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The Snow Goose (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial) | [Paul Gallico]

The Snow Goose (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose by Nick Warburton, starring Steven Mackintosh.

When Open Book asked various authors to champion a favourite neglected classic on the programme, Michael Morpurgo chose The Snow Goose - perhaps no surprise, with his own story 'War Horse' depicting a friendship between a boy and his horse which takes them both into the horror of World War I.

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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose by Nick Warburton, starring Steven Mackintosh.

When Open Book asked various authors to champion a favourite neglected classic on the programme, Michael Morpurgo chose The Snow Goose - perhaps no surprise, with his own story 'War Horse' depicting a friendship between a boy and his horse which takes them both into the horror of World War I.

In The Snow Goose, A wounded bird brings together a disfigured artist and a young girl on the eve of World War II. With Steven Mackintosh as Philip Rhayader, Georgia Groome as Fritha, Deborah Findlay as Mrs Farnes, and Sam Dale as the storyteller. Also featuring Michael Shelford, Malcolm Tierney, and David Seddon. Directed by Sally Avens.

©2011 Paul Gallico (P) AudioGo Ltd 2011

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    Elizabeth BURBANK, CA, United States 12-26-12
    Elizabeth BURBANK, CA, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2010

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    "The Book is better"

    The book version had luscious prose and a sentimental but not cheesy story. The audible version is a dramatic reading so it is very much abridged. The actual book has a feeling of the grey, winter landscapes of Northern England. Philip Rhayader reminded me a little bit of Mr. Rochester although his personality is far nicer. Frith is a character very much like her surroundings with her wildness, fear and gentleness. The ending is tragic and yet is very beautiful.

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    Bonnie Atlanta, GA, United States 01-07-12
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    "well done and very enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to The Snow Goose (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial) the most enjoyable?

    The story was acted out.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Snow Goose (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)?

    The most memorable moment was Philip leaving for Dunkirk


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The accents were great


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    Sarah Millbrae, CA, United States 08-29-11
    Sarah Millbrae, CA, United States 08-29-11
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    "The Snow Goose"

    This is a wonderful story that I remember from my childhood and plays into the Dunkirk spirit. Britain beleagued and alone, saves her defeated army by sending out every craft on the south coast of England to bring them off the coast of France. A moment in history which is defining for the British. Paul Gallico writes a haunting book and the BBC brings it to life.

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    Mary Tampa, FL, United States 05-12-11
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    "Phenomenal"

    I listened to this story last night and I was absolutely transported. It was so thrilling to listen to the wonderful story and the wonderful dramatic reading. I recommend this to everyone. A beautiful, very very touching story that is unforgettable.

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    "Masterful and moving"
    What did you like most about The Snow Goose (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)?

    This is a classic of modern, ordinary writing -- neither high literature nor low. The story is moving and tugs at the heart-strings. It is a story that meets our need to belief that good underlies all things.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Snow Goose (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)?

    The scene when the snow goose returns for the first time. The painting of Frith. The moment when the snow goose stays permanently. The scene when Frith returns as Philip is leaving for Dunkirk. The beach rescue scene. It is impossible to choose.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I have read the text, but the narration brings it to life (especially for someone who is not English/British in origin).


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  • Celia
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    "Atmospheric and touching"

    I love listening to this and have done many times as it's short enough and so very good.



    The sound effects take you there straight away and the narrators do a superb job with the characters. It's a moving story.

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