The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
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G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown is perhaps the most lovable amateur detective ever created. This short, shabby priest with his cherubic, round face attracts situations that baffle everyone?except Father Brown and his rather naive wisdom. The twelve enthralling stories in this book take Father Brown from London to Cornwall, from Italy to France, as he gets involved with bandits, treason, murder, curses, and an American crime-detection machine. And every problem he comes up against he solves with a simplicity of argument that leaves the other characters wondering, ?Why didn't I think of that?? Stories include: ?The Absence of Mr. Glass,? ?The Paradise of Thieves,? ?The Duel of Dr. Hirsch,? ?The Man in the Passage,? ?The Mistake of the Machine,? ?The Head of Caesar,? ?The Purple Wig,? ?The Perishing of the Pendragons,? ?The God of the Gongs,? ?The Salad of Colonel Cray,? ?The Strange Crime of John Boulnois,? and ?The Fairy Tale of Father Brown.?
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781455124268
1455124265
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 13 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Davidson, Frederick
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swyckl
May 13, 2018

I like this DVD series. Father Brown is a crime solving Roman Catholic priest in rural England. This is a series of short stories. None are overly violent or sexual. It is completely different than the DVD series. Set 1 and Set 2 are done using 1920 as the time period. They stick to the script very well. They are close to the audio book stories. I like this DVD series. Father Brown (FB) is a crime solving Roman Catholic priest in rural England. The crime solving part being much to the chagrin of the local detective inspector. FB has a soft subtle supportive approach which breaks down barriers the police would have. FB is the personification of living life with good morals. The sex is very subtle. It is not overly violent. It is okay for all ages. Often, the person murdered is a nasty person with many people who dislike them for a valid reason. Sleuthing FB must get past all these obstacles to find out who committed the murder. FB is perspicacious. The detective is hapless. The original script was based on the Victorian Age around 1912. FB catches the clues left that the police detectives miss. FB has a keen understanding of the human condition. FB is very good at finding the motive for the actions of others. FB finds and reveals the hidden truths. FB is a kindly, cassocked effective crime-solver. About the author, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (GKC): GKC converted to Christianity as an adult. In 1922 GKC confirmed his Catholic beliefs. GKC was born May 29, 1874 in Kensington, London, England. GKC died June 14, 1936 from natural causes. GKC wrote 80 novels, some plays and poetry, 200 short stories, 4,000 essays. He was well known while he was alive. The 48 FB series was part of the 200 short stories.

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swyckl
Apr 30, 2018

I like this series. Father Brown (FB) is a crime solving Roman Catholic priest in rural England. The crime solving part being much to the chagrin of the local detective inspector. FB has a soft subtle supportive approach which breaks down barriers the police would have. FB is the personification of living life with good morals. The sex is very subtle. It is not overly violent. It is okay for all ages. Often, the person murdered is a nasty person with many people who dislike them for a valid reason. Sleuthing FB must get past all these obstacles to find out who committed the murder. FB is perspicacious. The detective is hapless. The original script was based on the Victorian Age around 1912. They decided to produce this series based on the 1950's. I don't mind. 1912 would be harder to replicate. Definitions: hapless (unfortunate, unlucky, luckless); personification (embodiment, incarnation, epitome, quintessence, essence); Perspicacious (discerning, shrewd, perceptive, astute, penetrating, observant, percipient, sharp-witted, sharp)

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