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The Forsyte Saga Audiobook

The Forsyte Saga: The Man of Property

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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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.

Public Domain (P)1988 Recorded Books

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  • Mr. M. G. Helliwell
    surrey, england
    4/29/16
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    "Much better than expected"

    Why did nobody ever tell me how good this book was. I wish I'd read it years ago. In terms of the audio book itself, the narration was spot on, clear, expressive with a convincing range of voices. A few times there was an American pronunciation (eg vase and leisure) but as it was only may be 5 times over the whole book, I can't really complain.

    as well as "a man of property", the book includes "an Indian summer" so don't go searching for a separate download for that. There's no other way to describe "an Indian summer" other than beautiful.

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  • Ca Bj Huish
    UK
    4/27/16
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    "Odd choice of narrator"
    Would you listen to The Forsyte Saga again? Why?

    I might.


    What other book might you compare The Forsyte Saga to, and why?

    I wouldn't.


    Which character – as performed by Neil Hunt – was your favourite?

    There are a lot of characters and Neil Hunt's performance doesn't help distinguish them.


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

    I wouldn't make a film about anything - it's not my line of work!


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator is an odd choice - he sounds English yet pronounces some words like an American would; I can only assume he is actually American. (eg: vase = 'vayce', leisure = 'lee-sure', dubious = 'doobious', z = 'zee'.) If you can get past this, he's not bad - and thankfully such words don't crop up very often. I do wonder if a little less staid narration would be better, but the story is about hopelessly staid people so maybe he's ideal in that respect. I just don't understand why an apparently American narrator was chosen.

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