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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 95
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      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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 Everlasting Man

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • 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 20
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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

    • Orthodoxy (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Rory Barnett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After the success of Heretics, G. K. Chesterton was challenged and compelled to share the story of his pilgrimage to faith. The result is this bracing, watershed religious autobiography in which he follows the doctrines determined in the Apostle’s Creed to deliver a personal, yet universal, defense of Christianity. Ultimately, the literary giant answers the question - not of whether divinity can be believed - but rather, how he himself came to believe it.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Written by G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy addresses foremost one main problem: How can we contrive to be at once astonished at the world and yet at home in it? Chesterton writes, "I wish to set forth my faith as particularly answering this double spiritual need, the need for that mixture of the familiar and the unfamiliar which Christendom has rightly named romance."

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Man Who Was Thursday

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Mystery, intrigue and fantasy lead us on a scary adventure.

    Chesterton takes us on a merry ride of mystery, intrigue, and above all, fantasy in this tale of anarchism. Sometimes it is referred to as a metaphysical thriller, and Chesterton himself referred to it as "a nightmare".

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Saint Thomas Aquinas

    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Chesterton Books
    • Narrated by: Guy Bethell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a top-quality audiobook of G. K. Chesterton's biography of St. Thomas Aquinas.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • El padre Brown [Father Brown]

    • Relatos completos [Complete Stories]
    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Juan Magraner
    • Length: 40 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    El conjunto de los relatos del padre Brown constituye quizá la obra más popular de Chesterton. El simpático cura-detective que los protagoniza resuelve en ellos, armado únicamente con su paraguas, su inocencia y su sabiduría, intrincados casos gracias a un conocimiento sencillo a la par que es profundo de la naturaleza humana. Chesterton crea este singular personaje para mostrar que sólo una mirada sincera y que reconozca el misterio que la realidad encierra es capaz de salvaguardar la razón. 

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Harold Wiederman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Chesterton's talent as a mystery writer is displayed in this collection of detective stories, The Man Who Knew Too Much. In each story, the star detective, Horne Fisher, deals with another strange mystery: the vanishing of a priceless coin, the framing of an Irish "prince" freedom fighter, an eccentric rich man dies during an obsessive fishing trip, another vanishing during an ice skate, a statue crushing his own uncle, and a few more.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • 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 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
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      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: £22.89

    • Heretics

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Ulf Bjorklund
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 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

    "Nothing more strangely indicates an enormous and silent evil of modern society than the extraordinary use which is made nowadays of the word orthodox. In former days the heretic was proud of not being a heretic. It was the kingdoms of the world and the police and the judges who were heretics. He was orthodox. He had no pride in having rebelled against them; they had rebelled against him. The armies with their cruel security, the kings with their cold faces, the decorous processes of State, the reasonable processes of law - all these like sheep had gone astray...."

    Regular price: £14.89

    • Fifty Thrilling Stories

    • Thrillers, Mysteries, Dark Crimes, and Strange Happenings
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan-Doyle, Henry Rider Haggard, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A wonderful collection of classic thrillers, mystery stories, crime tales and weird accounts of uncanny events.1. Query by “Seamark” 2. The Furnished Room by O. Henry 3.The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 4. The Squaw by Bram Stoker 5. The 19 Club by A. J. Alan 6. The Interruption by W. W. Jacobs7. Laura by Saki 8. A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe 9. The Diver by A. J. Alan10. The Man of the Night by Edgar Wallace11. The Burglary by Arnold Bennett

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrific reading

    • By James on 24-07-15

    Regular price: £59.99

    • 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
    • Performance
      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

    • Heretics

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Chesterton's compilation of essays in Heretics discusses the difference in Orthodoxy and Heretics, rational vs. irrational, and denial vs. affirmation. He questions the reason for the existence of man and the universe and calls out many prominent figures in the artistic and literary fields for their unorthodox ideas; thus labeling them heretics. He will have you thinking of favorite authors like Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and H.G. Wells in a new light, challenging their ideals and morals.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Innocence of Father Brown, Volume 1

    • A Radio Dramatization
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, M. J. Elliot (dramatization)
    • Narrated by: J.T. Turner, The Colonial Radio Players
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Secret of Father Brown

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Matthews
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Flying fish, a man with two beards and the Worst Crime in the World these are just some of the problems for Father Brown to solve. In his inimitable way, this gentle, eccentric, extraordinary cleric-cum-detective sets about unravelling the threads of a colourful skein of mysteries. In the course of his investigations Father Brown travels, in thought if not deed, all over the world and through all walks of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully read, great short stories

    • By Ceripol on 16-07-15

    Regular price: £14.69

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      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

    • 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 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

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