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The Forsytes: The Complete Series

By: John Galsworthy
Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson, Juliet Aubrey, Jonathan Bailey, Ben Lambert, Sarah Ridgeway
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Summary

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.

The Forsytes sees wealthy Soames Forsyte questioning his relationship with his beautiful wife, Irene. As evidence of her betrayal emerges, the family is torn apart and scandal unleashed. In The Forsytes Continues, it is 1920 and Soames would do anything for his sparkling daughter, Fleur. But when she falls in love with the wrong man, how can he stop history repeating itself? The Forsytes Returns picks up Fleur's story four years later, as she vows to put her past behind her and settle down. But those around her are intent on stirring up trouble. The Forsytes Concludes introduces young Dinny Cherrell, Fleur's cousin. Unbeknown to both, their lives will be paralleled in ways neither could have predicted....

Starring Jessica Raine, with a cast including Joseph Millson, Juliet Aubrey, Jonathan Bailey, Ben Lambert and Sarah Ridgeway, this compelling drama delves behind the Edwardian façade to reveal Galsworthy's wonderful wit, observation and insight into human nature.

©2017 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2017 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Beautiful production

Really loved this - great performances and very well adapted perhaps best of all is the music.

I was sorry when it finished - will listen again.

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Brilliant

BBC at ts best. Highly recommended. All the cast are great but Jessica Raine is tremendous.

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More, More, More!

This is just a fantastic dramatisation. It also takes the Forsyte saga much further than the TV series. You will never be bored listening to this.

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So many memories

I watched the series on TV years ago and really enjoyed hearing it all again in this production.

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Addictive

Absolutely adored this. Epic, involving and addictive. One is taken on a journey of love, pain, family history that continues to entwine, evolve and be drawn magnetically towards one another.

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Fabulous!

I cannot find the proper words to describe how much I enjoyed this mammoth listen.
The characters were beautifully portrayed, one felt the highs and lows of the generations so acutely. The story was wonderfully told and I was so sad to find I’d reached the end.
Simply brilliant! 5 stars and completely addictive.

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Vivid characters and beautifully written.

I have not read the novels, but I thoroughly enjoyed these dramatic adaptations. Sorry to reach the end.

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kept me listening

loved it, enjoyed the narrative and characterization . I could listen to it again. good

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The Forsytes

I remember watching the BBC TV series when I was a schoolgirl, but couldn’t recall all of the story. Brilliant audio book which I will have to listen to again and again.

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Wonderful

A brilliant performance of The Forsyte Saga. I listened whilst walking; eating; and resting, and it kept me spellbound throughout. Thank you BBC and Audible.

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