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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 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • Swan Song

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Un-put-downable from Book One

    • By wayne collins on 25-01-17

    Regular price: £20.29

    • 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

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Fred Williams
    • Length: 42 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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 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 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

    • In Chancery

    • The Forsyte Saga, Book 2
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: £25.69

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • 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 Silver Spoon

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 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 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 Forsytes Returns

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation continuing John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family spanning 50 years. Galsworthy's novels The Silver Spoon and Swan Song, dramatized here in 7 episodes, continue to follow Fleur Forsyte, as she falls in love with Jon, and later, escaping heartbreak, marries Michael Mont and embraces all society has to offer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable

    • By Pradiex on 25-04-17

    Regular price: £13.99

    • 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 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 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

    • The Forsyte Chronicles: Part Three: The End of the Chapter (Dramatised)

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Dorothy Tutin, Sophie Thompson, John Moffatt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    A Radio 4 dramatisation of John Galsworthy’s gripping trilogy that concludes the Forsyte Saga, featuring a star cast including Sophie Thompson, Dorothy Tutin, John Moffatt, and Miranda Foster. The End of the Chapter is an adaptation of Galsworthy’s three novels chronicling the lives of the Cherrells, cousins of the Forsytes.

    Regular price: £20.00

    • The Forsyte Saga, Volume 3

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The house at Richmond is finished at last, but Soames takes Bosinney to court for exceeding the budget. The final judgment of their case turns on ‘a very fine point’ in their correspondence.... The architect does not heed Young Jolyon’s warning and continues to pursue Irene - with fatal consequences.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • One More River

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Forsytes Concludes

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Raine
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Eight episodes based on the last volume of John Galsworthy's saga, including the novels Maid in Waiting, Flowering Wilderness and One More River. The saga moves to Oxfordshire, where the Cherrell family is introduced and Dinny Cherrell, cousin to Fleur and Michael, is full of excitement at the life ahead of her. As the years unfold, however, she is struck by love, then tragedy, and shock as figures from the past return unexpectedly.

    Regular price: £15.99

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