When Louis Gilbert turned in his detective badge to become an Anglican priest, he thought his days of solving difficult mysteries were over. Now, as the vicar of an ancient church in a small English village, Gilbert finds himself as the center of one strange mystery after another. And he brings to each one his unique combination of streetwise smarts and spiritual intuition.
All nine Father Gilbert Mysteries are offered in this special 10-CD collection, providing over 10 hours of audio entertainment.
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I initially listened to Father Gilbert as a teenager in high school, and recently listened to it again as a 30 year-old. The production quality is first-rate and the writing is really good. Not forced or fake. Please consider creating additional episodes to the series. I think I've listened through them all at least three times! Well done, Radio Theatre!
I am a huge fan of the Father Gilbert Mysteries. I have every radio theatre Father Gilbert Mystery there is. I wish there were many more of these. My brother and I listen to these and other Focus on the Family Radio Dramas when traveling on the road together.
For anyone who has never heard these radio theatre productions, I would describe Father Gilbert Mysteries as supernatural thrillers written from a Christian worldview. Though not all of the stories have supernatural elements. They all have solid biblical answers and comments from the main character who just happens to be a vicar (ie priest) that used to be a police detective. His experience and knack for solving mysteries is combined with his experience and training as a spiritual authority. Some of the characters surrounding him in the story have dialog, viewpoints, questions, and comments of people from various degrees of spiritual development. Often these characters question the Father's faith and challenge him to explain things that ought to be more talked about in the church. These stories do not shy away from spiritual phenomenon and supernatural experiences, but they treat them very diplomatically showing various takes on them with the main character providing biblical explanations that are satisfying to the listener. Things like visions, evil spirits, ghosts, near-death experiences, true and false healers, etc.
I pray that Focus on the Family would make more of these radio dramas.
This is a thought provoking well done audio series with great voice acting please do more
First, I must say part of this review will require me to say "SPOILER ALERT"!!!
I can not tell you how many times I have listen to Father Gilbert. Once you listen to all of the episodes, you feel like you have made life long friends... Father Gilbert, Mrs. Mahew, Bill Drake, Mr. Erqhart. The programs are both interesting, and have a lesson to learn. That is why I can't listen to the end of episode 10 without weeping. It's like I am saying goodbye to a dear friend... forever.
This is why I would polietly ask for at least one more episode. How long does he stay at the monastery? Whatever happens to KP? Does he ever meet CP? Even if you can't do a radio program, perhaps a sequel?
Thank you for your consideration.
I wish you would produce more Father Gilbert Mysteries. They excel as discussion starters for teenagers. The themes are significant and relevant to the struggles facing young people today. Are more in the works?
I've been listening to Radio Theatre since I was a little girl and now I'm married with a child of my own and these mysteries will always be a gift to my family I wish there were more Father Gilbert was always a favorite of mine I love what you all do thank you for all your dedication ♡.
We have all these stories separately and have enjoyed listening to them on many a road trip. We laugh, we cry, and we sometimes jump in our seats. It is great to have them all together in one package.
These are very very interesting! Love em!