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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"
  • 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 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 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.

    J. Glemby says: "well narrated audio of a masterpiece."
  • 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"
  • The Floating Admiral | Agatha Christie,Simon Brett - preface,Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction,G. K. Chesterton - prologue

    The Floating Admiral

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    • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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.

    crystal j. laney says: "Terrific"
  • 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"
  • Manalive: A Novel | G. K. Chesterton

    Manalive: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Kevin O'Brien
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    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.

  • Heretics | G.K. Chesterton

    Heretics

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton
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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 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 30 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    A serious attack against Christianity by well-known newspaper editor Robert Blatchford in 1903 impelled Chesterton to seize the gauntlet of refutation. His reply was immensely successful and was the early formation of his convincing credo that is so brilliantly and cogently argued in Orthodoxy, a masterwork that was published just five years later.

    Marshall says: "A treasure of Christian apologetics"
  • Orthodoxy: Centennial Edition | G. K. Chesterton

    Orthodoxy: Centennial Edition

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    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Sam Torode
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    G. K. Chesterton's unconventional memoir of faith, Orthodoxy, is his most enduring nonfiction work. 

    "Since he published Orthodoxy in 1908, G. K. Chesterton has inspired Christians and challenged skeptics with his unique wit and wisdom. He delivered biting analysis still relevant today."—Christianity Today 

    Visit ChestertonBooks.com to see other books in our G. K. Chesterton series.

  • 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"
  • The Secret of Father Brown | G.K. Chesterton

    The Secret of Father Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Matthews
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    Flying fish, a man with two beards and the Worst Crime in the World these are just some of the problems for Father Brown to solve. In his inimitable way, this gentle, eccentric, extraordinary cleric-cum-detective sets about unravelling the threads of a colourful skein of mysteries. In the course of his investigations Father Brown travels, in thought if not deed, all over the world and through all walks of life.

    Die Falknerin says: "Father Brown visits friends in Spain..."
  • The Man Who Was Thursday | G. K. Chesterton

    The Man Who Was Thursday

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    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.

    Erez says: "Indescribably good"
  • Father Brown | G. K. Chesterton

    Father Brown

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
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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.

    chambs says: "Short "
  • Saint Francis of Assisi | Chesterton Books,G. K. Chesterton

    Saint Francis of Assisi

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    • By Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Adam Nona
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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

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