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    • The Great Heresies

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: RJ Bayley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Hilaire Belloc examines the five most destructive heretical movements to have affected Christian civilization: Arianism, Mohammedanism (Islam), Albigensianism (Cathar), the Reformation (Protestant), and the modern phase. Belloc describes how these movements began, how they spread, and how they continued to influence the world up until the time of his writing (1936).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could not hold my attention

    • By Peter J. Gruber on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Crusades: The World's Debate

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: RJ Bayley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) - one of the most prominent Catholic authors of his time - gives a common-sense explanation of why the Crusades were necessary and why they ultimately failed. Writing in 1937, following the demise of the Ottoman Empire, Belloc believed that the West had finally gained the advantage over its mortal foe; however, he also includes a prophetic warning concerning the eventual resurgence of Islam and its enduring desire to destroy Christendom. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Joan of Arc

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Saethon Williams
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    One of the most artful narratives ever written concerning the life of "The Maid". Hilaire Belloc writes with a familiarity only possessed by those with an intimate knowledge of the facts. A Catholic, of both French and English descent; Belloc clearly had an emotional affinity for this episode in the long struggle between the two nations.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • TERRIBLE NARRATION!!!

    • By Theomama on 08-07-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Catholic and the War

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Saethon Williams
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was one of the great Catholic authors and historians of the twentieth century. Born in France, and raised in Great Britain, Belloc later became a naturalised British subject and served in Parliament from 1906 to 1910. After his brief political career Belloc continued his writing, commenting on a large variety of topics throughout his lifetime. This essay, written shortly after the outbreak of WWII (February 1940), examines the state of the war from a Catholic perspective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Belloc is clear as a bell

    • By Sam on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Cautionary Tales for Children

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Victorians had a fondness for scaring their offspring straight with cautionary tales - moral stories featuring children who misbehaved and suffered the consequences. Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales are a parody of the Victorian moral fables: irresistible, irreverent and downright jolly.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Postmaster General

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This novel tells of that simple person Wilfrid Halterton, Postmaster-General in Mrs. Boulanger's second administration, that of 1960.The placing of the big Television Contract comes within the domain of the Post Office, and Halterton is soon deeply involved in a tangle of intrigue where his simplicity makes him an easy victim to clever financiers and politicians.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Favorite Poems for Children

    • By: Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, and others
    • Narrated by: Katinka Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A treasure in poetry

    • By Terrance Hanna on 02-04-11

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Cautionary Verses

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Here is a timeless classic in an exclusive audio edition featuring Matilda, who told such dreadful lies; George, who played with a dangerous toy and suffered a catastrophe of considerable dimensions; and many, many other colourful characters. Witty, memorable, and always instructive, join the many generations who have laughed together and enjoyed Belloc's unique and biting humour.

    Regular price: $6.53

    • The Man Who Made Gold

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Professor Charles Lexington led a placid and uneventful life until he made the mistake of discovering a way by which lead could be turned into gold. A Mr. Bowry volunteered to help the Professor capitalize the discovery, and from then on things began to happen. Before Professor Lexington got back to Earth he had been a match seller on the streets of London, an end man in a minstrel show, an inmate of a charitable institution, and a plumber.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Belloc Delights

    • By A. Reader on 11-28-18

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Cautionary Verses

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Joyce Grenfell
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Cautionary Tales", humorous poems with an implausible moral, are the most widely known of Hilaire Belloc's writings. Supposedly for children, they, like Lewis Carroll's works, are more to adult and satirical tastes. Here, Joyce Grenfell reads a selection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderfully lyrical collection

    • By wropp1 on 02-06-12

    Regular price: $6.10

    • Hilaire Belloc

    • Cautionary Verses
    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Joyce Grenfell
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    These humorous verses were originally written for children but the taste is much more to an adult liking. They are strange, perverse and the morals they provide….well, that’s for you to decide. Luckily Joyce Grenfell is narrating so it’s double the experience

    Regular price: $2.23