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  • The Forest

  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Edward Rutherfurd's new audiobook covers four centuries of British history, with the New Forest as background, culminating in a five-family saga set in the days of Jane Austen. Rutherfurd tells a tale of woodsmen, monks, sailors, craftswomen and families. The largest family in the novel is modeled loosely upon the extended family of Jane Austen. And so, we have the magical formula of previous Rutherfurd novels with the same sense of the passing of centuries but a shorter time period allowing for more character development and drama, culminating in the Austen period, a favorite in British history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Beware, Abridged. Just a "Readers Digest" version.

  • By Bob on 07-18-14

Just took an excellent escape. I loved the rythm.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-15

It had such a flow. Beautiful descriptions. I felt aI was there. Stunning. Lovely writing.

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