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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,015 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: G. K. Chesterton Narrator: David Thorn Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Chesterton leads us on a merry ride of mystery, intrigue and above all, fantasy in this tale of anarchism filled with suspense and sitting-on-the-edge-of-ones-chair fright. Sometimes it is referred to as a metaphysical-thriller and Chesterton himself refers to it as a nightmare. We are kept wondering and in suspense until the very end of this masterpiece by the creator of Father Brown.

Table of Contents

Chapter 01: The Two Poets of Saffron Park

Chapter 02: The Secret of Gabriel Syme

Chapter 03: The Man Who Was Thursday

Chapter 04: The Tale of a Detective

Chapter 05: The Feast of Fear

Chapter 06: The Exposure

Chapter 07: The Unaccountable Conduct of Professor de Worms

Chapter 08: The Professor Explains

Chapter 09: The Man in Spectacles

Chapter 10: The Duel

Chapter 11: The Criminals Chase the Police

Chapter 12: The Earth in Anarchy

Chapter 13: The Pursuit of the President

Chapter 14: The Six Philosophers

Chapter 15: The Accuser

G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 1936) was a British novelist, journalist and poet. Most famed for his fantasy and mystery novels, Chesterson was a contemporary of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw.

Referred to as The Eccentric Prince of Paradox truth standing on its head to gain attention., Chesterton used wit, humor and satire to make social commentary.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Derek Bridge | 2/8/2014

    " A nightmare is the vehicle for a surreal and comic exploration of order and disorder. Full of allusions and allegories that were probably too clever for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by H | 2/6/2014

    " I found this book quite droll and was pretty caught up in it until the end of the balloon chase. Then it felt as if what had seemed like a cracking good political story that called to mind Orwell's 1984 and aspects of the second Downey/Law Sherlock Holmes movie suddenly changed to a humorless allegory. I'll have to think about the book some more and perhaps reread it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cherise | 2/4/2014

    " I'm still trying to decide what I think about this book, but there is one thing I know for certain: it was brilliant. The plot is riveting, the descriptions are vivid, the characters come alive in front of you, the philosophical thoughts interwoven with the story are incredibly thought-provoking, and the prose is beautiful. Yes, the end of the book (and some portions in the middle) are a little bewildering. But I have come to this conclusion: one must read Chesterton for the journey, not for the end of the book. And with that thought in mind, this book is spectacular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jerry Stroh | 1/28/2014

    " No wonder this is one of Neil Gaiman's top-10 favorite books; it's wonderful. Want to give it 4.25 stars. "

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