The Blue Cross

Written by:
GK Chesterton
Narrated by:
Michael Scott

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
1170
Narrator
183
Release Date
January 2007
Duration
0 hours 48 minutes
Summary
The Blue Cross is the first Father Brown short story by Chesterton, who went on to write an entire series of Father Brown Mysteries. In this story, Aristide Valentin, head of the Paris Police, is on the trail of the world's most famous criminal, Flambeau, who is a master of disguise, and may appear to be anyone. Valentin deduces that Flambeau is going to try and steal The Blue Cross, a priceless silver cross with precious blue stones. Valentin must stop him, but in this case it is actually Father Brown who is the better detective.
Reviews
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James S.

Agree with other reviewers - very clever.

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Patricia B.

Absolutely wonderful. The end is a joyous s surprise.

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Linda M.

Great book

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Chukwunonso U.

Great short story

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Catherine A.

Being a fan of the BBC series Father Brown, it didn’t take long for me to catch onto the story plot. Very enjoyable!

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Anonymous

boring and difficult to get into the story. I know didn't finish it.

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Ann W.

Enjoyed easy listen.

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Monica D.

Very adicting reading. Very clever.

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Anonymous

Very fond of this narrator.

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Melissa F.

Adorable short story. Well read and wonderfully written.

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Linda A.

What a clever & entertaining short story. I could have listened longer !

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Anonymous

Of course, Mark Twain’s wit and ability as a wordsmith shine as does the crafting of the tale itself. He is so masterful. However, most importantly, the narrator does an excellent job giving each character a distinctive voice and makes this an enjoyable listen.

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Lorraine Simpson

I really enjoyed this book, father Brown, an unlikely Detective is a great read/listen. The way he out wits the criminal is very clever.

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Anonymous

Thank you for this story beautiful

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Catsmum

I enjoy Father Brown stories, this was a good one and the narration was good too.

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Anonymous

An American who can’t pronounce English place names is a big failure for me. Quirky little story based on a strong literary character. Having read some of the stories it was predictable.

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Elizabeth A.

I liked the characters and the author's affection for them.

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Kelly

My only complaint is that it was too short

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Anonymous

ok listen while driving

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Kaylee T.

Good story. Narration was mediocre.

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Anonymous

Well read. Especially enjoyed the ending!

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Anonymous

Poor

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Rusty Burson

Pretty clever. The alliteration was a little too much, but it was a fun story.

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Anonymous

Short but enjoyable listen

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Anonymous

Good narration Enjoyed Love Father Brown

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Anonymous

A good to listen to

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Anonymous

For an English listener some of the pronunciations made me chuckle but it didn’t detract from an entertaining story

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Anonymous

No good. Didn’t capture my interest N

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Anonymous

I love GK Chesterton and the Father Brown stories, and this is a good one, but I must say that the narrator is not great. He doesn't place emphasis on the right words and mispronounces others. I wish a British actor had done the reading instead.

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Anonymous

A bit strange at first, interesting twist follows

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Anonymous

What fun! I have heard of GKChesterton but have never read any of his books. Now I want to find more of them.

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Margaret V.

A nice intro to Father Brown.

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Cass

great narrator. easy to listen to

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Darlene S.

Fun read

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Anonymous

It to way to long to get to the story line.

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Anonymous

not to great of a narrator

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Anonymous

i didn’t like that well

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Anonymous

I loved the story and the clever conclusion entirely feasible.

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Anonymous

Loved this short story on my lunch break! Narrator did a great job of bringing it to life!

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Monica T.

I had forgotten why I was drawn to Chesterton. Was it the eloquent description or…. It was definitely the time travel.

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Anonymous

Enjoyed the plot and its development. It gave insight to life a. century ago and wasnarrated well.

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Alistair M.

Nice little tale

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Anonymous

This is a classic, must read for anyone looking to change their mindset and be successful.

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Patricia B.

I didn't realize this book was Father Brown until the very end which made it even more of a mystery while reading it. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the narrator was perfect!

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Tamara R.

It's classic Father Brown. Good narration.

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Joseph Cushman

Loved the story & the narrator was good. However, sound quality made it difficult to listen to.

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TP

Cute story - well read. Will enjoy it again in future travels.

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Anonymous

Great story ..nice ending

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Dean S.

Wish it was longer. Pretty good story.

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Anonymous

I thought the Narrator wasa bit monotonous. I feel because of that it was slightly difficult to follow. Putting that aside, I did enjoy the story.

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Anonymous

light reading to while away an hour.Good.

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N0s1

Super fun short story with a surprise ending.

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Sharon P.

Clever plot twists in a short story. Liked the narrator’s voice but wish there was a clearer variation in characters voices.

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Debbie P.

Very good I enjoyed this book

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Anonymous

Well written. Enjoyed listening for a change!

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Anonymous

Good short story and good clear narration.

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Martin V.

Great little time filler

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Anonymous

Nice easy listen.

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Anonymous

Great book. Really enjoyed listening to it.

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