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The First Boxer Audiobook

The First Boxer

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Randall Chen, Overseer of the Mission of Ezra, has been sent back to 19th-century China to protect a priceless treasure hidden in the Forbidden City - a treasure beyond compare, on which hangs the fate of the world, a treasure for which men will destroy nations.Stuck between the armies of the British Empire, The Chinese Emperor and the Mongol Lord, Randall must ensure that history stays on course and the future is safeguarded.

But no one can predict what Randall Chen will do when faced with the Empress Ci Xi, an irresistible woman with an insatiable lust for power. Has he betrayed the mission or been betrayed by The Enterprise Corporation, which sent him into the past? And will Wilson Dowling get there in time to save the future?

His fast-growing fan base will love this next thriller from Christopher Ride.

©2009 Christopher L Ride.; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A terrific read. What a page turner. It's damned exciting and will take you on an adventure that covers the world and crosses generations... you'll be on the edge of your seat." (The Daily Telegraph)

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  • avoidthelloyd
    Poteau, OK
    7/04/11
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    "History mixed with Sci-Fi! Wonderful!"

    I liked the Schumann Frequency a lot (which is previous to this one and should be read first) and was excited to find this second book by Ride. It was not found under the same author name though because Schumann was under "Christopher" and this book is under "Chris", but it is the same author and a continuation of the same characters. What makes this book better than Schumann is that the characters are already established and unlike the first book, the entire plot is entwined within actual historical events. It makes the book so much better when you can read a dozen Wikipedia pages and have a richer understanding of the story! My only con would be the change of pronunciations of some key names from the first book by the narrator and that wasn't too bad. To me, the quality of research and accuracy is on par with Dan Brown. I can't wait for Chris Ride's next book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • W.Denis
    Savannah, GA, United States
    2/03/10
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    "Chinese History"

    A very interesting look at the opeum wars, the Boxer Rebellion and the last imperial rulers of China especially Empress Cixi. Several inconsiquential love stories are also included for those who need them. My primary interest was in 19th century Chinese history and the effect it has had on subsiquent events.

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  • Ben
    Malton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    10/06/10
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    "an exciting adventure"

    A very exciting listen, it held my attention the whole way through. I think this is quite a 'male' book, surprisingly explicit in places with some real power trip violence. If you're after a listen that is just for enjoyment I give this five stars. It would make a great action film.

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