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  • The Everlasting Man | G. K. Chesterton

    The Everlasting Man

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By John Franklyn-Robbins
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    Few people had a more profound effect on Christianity in the 20th century than G. K. Chesterton. The Everlasting Man, written in response to an anti-Christian history of humans penned by H.G. Wells, is considered Chesterton’s masterpiece. In it, he explains Christ’s place in history, asserting that the Christian myth carries more weight than other mythologies for one simple reason—it is the truth.

    J. Glemby says: "well narrated audio of a masterpiece."
  • Orthodoxy | G. K. Chesterton

    Orthodoxy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Written by G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy addresses foremost one main problem: How can we contrive to be at once astonished at the world and yet at home in it? Chesterton writes, "I wish to set forth my faith as particularly answering this double spiritual need, the need for that mixture of the familiar and the unfamiliar which Christendom has rightly named romance."

    Sam French says: "A True Gem"
  • 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
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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.

    Darwin8u says: "The Prince who Knows Paradox Too Well"
  • What’s Wrong with the World | G. K. Chesterton

    What’s Wrong with the World

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
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    In this important book, G.K. Chesterton offers a remarkably perceptive analysis of social and moral issues, even more relevant today than in his own time. With a light, humorous tone but a deadly serious philosophy, he comments on errors in education, on feminism vs. true womanhood, on the importance of the child, and other issues, using incisive arguments against the trendsetters’ assaults on the common man and the family.

    Steve Hope says: "Timeless"
  • Orthodoxy | G. K. Chesterton

    Orthodoxy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    A serious attack against Christianity by well-known newspaper editor Robert Blatchford in 1903 impelled Chesterton to seize the gauntlet of refutation. His reply was immensely successful and was the early formation of his convincing credo that is so brilliantly and cogently argued in Orthodoxy, a masterwork that was published just five years later.

    Marshall says: "A treasure of Christian apologetics"
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas | G. K. Chesterton

    Saint Thomas Aquinas

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    Dubbed the "Dumb Ox" by his classmates for his shyness, Saint Thomas Aquinas proved to be possessed of the rarest brilliance, justifying the faith of his teacher, Albertus Magnus, and sparking a revolution in Christian thought. Chesterton's unsurpassed examination of Aquinas' thinking makes his philosophy accessible to listeners of any generation.

    John Kress says: "Best book on Thomas in English"
  • St. Francis of Assisi | G. K. Chesterton

    St. Francis of Assisi

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most influential men in the whole of human history. This acclaimed biography of Saint Francis examines the life of a pure artist, a man "whose whole life was a poem". Here is the Saint Francis who prayed and danced with pagan abandon, who talked to animals, and who invented the crèche. Yet Francis also acknowledged the mystic responsibility to communicate his divine experience.

    Alexander Muir says: "Thoughtful, well written, well read"
  • The Everlasting Man | G. K. Chesterton

    The Everlasting Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    Considered by many to be Chesterton's greatest masterpiece, this audiobook declares his comprehensive view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Retelling mankind's story from the very beginning, he shows how all human desires are fulfilled in the person of Christ and Christ's church. With his characteristic brilliance and irony, he argues that Christianity is not just a religion to stand beside other religions, for the fact of the Incarnation sets it apart.

    Maria says: "Excellently Narrated"
  • The Man Who Was Thursday | G. K. Chesterton

    The Man Who Was Thursday

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth
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    Chesterton's allegorical masterpiece is a surreal, psychologically thrilling novel that centres on seven anarchists in turn of the century London who call themselves by the names of days of the week.

    Jay Kuykendall says: "Witty and mysterious"
  • Heretics | G.K. Chesterton

    Heretics

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Philippe Duquenoy
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    Chesterton's compilation of essays in Heretics discusses the difference in Orthodoxy and Heretics, rational vs. irrational, and denial vs. affirmation. He questions the reason for the existence of man and the universe and calls out many prominent figures in the artistic and literary fields for their unorthodox ideas; thus labeling them heretics. He will have you thinking of favorite authors like Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and H.G. Wells in a new light, challenging their ideals and morals.

  • The Wisdom of Father Brown, Vol. 1 | MJ Elliott,G.K. Chesterton

    The Wisdom of Father Brown, Vol. 1

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 45 mins)
    • By MJ Elliott, G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By J.T. Turner, Colonial Radio Theatre
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    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 Wisdom of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects.

  • The Wisdom of Father Brown, Volume 2 | G.K. Chesterton

    The Wisdom of Father Brown, Volume 2

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By J.T. Turner and the Colonial Radio Players
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    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.

  • Christmas Poetry | Emily Dickinson,William Wordsworth,G K Chesterton,W B Yeats,John Donne,Daniel Sheehan,Ben Jonson,Rudyard Kipling

    Christmas Poetry

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, G K Chesterton, and others
    • Narrated By Ghizela Rowe, Tim Graham
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    Christmas, they say, comes but once a year. In these days it seems to also last for much of that year - but this volume is not just for Christmas! For the religious amongst us, this annual celebration of the Birth of Christ must seem bitter sweet: it's acknowledgment by billions of people countered by the pervasive spread of material possessions translating the event to little more than a sales pitch for material wares.

    Sara says: "Spoiled By Narration"
  • Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton

    Orthodoxy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Philippe Duquenoy
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    The book acts as a guide which explains how Christianity is the best choice for all human beings, not because it's outside of our world and an independent truth, but because it is the answer to our base needs and desires. Only when Christianity is seen as a way of life instead of a belief can the true power of the faith be realized.

  • The Secret of Father Brown | G.K. Chesterton

    The Secret of Father Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Matthews
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    Flying fish, a man with two beards and the Worst Crime in the World these are just some of the problems for Father Brown to solve. In his inimitable way, this gentle, eccentric, extraordinary cleric-cum-detective sets about unravelling the threads of a colourful skein of mysteries. In the course of his investigations Father Brown travels, in thought if not deed, all over the world and through all walks of life.

    Die Falknerin says: "Father Brown visits friends in Spain..."
  • Great Detective Stories | Edgar Allan Poe,Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,G.K. Chesterton

    Great Detective Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By David Case
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    Edgar Allan Poe's The Purloined Letter, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Crooked Man, and G.K. Chesterton's The Man in the Passage, comprise this anthology featuring famous sleuths.

  • The Innocence of Father Brown | G. K. Chesterton

    The Innocence of Father Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Detective fans of all races and creeds, of all tastes and fancies will delight in the exploits of this wise and whimsical padre. You will be enchanted by the scandalously innocent man of the cloth, with his handy umbrella, who exhibits such uncanny insight into ingeniously tricky human problems. This collection includes 12 mysteries solved by Father Brown.

    Katherine says: "Charming"
  • The Napoleon of Notting Hill | G. K. Chesterton

    The Napoleon of Notting Hill

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    In The Napoleon of Notting Hill, his first novel, G. K. Chesterton creates a witty satire of staid government, set in a London of the future. Auberon Quinn, a common clerk who looks like a cross between a baby and an owl and is often seen standing on his head, is one day told that he has been randomly selected to be His Majesty the King. He decides to turn London into a medieval carnival for his own amusement - with delightful results.

  • The Great Detective Collection: 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories | Arthur Conan Doyle,G. K. Chesterton,Ernest Bramah,Edgar Allan Poe,Wilkie Collins,Guy Boothby,Charles Dickens

    The Great Detective Collection: 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    An engrossing collection of detective stories featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, J. G. Reeder, and C. Auguste Dupin. 1.The Tea-Leaf by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace 2.The Queer Feet by G. K. Chesterton 3.The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes by Ernest Bramah 4. The Club of One-Eyed Men by Arthur Somers Roche 5.Diamond Cut Diamond by F. Britten Austin 6.The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah

    Terri V. says: "great stories, wrong narrator"
  • Father Brown | G. K. Chesterton

    Father Brown

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
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    These four stories test Father Brown in many ways, creating headaches a plenty. However, Father Brown is nothing if not redoubtable and whilst Chesterton's stories are, in his own words, "very slight and improbable", his method is all his own. Bill Wallis captures perfectly the mood and tone of Father Brown in this collection.

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