Passion, tide, and time - the third book in the legendary Poldark saga. Cornwall, 1790. Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life. Accused of wrecking two ships, he is to stand trial at the Bodmin Assizes. Despite their stormy married life, Demelza has tried to rally support for her husband. But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not least George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense.
©1950 Winston Graham (P)2015 Macmillan Digital Audio
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
Poldark the first book was a little slow and was hard to get into. Demelza was better and now Jeremy Poldark is like an old friend that you are happy to bump into anytime anywhere. I enjoyed this book and believe the series will only get better. Have not seen the new TV series but enjoyed the original but the books really give you some meat on the boat to get your teeth into. Well worth the listen.
"Cliff hanger! When are the rest coming !!"
These excellent books go on beyond the third book which this is - when can we get all the follow ups on Audible ?
For those of us who find print hard to see we are left waiting to find out what happens next!
Come on Audible get the next ones recorded !!!!
"Great storylines - a page turner!"
Excellent historical novel - a page turner
The trial of Ross Poldark
Haven't done so. His performance in this was excellent
Hard to put it down!
Would like to hear further books in the series read by Oliver.
"Adventure, derring-do, pathos...stirring stuff!"
Indeed I loved this, the third in the series. I've read them without a break and will be sorry when I've gone through them all. It's no different from the earlier books in that the characters and their actions feel authentic, and I still love being "in" late-18th century Cornwall as I walk the dog. Highly recommended.
"Third book and loving it"
Other than the Poldark series book 1 & 2, I have only listened to two other books. In answer to the question it rates high. Oliver J Hembrough is a great story teller. He handles all the various voices well and you just get drawn in and love the characters.
My favourite character is Demelzia, who could not love her. She is the back bone of the whole series and always tries to make everyone happy. She loves Ross with a passion. But I also really enjoy Judd Painter. Makes me laugh every time he goes off on one with his tain't right moments.
Big fan of Oliver's reading. He makes the characters come alive to me. Can't wait to listen to more of his narrations.
Not sure I could listen to 11 hours non-stop!
Can't wait to get the next and last in the series.
Warm, riveting, addictive.
Demelza - who could not love her honesty and zest for life?
Yes! Laughed, cried and was always desperate to get back to it. I mainly listen to the Poldark novels on long runs and they make the miles fly.
Please record more Poldark novels, please, please. I don't know how I can possibly live without them. If you record enough, then by the time I finish I'll be able to go back to the beginning and start again - like painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge. (For the record, I am the wife of the account holder, just in case he finds himself surprised by reading this review.)
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