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Summary

This audiobook is wonderfully narrated by British actor Nigel Peever, who brings the story to life. Published by Chesterton Books.

Public Domain (P)2018 Chesterton Books

Critic reviews

"G. K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday is a wacky, nightmarish, deliriously well-written adventure story for grownups in which nothing is what it seems and everyone wears a mask, whether figurative or literal. It's hard to think of a more thrilling book." (Kate Christensen, Time magazine's Summer Reading List 2009)  

What listeners say about The Man Who Was Thursday: Centennial Edition

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Good story, great narration...

Very twisty story, full of intrigue and suspense. Chesterton is master of descriptive storytelling, and this is brought to the fore even more so by the wonderful narration of Nigel Peever.

I received this copy for free, in exchange for an honest review

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The Man who was thursday

I remember reading this book a few years ago and enjoyed it. It is double fun listening to this book with great narration.

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Excellent narration

I found the audio book very entertaining and I was able to follow along the text with ease. recommend a blended approach to this work

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A clever and witty telling

Firstly I loved the narration and also the orchestra pieces, very easy to listen to and professional. The accents of the characters bring this old book to life.
I found it hard to believe the book was written so long ago. The themes are scarily modern! I love old English language, reading it sounds lovely in my head, but actually listening to it was even better. How beautifully we used to talk!
Witty and thought provoking. Highly recommend.

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The man who was Thursday

An excellent book!It made more sense once it ended.I may have to re read it.I felt like I do while reading some Neil Gaiman or Pratchett books,totally lost but YES that makes sense!lol I will be pondering this one for a bit.Nigel Peever makes anything worth listening to.His narrations are excellent. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Sam Torode
  • 02-10-18

marvelous

The narrator, Nigel Peever, gives such a great performance of Chesterton's most entertaining tale! Combines suspense, humor, philosophy, and brilliant one-liners.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 28-09-18

Fantastic Story!

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. I read this book many years ago and enjoyed it, but the narrator makes it an even more enjoyable experience. I know you're going to like this one.

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  • Bethany
  • 17-10-18

Better after my 2nd listen

So glad I listened again! I was disappointed with the ending after my first listen...an ending which will not lend itself to those who feel compelled to skip to the end. It's a clever twist on a mystery with clever twists and both funny and profound. The narrator delivered a great performance with different voices and accents. I will listen to this again for those times when I wish to escape my thoughts.

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  • Olivia Wylie
  • 22-11-19

An intricate and gaslit duel of the mind

With the absurd charm of good English manners among dilettantes and aristocrats overlying the sense of danger, this is a lovely and intricate little faberge egg of a work revolving around a pitched battle between two men of wits. It's the perfect listen on a rainy or snowy day. Grab a blanket and a cup of tea, snuggle down and enjoy.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 24-11-19

A Philosopher & his debates

Chesterton has an unusual sense of humor a philosopher, entertaining one with debates, rather it is poetry, anarchy, government. He is known for his
aphorisms. Well done by Nigel Peevers on audio

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  • A. Chaps
  • 03-08-21

Classic book performed at its best. Do not miss !

In “The man who was Thursday” Nigel Peever produces a narration beyond what anyone could expect in the audiobook world.
Nigel’s ability and fluidity in expressing nine different voices is extraordinary. The elocution is top notch.
The choice of classical music to separate the Chapters is just perfect.

Off course the story is a classic for literature lovers, penned at the turn of the last century. While addressing controversial issues of the times, Chesterton with his known strange sense of humor, wrote an enticing, mystical and fantastic story with some Dickens flavors. The tale wont be everybody’s cup of tea but is definitively without doubt a step up from everyday mystery books. It is proper literature, not kiosk writing.

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  • Chris S
  • 21-07-21

Fabulous performance!

GK Chesterton’s classic thriller about spies, secret organizations and terrorist is brilliantly performed by Nigel Peever. He is a versatile narrator who seamlessly switches among the many characters with their unique voices. Good book and better narration!

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  • Teresa
  • 13-05-20

Amazing book! Narrator did amazing!

I loved how the narrator portrayed the Characters voices, the professor being my favorite! I was laughing so hard at the scene about "coevil" and "lush" Nigel did such a great job making that scene so real! I did notice toward the end more, that there was some short skipping, like a scratched CD, but it was definitely worth the listen!

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  • J. Gills
  • 21-04-20

Peever Does Great Justice to Chesterton

As a long time Chesterton fan, I've read this book numerous times but this was my first listen. It was an absolute treat! Peever performs the book rather than just narrating it. His voices make the characters believable and quite entertaining. I will listen to this countless times. It's such a deep story and Peever does justice to Chesterton's writing. I picked up some nuances I hadn't noticed in reading the book. So glad I purchased this. I look forward to seeking out Peever's other audiobooks.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-20

Stellar performance of a somewhat lackluster story

The story isn't bad, just not one I'd be likely to listen to again. Chesterton was a terrific writer, but this story leaves me desiring something more. Nigel's performance was the only reason I pushed through it to the end. He always does a fantastic job and saved the story as much as was possible.

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