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    • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Harold Wiederman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 321
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      4 out of 5 stars 289
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      4 out of 5 stars 286

    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.

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

    • By Darwin8u on 05-25-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 105
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      5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellently Narrated

    • By Maria on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 200
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    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.

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
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      5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    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."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Gem

    • By Sam French on 05-05-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • 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 145
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      4 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless

    • By Steve Hope on 09-14-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 112
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      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Character Development

    • By Donna M. Yuengling on 07-19-18

    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 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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.

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

    • By Mariana on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
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    "Orthodoxy" (1908) is a work by G. K. Chesterton that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. Chesterton considered this book a companion to his other work, "Heretics". 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". 

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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 175
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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. In the ruckus that ensues, the Central European Council of Anarchists elects Syme to the post of Thursday, one of their seven chief council positions. Undercover. On the run, Syme meets with Sunday, the head of the council, a man so outrageously mysterious that his antics confound both the law-abiding and the anarchist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Indescribably good

    • By Erez on 06-11-10

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Heretics

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      5 out of 5 stars 54

    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.

    • 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 130
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • read and reread

    • By trudi williams on 01-10-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Saint Francis of Assisi

    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Chesterton Books
    • Narrated by: Adam Nona
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    G. K. Chesterton's classic biography of St. Francis. Visit ChestertonBooks.com to see other books in our G. K. Chesterton series. "St. Francis was above all things a great giver; and he cared chiefly for the best kind of giving which is called thanksgiving.... He knew that the praise of God stands on its strongest ground when it stands on nothing. He knew that we can best measure the towering miracle of the mere fact of existence if we realize that but for some strange mercy we should not even exist...." - G. K. Chesterton

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Edward Miller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    "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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific

    • By crystal j. laney on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $7.46

    • Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short

    • By chambs on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $5.96

    • The Everlasting Man

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • well narrated audio of a masterpiece.

    • By J. Glemby on 10-15-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Mysteries, Great Stories

    • By John on 12-05-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Manalive

    • A Novel
    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Kevin O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    This classic novel by the brilliant G. K. Chesterton tells the rollicking tale of Innocent Smith, a man who may be crazy - or possibly the most sane man of all. Arriving at a dreary London boarding house accompanied by a windstorm, Smith is an exuberant, eccentric, and sweet-natured man. Smith has a positive effect on the house - he creates his own court, brings a few couples together, and falls in love with a paid companion next door. All seems to be well with the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Grace Krause on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Ball and the Cross

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful and Thrilling

    • By John on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • El padre Brown [Father Brown]

    • Relatos completos [Complete Stories]
    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Juan Magraner
    • Length: 40 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    El conjunto de los relatos del padre Brown constituye quizá la obra más popular de Chesterton. El simpático cura-detective que los protagoniza resuelve en ellos, armado únicamente con su paraguas, su inocencia y su sabiduría, intrincados casos gracias a un conocimiento sencillo a la par que es profundo de la naturaleza humana. Chesterton crea este singular personaje para mostrar que sólo una mirada sincera y que reconozca el misterio que la realidad encierra es capaz de salvaguardar la razón. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Malo

    • By Cliente de Amazon on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Heretics

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Ulf Bjorklund
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    "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...."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual pronunciations distracting

    • By Steph 20 on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $15.39

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