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5 out of 5 stars
By Patrick on 07-30-13

Sprawling family saga

Would you consider the audio edition of Inheritance to be better than the print version?

I read this book many years ago and remember the television series in the 1960s but found the audiobook, read by the excellent Rupert Degas, made the characters more real than both.

What did you like best about this story?

The story compares favourably with the Forsythe Saga....great historical accuracy and a broad canvas of characters.

Have you listened to any of Rupert Degas’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I had listened to his reading of McCarthy's "The Road" which I found equally well read. He seems to be an absolute genius in differentiating beween his characters and his mastery of the Yorkshire accent in Bentley's book is flawless.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Too long for a single sitting but one I was always delighted to resume.

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to hearing the next two installments of Bentley's saga and will certainly look out for other books read by Degas.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Maggie on 06-12-14

I didn't know it was recorded!

Any additional comments?

This is one of my all time favourite books but when I searched Phyllis Bentley only found A Man of His Time and Ring in The New. Bitterly disappointed that 3 and 4 were apparently there with no 1 and 2. Dear Audible, either your search isn't working properly or I'm a numptie, Who cares, I've found them all now. Bliss. I love the Oldroys saga, particularly the earlier generations. Thank you to Rupert Degas for bringing them to life.

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