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The Silver Spoon | [John Galsworthy]

The Silver Spoon

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.
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Galsworthy's masterly portrait of the Forsyte family continues here with the fifth novel in the saga, The Silver Spoon, which comes second in the second trilogy, called A Modern Comedy.

Family matters: don't miss our other titles in The Forsyte Chronicles.

(P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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    loix Pittsburgh, PA, United States 09-23-11
    loix Pittsburgh, PA, United States 09-23-11 Member Since 2004
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    "I wish Soames's story could go on forever"

    It took me a good hour to get used to the narrator's British accent (the pace may have been a factor), but he has really brought to life Soames, who is now one of my favorite fiction characters. I was pleasantly surprised to see the narrator try a Southern (SC) accent to great effect.

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    Robin 11-30-12
    Robin 11-30-12

    Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...

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    "the least enjoyable of the forsyte collection"

    i loved the forsyte saga. this is the second book in the sequel. i liked this one least, as it seemed a bit self conscious and not as timeless as the installments that came before. john galsworthy's writing and wit, however, remains impeccable.

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    Jeff Auburn, WA, United States 02-27-11
    Jeff Auburn, WA, United States 02-27-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Difficult to understand"

    Found the reading voice and the material read to be a bit to hard to understand clearly. Reading (or hearing) should be relaxing and this one makes you work to hard to keep up.

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    Gives a very good feel of life at the time, and the story grips you.

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