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    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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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."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Gem

    • By Sam French on 05-05-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Everlasting Man

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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

    • The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't buy the audible. Get the book.... I think

    • By GrandmaRoot on 01-13-19

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    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Chesterton portrays Father Brown as a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human evil. "How in Tartarus," cried Flambeau, "did you ever hear of the spiked bracelet?" - "Oh, one's little flock, you know!" said Father Brown, arching his eyebrows rather blankly. "When I was a curate in Hartlepool, there were three of them with spiked bracelets."

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    • The Napoleon of Notting Hill

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Steven Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While the novel is humorous (one instance has the King sitting on top of an omnibus and speaking to it as to a horse: "Forward, my beauty, my Arab," he said, patting the omnibus encouragingly, "fleetest of all thy bounding tribe"), it is also an adventure story: Chesterton is not afraid to let blood be drawn in his battles, fought with sword and halberd in the London streets, and Wayne thinks up a few ingenious strategies; and, finally, the novel is philosophical, considering the value of one man's actions and the virtue of respect for one's enemies.

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    • The New Jerusalem

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Steven Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Dale Ahlquist calls the book a "philosophical travelogue" of Chesterton's journey across Europe to Palestine. "On the road to Cairo one may see twenty groups exactly like that of the Holy Family in the pictures of the Flight into Egypt; with only one difference. The man is riding on the ass."

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    • Saint Thomas Aquinas

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    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

    • 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 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    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
    • About Time

    • By Cristina on 01-01-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 160
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
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      4 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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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". 

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    • George Bernard Shaw

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Steven Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The audiobook traces in some detail Shaw's work as a critic (puritanical opposition to Shakespeare) and as a dramatist. G K Chesterton was ideally placed to write this critical biography of the literary works and political views of George Bernard Shaw. He was a personal friend and yet an ardent opponent of Shaw's progressive socialism. The lightness of tone and the humour of his other works are equally present in his examination of Shaw.

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    • Irish Impressions

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Steven Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written at the defining moment when Ireland was heading toward complete national independence, Chesterton's study of the Irish question demonstrates that if both the English and the Irish had modified their attitudes slightly, subsequent Anglo-Irish relations could have been radically improved. Unlike most historians, he tackles the question from an ideological, philosophical, and religious standpoint.

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    • 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 360
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      4 out of 5 stars 321
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      4 out of 5 stars 319

    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 Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
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      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    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 102
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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: $16.35

    • The Club of Queer Trades

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Club of Queer Trades" is a collection of stories by G.K. Chesterton first published in 1905. Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "queer trade"). Contents: "The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown", "The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation", "The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit", "The Singular Speculation of the House-agent", "The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd", "The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lad".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listien

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-08-19

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    • Heretics

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 76
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • The Everlasting Man

    • By: G.K. Chesterton, Chesterton Books
    • Narrated by: Bernard Faricy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Everlasting Man, G. K. Chesterton paints the full panorama of human history in light of Christian tradition. Highly influential in C. S. Lewis' conversion from atheism to Christianity, this book continues to inspire new generations of listeners.

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    • The Everlasting Man

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    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 Man Who Was Thursday: Centennial Edition

    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Chesterton Books
    • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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     This audiobook is wonderfully narrated by British actor Nigel Peever, who brings the story to life. Published by Chesterton Books. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • marvelous

    • By Sam Torode on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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