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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,620 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Galsworthy Narrator: Dirk Bogarde, Sir Michael Hordern, Diana Quick, Michael Williams, Amanda Redman Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Beginning in 1886, The Man of Property starts with the family wealthy, successful, and united.

But the actions of the arrogant Soames Forsyte and his beautiful wife Irene are to have disastrous consequences. In Chancery has marital discord as its theme, as various members of the family find themselves dealing with domestic dramas, affairs and divorce. To Letsees the second generation experiencing both the pain and the promise of love, as the sins of the father are visited on the Forsyte children.

With an all-star cast of over 30 experienced actors, and enacted over the course of 23 episodes, this thrilling tale of sex, power, and money will enthral you from beginning to end.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Colleen | 2/16/2014

    " It took me almost 3 months to finish this. It was not because I didn't like it but because life was crazy at the time! I could put the book down for a few days and not feel lost when I picked it up again. What an epic story! I had seen the BBC production first so I was worried it would spoil my reading of the book. Rarely does a book make you feel sympathy for all its characters. Although each character acted distastefully at times, you could understand why he or she did and feel compassion for them. Irene should never have married Soames knowing she could never love him. And yet you could understand that she was pressured to marry him due to financial concerns. Soames was such an uptight, humorless person and yet you could feel his frustration that he couldn't get Irene to love him. In the bigger picture, you could see the older members of the Forsyte family reacting to changes in the younger generation and thus adapting to life in a new century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Martha | 2/11/2014

    " As the World Turns set in turn-of-the-(last)-century Britain. Delicious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jack Goodstein | 2/6/2014

    " Galsworthy's trilogy portrays the social and cultural changes rocking Britain from the 19th to the 20th century. Soames Forsyte is a brilliant character blinded by his inherited values to any true feeling, beyond getting what he wants, and in the end he is left with nothing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ursula | 1/17/2014

    " I would not read this book again but I can't say that there is anything innately wrong with the book. The plot was intriguing and the character development was good. What it came down to was that I was just not that interested. If I had the choice between reading The Forsyte Saga or reading another book, I read the other book. In the end, I skipped read the majority of the Forsyte Saga so I could finish it. "

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