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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
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4 out of 5 stars 82
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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

    • Father Brown: Series 2

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Andrew Sachs stars as the famous clerical sleuth in Series 2 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. Short and tatty, but with the wisdom and insight to unravel the most wayward of criminal minds, he has entertained generations.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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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.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Father Brown

    • Series 1
    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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 Everlasting Man

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • Saint Thomas Aquinas

    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Chesterton Books
    • Narrated by: Guy Bethell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    This is a top-quality audiobook of G. K. Chesterton's biography of St. Thomas Aquinas.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Father Brown is an eccentric priest with his own particular ways of dealing with crime. David Timson, having completed the whole of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes canon, a remarkable achievement, turns his hand to the genial but certainly not innocent priest! This collection contains a group of stories from the Innocence of Father Brown, told unabridged.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Club of Queer Trades

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Graham Scott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is best known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown. In The Club of Queer Trades, narrator 'Cherub' Swinburne and his friends, the eccentric former judge Basil Grant, and Basil's younger brother, private detective Rupert Grant, encounter six curious mysteries, each involving someone who makes a living in an extraordinary and bizarre - in the language of the time a 'queer' - way.

    Regular price: £13.09

    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Sixteen classic stories.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 Great Detective Collection

    • 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      2 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    An engrossing collection of detective stories featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, J. G. Reeder, and C. Auguste Dupin. 1.The Tea-Leaf by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace 2.The Queer Feet by G. K. Chesterton 3.The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes by Ernest Bramah 4. The Club of One-Eyed Men by Arthur Somers Roche 5.Diamond Cut Diamond by F. Britten Austin 6.The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • great stories, appalling narration.

    • By Marsh on 26-01-16

    Regular price: £79.99

    • The Man Who Was Thursday

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown is perhaps the most lovable amateur detective ever created. This short, shabby priest with his cherubic, round face attracts situations that baffle everyone - except Father Brown and his rather naïve wisdom. The twelve enthralling stories in this book take Father Brown from London to Cornwall, from Italy to France, as he gets involved with bandits, treason, murder, curses, and an American crime-detection machine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Mixture of Crime, Comedy and Compassion

    • By Ms. E. Morgan on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Father Brown: Collected Cases

    • Classic Radio Crime
    • By: G K Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Leslie French, Willie Rushton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    From 1974, five full-cast dramatisations of the short stories by GK Chesterton, starring Leslie French as the investigating Roman Catholic priest and Willie Rushton as GK Chesterton. Created in 1910, Father Brown inhabited the pages of several short story collections and novels before appearing in adaptations for film, TV, radio and theatre. His most recent incarnation is in the hit BBC TV series starring Mark Williams in the title role.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic BBC radio mystery drama

    • By kevintaylor on 05-11-17

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Manalive

    • A Novel
    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Kevin O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This classic novel by the brilliant G. K. Chesterton tells the rollicking tale of Innocent Smith, a man who may be crazy - or possibly the most sane man of all. Arriving at a dreary London boarding house accompanied by a windstorm, Smith is an exuberant, eccentric, and sweet-natured man. Smith has a positive effect on the house - he creates his own court, brings a few couples together, and falls in love with a paid companion next door. All seems to be well with the world.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Club of Queer Trades

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "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".

    Regular price: £0.89

    • 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
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      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.

    • out of 5 stars
    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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

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