David Timson is one of those audio-book readers who, rather than giving a signature performance like some of the big stars of the genre, simply inhabits and projects his subjects with a delicate empathy, so it s the book and its characters that linger in the mind. Which makes him an excellent choice for GK Chesterton s tales 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. Chesterton s prose can be as ostentatiously extravagant as an Edwardian grandee s moustache, and is marred by a breezy anti-semitism. This, though, does not seem to be shared by 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. --Karen Robinson, The Sunday Times
About the Author:
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (May 29, 1874 – June 14, 1936) better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton is oft en referred to as the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." — Wikipedia.com
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