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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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      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

    • 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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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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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

    • 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 87
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      4 out of 5 stars 80
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Lord Kitchener

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Steven Smith
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Horatio Herbert Kitchener was Irish by birth but English by extraction, being born in County Kerry, the son of an English colonel. The fanciful might see in this first and accidental fact the presence of this simple and practical man amid the more mystical western problems and dreams which were very distant from his mind, an element which clings to all his career and gives it an unconscious poetry. He had many qualities of the epic hero, and especially this - that he was the last man in the world to be the epic poet.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      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 New Jerusalem

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Steven Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Dale Ahlquist calls the book a "philosophical travelogue" of Chesterton's journey across Europe to Palestine. "On the road to Cairo one may see twenty groups exactly like that of the Holy Family in the pictures of the Flight into Egypt; with only one difference. The man is riding on the ass."

    Regular price: £0.89

    • 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

    • 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 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • 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 Wisdom of Father Brown - Selected Stories

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The indomiitable cleric's gentle expertise in ferreting out the guilty is presented in selected stories, including: "The Absence of Mr. Glass", "The Paradise of Thieves", "The Duel of Dr. Hirsch", "The Man in the Passage", "The Mistake in the Machine", "The Head of Caesar", "The Purple Wig", "The Perishing of the Pendragons", "The Salad of Colonel Cray", "The Strange Crime of John Bounoir" and "The Fairy Tale of Father Brown". 

    Regular price: £16.09

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      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 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 23
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      2 out of 5 stars 20
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • Eugenics and Other Evils

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    During the first three decades of the 20th century, eugenics, the scientific control of human breeding, was a popular cause within enlightened and progressive segments of the English-speaking world. This prophetic volume counters the intellectual nihilism of Nietzsche, while simultaneously rebuking Western notions of progress - biological or otherwise. Chesterton expands his criticism of eugenics into what he calls "a more general criticism of the modern craze for scientific officialism and strict social organization."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Prescient

    • By David Mullins on 21-10-18

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Wisdom of Father Brown, Vol. 1

    • By: MJ Elliott, G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: J.T. Turner, Colonial Radio Theatre
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors, and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it. The award-winning Colonial Theatre on the Air has dramatized G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown stories from The Wisdom of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Favourite Short Stories

    • 50 Classic Tales
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Anthony Trollope, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      2 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A thoroughly engaging collection of classic short stories from some of the greatest writers who lived.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator

    • By Ionaeds on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £79.99

    • 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 Club of Queer Trades

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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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".

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Napoleon of Notting Hill

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Napoleon of Notting Hill, his first novel, G. K. Chesterton creates a witty satire of staid government, set in a London of the future. Auberon Quinn, a common clerk who looks like a cross between a baby and an owl and is often seen standing on his head, is one day told that he has been randomly selected to be His Majesty the King. He decides to turn London into a medieval carnival for his own amusement - with delightful results.

    Regular price: £20.29

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