The Flying Inn

G. K. CHESTERTON (1874 - 1936)

The Flying Inn is a novel first published in 1914 by G.K. Chesterton. It is set in a future England where a bizarre form of "Progressive" Islam has triumphed and largely dominates the political and social life of the country. Because of this, alcohol sales are effectively prohibited. The plot centers around the adventures of Humphrey Pump and Captain Patrick Dalroy, who roam the country in their cart with a barrel of rum in an attempt to evade Prohibition, exploiting loopholes in the law to temporarily prevent the police taking action against them. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, Religious Fiction, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - A Sermon on Inns Charles Bice
00:20:13
Play 02 02 - The End of Olive Island Nicole Kay
00:20:34
Play 03 03 - The Sign of the 'Old Ship' Nicole Kay
00:16:03
Play 04 04 - The Inn Finds Wings Zarnaz
00:17:15
Play 05 05 - The Astonishment of the Agent Bill Mosley
00:27:36
Play 06 06 - The Hole in Heaven Ransom
00:21:37
Play 07 07 - The Society of Simple Souls Michael Reuss
00:20:06
Play 08 08 - Vox Populi Vox Dei Nicole Kay
00:19:32
Play 09 09 - The Higher Cristicism and Mr. Hibbs Nicole Kay
00:26:32
Play 10 10 - The Character of Quoodle Bill Mosley
00:25:38
Play 11 11 - Vegetarianism in the Drawing Room TriciaG
00:26:38
Play 12 12 - Vegetarianism in the Forest TriciaG
00:25:00
Play 13 13 - The Battle of the Tunnel TriciaG
00:31:57
Play 14 14 - The Creature that Man Forgets Tim Ferreira
00:18:06
Play 15 15 - The Songs of the Car Club Nicole Kay
00:23:21
Play 16 16 - The Seven Moods of Dorian Nicole Kay
00:26:14
Play 17 17 - The Poet in Parliament Michael Reuss
00:31:12
Play 18 18 - The Republic of Peaceways Nicole Kay
00:27:21
Play 19 19 - The Hospitality of the Captain Nicole Kay
00:23:25
Play 20 20 - The Turk and the Futurists Mike Bloomfield
00:23:16
Play 21 21 - The Road to Roundabout Mike Bloomfield
00:27:14
Play 22 22 - The Chemistry of Mr. Crooke oneiros81
00:28:46
Play 23 23 - The March on Ivywood Eliza
00:16:29
Play 24 24 - The Enigmas of Lady Joan Ruth Golding
00:33:28
Play 25 25 - The Finding of the Superman Maria Therese
00:09:05