The Secret of Father Brown


Read by Kirsten Wever

(4.5 stars; 14 reviews)

This is the fourth collection of mysteries featuring the very smart and even more devout catholic priest, Father Brown. (It follows The Innocence of Father Brown, The Wisdom of Father Brown and The Incredulity of Father Brown.)

Father Brown is probably the most unconventional detective of fiction: short and dumpy, extremely shy, unvaryingly kind, and utterly unselfconscious.

His secret? As a priest he has developed a far-reaching understanding of how we all feel and think. Being profoundly humble, he is able to imagine how he, personally, could be led to commit a given theft, murder or other crime. With this in mind, he is generally able to figure out who did commit it. - Summary by Kirsten Wever (8 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Introduction - The Secret of Father Brown 27:23 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 1, Part 1: The Mirror of the Magistrate 26:44 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 1, Part 2: The Mirror of the Magistrate 33:32 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 2, Part 1: The Man With Two Beards 34:04 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 2, Part 2: The Man With Two Beards 29:03 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 3, Part 1: The Song of the Flying Fish 36:52 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 3, Part 2: The Song of the Flying Fish 24:47 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 4, Part 1: The Actor and the Alibi 33:23 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 4, Part 2: The Actor and the Alibi 25:45 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 5, Part 1: The Vanishing of Vaudrey 36:27 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 5, Part 2: The Vanishing of Vaudrey 24:53 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 6, Part 1: The Worst Crime in the World 21:24 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 6, Part 2: The Worst Crime in the World 32:30 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 7, Part 1: The Red Moon of Meru 27:41 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 7, Part 2: The Red Moon of Meru 25:35 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 8, Part 1: The Chief Mourner of Marne 31:21 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 8, Part 2: The Chief Mourner of Marne 35:55 Read by Kirsten Wever
Conclusion: The Secret of Flambeau 20:50 Read by Kirsten Wever

Reviews

good but...


(4 stars)

Only part way through, not sure I'll make it all the way, I find the reader's rhythm really distracting (at times jolting, slightly robotic). However it is a quality recording with clear diction and I thank the reader for her efforts. Always good to hear the real Father Brown instead of the revisionist BBC tv adaptation.


(4 stars)

good reader, fair stories. felt a bit bothered by the few racist comments but I had to remember the times.