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The Forsyte Saga Audiobook

The Forsyte Saga: The Man of Property

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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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  • daisy&co
    8/15/16
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    "Excellent reading of a fantastic book"

    Neil Hunt brilliantly brings the Forsytes to life. A fantastic and touching story with unforgettable characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • asm09090
    6/15/16
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    "A wonderful and engrossing story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would wholeheartedly recommend this book. It is a nearly contemporaneous account of the attitudes of a sector of Victorian society which has strong parallels in our own times. We are familiar with dramas of the "upstairs, downstairs" style, involving the upper classes and their servants, or Dickensian explorations of the injustices of the age. This story is of the upper middle classes, lawyers, architects, landlords and auctioneers. The authenticity rings through, and links those times with our own.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Old Jolyon Forsyte, whose humanity and love for his son win out in the end over the judgementalism od his peers.


    What about Neil Hunt’s performance did you like?

    Neil gives a dry, quite clipped performance. I could see that it might not be to everyones taste, but it was definitely to mine. The book is written in a very concise way, such that every word counts, and yet invites the reader to consider the values on display by the Forsytes. Neil conveys this, and ultimately his performance is all the more moving because of this.


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

    Ownership or Love


    Any additional comments?

    I found it hard to get into the book, and ended up listening to the first chapter several times over. Every detail needs to be listened to and absorbed. Once the details of the cast of characters sank in and I knew who was who, I was then firmly hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beverley
    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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