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The Innocence of Father Brown | [G.K. Chesterton]

The Innocence of Father Brown

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Unlike deductive Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown uses intuition to get to the bottom of a crime. He is a Catholic priest after all and in these unusual detective stories, God ensures that good triumphs over evil. Listening to John Horton's bass-baritone voice, complete with British accent, is an absolute pleasure. He gives life to a wide array of character, some quiet and reverential, others hard and gruff. Horton's performance adds new depth to these faith-based detective tales.

Publisher's Summary

A "very short Catholic priest" who does "...not seem to know which was the right end of his return ticket," Father Brown is the embodiment of the phrase 'looks can be deceiving.' Arguably the second best-known crime-solver in English literature, this unassuming man of the cloth solves case after case with ease. Collected here are some of his best, including: "The Blue Cross," "The Secret Garden," "The Queer Fleet," "The Flying Stars," "The Invisible Man," "The Honor of Israel Gow," "The Wrong Shape," "The Sins of Prince Saradine," "The Hammer of God," "The Eye of Apollo," "The Sign of the Broken Sword," and "The Three Tools of Death."

(P)1989 by Recorded Books, Inc.

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    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 02-04-13
    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 02-04-13

    A part-time buffoon and ersatz scholar specializing in BS, pedantry, schmaltz and cultural coprophagia.

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    "Unabtrusive Edwardian counterpoint to Sherlock H."

    G.K. Chesterton's empathetic little detective seems like an unabtrusive Edwardian counterpoint to Sherlock Holmes. While Sherlock Holmes ability to adapt allows him to escape both time and place (House to Sherlock to Elementary), Father Brown is (like Catholicism itself) almost tied to man's fallen state and the early 20th century.

    That being said, there are many of Chesterton's stories which I solidly prefer to Doyle's. Chesterton's prose, his love of paradox, his appreciation for humility, his black humor and his empathy for mankind makes me emotionally connected to Father Brown in ways I never managed with Sherlock Holmes

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    James Ann Arbor, MI, USA 04-06-10
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    "Intriguing mysteries, excellent readings"

    While the audio could be just a little clearer (otherwise, 5 stars), this first set of Father Brown stories have been enjoyed by our whole family.

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    Jorden Collins Orange County, CA 07-06-09
    Jorden Collins Orange County, CA 07-06-09 Member Since 2007
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    "I love bits of this collection of stories"

    I really wanted to like this. I love G.K Chesterton and his character Father Brown are men who lived their faith in a glorious way. But the audio quality was terrible. And I think the stories are a bit too dated. And the racist words that pepper the occasional story (back then were not objectionable) offended me as I listened. I wish someone would take these stories and modernize them, there is some good stuff in there that is mired in antiquity that just feels stale and sometimes offensive.

    1 of 15 people found this review helpful
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