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The Stranger from the Sea Audiobook

The Stranger from the Sea: A Novel of Cornwall 1810-1811

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Publisher's Summary

The Stranger from the Sea is the eighth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark.

Cornwall, 1810. The Poldark family awaits the return of Ross from his mission to Wellington's army in Portugal. But their ordered existence ends with Jeremy Poldark's dramatic rescue of the stranger from the sea.

Stephen Carrington's arrival in the Poldark household changes all their lives. For Clowance and Jeremy in particular, the children of Ross and Demelza, Stephen's advent is the key to a new world - one of both love and danger.

©2016 Winston Graham (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

What the Critics Say

"From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more." (Guardian)

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    Sharon Portland, OR, United States 12-11-16
    Sharon Portland, OR, United States 12-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Where are all the Poldark books"

    I love the PBS series. All the Audible books are excellent but this book started later with a large gap in time. What happened to Elizabeth? What happened to self important Ozzie?. There are 12 in the series. A book is skipped in the sequence. I must purchase the others in book form. This is an unexpected omission. I am very disappointed.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Laga Arimo, ID, US 12-01-16
    Deborah Laga Arimo, ID, US 12-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Another awesome Poldark book!"

    I love this entire series. Great narrator. Wonderful story line. Love the amazing developed characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Lovely work"

    As always the works of Mr Graham bring the lives and country side of England and Ireland to colorful life in the readers imagination!

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    Tayliegh Lopez 04-01-17 Member Since 2017

    When my eyes hurt, just sitting down and listening to a good book helps for me to relax.

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    "they do grow up "

    Children do grow up and expound in direction beyond what we could hope ever for.

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    Brenda Jones 03-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Did not hold my attention"

    For some reason, this book did not hold my attention like the others before it in the series. The performance was excellent but I feel the storyline did not interest me.

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    Amazon Customer 01-24-17
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    "good, but not as good as earlier books"

    Not as good as his earlier Cornwall books, but I was interested to learn more about the children.

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    Kindle Customer Mass 01-03-17
    Kindle Customer Mass 01-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I highly recommend this book."

    Just as with the rest of the series, this book is awesome. Very enjoyable! Thank you Winston Grahm.


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  • Celticprincess
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    11/29/16
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    "Fantastic as usual"
    Would you listen to The Stranger from the Sea again? Why?

    I probably will in a few years, yes. I love the story and the narration they go together perfectly.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stranger from the Sea?

    I find this question very tricky. How can you share what you found memorable without ruining for others? I hate to be told even the slightest detail about books I haven't -but want- to read. I'm going to ignore this one as I usually do.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Again, difficult without including spoilers. For some reason, I loved the scenes where Geoffrey Charles appears and the build-up to the decision by the mine shareholders.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Poldark: Next Generation


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    12/23/16
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    "Excellent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Stranger from the Sea to be better than the print version?

    Yes, definitely. I love Oliver J Hembrough's narration. He is a very talented actor.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Demelza. Anyone who reads this book will have read all the others and so will know why.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I don't want to say because it will be a spoiler. What an odd question for a review. It will ruin a reader's enjoyment of this book to answer it!


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

    I wanted to, yes. If only I had the time.


    Any additional comments?

    Not the best of the Poldark novels but essential reading. Am now waiting for the release of The Miller's Dance. Can't wait!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/5/17
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    "Ten years on, children's roles develop."
    Where does The Stranger from the Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Continuing the love story of Ross and Demelza, and the feud with the Warleggans, this book develops the characters of the younger generation: their two eldest children, Jeremy and Clowance, and also Geoffrey Charles Poldark and Valentine Warleggan (...whose parentage is still questionable.) It also introduces the development of steam power in Cornwall.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As always, my mind escapes into the physical and social worlds of Cornwall in this period.


    What about Oliver J. Hembrough’s performance did you like?

    I'm totally enamoured with this very talented man and his multitude of voices! I wish he would go back and re-do 'Demelza', as his voice-interpretation is so important for all the characters.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Couldn't put it down...but I didn't cry.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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