The Forsyte Saga (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)
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    The Forsyte Saga | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Fred Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    The three novels that make up The Forsyte Saga chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle class Forsyte family through three generations, beginning in Victorian London during the 1880s and ending in the early 1920s. Galsworthy's masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women.

    not for me

    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 »

    Reviewed on 04 July 2010 by Angela (Penge, London, United Kingdom)
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    The Man of Property: Book One of The Forsyte Saga | John Galsworthy

    The Man of Property: Book One of The Forsyte Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    The Man of Property, the first novel in Galsworthy's epic social satire The Forsyte Saga, introduces us to Soames Forsyte, a solicitor and prominent man of his important family. Accustomed to getting whatever he wants, he sets his sights with absolute determination on the beautiful Irene, in spite of her pennilessness and her indifference to him.

    Beautifully read

    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 »

    Reviewed on 07 July 2008 by Elizabeth (Manly, Australia)
  • 2
    In Chancery: Book Two of The Forsyte Saga | John Galsworthy

    In Chancery: Book Two of The Forsyte Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    In Chancery, the second novel in John Galsworthy's epic social satire The Forsyte Saga, follows the events of A Man of Property. After suffering the death of her lover and abuse from her husband, Soames, Irene Forsyte finally leaves her marriage for good. Though socially disgraced by her affair, she forms a bond with Old Jolyon, a father of the Forsyte clan who had grown distant from the family after reconciling with one of his outcast sons.

    Continuing excellence

    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 »

    Reviewed on 06 August 2011 by Amazon Customer (UK)
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    To Let: The Forsyte Saga, Book 3 | John Galsworthy

    To Let: The Forsyte Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In To Let, Irene's son Jon and Soames' daughter Fleur, now both 19 years old, fall in love. But when Jon learns of the past feud between their families, he decides that he cannot marry Fleur. To drive her from his mind, he travels to America with his mother Irene. Fleur now throws herself at her long-standing admirer, Michael Mont, a fashionable baronet's son, and the two are married.

    Tatty editing spoils a good listen

    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 »

    Reviewed on 10 January 2009 by Julie F. ()