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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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 426
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    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 delight

    • By Kay in DC on 03-02-06

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Forsyte Saga

    • The Man of Property
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 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: $31.49

    • The Forsyte Saga (Dramatised)

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Dirk Bogarde, Sir Michael Hordern, Diana Quick, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The blockbuster BBC Radio 4 adaptation of John Galsworthy’s classic family drama, featuring a star cast including Dirk Bogarde, Sir Michael Hordern, Diana Quick, Michael Williams and Amanda Redman. Galsworthy’s epic story chronicles the decline and fall of the Forsytes through almost 50 years of material triumph, emotional disaster, and a terrible feud that splits them asunder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Soames

    • By Maria on 06-09-12

    Regular price: $21.32

    • 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 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    “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

    • In Chancery

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

    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

    • The White Monkey

    • The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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

    • Unusual Short Stories

    • By: Mark Twain, Guy de Maupassant, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 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: $67.47

    • 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: $10.21

    • 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 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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 Great Love Story Collection

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, George Gissing, Leonard Merrick, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A wonderful collection of great classic love stories for the incurable romantic in all of us. "The Scrupulous Father" by George Gissing, "The Marquise" by George Sand, "Her Lover" by Maxim Gorky, "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, "A Dill Pickle" by Katherine Mansfield, "Portrait of a Lady" by Jerome K. Jerome, "The Pig and Whistle" by George Gissing, "A Race for a Bride" by H. K. Hales, "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Girl Who Was Tired of Love" by Leonard Merrick...

    Regular price: $31.56

    • The Forsyte Saga - Volume 1

    • The Man of Property
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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, Volume 1

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • To Let

    • The Forsyte Saga, Book 3
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In To Let, Irene's son Jon and Soames' daughter Fleur, now both 19 years old, fall in love. But when Jon learns of the past feud between their families, he decides that he cannot marry Fleur. To drive her from his mind, he travels to America with his mother Irene. Fleur now throws herself at her long-standing admirer, Michael Mont, a fashionable baronet's son, and the two are married.

    Regular price: $19.57

    • 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 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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 Dark Flower

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 Best Victorian and Edwardian Short Stories

    • By: Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The golden age of the short story was in Victorian and Edwardian times, when authors made a living by contributing to literary magazines and journals. These popular journals threw up such literary greats as Dickens, Conan Doyle, Rider Haggard, and Jerome K. Jerome. Many of the great writers are undeservedly neglected by modern audience...but what a pleasure it is to rediscover the literary treasures that delighted our great grandparents!

    Regular price: $68.95

    • Ingenious Tales by Artful Writers

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Anton Chekhov, Barry Pain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 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: $127.77

    • One More River

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    After just 18 months of marriage, Clare has fled from her highly esteemed but sadistic husband, Gerald, in Ceylon and boarded a ship back to England. Onboard, she meets a charming but penniless expatriate named Tony Croom, who falls madly in love with her. They develop a close but platonic relationship, unaware that Clare's husband has set detectives on her. When Clare refuses to return to her husband, he accuses her of adultery with Tony in a highly public divorce case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent galsworthy, last in forsyte series

    • By Robin on 04-09-13

    Regular price: $19.57

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