The Forsyte Chronicles
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  • 1
    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
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    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)
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    The Forsyte Saga: The Man of Property | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga: The Man of Property

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Neil Hunt
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    The three novels that make up this trilogy have long been recognized as masterpieces of 20th-century literature, and Galsworthy as one of its leading exponents. But don't let that be the reason you put off listening to this wonderful work. There are passion and lust in these pages, high art and low comedy, and unthinking violence that ride alongside ever-correct manners. Scandal, tragedy, despair, rape, accidental death, marriage, remarriage and a healthy leavening of births all unfold against a rolling backdrop of a world war.

    Odd choice of narrator

    I might.

    Reviewed on 27 April 2016 by Beverley (UK)
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    The Man of Property: The Forsyte Saga, Book 1 | John Galsworthy

    The Man of Property: The Forsyte Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    In this first book of "The Forsyte Saga", Galsworthy paints a vivid portrait of a wealthy and ambitious London family at the turn of the century. Interwoven with this is the ill-fated romance of Irene and Bossiny.

    What a load of hot air!!

    The narrator has a pebble on his tongue and reads far too fast for my liking. I'm British and can barely understand the man! I'm sure there are peopl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 September 2013 by Joykie Burger (Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    In Chancery: The Forsyte Saga, Book 2 | John Galsworthy

    In Chancery: The Forsyte Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    "Indian Summer of a Forsyte", an interlude, recounts the lyrical last days of old Jolyon Forsyte as he basks in the glow of his visits with the beautiful Irene. In Chancery deals with Soames' divorce and marriage to a French woman, Annette, and the love story of Irene and young Jolyon.

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    In Chancery: The Forsyte Saga, Book 2 | John Galsworthy

    In Chancery: The Forsyte Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Neil Hunt
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    The three novels that make up this trilogy have long been recognized as masterpieces of 20th-century literature, and Galsworthy as one of its leading exponents. But don't let that be the reason you put off listening to this wonderful work. There are passion and lust in these pages, high art and low comedy, and unthinking violence that ride alongside ever-correct manners. Scandal, tragedy, despair, rape, accidental death, marriage, remarriage and a healthy leavening of births all unfold against a rolling backdrop of a world war.

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    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
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    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)
  • 3
    To Let: The Forsyte Saga, Book 3 | John Galsworthy

    To Let: The Forsyte Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    This is the final book of "The Forsyte Saga". The interlude "Awakening" introduces us to young Jon's discoveries and his love for his mother Irene. To Let tells of Soames' daughter Fleur's and Jon's love for each other - a love which is subjected to the stigma of their parents' divorce.

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    To Let: The Forsyte Saga, Book 3 | John Galsworthy

    To Let: The Forsyte Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Neil Hunt
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    "So many people have written and claimed that their families were the original of the Forsytes," wrote Galsworthy, "that one has almost been encouraged to believe in the typicality of an imagine species." It is the Spring of 1920, 34 years on from the beginning of the Saga. "Young Jolyon" is married to Irene after her divorce from Soames, and they now have a son, Jon. Soames has re-married and has a daughter, Fleur. A new generation of Forsytes comes of age and the Saga continues.

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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
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    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. ()
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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
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    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)
  • 4
    The White Monkey: The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 4 | John Galsworthy

    The White Monkey: The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
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    The White Monkey is the fourth of the nine novels in The Forsyte Chronicles and marks the opening of the second trilogy in the series, called A Modern Comedy. In this new chapter, Fleur and Michael Mont begin to question their marriage when their good friend, author Wilfred Desert, can no longer contain his passion for Fleur. Fleur finds herself torn between her love for Michael and passion for Wilfred.

    Fashionable life in the 1920s

    Gives a very good feel of life at the time, and the story grips you once you've got into it.

    Reviewed on 02 April 2014 by Alison (Stanford-in-the-Vale, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    The Silver Spoon | John Galsworthy

    The Silver Spoon

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
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    Galsworthy¿s masterly portrait of the Forsyte family continues here with the fifth novel, The Silver Spoon, coming second in the second trilogy, called A Modern Comedy.

    Society life in the 1920s

    Gives a very good feel of life at the time, and the story grips you.

    Reviewed on 02 April 2014 by Alison (Stanford-in-the-Vale, United Kingdom)
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    Swan Song | John Galsworthy

    Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
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    The "man of property", Soames Forsyte, has mellowed with the passing of the years until, in his old age, he is a patient and benign figure, guarding with especial tenderness the welfare of his daughter, Fleur. But all his watchfulness and devotion are powerless to avert tragedy when Fleur revives her old love affair with Jon Forsyte on Jon's return to England with his American wife.

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  • 7
    Maid in Waiting: The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 7 | John Galsworthy

    Maid in Waiting: The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
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    Maid in Waiting is the beginning novel in the last trilogy of John Galsworthy's Forsyte Chronicles. In this 7th installment, the story continues of the lives and times, loves and losses, fortunes and deaths of the fictional but entirely representative family of propertied Victorians, the Forsytes.

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  • 8
    Flowering Wilderness: The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 8 | John Galsworthy

    Flowering Wilderness: The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
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    John Galsworthy's epic Forsyte Chronicles, a nine-volume series of novels dramatizing the fictional but entirely representative family of propertied Victorians, the Forsytes, has become established as one of the most popular and enduring works of 20th century literature. He made their lives and times, loves and losses so real that readers accused him of including real individuals whom they knew as the characters in his drama.

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  • 9
    One More River | John Galsworthy

    One More River

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
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    After just 18 months of marriage, Clare has fled from her highly esteemed but sadistic husband, Gerald, in Ceylon and boarded a ship back to England. Onboard, she meets a charming but penniless expatriate named Tony Croom, who falls madly in love with her. They develop a close but platonic relationship, unaware that Clare's husband has set detectives on her. When Clare refuses to return to her husband, he accuses her of adultery with Tony in a highly public divorce case.

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