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The Wisdom of Father Brown

Narrated by: Josh Smith
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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"The Wisdom of Father Brown" is the second book in the series of cases involving the eccentric yet competent detective. Invented by renowned author, essayist and journalist G. K. Chesterton, Father Brown is an amateur sleuth whose day job involves preaching to his congregation at church. Chesterton himself was a committed Christian who wrote volumes of essays and fiction surrounding faith and spirituality, and would base his Father Brown stories upon a priest - Father John O'Connor - he himself knew.

Despite its intention as a parody, the Father Brown books became a popular hit in early 20th century Britain as well as the USA. Today they remain a well-considered and much-liked classic series which fans of detective fiction return to more than a century after their original publication.

Characterised by his easily digestible style, ready use and exposure of paradox, and his use of wit and humour to advance argument, Chesterton's fiction and non-fiction writings on the topics of human behaviour and wider society remain relevant and poignant to this day.

©2018 G.K Chesterton (P)2018 OreganPpublishing

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Don't buy the audible. Get the book.... I think

Shame on you Audible for allowing a poor quality book to be sent out!! Even at 66 cents. There was something wrong with the sound. The narrator sounded like he was in a jar and far away. Speaking of the Narrator, very choppy, one note....flat. even at 66 cents I expected some better quality. Shame Audible for allowing this book going out!!! That's right I said it twice!!!!

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Four legs!

Mostly-muttered and strangely-silibant "narrative" succeeded ONLY in creatively-challenging this listener on volume-control before mid-way into Chapter 2. (Listener lost battle.) Unable to succeed in posting review without "finishing" contents, fast-forwarded through to warn would-be listener(s) --- as well as potential purchaser(s) that may be "bargain-hunting" - that THIS "selection" is no bargain , as well as that completion of this "whodoneit" will REMAIN a mystery out of frustration in successfully dealing with battling "Silibance v. Volume". sigh..... (an' dinna say ye were no' warned!)

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BLAAAA

I guess what can you expect for 66 cents, to cheap to waste time returning

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