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Extended Audio Sample The Forsyte Saga - Volume 1: The Man of Property Audiobook, by John Galsworthy
3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Galsworthy Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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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.

A gripping drama, CSA Word's 'The Man of Property', the first book of 'The Forsyte Saga', is an absorbing audio production that faithfully and movingly serves Galsworthy's masterful prose. Also includes the much-acclaimed 'Indian Summer of a Forsyte'. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 4/2/2011

    " I don't know why, maybe I wasn't in the right mood, but I didn't enjoy this as much as I should have. Great story, dramatic family... but I just couldn't dig my teeth into the way I usually do. I will probably give the next in the series a chance... in a while. Or I may just watch the BBC version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 3/10/2011

    " I found the book a quick read, with a fascinating story. The characters represent many facets of the human condition. Looking forward to reading the rest of the saga. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurele | 12/30/2009

    " I so enjoy Galsworthy's wry, dry, elegant prose! This is the first book of the Forsyte Saga trilogy. I plan to complete the trilogy and then read the six other books about the Forsytes this year. plus the short Interludes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darryl | 1/21/2009

    " This book was pretty interesting and definitely well-written. It really sucks you into the characters. The story isn't what you would call compelling (sort of soap opera-esque), but somehow it's very engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/7/2008

    " So far much more engaging and amusing than Powell...only 6 or 8 more to go... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 3/29/2008

    " It was like reading a last century soap opera, but much better written. i loved it. i am debating now on renting the masterpiece theater TV series in order to see all the Forsytes in person... LOL! I had fun reading it, i think you will too. "

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About the Author
Author John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy (1867–1933), English novelist and playwright, went to Oxford to study law but turned to literature after he met Joseph Conrad on a voyage. The Man of Property (1906), the first of the Forsyte Chronicles, established his reputation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932.

About the Narrator

Martin Jarvis, OBE, has recorded more than 150 Just William stories for the BBC. These have become international audio bestsellers. He won the Theatre World Award for his starring role on Broadway in By Jeeves; his West End appearances include works by Ayckbourn, Frayn, Pinter, and Wilde. Screen successes include everything from Stargate Atlantis, Doctor Who, and Numb3rs to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Oscar-winning Titanic.