• G. K. Chesterton Collection: What's Wrong with the World, Orthodoxy, and Heretics

  • By: G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: John York
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

G. K. Chesterton was a famous English writer, Christian thinker, and philosopher that lived between 1874 and 1936. Here are three of his finest nonfiction works collected in a single volume: What's Wrong with the World, Orthodoxy, and Heretics.

Within the audio of this collection, you’ll discover how Chesterton sets forth one of the most telling critiques of contemporary religious notions ever, and how he accepted his opponents’ challenge to set forth his own reasons for accepting the Christian faith. This collection is a goldmine of insightful thinking that is guaranteed to stimulate your mind.

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Disliked this reader's tone and cadence

I disliked this reader's tone and cadence. I stopped listening to the book because of this unfortunately.

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The content is not done justice by the reader.

I have no doubt that the content of this book is very good. There are pieces of it that have made it through the horrible reading. I cannot listen to any more of it. I’m getting another book with a better reader. I made a big mistake not listening to the sample.

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Awful narration.

Quite possibly the worst narration I've every had these displeasure to hear. It ruined the otherwise excellent material.

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The narrator is direly monotonous

He uses the same inflection and meter for every sentence. The text is amazing, but I cannot focus on the audio for the life of me.

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Finest Thinker of our modern times

Mr. Chesterton is the finest thinker of our modern era and has the ability articulate his thinking in keeping with true genius. Mr. York however is perhaps not best suited to the content and struggles with pronunciation at times.

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A true classic! Challenging but worth the read!

This book is a true classic! The concepts are very challenging for the average person yet interesting and thought-provoking. It is filled with philosophical and theological writings and I can see myself listening to it many times over, each time gaining additional insights. It’s a must-read classic and a must-read if you’re interested in G. K. Chesterton's writings. It is very well-written and really captures the essence of Chesterton’s writings.

Contrary to other reviews, I found the narrator’s voice to be pleasant and unique. I think it fits the style and adds character to Chesterton’s writings. It might not be the most exciting narration, but it matches the tone and is appropriate for the tone of the writings.

Overall, I recommend this audiobook for all who are interested in philosophical writings or learning more about Chesterton.

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Great Stuff but the recording is trash

This is a great collection of GL Chesterton, I have read most of this as paperback and was looking forward to hearing it again on my commutes. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if it’s just me or what, but no matter what speakers or headphones I use the “s” are so overpowering it’s uncomfortable at time to listen to.

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Chesterton: Journalist or mystic?

Chesterton's mind, heart, wit, and humor are truly a balm and blessing. The narrator did alright, but I would have appreciated a slower pace, in that some of Chesterton's phrases and aphorisms are too rich and incredible to unpack if quickly read.

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classic books if you can get but the reader

Fantastic books obscured by mispronunciation and misplaced emphasis. Worth it, but far harder than necessary

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  • 07-12-19

Utter Tosh

Complete waste of a Credit...I found Orthodoxy as a Podcast for free
There are several other sources for Chesterton

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