Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: July 2000
Duration: 5 hours 17 minutes
"AS ENTERTAINING AS SARUM AND RUTHERFURD'S OTHER SWEEPING NOVEL OF BRITISH HISTORY, LONDON."
-The Boston Globe
"Engaging . . . A sprawling tome that combines fact with fiction and covers 900 years in the history of New Forest, a 100,000-acre woodland in southern England . . . Rutherfurd sketches the histories of six fictional families, ranging from aristocrats to peasants, who have lived in the forest for generations. . . . But the real success is in how Rutherfurd paints his picture of the wooded enclave with images of treachery and violence, as well as magic and beauty."
-The New York Post
"THE FOREST IS MICHENER TOLD WITH AN ENGLISH ACCENT."
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"TALES OF LOVE AND HONOR, DECEIT AND VIOLENCE, INHERITANCE AND LOSS."
-San Jose Mercury News