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Stolen Idols

E. Phillips Oppenheim

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Two temple statues, one with the most beautiful of features, the other a hideous sight, are at the core of this tale of adventure and the supernatural. Carved by Chinese craftsmen, they have stood to either side of the great Buddha for hundreds of years, worshipped and protected by generations of priests.Taken together, they represent human nature in balance, the spiritual with the bestial, the Soul with the Body. But what if they are separated? Ancient legend warns of disaster to anyone who disturbs that balance. Young Gregory Ballaston of England, however, gives no credence to such dire threats when he and a friend set out to steal the idols, which are rumored to conceal a treasure in jewels. His friend dies in the attempt and one of the idols is presumably stolen by his murderers. Gregory nearly loses his own life in the effort but manages to get away with the other idol – the bestial Body. What will be the outcome for Gregory, or the beautiful young woman he meets in China and courts on the journey home with his prize? Even before he sets sail for home, the idol begins to prey on Gregory Ballaston. Warning: Set in the 19th century, this book contains references to Jews and Asians that are offensive to the modern ear.(Jacquerie)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christine Dufour

Length:

8h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:19