On Something


Read by Ray Clare

(4.3 stars; 3 reviews)

“Now that story is a symbol, and tells the truth. We see some one thing in this world, and suddenly it becomes particular and sacramental; a woman and a child, a man at evening, a troop of soldiers; we hear notes of music, we smell the smell that went with a passed time, or we discover after the long night a shaft of light upon the tops of the hills at morning: there is a resurrection, and we are refreshed and renewed.”

- Hilaire Belloc (6 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 A Plea for the Simpler Drama 13:19 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 02 On a Notebook 13:01 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 03 On Unknown People 11:02 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 04 On a Van Tromp 16:35 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 05 His Character 10:58 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 06 On Thrupenny Bits 10:34 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 07 On the Hotel at Palma... 9:26 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 08 The Death of Wandering Peter 12:38 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 09 The Tree of Knowledge 13:10 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 10 A Norfolk Man 13:34 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 11 The Odd People 15:47 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 12 Letter of Advice and Apology to a Young Burglar 8:54 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 13 The Monkey Question: An Appeal to Common Sense 17:40 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 14 The Empire Builder 12:12 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 15 Caedwalla 10:55 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 16 A Unit of England 10:41 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 17 The Relic 12:00 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 18 The Ironmonger 11:13 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 19 A Force in Gaul 23:08 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 20 On Bridges 13:16 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 21 A Blue Book 15:38 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 22 Perigeux of the Perigord 9:56 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 23 The Position 12:50 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 24 Home 22:12 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 25 The Way to Fairyland 14:09 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 26 The Portrait of a Child 16:51 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 27 On Experience 9:33 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 28 On Immortality 11:17 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 29 On Sacremental Things 14:16 Read by Ray Clare
Chapter 30 In Patria 11:20 Read by Ray Clare

Reviews

A Lost Art


(4 stars)

The art of the essayist is lost. Belloc might be it's last great practitioner. Thank you Mr Clare for recording these treasures.