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Saint Thomas Aquinas

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This is a top-quality audiobook of G. K. Chesterton's biography of St. Thomas Aquinas. Etienne Gilson, leading scholar of Aquinas, says, "I consider it as being, without possible comparison, the best book ever written on Saint Thomas. The few readers who have spent twenty or thirty years in studying St. Thomas Aquinas, and who, perhaps, have themselves published two or three volumes on the subject, cannot fail to perceive that the so-called 'wit' of Chesterton has put their scholarship to shame."

Public Domain (P)2018 Chesterton Books

Narrator: Guy Bethell
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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The Man Who Was Thursday

5 ratings

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This is quite possibly Chesterton's most famous novel. All that G. K. Chesterton's critics labeled him- devotional, impious, confounding, intelligent, humorous, bombastic - he wove into The Man Who Was Thursday. This page-turner sends characters bobbing around a delightfully confusing plot of mythic proportions. The story begins when two poets meet. Gabriel Syme is a poet of law. Lucian Gregory is a poetic anarchist. As the poets protest their respective philosophies, they strike a challenge. In the ruckus that ensues, the Central European Council of Anarchists elects Syme to the post of Thursday, one of their seven chief council positions. Undercover. On the run, Syme meets with Sunday, the head of the council, a man so outrageously mysterious that his antics confound both the law-abiding and the anarchist. Who is lawful? Who is immoral? Such questions are strangely in the presence of Sunday. He is wholly other. He is above the timeless questions of humanity and also somehow behind them.

©2008 christianaudio.com

Narrator: Simon Vance
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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The Complete Father Brown Collection

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Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself... Here you will find the complete Father Brown stories in the chronological order of their original publication. The Innocence of Father Brown Starts at Chapter 1, The Wisdom of Father Brown Starts at Chapter 13, The Donnington Affair Starts at Chapter 25, The Incredulity of Father Brown Starts at Chapter 26, The Secret of Father Brown Starts at Chapter 38, The Scandal of Father Brown Starts at Chapter 48, The Mask of Midas Starts at Chapter 57.

©2019 G. K. Chesterton (P)2019 Page2Page

Narrator: Stephen Scalon
Length: 41 hrs and 28 mins
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G. K. Chesterton Collection: What's Wrong with the World, Orthodoxy, and Heretics

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G. K. Chesterton was a famous English writer, Christian thinker, and philosopher that lived between 1874 and 1936. Here are three of his finest nonfiction works collected in a single volume: What's Wrong with the World, Orthodoxy, and Heretics. Within the audio of this collection, you’ll discover how Chesterton sets forth one of the most telling critiques of contemporary religious notions ever, and how he accepted his opponents’ challenge to set forth his own reasons for accepting the Christian faith. This collection is a goldmine of insightful thinking that is guaranteed to stimulate your mind.

©2018 Flâneur Media (P)2019 Flâneur Media

Narrator: John York
Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
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Orthodoxy

3 ratings

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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." Chesterton likens orthodox Christianity to a man who set out in a boat from England and was quite excited to land on an island only to soon discover he had, in fact, landed on England. "I am the man who with the utmost daring discovered what had been discovered before." This is Chesterton's autobiography. It is his story of finding the familiar and unfamiliar in Christianity. It is his hunt for the gorgon or griffin and in the end discovers a rhinoceros and then takes pleasure in the fact that a rhinoceros exists but looks as if it oughtn't. In Orthodoxy, Chesterton argues that people in Western society need a life of "practical romance, the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure. We need so to view the world as to combine an idea of wonder and an idea of welcome." Drawing on such figures as Fra Angelico, George Bernard Shaw, and St. Paul to make his points, Chesterton argues that submission to ecclesiastical authority is the way to achieve a good and balanced life.

Public Domain (P)2011 Tantor

Narrator: John Lee
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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The Man Who Was Thursday: Centennial Edition

2 ratings

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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

Narrator: Nigel Peever
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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Short Stories by G. K. Chesterton

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A collection of five short stories by G. K. Chesterton including “The Blue Cross,” “The Invisible Man,” “The Three Tools of Death,” “The Flying Stars and The Wrong Shape.”

©2012 Saland Publishing (P)2012 Saland Publishing

Narrator: Bart Wolffe
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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The Great Detective Collection

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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 7. "Murder Under the Microscope" by William Russell 8. "The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allan Poe 9. "The Hammer of God" by G. K. Chesterton 10. "Who Killed Zebedee" by Wilkie Collins 11. "The Treasure Hunt" by Edgar Wallace 12. "The Shadow of the Shark" by G. K. Chesterton 13. "The Red Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 14. "The Story of Baelbrow" by E. and H. Heron 15. "The Invisible Man" by G. K. Chesterton 16. "The Perfect Crime" by Seamark 17. "The Wedding Guest" by Guy Boothby 18. "The Trial for Murder" by Charles Dickens 19. "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 20. "The Magic Casket" by R. Austin Freeman 21. "The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor" by Ernest Bramah 22. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe 23. "The Mystery of Marie Roget" by Edgar Allan Poe 24. "To Be Taken in Water" by George Walter Thornbury

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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The Man Who Was Thursday

1 rating

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Exclusively from Audible Chesterton's allegorical masterpiece is a surreal, psychologically thrilling audiobook 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. Narrator Biography Formerly half a double-act with Bill Bailey, actor Toby Longworth left in order to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. Now a specialist in voiceover, his prominent work includes roles in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). He has appeared in audiobooks such as The Wolf Trial and The Lubetkin Legacy. He has also narrated documentaries for the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who DVD range; several of Games Workshop's Black Library audiobooks; and voiced the main character in the video game Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. His television work has included roles in BBC's Extras (2006) and Not Going Out (2013-2014), as well as Channel 4's The IT Crowd (2006).

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Toby Longworth
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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The Innocence of Father Brown Vol. 1

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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 Innocence of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects. Included in Vol. 1: "The Blue Cross" Father Brown is traveling to London to attend a meeting of priests, and he is carrying with him a priceless silver cross, studded with blue sapphires. Flambeau, the thief, plans to steal it. "The Secret Garden" Father Brown is called to investigate the beheading of a man, committed in a closed garden. How did the murderer escape? "The Queer Feet" Father Brown investigates a death at the Vernon Hotel. "The Flying Stars" Father Brown has been invited to a Christmas masquerade, which becomes the target of a robbery. Starring J.T. Turner and The Colonial Radio Players Executive Producer Mark Vander Berg Dramatized for Audio by M. J. Elliott Based on The Innocence Of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton Produced by M.J. Cogburn Directed By Jerry Robbins Cover Illustration by Jeff Hayes (P) 2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air

©2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air (P)2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air

Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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Eugenics and Other Evils

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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. The New York Times eagerly supported it, gushing about the wonderful "new science." Prominent scientists, such as the plant biologist Luther Burbank, were among its most enthusiastic supporters. And the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations generously funded eugenic research intended to distinguish the "fit" from the "unfit." 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."

Public Domain (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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The Flying Stars

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“My last crime was a Christmas crime, a cheery, cozy, English middle-class crime; a crime of Charles Dickens. I did it in a good old middle-class house, a house with a crescent of carriage drive, a house with a stable by the side of it, a house with the name on the two outer gates, a house with a monkey tree. Enough, you know the species.”  How does Father Brown solve the theft of three gorgeous, large diamonds by a boastful thief?

©2009 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (P)2009 Audio Holdings, LLC

Narrator: James Arthur
Length: 32 mins
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The Three Tools of Death

Summary

Both by calling and conviction Father Brown knew better than most of us, that every man is dignified when he is dead. But even he felt a pang of incongruity when he was knocked up at daybreak and told that Sir Aaron Armstrong had been murdered.  There was something absurd and unseemly about secret violence in connection with so entirely entertaining and popular a figure. For Sir Aaron Armstrong was entertaining to the point of being comic; and popular in such a manner as to be almost legendary. Why, or more to the point, who killed Sir Aaron?

Public Domain (P)2009 Audio Holdings LLC

Narrator: James Arthur
Length: 33 mins
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The Three Apologies of G.K. Chesterton

Summary

The three great apologies of G.K. Chesterton in one volume: Heretics, Orthodoxy, and The Everlasting Man.  Gilbert Keith Chesterton has become synonymous with modern Christian apologetics. But his impact goes beyond just those interested in a defense of Christian thought. His writings have influenced such diverse authors as C.S. Lewis, Marshall McLuhan, and Jorge Luis Borges, and remains a subtle and unseen presence in contemporary Catholic thought. At his funeral, Ronald Knox said "All of this generation has grown up under Chesterton's influence so completely that we do not even know when we are thinking Chesterton."  Before his conversion from atheism to knowing God, C.S. Lewis, the author of Mere Christianity and The Great Divorce, said "In reading Chesterton, as in reading MacDonald, I did not know what I was letting myself in for. A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere."

Public Domain (P)2020 Mockingbird Press

Narrator: Henry Schrader
Length: 23 hrs and 37 mins
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The Innocence of Father Brown: Centennial Edition

Summary

Celebrating the 100th birthday of the world's favorite amateur sleuth, Father Brown!  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.

©2009 Chesterton Books (P)2018 Chesterton Books

Narrator: Nigel Peever
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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The Innocence of Father Brown, Vol. 3

Summary

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 Innocence of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects. Included in Vol. 3: The Honor Of Israel Gow The Eye Of Apollo The Sign Of The Broken Sword The Three Tools of Death Starring J.T. Turner and The Colonial Radio Players Executive Producer Mark Vander Berg Dramatized for Audio by M. J. Elliott Based on The Innocence Of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton Produced by Rich Matheson and M. J. Cogburn Directed by Jerry Robbins Cover Illustration by Jeff Hayes

©2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air (P)2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air

Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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The Innocence of Father Brown, Vol. 2

Summary

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 Innocence of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects. Starring J. T. Turner and The Colonial Radio Players Included in Vol. 2: "The Invisible Man" - The inimitable Father Brown is called to help in the hunt for a mysterious killer, known only as an "invisible man". "The Wrong Shape" - Novelist Leonard Quinton has long been an eccentric, but his habits are driving his wife to the point of mania. When death finally comes to Quinton's unconventional home, it's fortunate that Father Brown and his good friend Flambeau are on hand. "The Sins of Prince Saradine": A dream holiday turns into a nightmare for Father Brown and his best friend, Flambeau. Why has the notorious Prince Saradine come to England, and who wants him dead? "The Hammer of God" - Norman Bohun is a man with many enemies, so it comes as no surprise when he's eventually murdered. But Father Brown's biggest problem is in identifying a killer who must possess superhuman strength.

©2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air (P)2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air

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The Eye of Apollo

Summary

This is a story from the The Innocence of Father Brown - Volume 2 collection. Here are the six final stories from The Innocence of Father Brown relating the crime-solving adventures of a rather unconventional detective. Having accumulated wisdom and empathy from years of listening to the dark confessions of his parishioners, in a flash Father Brown is able to solve mysteries that confound all others. Here is an eccentric and loveable character that will appeal to fans of the legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes. The stories are engagingly read by David Timson: "The Wrong Shape", "The Sins of Prince Saradine", "The Hammer of God", "The Eye of Apollo", "The Sign of the Broken Sword", and "The Three Tools of Death".

Public Domain (P)2010 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: David Timson
Length: 45 mins
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The Everlasting Man

Summary

Considered by many to be one of G.K. Chesterton’s greatest works, The Everlasting Man, along with many of Chesterton’s other works, were heavily influenced by his own spiritual journey into Christianity. Published in 1925, The Everlasting Man is said to be a rebuttal of H.G. Wells’ The Outline of History, in which Chesterton delves into the history of religion and the spiritual exploration of western society while defending any objections to Christianity. Chesterton also discusses the theory of evolution and attempts to clarify what we can possibly take from it.  G.K. Chesterton was an English writer who was born on May 29th 1874, and is best known today for his novels Orthodoxy, Heretics, The Man Who Was Thursday, and Father Brown. Today he is recognized as one of the greatest novelists and Catholic theologians and apologist.

©2019 Goffin Media (P)2021 Goffin Media

Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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The Blue Cross

Summary

Aristide Valentin, head of the Paris Police, is on the trail of the ingenious criminal and master of disguise Flambeau. Valentin suspects that the Flambeau is going to London to attend a conference of clergymen to steal the precious religious articles on display there. While traveling to London, Valentin encounters a Catholic priest, and he overhears Father Brown tell a lady that he is carrying the "Blue Cross", a sterling silver cross covered in precious blue stones. Valentin warns Father Brown that it is dangerous to tell anyone that he is carrying an object of immense value. Valentin decides to tail Father Brown but loses him and there begins a desperate chase to avert a terrible crime.

Public Domain (P)2009 Audio Holdings, LLC

Narrator: James Arthur
Length: 52 mins
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Saint Francis of Assisi

Summary

A dazzling and uplifting biography of the great Saint Francis of Assisi who gained the world by giving up worldly goods to be be independent of all. Less is more at the highest level. Told in a remarkably astute, nuanced, optimistic, uplifting biography by G. K. Chesterton, known as the Prince of Paradox.  

Public Domain (P)2019 Deaver Brown

Narrator: Deaver Brown
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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Saint Francis of Assisi

Summary

G. K. Chesterton's classic biography of St. Francis. Visit ChestertonBooks.com to see other books in our G. K. Chesterton series. "St. Francis was above all things a great giver; and he cared chiefly for the best kind of giving which is called thanksgiving.... He knew that the praise of God stands on its strongest ground when it stands on nothing. He knew that we can best measure the towering miracle of the mere fact of existence if we realize that but for some strange mercy we should not even exist.... From him came a whole awakening of the world and a dawn in which all shapes and colors could be seen anew." - G. K. Chesterton

©2017 Chesterton Books (P)2017 SC Torode

Narrator: Adam Nona
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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Classic Tales of Mystery

Summary

Sixteen classic stories: Who Killed Zebedee? by Wilkie Collins Read by Sean Barrett A Mysterious Case by Anna Katharine Green Read by Liza RossThe Limitations of Pambe Serang by Rudyard Kipling Read by Sean BarrettThe Crooked Man by Arthur Conan Doyle Read by Stephen ThorneThe Sapient Monkey by Headon Hill Read by Paul Panting Vendetta by Guy de Maupassant Read by Liza Ross The Worst Crime in the World by G. K. Chesterton Read by Stephen Thorne The Episode of the Mexican Seer by Grant Allen Read by Stephen GreifThe Black Narcissus by Fred M. White Read by Sean Barrett Death in the Wings by Bram Stoker Read by Hayward MorseAn Alpine Divorce by Robert Barr Read by Sean Barrett The Squire’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell Read by Hayward Morse A Personal Magnet by O. Henry Read by Garrick Hagon The Terrible Old Man by H. P. Lovecraft Read by Garrick Hagon Murder by Arnold Bennett Read by Paul Panting The Case of Lady Sannox by Arthur Conan Doyle Read by Hayward Morse

©2010 The Story Circle Ltd (P)2014 The Story Circle Ltd

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