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  • 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"
  • 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.

    Candace says: "Incredible."
  • 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.

    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.

    Cristina says: "About Time"
  • The Floating Admiral | Agatha Christie,Simon Brett - preface,Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction,G. K. Chesterton - prologue

    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.

    Mariana says: "great concept. great puzzle mystery"
  • 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.

    Darwin8u says: "The mind that finds..."
  • 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 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 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 Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories | G. K. Chesterton

    The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    Eight adventures in this classic British mystery series featuring Horne Fisher and his trusted friend Harold March. Horne is a natural sleuth, but his inquiries develop moral consequences. Notable for their wit and sense of wonder, these tales offer an evocative portrait of upper crust English society before World War One. Contains eight stories: "The Face in the Target", "The Vanishing Prince", "The Soul of the Schoolboy", "The Bottomless Well", "The Fad of the Fisherman", "The Hole in the Wall", "The Temple of Silence", and "The Vengeance of the Statue."

  • Orthodoxy | G. K. Chesterton

    Orthodoxy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Edward Miller
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    "Orthodoxy", published in 1908, is a book by author G. K. Chesterton, that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to "attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it." In it, Chesterton presents an original view of Christian religion. He sees it as the answer to natural human needs, the "answer to a riddle" in his own words.

  • 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"
  • 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 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.

    Daniel Margheim says: "An Uncommonly Wondrous Book"
  • The Innocence of Father Brown | G.K. Chesterton

    The Innocence of Father Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By John Horton
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    A "very short Catholic priest" who does "...not seem to know which was the right end of his return ticket," Father Brown is the embodiment of the phrase 'looks can be deceiving.' Arguably the second best-known crime-solver in English literature, this unassuming man of the cloth solves case after case with ease.

    Darwin8u says: "Unabtrusive Edwardian counterpoint to Sherlock H."
  • 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.

    Todd says: "Typical Chesterton"
  • The Innocence of Father Brown Vol. 1 | M. J. Elliott,G. K. Chesterton

    The Innocence of Father Brown Vol. 1

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By M. J. Elliott, 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.

    Federica M. Cumer says: "Not as good as I hoped"
  • Heretics | G.K. Chesterton

    Heretics

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Ulf Bjorklund
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    "Nothing more strangely indicates an enormous and silent evil of modern society than the extraordinary use which is made nowadays of the word orthodox. In former days the heretic was proud of not being a heretic. It was the kingdoms of the world and the police and the judges who were heretics. He was orthodox. He had no pride in having rebelled against them; they had rebelled against him. The armies with their cruel security, the kings with their cold faces, the decorous processes of State, the reasonable processes of law - all these like sheep had gone astray...."

    Super Freddy says: "An amazing work by GKC"
  • 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.

    John says: "Thoughtful and Thrilling"
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