune Chronicles)
    Dune by Frank Herbert is the story of Paul Atreides who becomes Muad'Dib and embarks on a journey to avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family, thus bringing to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
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    Jorge Luis Escamilla
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I will never stop adventuring. Even as an adult, I enjoy the thrill of a good adventure. That's why with adventure book Dune, I felt myself deeply a part of the story. I felt completely engaged as the story took me to places I could not find in the world otherwise. "
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    #11The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo
    The Count of Monte Cristo is written by French author Alexandre Dumas, which is about a man who wanted revenge against those who framed and jailed him for a crime he did not commit. 
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    Emma Hanson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I love adventure books so this is right up my alley. It has really good details all about the Count of Monte Cristo and is a fascinating topic!"
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    #12Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)
    There is civil unrest in the districts, and the Capitol is getting tired of quelling these disturbances. In Catching Fire, the Capitol sends a chilling message to the districts to remind them of who is really in charge.
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    Aaron Taylor
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "As far as books for young adults, catching fire was decently done - though the movies are actually better. The only problem I had with this series was the sheer monotony; every single book is a repeat of the last, just with a new setting."
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    #13Inca Gold (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Inca Gold (Dirk Pitt Adventures)
    Inca Gold by Clive Cussler is an adventure fiction and techno-thriller novel originally published in 1994. This book belongs to Cussler's Dirk Pitt Adventures series. It is preceded by Sahara and followed by Shock Wave.
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    Rocío Olvera
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I didn't like this Cussler so much. A lot of his other fans genuinely do like it and consider it to be one of his better works, but something about this was too comical to me. "
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    #14The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo is Alexandre Dumas' 1844 classic about a man who wanted revenge against those who framed and jailed him for a crime he did not commit. As a new man, the Count of Monte Cristo unleashes his furious plot for vengeance.

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    Angel Tata
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I liked this book but the writing was poor do to the fact that words were running together at different times throughout."
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    #15Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler is an action-adventure and thriller novel originally published in 1999. This is the fifteenth book in Cussler's Dirk Pitt Adventures series. It is preceded by Flood Tide and followed by Valhalla Rising.

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    Juan Antonio Mercado
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Atlantis Found is a book by Clive Cussler that is quite engaging and really great at keeping readers wanting more. Part of a multi-book series, Atlantis Found is the perfect adventure title for readers to pick up, especially adults."
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    #16Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart

    Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart
    Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail by Carrot Quinn tells the true story adventure of the author herself on leaving her comfort zone behind the internet and breaking into the wilderness of hiking.
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    William Gordon
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "We have all thought about cutting off our ties to technology and moving into the woods. This true story book follows one woman as she did just that. It really shows how she got out of her comfort zone and embraced this new lifestyle. Of course there were obstacles that had to be overcame, but there is always going to be. This is a really inspiring and heart felt book that shows if you want something bad enough, there are ways to do it."
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    #17Skywalker: Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Skywalker: Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Skywalker: Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail by Bill Walker is a non-fiction book of an ordinary person's adventure to an extraordinary hiking trail of Pacific Crest.

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    Frank Holland
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #18Daikaiju Yuki

    Daikaiju Yuki

    Daikaiju Yuki is a young adult adventure fiction novel written by Raffael Coronelli. It is self-published in 2017. 

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    James Hart
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Love Godzilla? Well this will take in your monster fetish. This is an awesome book with fights that you can only imagine yourself and put you into that realm. Great read for monster lovers or sci fi thrillers alike. Character stories are great addition to this book. Its an actual background to the characters and brings you more enticed to the story."
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    #19Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

    Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
    Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins is a speculative fiction and adventure novel originally published in 1976 by the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book has a film adaptation using the same title which was released in 1993.
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    Dorothy Hernandez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "if you are into the cowboy theme then maybe but i know of way better"
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    #20Pathfinder

    Pathfinder

    Pathfinder: Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America by Ron Strickland is a non-fiction narration of the author himself who is a novice hiker but extremely has wild ideas of braving the road of beautiful trails.

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    Kathryn Alvarado
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "its the best book this season i liked it it is very nice ror adults who like like reading all time the content is awesome"
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    #21Cyclops (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Cyclops (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Cyclops by Clive Cussler is an action-adventure and techno-thriller novel originally published in 1986. This book belongs to Cussler's Dirk Pitt Adventures series. It is preceded by Deep Six and followed by Treasure

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    Mariana Barajas
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Cyclops (Dirk Pitt Adventures) is a great adventure read for adults. I like to immerse myself in a story and this book allows just that. The story is intelligent and will keep you interested through it's twists and turns. If you like this one, there are other books in the series by Clive Cussler to keep you reading."
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    #22Lions at Lunchtime (Magic Tree House)

    Lions at Lunchtime (Magic Tree House)
    Lions at Lunchtime by Mary Pope Osborne is an adventure fiction novel originally published in January 1998. This is the 11th book in Osborne's Magic Tree House series. It was followed by Polar Bears Past Bedtime.
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    Heather May
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "My kid loved this series. Fun AND educational, and definitely aimed at kids. Not so bad for adults reading aloud, but not really what I would call an adult adventure book."
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    #23Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House)

    Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House)

    Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osborne is an adventure fiction novel originally published in January 1998. This is the 12th book in Osborne's Magic Tree House series. It was followed by Vacation Under the Volcano.

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    Theresa Barrett
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book is more of a children book than an adults book. It is a good bedtime book."
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    #24Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House)

    Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House)

    Dark Day in the Deep Sea is an adventure fiction novel originally written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by artist Salvatore Murdocca. It was first published in March 2008. This is the 39th book in Osborne's Magic Tree House series.

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    May Deng
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This book is not for adults. While it is an exciting adventure series, it is geared towards children. Therefore, not the best book out there for adults."
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    #25Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Raise the Titanic! by Clive Cussler is an adventure-fiction and techno-thriller novel originally published in 1976. This book belongs to Cussler's Dirk Pitt Adventures series. It is preceded by Iceberg and followed by Vixen 03.

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    Gilberto Alvarado
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I received this book as a gift from my cousin and what a ride! He definitely chose this book well. There's tons of action and conspiracies everywhere! The basic plot is that a sunk ship has a very, very valuable element on board and it's Dirk's job to retrieve the said element. And there's a lot of stuff standing in his way too, the Soviets for one. This is an enjoyable read and I recommend it for people who like adventure books. "
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    #26Zorro

    Zorro

    Zorro is an adventure historical romance fiction novel written by Isabel Allende. This book is about Diego de la Vega and it is first published in 2005 by HarperLargePrint. 

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    Steven Luo
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This solution is OK. It provides the author, genre, as well as a publish date. However, it does lack specifics on the plot and whether it is for adults or children."
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    #27Lost City (The NUMA Files)

    Lost City (The NUMA Files)

    Lost City by Clive Cussler is a thriller novel originally published on July 22, 2004. This book belongs to Cussler's The NUMA Files series. It is preceded by White Death and followed by Polar Shift.

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    Arnav Das
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Great audiobook. Nice to listen to. Clive Cussler is one of the best at telling stories.The focus is on life on Caliban prior to the arrival of the Imperium."
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    #28The Road to Purification: Hustlers, Hassles & Hash

    The Road to Purification: Hustlers, Hassles & Hash

    The Road to Purification: Hustlers, Hassles & Hash is a nonfiction book written by Harry Whitewolf. The Road to Purification: Hustlers, Hassles & Hash was published in 2014.

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    Esteban Vázquez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "As an adult, it's really hard to find good books that I can enjoy. I look and look but usually come up empty-handed. The Road to Purification is a great book. It gives you a lot of good information you probably didn't know about life and many other things. "
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    #29Deep Six (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Deep Six (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Deep Six by Clive Cussler is an adventure-fiction and techno-thriller novel originally published in 1984. This book belongs to Cussler's Dirk Pitt Adventures series. It is preceded by Night Probe! and followed by Cyclops.

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    Elvira Barragán
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Clive Cussler has long been one of my favorite authors and Deep Six (Dirk Pitt Adventures) doesn't disappoint. It is by far one of the best adventure books for adults out there. Great storytelling, thrills, and mystery. Character development is excellent. Cussler really takes us along for a thrilling ride with this one."
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    #30The Light is the Darkness

    The Light is the Darkness

    The Light is the Darkness by Laird Barron is a fantasy fiction and adventure novel originally published in 2012. This book follows the story of Conrad Navarro and the modern-day version gladiatorial battles across the globe.

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    Richard Sanchez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This book has so many interesting concepts such as secret rogues, mad scientists and of course, gladiators! Many passages will leave you smiling and chuckling. "
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    #31X's For Eyes

    X's For Eyes

    X's for Eyes by Laird Barron is an adventure fiction and horror novel originally published in 2015. This book follows the story of incredibly rich and enigmatic brothers - Macbeth and Drederick Tooms.

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    Christine Sullivan
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I bought this book for myself after hearing about from a friend. I was a bit disappointed. It took awhile to get to the plot, wasn't as well written as I expected. I would say if adventure books are your interest you won't be disappointed. I will stuck to my romance novels from now on."
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    #32Thunderball (James Bond)

    Thunderball (James Bond)

    Thunderball is a mystery espionage thriller fiction and the ninth book in James Bond series written by Ian Fleming. This classic adventure fiction novel is first published in 1961. 

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    Manuel Godínez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "As one of the earlier James Bond books, Thunderball was written by Ian Fleming. As figured from the movie title of the same name, it's a thriller fiction with a great plot and characters. Probably not for younger readers but others will surely like it."
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    #33Medusa (The NUMA Files)

    Medusa (The NUMA Files)

    Medusa by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos is an action-adventure and thriller novel originally published in 2009. This book belongs to the author's The NUMA Files series. It is preceded by The Navigator and followed by Devil's Gate.

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    Justin Duncan
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This book surprised me. The topic is really far-fetched, and somewhat odd, but I decided to give it a try and am glad that I did. I'll be looking up more Cussler novels."
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    #34The Secret Knowledge of Water

    The Secret Knowledge of Water

    The Secret Knowledge of Water is a non-fiction book written by Craig Childs wherein he shares his exploration in the deserts of the American West in search of water revealing the natural world at its most extreme.

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    Anthony Banks
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "A very interesting take on non fiction. This author is basically taking us along while he explores American deserts. There is a lot to learn and it's very interesting when you take it all in. As you read, your imagination will start to picture the scenery so vividly that you'll swear you where there."
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    #35The Man With The Golden Gun (James Bond)

    The Man With The Golden Gun (James Bond)

    The Man With The Golden Gun is a mystery espionage thriller fiction and the thirteenth book in James Bond series written by Ian Fleming. This classic adventure fiction novel is first published in 1965. 

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    Lisa Walsh
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "It was just an okay Bond book. Shorter, quick read. I feel like the spark has gone out of this series. Also, if you are familiar with this title because of the movie - this book is very different from the movie. "
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    #36Sharpe's Gold (Richard Sharpe)

    Sharpe's Gold (Richard Sharpe)

    Sharpe's Gold is a historical adventure fiction and the ninth book in Richard Sharpe series written by Bernard Cornwell. It is first published in 1981. 

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    Nicole Kim
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This book takes you on an adventure. It may not be the best adventure but it is one."
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    #37Y2K (Daikaiju Yuki)

    Y2K (Daikaiju Yuki)

    Y2K: Yuki Conquers the World is an adventure fiction and the second book in Daikaiju Yuki series written by Raffael Cornelli. It is self-published in 2017. 

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    Amit Mittal
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I don't know if this is for adults or not. I think there are probably better choices for adults. I would read more about it before deciding. "

Summary

Best What are the best adventure books for adults
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Murdered: Can You Solve the Mystery?Books 18 Paid
2MeanwhileBooks 16 Paid
3Lost in AustenBooks 14 Paid
4Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path AdventureBooks 13 Paid
5Jurassic ParkBooks 11 Paid
6The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 9 Paid
7The Bourne IdentityBooks 7 Paid
8The Bourne UltimatumBooks 6 Paid
9The Bourne Imperative (Jason Bourne Series)Books 5 Paid
10Dune (Dune Chronicles) Books 3 Paid
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