I really fancied escaping into the Forsyte Saga, but could barely get past the first few sentences in the sample. This narrator has succeeded in produ..Show More »cing the worst rendition of a book I have heard in a long while.
I hate that about audio books - sometimes the narrators don't seem to have a clue how to put any natural expression in. I won't be buying this and reminds me to be extra careful to listen to the samples in future. I would give it no stars but was forced to pick one!
David Case's clear, at times languid but never lazy reading is a great introduction to the Forsyte Saga and suits the stately pace of the book perfect..Show More »ly. I loved the book, too (and An Indian Summer of a Forsyte, which is also included) - the pace is obviously slower than modern novels, but Galsworthy's vivid prose ensures that the reader is never bored.
Highly recommended - I'm about to download the second book, read by the same person.
David Case continues to read the Forsyte Chronicles beautifully. They are books that I have read 'on the page' many times and (so far) there has been ..Show More »nothing to jar against my impressions of the characters. His understated performance in a somewhat dry, drawling voice still makes me cry at the sad parts and laugh when Galsworthy makes pointed comments.
I'd have given five stars but for the poor editing: towards the end of "Awakening" a message about turning over the audio-cassette has been left in and section of the story is repeated.
It is a great pity that this excellent reading of the Galsworthy novels has been allowed to go out in its new format without the bother of anyone list..Show More »ening to the original. It comes with occasional advice to 'turn over the cassette because the story continues on the other side' and with numerous retakes of various phrases which should have been edited out - and this criticism applies to 'In Chancery' as well.