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Summary

The first fascinating part of Joanna Toye's delightful trilogy about life in Ambridge. Covering the years 1951-1967, Family Ties introduces the main characters: Dan, Doris, Phil, Christine, Jack and Peggy and their children, Walter Gabriel, the Fairbrothers and Tom Forrest. The early years are action-packed: Phil's courtship and marriage to Grace and her tragic death; his subsequent marriage to Jill and the birth of their children; Jack's drinking problem and later, the birth of Jennifer's illegitimate baby. Miriam Margolyes, a life-long Archers fan, brings the characters and the village of Ambridge vividly to life in this abridged reading.

©2012 Joanna Toye (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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Fabulous

Excellently read by Miriam Matgoyles. I learnt so much about the history of the characters. It has really helped me understand some of today's storylines better because of this.

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Brilliant background for new fans

Anyone new to The Archers is sure to enjoy this back ground to the current characters...which is very well read ...

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Great listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is to be recommended to any Archer's fan, whether you have been listening since 1951 or 2015.

What other book might you compare The Archers: Family Ties 1951-1967 to, and why?

No particular book

Which character – as performed by Miriam Margolyes – was your favourite?

Doris, but they were all good

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Original Archers