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    • The Forsytes: The Complete Series

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Jessica Raine stars in all four BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels. An irresistible family saga of love, money and betrayal, The Forsytes: The Complete Series encompasses four acclaimed BBC Radio 4 productions of Galsworthy's perennially popular epic, spanning 50 years from 1886 to 1936.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Miss Monica Rygh on 29-03-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Forsyte Saga (Dramatised)

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Dirk Bogarde, Sir Michael Hordern, Diana Quick, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 67

    The blockbuster BBC Radio 4 adaptation of John Galsworthy’s classic family drama, featuring a star cast including Dirk Bogarde, Sir Michael Hordern, Diana Quick, Michael Williams and Amanda Redman. Galsworthy’s epic story chronicles the decline and fall of the Forsytes through almost 50 years of material triumph, emotional disaster, and a terrible feud that splits them asunder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • British Drama at it's best

    • By The Driver on 02-05-16

    Regular price: £20.00

    • The Forsyte Saga

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Fred Williams
    • Length: 42 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not for me

    • By Angela on 04-07-10

    Regular price: £32.89

    • The Man of Property

    • Book One of The Forsyte Saga
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully read

    • By Elizabeth on 07-07-08

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The Forsyte Saga

    • The Man of Property
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful and engrossing story

    • By asm09090 on 15-06-16

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Forsyte Saga, Volume 1

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A compelling drama and a merciless scrutiny of a newly monied upper-middle-class family at the turn of the 20th century, The Forsyte Saga has a sumptuous range of characters. If you have enjoyed The Forsyte Saga on television in the past, you will be familiar with this engrossing story; if not, prepare to be completely captivated and engaged by one of the best tales ever told.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive and Enjoyable but a bit short

    • By JUDITH on 13-01-13

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Ingenious Tales by Artful Writers

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Anton Chekhov, Barry Pain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    bibliophile's collection of wide ranging and masterful short stories, embracing both the subtle and the macabre, the whimsical and the downright frightful. Fifty captivating short stories which will keep listeners glued to their headsets.

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Maid in Waiting

    • The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The White Monkey

    • The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fashionable life in the 1920s

    • By Alison on 02-04-14

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Swan Song

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Purplelotus on 07-02-19

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The Forsyte Saga, Volume 2

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In this, the second volume of the Saga to be released in an unabridged recording by Assembled Stories, Soames’ house continues to be built as his marriage disintegrates. Is Irene having an affair? Certainly her relationship with the architect Bosinney is causing ructions in the family. While attempting reconciliation with his son, Old Jolyon, spurred by June’s suffering as she feels herself losing her lover, sends Young Jolyon to sound the man’s intentions.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • In Chancery

    • Book Two of The Forsyte Saga
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Continuing excellence

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-11

    Regular price: £19.29

    • To Let

    • The Forsyte Saga, Book 3
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tatty editing spoils a good listen

    • By Julie F. on 10-01-09

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Forsyte Saga - Volume 1

    • The Man of Property
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Soames Forsyte's great desire to own things even extends to his captivating wife, Irene. Jealous of her friendships with others, he concocts a plan to move her away to the countryside, where he might come to own her completely. Resisting his bitter intentions, she falls for architect Philip Bossiney, who is unfortunately engaged to her best friend (and Soames' cousin), June Forsyte.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a highly recommended listen

    • By Julia on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Best Victorian and Edwardian Short Stories

    • By: Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    The golden age of the short story was in Victorian and Edwardian times, when authors made a living by contributing to literary magazines and journals. These popular journals threw up such literary greats as Dickens, Conan Doyle, Rider Haggard, and Jerome K. Jerome. Many of the great writers are undeservedly neglected by modern audience...but what a pleasure it is to rediscover the literary treasures that delighted our great grandparents!

    Regular price: £49.99

    • The Silver Spoon

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Society life in the 1920s

    • By Alison on 02-04-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Forsytes

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the first two books in John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family in the early 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By ljcn on 10-10-16

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Forsyte Chronicles: Part Two: A Modern Comedy (Dramatised)

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Amanda Redman, Gary Bond, Belinda Lang
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    A Radio 4 dramatisation of John Galsworthy’s second absorbing trilogy about the lives and loves of the Forsytes, with a star cast including Amanda Redman, Gary Bond and Belinda Lang.A Modern Comedy is a gripping dramatisation of Galsworthy’s three classic books following the fortunes of the Forsytes throughout the Roaring Twenties.

    Regular price: £20.00

    • To Let

    • The Forsyte Saga, Book 3
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    “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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the others

    • By Mr. M. G. Helliwell on 07-07-17

    Regular price: £18.59

    • The Forsytes Continue

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the books in John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family spanning 50 years.The books To Let and The White Monkey, follow the fortunes of Fleur Forsyte, played by Jessica Raine, the young wealthy daughter of Soames. As she embraces all the experiences of the early 1920s, an archetypal Bright Young Thing, Soames, cautious of the modern, attempts to protect his daughter from the dangers of the new age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent acting

    • By Spangler on 29-11-16

    Regular price: £13.99

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