The Flying Inn

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(4.3 stars; 24 reviews)

The Flying Inn is a novel first published in 1914 by G.K. Chesterton. It is set in a future England where a bizarre form of "Progressive" Islam has triumphed and largely dominates the political and social life of the country. Because of this, alcohol sales are effectively prohibited. The plot centers around the adventures of Humphrey Pump and Captain Patrick Dalroy, who roam the country in their cart with a barrel of rum in an attempt to evade Prohibition, exploiting loopholes in the law to temporarily prevent the police taking action against them. (Summary from Wikipedia) (9 hr 46 min)


01 - A Sermon on Inns 20:13 Read by Charles Bice
02 - The End of Olive Island 20:34 Read by Nicole Kay
03 - The Sign of the 'Old Ship' 16:03 Read by Nicole Kay
04 - The Inn Finds Wings 17:15 Read by Zarnaz
05 - The Astonishment of the Agent 27:36 Read by Bill Mosley
06 - The Hole in Heaven 21:37 Read by Ransom
07 - The Society of Simple Souls 20:06 Read by Michael Reuss
08 - Vox Populi Vox Dei 19:32 Read by Nicole Kay
09 - The Higher Cristicism and Mr. Hibbs 26:32 Read by Nicole Kay
10 - The Character of Quoodle 25:38 Read by Bill Mosley
11 - Vegetarianism in the Drawing Room 26:38 Read by TriciaG
12 - Vegetarianism in the Forest 25:00 Read by TriciaG
13 - The Battle of the Tunnel 31:57 Read by TriciaG
14 - The Creature that Man Forgets 18:06 Read by Tim Ferreira
15 - The Songs of the Car Club 23:21 Read by Nicole Kay
16 - The Seven Moods of Dorian 26:14 Read by Nicole Kay
17 - The Poet in Parliament 31:12 Read by Michael Reuss
18 - The Republic of Peaceways 27:21 Read by Nicole Kay
19 - The Hospitality of the Captain 23:25 Read by Nicole Kay
20 - The Turk and the Futurists 23:16 Read by Mike Bloomfield
21 - The Road to Roundabout 27:14 Read by Mike Bloomfield
22 - The Chemistry of Mr. Crooke 28:46 Read by oneiros81
23 - The March on Ivywood 16:29 Read by Eliza
24 - The Enigmas of Lady Joan 33:28 Read by Ruth Golding
25 - The Finding of the Superman 9:05 Read by Maria Therese


Great Book, Spotty Narration

(2 stars)

Each chapter has a different narrator, the quality of whom is highly variable.

(5 stars)

a fantastic and prophetic work by The Genius GK Chesterton

a shadow of our present day

(5 stars)