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Sign of the Broken Sword

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In the freezing English countryside, Father Brown leads Flambeau to the many monuments and shrines of the great General St. Claire. "Sacred to the Memory of General Sir Arthur St. Clare, Hero and Martyr, who Always Vanquished his Enemies and Always Spared Them, and Was Treacherously Slain by Them At Last. May God in Whom he Trusted both Reward and Revenge him." is the inscription that they read on each of them. Flambeau knows nothing of him but listens to the story of this man as Father Brown tells it. Was St. Claire truly a hero and martyr? What is the mystery behind his last foolish and hopeless charge against an overwhelming enemy? This detective story delves into human psychology for many of the clues to unravel the tangled threads. A fascinating story and said to be one of Chesterton's best Fr.Brown stories.

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By G. K. Chesterton


The Blue Cross The Secret Garden The Queer Feet The Flying Stars The Invisible Man The Honour of Israel Gow The Wrong Shape The Sins of Prince Saradine The Hammer of God The Eye of Apollo The Sign of the Broken Sword The Three Tools of Death

The Blue Cross

Between the silver ribbon of morning and the green glittering ribbon of sea, the boat touched Harwich and let loose a swarm of folk like flies, among whom the man we must follow was by no means conspicuous nor wished to be. There was nothing notable about him, except a slight contrast between the holiday gaiety of his clothes and the official gravity of his face. His clothes included a slight, pale grey jacket, a white waistcoat, and a silver straw hat with a grey blue ribbon... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 18, 2018
Subject: Same level as Holmes
each chapter is a short story of a mystery Father Brown has solved. They will keep you guessing until the end, wonderfully written.
Reviewer: - October 9, 2018
Interesting stories and the reader was just fine. I suppose it's good to not know how some places are supposed to be pronounced since it didn't annoy me a bit.
Reviewer: - September 16, 2018
Subject: The innocence of father brown
Always good stories, the reader is quite good
Reviewer: - July 15, 2017
Subject: Chesterton always entertaining
The stories hold ones attention and cause one to think. The reader is a bit stilted at first but grows more comfortable
Reviewer: - September 9, 2016
Subject: Audio and Story
Enjoyable engaging stories well read.
Reviewer: - September 5, 2016
Subject: Brian Roberg
Oh dear, Mr really should learn how English town names and other words like "islet" are pronounced before commencing a reading of a great classic book series! For your information: Harwich is NOT pronounced har-which! It's "harridge"; Hartlepool is pronounced "hart-lee-pool" and really you should know that a small island is an islet (eye-let) NOT "...izlet" ??!!! Having been listening to wonderful audio books read by competent people who do all the different voices and accents beautifully, I am giving up on listening to this.
Reviewer: - December 30, 2015
Subject: audio reader
Great story..excellent reader!
Reviewer: - September 15, 2015
Subject: Good stories
Love these stories and love Brian Roberg. I can listen to it many times. I enjoy it so much.
Reviewer: - June 4, 2015
Subject: audio and story
Great stories! Very clear narration.
Reviewer: - July 31, 2014
Subject: Audio version reading
The book itself is very well written and quite enjoyable as are many of Chesterton's books, however the reading for audio by Mr. Roberg is very stilted, mechanical and generally annoying. Had to give up on the audio.

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