From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors, and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it. The award-winning Colonial Theatre on the Air has dramatized G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown stories from The Innocence of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects.
Included in Vol. 1:
"The Blue Cross"
Father Brown is traveling to London to attend a meeting of priests, and he is carrying with him a priceless silver cross, studded with blue sapphires. Flambeau, the thief, plans to steal it.
"The Secret Garden"
Father Brown is called to investigate the beheading of a man, committed in a closed garden. How did the murderer escape?
"The Queer Feet"
Father Brown investigates a death at the Vernon Hotel.
"The Flying Stars"
Father Brown has been invited to a Christmas masquerade, which becomes the target of a robbery.
Starring J.T. Turner and The Colonial Radio Players
Executive Producer Mark Vander Berg
Dramatized for Audio by M. J. Elliott
Based on The Innocence Of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
Produced by M.J. Cogburn
Directed By Jerry Robbins
Cover Illustration by Jeff Hayes
(P) 2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air
©2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air (P)2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air
The mechanics of mystery were very well done. Somewhat reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes. Offers a classic "explanation" of the solution just before completion.
If you are looking for a new neat set of stories that are clean and safe for older children (decapitations in storyline), these are worth your time and money.
If I had anything negative to say it would be the overreach of a couple of character's accents (not that I could do near as well). At times it was difficult to make out what was being said. Also, sound effect overwhelmed speech from time to time. These had little impact on a great storyline!
Clever, fun, entertaining, and interesting!!
Thinker, Warrior, Teacher
Less insults to reason and skepticism in the first story.Too many "science is less worthy than religion" tropes.
I wasted my money when I bought the second book at the same time
"Not the most exciting sleuth stories ever."
The cast reading is really enjoyable. However, the stories come through a little flat and bland.
"The All Nice Cheeky Father Brown"
A nice way to spend an hour or so with the cheeky Father Brown.
Quite straight work, but a welcome treat without full on the face depressive violence in most genres of today.
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