One of the most memorable sleuths in the canon of detective fiction has to be Father Brown, the small priest with “a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling”, but who nevertheless outwits the greatest criminal minds with his wisdom regarding human nature. Brought to life here by actor Kevin O’Brien in a series of dramatic readings, this unabridged audio book of The Innocence of Father Brown also features an introduction and conclusion to each chapter by Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society and host of EWTN’s immensely popular television series, G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense.
First published in 1910, The Innocence of Father Brown includes many of the greatest Father Brown stories, including The Blue Cross, The Flying Stars, and The Hammer of God. So, sit back and enjoy the brilliance and wit of G.K. Chesterton’s inimitable Father Brown.
Kevin O’Brien is a stage and screen actor and theatrical director. He leads the popular Theater of the Word Incorporated, and has appeared in countless productions. He is currently appearing on EWTN in the new series, Theater of the Word.
Chapter One - The Blue Cross (Includes the Introduction) Chapter Two - The Secret GardenChapter Three - The Queer FeetChapter Four - The Flying StarsChapter Five - The Invisible ManChapter Six - The Honor of Israel GowChapter Seven - The Wrong ShapeChapter Eight - The Sins of Prince SaradineChapter Nine - The Hammer of GodChapter Ten - The Eye of ApolloChapter Eleven - The Sign of the Broken SwordChapter Twelve - The Three Tools of Death and Conclusion
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Please Note: There was a labeling error and the audio chapters do not match up with the labels on the CDs. These errors are listed below:
Disc #3 is labeled "The Queer Feet" but plays "The Sins of Prince Saradine" Disc #4 is labeled "The Flying Stars" but plays "The Queer Feet" Disc #6 is labeled "The Honor of Israel Gow" but plays "The Hammer of God" Disc #7 is labeled "The Wrong Shape" but plays "The Flying Stars" Disc #8 is labeled "The Sins of Prince Saradine" but plays "The Eye of Appolo" Disc #9 is labeled "The Hammer of God" but plays "The Sign of the Broken Sword" Disc #10 is labeled "The Eye of Appolo" but plays "The Honor of Israel Gow" Disc #11 is labeled "The Sign of the Broken Sword" but plays "The Wrong Shape"
G. K. Chesterton was one of the most beloved writers of the 20th century, quoted more often than any other writer. He wrote dozens of popular books on numerous topics, as well as thousands of essays. His books include Orthodoxy, The Everlasting Man, The Man Who Was Thursday, Father Brown Stories and many more.