G.K. Chesterton
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G.K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a prolific English journalist and author best known for his mystery series featuring the priest-detective Father Brown and for the metaphysical thriller The Man Who Was Thursday. Baptized into the Church of England, Chesterton underwent a crisis of faith as a young man and became fascinated with the occult. He eventually converted to Roman Catholicism and published some of Christianity's most influential apologetics, including Heretics and Orthodoxy.

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    • The Everlasting Man

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
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      5 out of 5 stars 105
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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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellently Narrated

    • By Maria on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • What’s Wrong with the World

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
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      4 out of 5 stars 134
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      4 out of 5 stars 132

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless

    • By Steve Hope on 09-14-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Saint Thomas Aquinas

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book on Thomas in English

    • By John Kress on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
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      5 out of 5 stars 256
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    Orthodoxy addresses one main problem: How can we contrive to be at once astonished at the world and yet at home in it? Chesterton has an answer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Gem

    • By Sam French on 05-05-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Harold Wiederman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 353
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      4 out of 5 stars 316
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      4 out of 5 stars 314

    In each story collected here, the star detective, Horne Fisher, deals with another strange mystery....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Prince who Knows Paradox Too Well

    • By Darwin8u on 05-25-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Heretics

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 62

    Chesterton's compilation of essays in Heretics discusses the difference in Orthodoxy and Heretics, rational vs. irrational, and denial vs. affirmation. He questions the existence of man....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Chesterton

    • By Todd on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • St. Francis of Assisi

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most influential men in the whole of human history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • About Time

    • By Cristina on 01-01-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Floating Admiral

    • By: Agatha Christie, Simon Brett - preface, Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction, and others
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92
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      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, G. K. Chesterton and nine other writers from the Detection Club collaborate in this fiendishly clever novel first published 80 years ago....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great concept. great puzzle mystery

    • By Mariana on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Father Brown was a character created by G.K. Chesterton and draws inspiration from Arthur Doyle's Sherlock Holmes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Narration

    • By James on 12-02-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Man Who Was Thursday

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    The story begins when two poets meet. Gabriel Syme is a poet of law. Lucian Gregory is a poetic anarchist. As the poets protest their respective philosophies, they strike a challenge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Indescribably good

    • By Erez on 06-11-10

    Regular price: $17.49

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