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    • The Floating Admiral

    • By: Agatha Christie, Simon Brett - preface, Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction, and others
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector's investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar, whose boat the body was found in, is clearly withholding information, and the victim's niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye - even the identity of the victim is called into doubt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tightly crafted mystery

    • By Sheryl Mason on 26-02-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Chesterton portrays Father Brown as a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human evil. "How in Tartarus," cried Flambeau, "did you ever hear of the spiked bracelet?" - "Oh, one's little flock, you know!" said Father Brown, arching his eyebrows rather blankly. "When I was a curate in Hartlepool, there were three of them with spiked bracelets."

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Innocence of Father Brown: Centennial Edition

    • G. K. Chesterton, Book 4
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Chesterton Books
    • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a new edition of the first collection of G. K. Chesterton's masterful mysteries, The Innocence of Father Brown. Contains 12 thrilling tales, including "The Blue Cross", "The Invisible Man", and "The Sins of Prince Saradine". The audiobook is expertly narrated by British actor Nigel Peever, who brings to life Father Brown and all of Chesterton's marvelous characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chesterton's incredible mind brought to life

    • By KarenThornton on 02-12-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Classic Tales of Mystery

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Liza Ross, Stephen Thorne, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sixteen classic stories.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
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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.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Man Who Was Thursday

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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    Chesterton's allegorical masterpiece is a surreal, psychologically thrilling novel that centres on seven anarchists in turn of the century London who call themselves by the names of days of the week. The story begins when poet Gabriel Syme is recruited as a detective to a secret anarchist division of Scotland Yard by a shrouded, nameless person. Syme infiltrates a secret meeting of anarchists who are intent on destroying the world and becomes known as 'Thursday', one of the seven members of the Central Anarchist Council.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Man Who Was Thursday

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-01-08

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Father Brown

    • Series 1
    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    Andrew Sachs stars as the famous clerical sleuth in Series 1 of The Father Brown Stories, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4. With his black hat, huge umbrella, unwordly simplicity and ‘beaming but breathless geniality’, Father Brown is one of fiction’s best-loved amateur detectives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I think you need to be a fan

    • By Pippa on 11-01-13

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Detective fans of all races and creeds, of all tastes and fancies will delight in the exploits of this wise and whimsical padre. You will be enchanted by the scandalously innocent man of the cloth, with his handy umbrella, who exhibits such uncanny insight into ingeniously tricky human problems. This collection includes 12 mysteries solved by Father Brown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Stephen on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Very Best Classic Detective Stories

    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Edgar Wallace, Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook contains four classic detective short stories, including "The Blue Cross" by G.K. Chesterton, "The Five Orange Pips" by Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Treasure Hunt" by Edgar Wallace, and "The Flying Stars" by G.K. Chesteron.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Orthodoxy" (1908) is a work by G. K. Chesterton that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. Chesterton considered this book a companion to his other work, "Heretics". In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to "attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it". 

    Regular price: £0.89

    • George Bernard Shaw

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Steven Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The audiobook traces in some detail Shaw's work as a critic (puritanical opposition to Shakespeare) and as a dramatist. G K Chesterton was ideally placed to write this critical biography of the literary works and political views of George Bernard Shaw. He was a personal friend and yet an ardent opponent of Shaw's progressive socialism. The lightness of tone and the humour of his other works are equally present in his examination of Shaw.

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    • An Anthology of Humorous Stories

    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Anstey Guthrie, Harry Graham, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A glittering collection of humorous stories by classic authors, including 'The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown' by G.K. Chesterton, 'The Talking Horse' by Thomas Anstey Guthrie, 'The Seventh Pullet' by Saki, 'Biffin on the Bassoon' by Harry Graham, 'The Scharz-Metterklume Method' by Saki, 'The Chaplet' by Saki, 'The Facts' by Ring Lardner, 'A Dissertation Upon Roasted Pig' by Charles Lamb, 'Fur' by Saki, and 'The Lumber Room' by Saki'.

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Irish Impressions

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Steven Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written at the defining moment when Ireland was heading toward complete national independence, Chesterton's study of the Irish question demonstrates that if both the English and the Irish had modified their attitudes slightly, subsequent Anglo-Irish relations could have been radically improved. Unlike most historians, he tackles the question from an ideological, philosophical, and religious standpoint.

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    • The Club of Queer Trades

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "The Club of Queer Trades" is a collection of stories by G.K. Chesterton first published in 1905. Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "queer trade"). Contents: "The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown", "The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation", "The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit", "The Singular Speculation of the House-agent", "The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd", "The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lad".

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    • Classic Crime Short Stories

    • By: Ruth Rendell, Graham Greene, G.K. Chesterton, and others
    • Narrated by: Jack Shepherd, Patrick Malahide
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Discover a world of heroes and villains, suspense and intrigue. This riveting and comprehensive collection brings together some of the best crime writing of all time. Ruth Rendell and Frances Hegarty spearhead the modern genre, moving through the popular and rarely recorded Graham Greene, to Edgar Wallace and G.K. Chesterton and his master detective Father Brown. And that's not all.

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    • Classic Crime Short Stories (Unabridged)

    • By crumbly on 20-02-06

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Man Who Was Thursday

    • A Nightmare
    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Writing in England at the turn of the 20th century, G.K. Chesterton was dubbed the "prince of paradox" for addressing serious questions with his light, whimsical style. In this classic allegory, which has captivated generations since it was first published in 1908, Chesterton tackles such profound concepts as honor, truth, and God with insightful humor and colorful enigma.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By Anonymous User on 19-12-18

    Regular price: £20.39

    • The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Wisdom of Father Brown" is the second book in the series of cases involving the eccentric yet competent detective. Invented by renowned author, essayist and journalist G. K. Chesterton, Father Brown is an amateur sleuth whose day job involves preaching to his congregation at church. Chesterton himself was a committed Christian who wrote volumes of essays and fiction surrounding faith and spirituality, and would base his Father Brown stories upon a priest - Father John O'Connor - he himself knew.

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    • The Napoleon of Notting Hill

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Steven Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While the novel is humorous (one instance has the King sitting on top of an omnibus and speaking to it as to a horse: "Forward, my beauty, my Arab," he said, patting the omnibus encouragingly, "fleetest of all thy bounding tribe"), it is also an adventure story: Chesterton is not afraid to let blood be drawn in his battles, fought with sword and halberd in the London streets, and Wayne thinks up a few ingenious strategies; and, finally, the novel is philosophical, considering the value of one man's actions and the virtue of respect for one's enemies.

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    • The Everlasting Man

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    Few people had a more profound effect on Christianity in the 20th century than G. K. Chesterton. The Everlasting Man, written in response to an anti-Christian history of humans penned by H.G. Wells, is considered Chesterton’s masterpiece. In it, he explains Christ’s place in history, asserting that the Christian myth carries more weight than other mythologies for one simple reason—it is the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sheer brilliance

    • By Tim Hutchinson on 19-02-17

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Thirty Great Detective Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Ernest Bramah, R. Austin Freeman, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    A wonderful collection of 30 of the greatest detective and mystery stories ever written. Featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, Dr. Thorndyke and Madame Rosika Storey. 1. 'Who killed Charlie Winpole?' By Ernest Bramah 2. 'The Blue Cross' by G. K. Chesterton 3. 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post 4. 'The Comedy at Fountain Cottage' by Ernest Bramah 5. 'The Mysterious Card' by Cleveland Moffett 6. 'The Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Stories - horrible narration.

    • By AMcT on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £89.99

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