The first fascinating part of Joanna Toye's delightful trilogy about life in Ambridge. Covering the years 1951-1967, Family Ties introduces the main characters: Dan, Doris, Phil, Christine, Jack and Peggy and their children, Walter Gabriel, the Fairbrothers and Tom Forrest. The early years are action-packed: Phil's courtship and marriage to Grace and her tragic death; his subsequent marriage to Jill and the birth of their children; Jack's drinking problem and later, the birth of Jennifer's illegitimate baby. Miriam Margolyes, a life-long Archers fan, brings the characters and the village of Ambridge vividly to life in this abridged reading.
Anyone new to The Archers is sure to enjoy this back ground to the current characters...which is very well read ...
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This book is to be recommended to any Archer's fan, whether you have been listening since 1951 or 2015.
What other book might you compare The Archers: Family Ties 1951-1967 to, and why?
No particular book
Which character – as performed by Miriam Margolyes – was your favourite?
Doris, but they were all good
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The Original Archers