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The Complete Father Brown Collection

Narrated by: Stephen Scalon
Length: 41 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself...

Here you will find the complete Father Brown stories in the chronological order of their original publication.

  • The Innocence of Father Brown Starts at Chapter 1,
  • The Wisdom of Father Brown Starts at Chapter 13,
  • The Donnington Affair Starts at Chapter 25,
  • The Incredulity of Father Brown Starts at Chapter 26,
  • The Secret of Father Brown Starts at Chapter 38,
  • The Scandal of Father Brown Starts at Chapter 48,
  • The Mask of Midas Starts at Chapter 57.
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dreary

hard to listen to and to follow the stories because of the dreary, monotonous narration.

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Brilliant

Was spell bound could not wait to get back to it recommended buy worth read

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bloody marvelous

The father brown stories are an exceptional piece of work. I'd advise everybody to give em a try. they're very much of their time.

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Woeful

I liked the tv series so thought this would be the same. Wrong. The narrator has a monotone voice so all the participants sounded as Sean Connery or Micheal Cane were narrating. May be just me, I found the whole of part 1 hard to follow, so the rest will not get a listen or mention.

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Thank god i only paid 49p for this!

Narrator is boring and it was just so hard trying to stay interested in the 1st few chapters, i had to just give up

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Will not even download!

Can’t tell you if this title is any good as it won’t download!! Just as you get to the end of the download process it says “the download is corrupt”

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Audible re do this!

Had major problems with this book. Downloaded first time, it was slow. When tried to listen a little alert came up stating it was unable to run it. So deleted and tried again, second time it stopped about ten minutes into first story! Read tales some years back and was looking forward to listening to them. No wonder it was so cheap! Not sure why its so bad running/downloading. The narrator was dire. what i heard of it too.. Avoid if I were you. sending it back

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  • KC
  • 16-12-19

Monotonous narration

The stories might be ok, but it drags and you miss some of the story because you stop listening at times...feels so uninteresting due to the narrator not being up to scratch. Overall, downloaded 41 hours and listened to only 3 hours worth, one to avoid unless you only listen to one chapter every so often

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hard work

not for me hard work I had to abandon it hope you find it better than I did

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terrible narrator

Awful narrator, such a shame as loved reading them. Wouldn't recommend, unless could be read by another so disappointing

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  • Charles Power
  • 26-03-20

Again a great title ruined by Audible laziness

It is incredible that Audible gets wonderful material and skillful performances and then, on this and in most titles made up of shorter pieces, screws up by failing to provide titles in its table of contents. How can these people be so lazy and stupid?

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  • Samantha M Huff
  • 01-04-20

Good collection, bad editing, bad American accent

I liked these stories. It took me a few to get into them and I would often get confused between one story ending and another beginning which I solved by always adding a sleep timer to end at the end of the chapter. The reader is pretty good but there are some weird jumps and repeats in the editing and he has a pretty bad American accent. Overall, I liked that the same reader reads all of the stories.

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  • Ms Peach
  • 28-04-20

Amazing collections

This is an amazing collection of the Father Brown Mysteries. I love listening to this book and will repeat it. Every chapter is a complete mystery so it is easy to stop and start the book. This will be a treasure in your library

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  • Hoppermomma
  • 31-01-20

Father Brown in any form is a treat

Father Brown is as charming here as he is anywhere. A wonderful rendition of much told mysteries makes them feel new again. Worth the time and money!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-10-19

Not complete - recording terminates at 36%

Paired with ebook for immersion reading and enjoyed ... until recording terminates just as "Pendragon" tale ending

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  • Sylvia Sawyer
  • 26-09-20

Great stories ruined by narrator

This narrator shouts the words at the listener like a drill sergeant, with no wit or charm or twinkle which is needed for these warm stories. Suggest buying a different version.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-20

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-02-20

Loved these stories

I've seen many of Father Brown's stories on television and hope to see more in future.

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  • Joseph G. Simpson
  • 23-10-19

Good but not Great

While GKC is deserving of many accolades, writing not the least, writing murder mysteries are not that which elevates him above the common and on occasion, juvenile and even vulgar. AC Doyle sets the standard, peaks the interest, holds the attention, and leaves the reader desiring more.

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