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This is the second of five books of short stories about G. K. Chesterton’s fictional detective, first published in 1914. Father Brown is a short, nondescript Catholic Priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella who has an uncanny insight into human evil. His methods, unlike those of his near contemporary Sherlock Holmes, although based on observation of details often unnoticed by others, tended to be intuitive rather than deductive. Although clearly devout, he always emphasizes rationality: despite (and perhaps because of) his religiousness and his belief in God and miracles, he manages to see the perfectly ordinary, natural explanation of the problem. He is a devout, educated and “civilized” clergyman, who is totally familiar with contemporary and secular thought and behavior. His character was thought to be based on Father John O’Connor (1870 - 1952), a parish priest in Bradford, Yorkshire.


Here's a link to Librivox's hosting of the same story.
4 comments so far:
    ck September 22, 2007 at 12:04 AM , said...

    niiice!.. i hope there's a Orthodoxy too! ^_^

    Catholic Audio September 22, 2007 at 9:57 AM , said...

    It's killing me -- I really want an audio version of Orthodoxy, but I can't find one except for a version read by a computer (which frequently mispronounces words).

    Anonymous May 7, 2009 at 10:57 PM , said...

    You can find it as well as a lot more Chesterton here:

    Photo editor February 9, 2012 at 2:07 AM , said...

    Most intriguing and extremely interesting. I'll certainly get the audio version for me and my friends.


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