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    • The Forsytes: The Complete Series

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Jessica Raine stars in all four BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels. An irresistible family saga of love, money and betrayal, The Forsytes: The Complete Series encompasses four acclaimed BBC Radio 4 productions of Galsworthy's perennially popular epic, spanning 50 years from 1886 to 1936.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best BBC drama I’ve listened to

    • By Nadia Elmasri on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $34.10

    • The Forsyte Saga

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Fred Williams
    • Length: 42 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great work.

    • By EJH on 07-06-05

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Forsyte Saga - Volume 1

    • The Man of Property
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Soames Forsyte's great desire to own things even extends to his captivating wife, Irene. Jealous of her friendships with others, he concocts a plan to move her away to the countryside, where he might come to own her completely. Resisting his bitter intentions, she falls for architect Philip Bossiney, who is unfortunately engaged to her best friend (and Soames' cousin), June Forsyte.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am a Galsworthy Groupie!

    • By Ms Winston on 08-10-14

    Regular price: $14.68

    • The Forsyte Saga

    • The Man of Property
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent story, wonderfully narrated.

    • By Christine MacDonald on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • In Chancery

    • The Forsyte Saga, Book 2
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • To Let

    • The Forsyte Saga, Book 3
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    “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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mispronounces name of the main heroine throughout

    • By Barbara Gryniewicz-Gaillard on 09-15-14

    Regular price: $20.26

    • British Classic Short Stories

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A rich and varied collection of classic short stories by British writers: 'Quality' by John Galsworthy, 'The Mark on the Wall' by Virginia Woolf, 'The Horse Dealer’s Daughter' by D. H. Lawrence, 'The Ticking of the Clock' by Louisa Baldwin, 'The Fiddler of the Reels' by Thomas Hardy, 'The Return' by R. Murray Gilchrist, 'Kew Gardens' by Virginia Woolf, 'Seashore Macabre' by Hugh Walpole, 'Satan’s Circus' by Eleanor Smith, 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • narration completely detracts. couldn't finish it.

    • By alan cameron on 04-16-17

    Regular price: $95.94

    • The Forsythe Saga

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Forsyte Saga initially centres on Soames Forsyte - a successful solicitor living in London with his beautiful wife Irene. A pillar of the late Victorian upper middle class, materially wealthy, his appears to be a golden existence endowed with all the necessary possessions for a 'Man of Property' but beneath this very proper exterior lies a core of unhappiness and brutal relationships. When The Forsyte Saga was shown on television in 1967 it was hugely successful.

    Regular price: $8.72

    • The Man of Property

    • The Forsyte Saga, Book 1
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five stars aren't enough...

    • By victoria on 12-14-07

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Ingenious Tales by Artful Writers

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Anton Chekhov, Barry Pain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    bibliophile's collection of wide ranging and masterful short stories, embracing both the subtle and the macabre, the whimsical and the downright frightful. Fifty captivating short stories which will keep listeners glued to their headsets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good stories mediocre narration

    • By Harsh Pareek on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $109.09

    • The Forsyte Saga, Volume 2

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This volume details the struggle between Soames and his beautiful wife, Irene, who leaves him but cannot persuade him to grant a divorce. While Soames cannot accept Irene's dissent, he insists his sister deal as she must with her own failed marriage. Irene gains independence through her friendship with Soames' Uncle, Old Jolyon, who leaves her a fortune in his will, and she flees the country, but Soames follows her.

    Regular price: $14.17

    • The Forsytes Continue

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the books in John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family spanning 50 years.The books To Let and The White Monkey, follow the fortunes of Fleur Forsyte, played by Jessica Raine, the young wealthy daughter of Soames. As she embraces all the experiences of the early 1920s, an archetypal Bright Young Thing, Soames, cautious of the modern, attempts to protect his daughter from the dangers of the new age.

    Regular price: $14.45

    • The Forsyte Saga, Volume 4

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Unusual Short Stories

    • By: Mark Twain, Guy de Maupassant, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Fifty unusual and enchanting short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable

    • By Paul Martel on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $54.54

    • In Chancery

    • The Forsyte Saga, Book 2
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps getting better

    • By Chad on 01-27-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The White Monkey

    • The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    The White Monkey is the fourth of the nine novels in The Forsyte Chronicles and marks the opening of the second trilogy in the series, called A Modern Comedy. In this new chapter, Fleur and Michael Mont begin to question their marriage when their good friend, author Wilfred Desert, can no longer contain his passion for Fleur. Fleur finds herself torn between her love for Michael and passion for Wilfred.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • keep going

    • By connie on 11-09-08

    Regular price: $19.57

    • The Forsyte Saga, Volume 1

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lively reading

    • By Stephen on 03-18-11

    Regular price: $13.34

    • The Forsytes Returns

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation continuing John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family spanning 50 years. Galsworthy's novels The Silver Spoon and Swan Song, dramatized here in 7 episodes, continue to follow Fleur Forsyte, as she falls in love with Jon, and later, escaping heartbreak, marries Michael Mont and embraces all society has to offer.

    Regular price: $14.91

    • The Dark Flower

    • By: John Galsworthy Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Dark Flower has a universal theme - the positive powers and the disruptive effects of sexuality and desire. It is the story of Mark Lennan and his infatuation, adulterous affair, conventional marriage and obsession for a younger woman. The author drew on his own experiences for much of the substance of his work and was truly a free thinker with regard to the relationship between the sexes.

    Regular price: $18.65

    • The Forsytes

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the first two books in John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family in the early 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is what you're looking for!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $16.70

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