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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,886 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: G. K. Chesterton Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Father Brown Mysteries Release Date:
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Detective fans of all races and creeds, of all tastes and fancies will delight in the exploits of this wise and whimsical padre. Father Brown’s powers of detection allow him to sit beside the immortal Holmes, but he is also “in all senses a most pleasantly fascinating human being,” according to American crime novelist Rufus King. 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 of twelve mysteries solved by Father Brown includes: “The Blue Cross,” “The Secret Garden,” “The Queer Feet,” “The Flying Stars,” “The Invisible Man,” “The Honour of Israel Gow,” “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.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “G. K. Chesterton’s tales [are] of the unassuming Catholic priest who claims that his work at the confessional (where he has to do ‘next to nothing but hear men’s real sins’) puts him in an excellent position to solve the bizarre crimes that come his way in pre–First World War England…The unassuming cleric, whose humble conviction that his God will eventually triumph over the souls of even the most evil of criminals, is the quiet but insistent heartbeat of these unusual exercises in detective fiction.” 

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “[Father Brown], the little, quiet, grey eyed priest, with his air of guileless simplicity, outrivals the feats of Old Sleuth and Sherlock Holmes, for he is a true expert in criminology.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kayla | 2/11/2014

    " Lost interest for no apparent reason beyond that I simply couldn't seem to really LIKE Father Brown the way you instinctively like Sherlock Holmes and like Hercule Poirot. Maybe FB needed a sidekick like Watson or Hastings to humanize him or at least tell the reader what to think about him, just to save us the trouble of trying to figure it out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cdollowi | 2/6/2014

    " As always Chesterton delivers. The story follows the titular character, a seemingly innocent priest as he solves crimes using only his uncanny understanding of human nature. Not as great as some of his others works (definitely missing his signature sunrises and sunsets) but funny, insightful, and surprising nonetheless. If only all conversations about religion and philosophy could be more like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dave Rench | 1/27/2014

    " A Sherlock Holmes set of mini stories. Okay, but probably wouldn't read again. Tended to get pretty verbose at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 1/22/2014

    " More like 3.5 stars. I liked the collection of shorts and the development of his friendship with Flambeau, but felt like I was kind of reading the same story again and again with a slightly different theme. "

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