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Publisher's Summary

He thought he had everything until tragedy struck... Adam Ross, orphaned at nine, cherished a dream - that one day he would have land of his own. The opal fields of Coober Pedy offered his first glimpse of riches - and Nellie, a dusky beauty, provided his first taste of love...

From the western plains of New South Wales to the balmy waters of Sydney Harbour, from the grinding heat of a West Australian cattle station to the eerie desert shores of Lake Eyre, Adam was driven by his ambition. At his side stood Heather, a woman whose blonde beauty masked a calculating heart of ice. And when tragedy struck, it seemed that Adam would never realise his dream...

©1986 Evan Green (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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A little too long winded

Unfortunately for me the book was about 30% too long. I found a lot of the scenes went on for too long. I am a fan of detail but found it quite tedious in this book. I also found some of the plot and characters a little hard to believe. Spoiler alert, you never do find out about Adam's empire, it's more like Adam's Saga. Sadly it didn't quite work for me.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great listen!

I loved this book! In fact I hated to have it end! The book is so well written, and the narrator is so good that I felt like I slipped into that world! I strongly recommend this book and narrator!

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Excellent in every way

I enjoyed this book so much. It reminded me of the late Bryce Cortenay's writings. A really good story that kept me engaged from very first word until the last.

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  • Jean
  • Harlingen, TX
  • 04-01-15

Awesome story!

Have you ever read or listened to a book you couldn't put down? This was one of those experiences for me. This is the first time I have heard a story by Evan Green. I will be looking for others. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • karen gadd
  • 04-13-15

A lovely story

Would you listen to Adam's Empire again? Why?

Yes in a while

What did you like best about this story?

It was easy to follow

Which character – as performed by Richard Aspel – was your favourite?

Didn't have a favorite

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Cry, which is embarassing as I listen while at work

Any additional comments?

Just one of the books you couldn,t put down!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Bedelia
  • 03-07-15

Another good Down Under Story

Would you listen to Adam's Empire again? Why?

I would listen again as there is so much going on in the story

Who was your favorite character and why?

All the characters, even the mad wife

What does Richard Aspel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The atmosphere of Australia, and the people of the outback places, you get a feel of the places he talks about

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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  • alan smith
  • 01-22-15

codnot put it done

What made the experience of listening to Adam's Empire the most enjoyable?

the story always left some thing to come

What was one of the most memorable moments of Adam's Empire?

the start

Which scene did you most enjoy?

all

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the end wanted more

Any additional comments?

give me more of these

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  • Bkr
  • 02-25-18

Engrossing Story

Gripping story, excellent narration. Incredible detail, even excruciating at times. But hard to stop listening

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  • Madeline
  • 07-04-18

Good but long winded

Very good storyline with great performances but very longwinded. Had me at the edge of my seat many times.