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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"
  • 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.

    Eve Keneinan 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.

    trudi williams says: "read and reread"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • The Innocence of Father Brown | G.K. Chesterton

    The Innocence of Father Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Alastair Cameron
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    Father Brown was a character created by G.K. Chesterton and draws inspiration from Arthur Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. While Sherlock Holmes' detective career relies on his logic and deduction, Father Brown relies on sympathy and intuition to solve mysteries and crime. The Innocence of Father Brown is a collection of 12 stories that have Father Brown doing what he does best; being a detective.

    James says: "A Wonderful Narration"
  • The Ball and the Cross | G. K. Chesterton

    The Ball and the Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    Evan MacIan is a tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed Scottish Highlander and a devout Roman Catholic. James Turnbull is a short, red-haired, gray-eyed Lowlander and a devout but naïve atheist. The two meet when MacIan smashes the window of the street office where Turnbull publishes an atheist journal. This act of rage occurs when MacIan sees posted on the shop's window a sheet that blasphemes the Virgin Mary, presumably implying she was an adulteress who gave birth to an illegitimate Jesus.

    Matt Zainea says: "One of a kind"
  • 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.

    Billy says: "Very deep expose'"
  • The Wisdom of Father Brown | G.K. Chesterton

    The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Alastair Camerson
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    This collection of 12 short stories is part of the Father Brown series, about a mystery-solving Catholic priest. In a refreshing contrast with the deductive detective Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown works intuitively. Through many years of hearing confessions, he has developed an uncanny ability to see inside the minds of criminals. Although he appears unobtrusive and dowdy, with a face "as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling", he is also surprisingly worldly for a priest.

  • 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"
  • The Floating Admiral

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie, Simon Brett - preface, Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction, and others
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector's investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar, whose boat the body was found in, is clearly withholding information, and the victim's niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye - even the identity of the victim is called into doubt.

  • Father Brown: Collected Cases: Classic Radio Crime

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    • By G K Chesterton
    • Narrated By Leslie French, Willie Rushton
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    From 1974, five full-cast dramatisations of the short stories by GK Chesterton, starring Leslie French as the investigating Roman Catholic priest and Willie Rushton as GK Chesterton. Created in 1910, Father Brown inhabited the pages of several short story collections and novels before appearing in adaptations for film, TV, radio and theatre. His most recent incarnation is in the hit BBC TV series starring Mark Williams in the title role.

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

    The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown is perhaps the most lovable amateur detective ever created. This short, shabby priest with his cherubic, round face attracts situations that baffle everyone - except Father Brown and his rather naïve wisdom. The twelve enthralling stories in this book take Father Brown from London to Cornwall, from Italy to France, as he gets involved with bandits, treason, murder, curses, and an American crime-detection machine.

    John says: "Good Mysteries, Great Stories"
  • 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 Innocence of Father Brown | G. K. Chesterton

    The Innocence of Father Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    Father Brown is an eccentric priest with his own particular ways of dealing with crime. David Timson, having completed the whole of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes canon, a remarkable achievement, turns his hand to the genial but certainly not innocent priest! This collection contains a group of stories from the Innocence of Father Brown, told unabridged.

    Die Falknerin says: "Nostalgic, charming stories"
  • 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 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 Blue Cross | G. K. Chesterton

    The Blue Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer best known for his fictional priest-detective, Father Brown. In "The Blue Cross" however, we are following the famous Parisien sleuth Aristide Valentin in pusuit of a master criminal in London. Valentin's problem is that he has no clue where to start looking... until in a restaurant where he has his breakfast, the salt and sugar are in the wrong containers.

  • The Man Who Was Thursday | G. K. Chesterton

    The Man Who Was Thursday

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    The Man Who Was Thursday was written by G. K. Chesterton and follows newly recruited Scotland Yard detective Gabriel Syme as he infiltrates the dangerous underworld of the European anarchist council. Syme is a member of a special antianarchist division of the police and finds his way into the secret group through a poet he befriends, named Lucian Gregory.

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