The Man Who Was Thursday, A Nightmare

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: G. K. Chesterton

Narrated By: Zachary Brewster-Geisz

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 6 hours 1 minutes

Summary:

In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view. After some time, the frustrated Gregory finds Syme and leads him to a local anarchist meeting-place to prove that he is a true anarchist. Instead of the anarchist Gregory getting elected, the officer Syme uses his wits and is elected as the local representative to the worldwide Central Council of Anarchists. The Council consisting of seven men, each using the name of a day of the week as a code name; Syme is given the name of Thursday... (Summary from Wikipedia)

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  • lisa mendelson

    This book is well-written and amusing, with some dramatic high points, but ultimately disappointing for reasons that would ruin the read if revealed at this juncture. Suffice it to say that after investing six hours of road time we were not happy with the ending.