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  • The Man Who Knew Too Much | Gilbert Keith Chesterton

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Horne Fisher is extremely well connected. The plans of prime ministers, foreign ambassadors, and chancellors are matters of table conversation - usually because these people are dining with him. And when a man so well connected is also a brilliant detective, all sinister motives and plots systematically unfold. Whether it is a case of police corruption, or a war with Sweden, Horne Fisher can always solve it. But Horne Fisher is also a philosopher, and not a policeman, and the murderer is seldom punished.

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much | G. K. Chesterton

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Harold Wiederman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Chesterton's talent as a mystery writer is displayed in this collection of detective stories, The Man Who Knew Too Much. In each story, the star detective, Horne Fisher, deals with another strange mystery: the vanishing of a priceless coin, the framing of an Irish "prince" freedom fighter, an eccentric rich man dies during an obsessive fishing trip, another vanishing during an ice skate, a statue crushing his own uncle, and a few more.

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  • The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer | David Leavitt

    The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Leavitt
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
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    To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary computer. Then, attempting to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built one, thus ensuring the Allied victory. Turing became a champion of artificial intelligence, but his work was cut short. As an openly gay man at a time when homosexuality was illegal in England, he was convicted and forced to undergo a humiliating "treatment" that may have led to his suicide.

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