The Forsyte Saga
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  • 1
    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 1 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A compelling drama and a merciless scrutiny of a newly monied upper-middle-class family at the turn of the 20th century, The Forsyte Saga has a sumptuous range of characters. If you have enjoyed The Forsyte Saga on television in the past, you will be familiar with this engrossing story; if not, prepare to be completely captivated and engaged by one of the best tales ever told.

    Wonderful ... So real to life

    I watched both PBS shows and they were great. The black and white being the most true to the books. However, the books, wow. So incredible. So amazing..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 30 2011 by Wanda S Sauerland (Reno)
  • 2
    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 2 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    In this, the second volume of the Saga to be released in an unabridged recording by Assembled Stories, Soames’ house continues to be built as his marriage disintegrates. Is Irene having an affair? Certainly her relationship with the architect Bosinney is causing ructions in the family. While attempting reconciliation with his son, Old Jolyon, spurred by June’s suffering as she feels herself losing her lover, sends Young Jolyon to sound the man’s intentions.

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    In Chancery: The Forsyte Saga, Book 2 | John Galsworthy

    In Chancery: The Forsyte Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Neil Hunt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

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    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 3 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    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.

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    To Let: The Forsyte Saga, Book 3 | John Galsworthy

    To Let: The Forsyte Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Neil Hunt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    “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.

    Mispronounces name of the main heroine throughout

    Narrator has a pleasing voice when interpreting the voices. Story moves forward quickly.

    Reviewed on September 15 2014 by Barbara Gryniewicz-Gaillard (Washington, DC United States)
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    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 4 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    It is 1899. Old Jolyon has long since been buried at Robin Hill, and with the death of Aunt Susan in 1895 and Roger’s funeral opening this instalment of the Saga, the Forsytes are fast becoming aware of their mortality. Yet more problems beset the family.

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  • 5
    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 5 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    The Forsyte feud continues into the next generation with Jolly and Val involved in a drunken bout of fisticuffs.Soames continues to pursue Irene driving her to seek refuge in Paris. Believing that she has a lover, he puts her under surveillance to obtain evidence. Jolyon travels to Paris on the pretext of discussing business and he and Irene spend some time together unaware their movements are being watched.

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  • 6
    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 6 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Soames travels to Paris to make one last attempt to regain Irene and the detective agency think they have found the man involved in the affair.Irene returns to London to seek Jolyon’s help and the two become closer while Soames takes out some insurance with Annette’s mother.The spurned husband confronts the lovers at Robin Hill in a meeting which verges on violence and as devastating news comes from the Front more young Forsytes prepare to serve their country.

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  • 7
    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 7 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 7

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Timothy, at just over 100 years of age, is the last survivor of the 10 siblings of Superior Dosset Forsyte. In this latest volume we are introduced to the grandchildren of those Forsytes who first began the Saga. Soames’s daughter Fleur is 20 at the start of the 1920s, a bright, wilful and independent spirit who can twist her father around her little finger. There is also Jon, the offspring of Jolyon and Irene, a sensitive and intelligent, though slightly naïve, young man of the same age.

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    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 8 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 8

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Jon and his mother go to Spain. The son manages to curtail the visit after six weeks.Meanwhile, Jolyon strengthens his relationship with his eldest daughter, June, who reveals that she sympathises with the young lovers. It is June who helps Fleur in her search for the history of the feud within the family. Prosper Profond, who continues to ingratiate himself with the Forsyte clan, inadvertently discloses the truth.

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  • 9
    The Forsyte Saga: Volume 9 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga: Volume 9

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    As Jolyons condition worsens he writes a letter to Jon explaining the history of the feud, intending to use it only as a last resort. The boy eventually reads his father’s ‘confession’ and Jolyon is brought down by the stress. The young Mont continues to pay court to Fleur. Soames, hedging his bets, researches the boy’s background and finds that an alliance with the nobility might have its attractions.

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  • The Forsyte Saga | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Fred Williams
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    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.

    A delight

    I came to this one with no prior exposure to Galsworthy. Had never seen the BBC version or read it. I expected a Merchant & Ivory experience. I was so..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 02 2006 by Kay in DC (Washington, DC United States)
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    The Man of Property: The Forsyte Saga, Book 1 | John Galsworthy

    The Man of Property: The Forsyte Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
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    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.

    Five stars aren't enough...

    ... for this masterpiece of writing and narration. Galsworthy's tender, wicked irony is perfectly captured and conveyed by David Case, who is THE mas..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 14 2007 by victoria (New York, NY, United States)
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    In Chancery: The Forsyte Saga, Book 2 | John Galsworthy

    In Chancery: The Forsyte Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By David Case
    Overall
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    In Chancery, the second novel in John Galsworthy's epic social satire The Forsyte Saga, follows the events of A Man of Property. After suffering the death of her lover and abuse from her husband, Soames, Irene Forsyte finally leaves her marriage for good. Though socially disgraced by her affair, she forms a bond with Old Jolyon, a father of the Forsyte clan who had grown distant from the family after reconciling with one of his outcast sons.

    Keeps getting better

    I've just finished the second volume and the story keeps getting better! One note about the recording: in the last hour of the recording there is som..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 27 2009 by Chad (Pampa, TX, USA)