AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY

by | Read by Ron Keith

Mystery & Suspense • 7.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1908

In his time, Chesterton was dubbed the "prince of paradox" for treating serious questions in a whimsical manner. This psychological thriller masquerades as a spy novel while becoming a metaphysical thriller. The result is a literary work too complicated for the audio format. Keith does an admirable job of reading this complex, phantasmagoric work clearly and succinctly, but still the listener gets lost in Chesterton's nutty agenda. The hero is London policeman Gabriel Syme, who has infiltrated a group of poet-anarchists to save the world from their bombings. Keith narrates the brilliantly crafted language adroitly and with aplomb, but the tale twists and turns, weighted down by metaphors and symbols, until listeners will be totally confused and disappointed, and ultimately, lose interest. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 02]

Advertisement

Formats

Book pak • Recorded Books • 2001

CS ISBN 078873752X $44.00 • Five cassettes

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×