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The Secret of Father Brown Audiobook

The Secret of Father Brown

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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.

©1974 The Executors of the Estate of Miss D.E. Collins; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Polly 16/07/2015
    Polly 16/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautifully read, great short stories"

    I live the Father Brown books and Geoffrey Matthews does them great justice, with a perfect sonorous voice that enhances that slightly gothic flavour of GK Chesterton's books.

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  • Die Falknerin
    28/11/16
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    "Father Brown visits friends in Spain..."

    Father Brown, after not seeing his friend Flambeau for many years, makes a journey to Spain. Flambeau, now married with many children, inhabits a castle there. In a framing device for the stories, Flambeau's neighbor, Grandison Chase, draws out Father Brown in a particularly inquisitive, forthrightly American way, encouraging him to tell him how he solves his cases.

    The cases themselves are of the best:
    The Mirror of the Magistrate
    The Man with Two Beards
    The Song of the Flying Fish
    The Actor and the Alibi
    The Vanishing of Vaudrey
    The Worst Crime in the World
    The Red Moon of Maru
    The Chief Mourner of Marne.

    A few of these cases were included in the old Kenneth More series. I find the new "adaptations" of the stories to be quite disappointing, as are so many of Agatha Christie's put to the same "treatment." But the originals, while very much of their time and not exactly "politically correct," are excellent stories and always worth a second look. Highly recommended classic.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    PITTSBURGH, PA, United States
    28/06/12
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    "Interesting"

    The thesis for this collection is Father Brown's method for solving murder mysteries. I thought the mysteries themselves were a bit below the previous collections. Father Brown says he becomes the murderer. Once he does that, and sees under what psychological circumstances the murder could have been committed, he sees who the murderer must be. The insight is very interesting. The narration is good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • J. Badaracco
    18/05/16
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    "Badly Read"
    What did you love best about The Secret of Father Brown?

    I lived in England for two years, but found this narrator are very hard to understand. He mumbles and, when he tries to do voices for individual characters, he is almost impossible to understand. He needs to slow down and speak more distinctly.


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