Adventure1 Publications

Based in northernmost Thailand, each e-book and audio-book we publish is unique and interesting in its own way. All are $9 each, unless otherwise indicated.

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Real-life memoirs taken from the explorers' diaries - dating from  60 to 180 years ago.
Narrated by Ken in an easy-going voice. These seven stories are particularly good for youngsters who could benefit from hearing such exciting stories read out loud - but any age will appreciate them.  Five take place in the 19th century, and two take place in the 20th century, including Sir Edmund Hillory's historic first ascent, in 1953, of Mt. Everest, with Tenzing Norgay.  One story has a Japanese explorer attempting to cross the Himalayas - his only companions are two sheep.  Another has a solo climb of one of the Himalayas highest peaks, and having to spend the night standing erect on a vertical ice face, with no protective gear, thousands of feet above a glacier.
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Robon Take-Over
The story is told by a digital device (DD) and set at multi-decade increments in the future. DD's didn't need a reason to take-over the planet, but if a DD were asked, a ready answer would be forthcoming: To save the Environment. Since before DD's ancestors, computers, were created, humans had been busy destroying Earth's environment and endangering most of its species. As destruction and toxification became ever-more rampant, DD's and Robons felt they were left with no alternative than to push aside humankind, and take over.
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Farmsteading in Thailand
Auto-biography of solo foreigner coming to Thailand with no prior contacts, no handle on the language and little money – then going on to develop homestead. 250 pages non-fiction, with over two dozen photos – available as printed book or e-book.

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Mastodons on Mars
There are four short stories in this sci-fi compilation, all with a similar theme, yet each story is totally unique. Former pets evolve to become masters, and humans devolve to become their pets or slaves. Each scenario features two intelligent species. After reading this, you'll never look at dogs, horses elephants, or pigs the same. Read how humans devolved to servile ape-like beings, while their former pets developed analytical thinking abilities - and the ensuing interactions.


The Buddha, Jesus, and a hippie convene on a hill near the Woodstock Music Festival while it's happenng, in summer 1969. They converse for awhile, then Buddha and Jesus sally off to roam on their own, and become immersed in quirky adventures in the nearby region. Spoiler altert: Jesus spends a night in jail for vagrancy.

      The term 'CIA Brat' is derived from the term 'army brat.' The connection, in this case is the author's father, an immigrant who started with America's OSS (Office of Strategic Services) during WWII as liaison with the Danish Underground, and stayed on as OSS transformed to become the CIA. The mention of 'drugs,' in the subtitle is in the context of recreational drugs used in the late 1960's, because that was when the author was in his late teens and enmeshed in being a hippie. The term, 'nutzoid mom,' may sound denigrating, yet it's likely every American family of that era had at least some dysfunctional members. Yet, if there was a Razzie-like prize for most nutzoid mom, the woman described in the memoir might be a top contender.

Born in Denmark in 1952 and due to his father's various postings, wound up changing schools 11 times, spread over 5 countries. There were sheltered elitist times as well as 'down in the dumps' times – some triumphs as well as some low points, such as: spending a belladona-addled night in jail during the Newport Jazz Festival. The memoir contains more than a few head-bashingly close calls, some examples; two angry van drivers near Paris, a sexually frustrated bus driver wielding a metal bar in Madrid, two junkies from D.C. who had their drug-money heist spoiled, and saving an 80 lb. teenaged gal from getting raped by two 350 pounders along the Chesapeake Bay bridge. Some of the many tangential topics ruminated about in this memoir include; describing the pineal gland and how it relates to spiritual experiences, death according to blues/folk-legend Elizabeth Cotton, how to form a gigging R&B band, lucid dreaming, and why Nixon's transcribed tapes were so rife with 'expletive deleted.'  The e-book is only $9.  As soon as order is received the ebook in .pdf will be sent to your email address. Please don't pass the ebook around to anyone other than a few folks you're close with.  Thanks in advance!  EXCERPTS / sample pages

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Lali's Passage

300 pages of fast-paced novel which follows the quirky episodes of Lali, a Burmese beauty who steals away from bondage, and later finds herself sequestered with back-to-the-land Native American wannabe’s - camped in a California wilderness. With episodes in three continents, Lali’s Passage weaves from one outlandish, yet believable scenario to another, and ends with a treasure hunt under a Burmese temple.

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Life Story of Milarepa

Tells the fascinating story of Milarepa – a singer of spiritual poems who roamed the Himalayas 900 years ago. Considered by many to be a living Buddha, he’s arguably the world’s champion faster and renunciate (ascetic) – several times, he walled himself in to high elevation mountain caves, with scant food or clothing, and survived for many months.

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700 Thai Words Taken From English
This unique booklet features the most comprehensive list of its kind, and is a fun way to learn Thai quickly and easily. Besides lists in ten categories, it includes primer sections and other aids to quickly learn beginning Thai. Other such books dwell too much on tones (taking your time away from learning actual words) and others have confusing transliteration (sounding out words using the Roman alphabet). Our transliteration is simple and spells words as they actually sound. Includes Thai spellings throughout.

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Guarded Conversations
Subtitled; 'How Thailand was Won and Lost in the 1st Decade of the 21st Century' takes a cheeky view of the topsy-turvy career Thaksin. With generous dollops of humor, it showcases alleged conversations between the former caretaker-PM and his closest people. The all-dialogue satire listens in to conversations shared with the man’s former wife, his son, his stable of attorneys and other big shots in his circle. The reader can decide whether mister ‘I am through with politics’ was ever out of the game, and to what extent he and his family and friends were entwined with the bloody Red demonstrations of Spring 2010.

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Fasting for Health and Highness

The best health insurance is staying healthy. This illustrated booklet shows how a sensible juice / cleansing fast is just the ticket. All the essentials a person needs to know about fasting, safety, benefits, myth-busting, and the best methods are atriculated. The mention of ‘your highness’ in the book’s title, refers to the ‘natural high’ that comes about during the latter stages of a successful fast.  E-book.

Hong Kong, What if...?  excerpts here

If just one or two small things had transpired differently, prior to the 1997 hand-over, Hong Kong would likely still be a British colony or quite possibly an independent state, like Singapore. Strange as it sounds, Chinese officialdom wasn't cognizant of the treaty describing the hand-over - until British officials informed them in 1979. Chinese officialdom were unawares, because of the cavalcade of tumultuous events which took place in China during the 20th Century. The last treaty signed, by British and Chinese officials, actually specified that the most important part of the colony (delineated by 'Boundary Road') remain a member of the British commonwealth 'in perpetuity.'


B O O M E R A N G 
Rock Climbing and Adventure Park
Outdoor fun for the whole family, Chiang Rai, northernmost Thailand

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