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Orthodoxy was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s 10 indispensable spiritual classics of the past 1500 years. It is the personal journal of one man’s search for understanding culminating in his conversion to Catholicism. Written with wisdom and wit, G.K. Chesterton captures the very nature of faith.

©1994, 2001 Harold Shaw Publishers (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

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A man ahead of his time

It shows Chesterton's intellect but some of his references are of his day and some readers may find some racial comments inappropriate, first published 1908. His overall genius and ready wit are timeless much like the object of his argument - Christian Orthodoxy. Mr Bernard Shaw preserved his life for as long as possible GK appears to have drunk, smoked and eaten his way to an early death - Chesterton had confidence in where he was going!

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superb book

loved it. never gets old. as relevant today as it was a century ago. highly recommended.

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  • 23-05-19

One of my favorites.

Love this book. It’s a classic for good reason. A must read. Also love the narrator. His classic sounding British voice captures Chesterton’s tone, humor and wit perfectly. Enjoy!

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  • Phil T.
  • 10-04-19

One of the best of all time

Orthodoxy is one of the greatest books ever written, and John Franklyn-Robbins performs it perfectly. I forget that it’s not GK himself reading it. Definitely get Orthodoxy, and definitely get this version.

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  • Blayne Thomas Dennis
  • 17-02-18

Near perfect

The combination of Chesterton and John Franklyn-Robbins is incomparable. It my audible library it is second only to "The Everlasting Man," also by Chesterton and orated by John Franklyn-Robbins.

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  • 15-04-17

A life long re-reader

Chesterton managed to be both comprehensive as well as just plain magical. A must read for any human!

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  • A. Arnwine
  • 09-06-15

Amazing

Truly a great work of apologetics and loved the narrator! Highly recommend this audible. Worth the purchase.

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  • James Hammell
  • 02-05-15

Christianity versus everything else

An analytical trip through the mind of the 'Apostle of Common Sense' as to why he chose Christianity over everything else. Not as easy to follow as 'Mere Christianity', by CS Lewis, but a good alternate method and perspective (and Catholic).