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In the sixth book in the legendary Poldark saga, Ross is faced with a new battlefield, one involving the women whose lives are intertwined in his own.

Cornwall, 1795-1799: Although Ross Poldark, now something of a war hero, seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer with his wife, Demelza. All four women - the four swans - whose lives touch Ross' face crises in these years. For his wife, Demelza; his old love, Elizabeth; his friend's new wife, Caroline; and the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth, these are times of stress and conflict.

©1953 Winston Graham (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Four Swans Excellent

The book continue the saga of the Poldark and Warleggen families. I found the performance of Oliver Hembrough continued its excellence!!
I only wish the seventh volume of this series (The Angry Tide) would be available to Audible subscribers in the USA.

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Another great by Winston Graham

I can’t get enough of The Poldark Series by Winston Graham. His writing is superb and the narration by Oliver J. Hembrough really
is done so well. I feel like I’m in Cornwall meeting the charachters.

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Enjoying this series and characters.

I enjoyed listening to the characters develop and the twists and turns in the different storylines of of the four Swans. I keep hoping that Ross and Demelza will learn to communicate better with each other but this is the late 1700s...

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Wonderful

Every bit as entertaining as watching the series! Made the drive to and from work much better!

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Another good Poldark novel

Where does The Four Swans rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The great thing about this author is his ability to paint a complete picture of the time, what was going on in history, the beauty of Cornwall, and these amazing flawed characters. I enjoy the exploration of new characters in each book, while also catching up with the main characters, it keeps the book fresh and moving. I look forward to the next book in the series. The narration is spot on.

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More learned but less entertaining

This book of the series seemed to be a bridge to complete the previous book and perhaps the next. Or perhaps, was derived from a bunch of notes containing ideas that were put together to get a book out. Found it less entertaing than the previous books of the series. Hoping the next book, (not available on US Audible so need to purchase in print!), is more entertaining.

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Wonderful!

Once again the narrator blew me away with his accents and his emotion. Truly able to feel like I'm in the story when listening to this series. A gorgeous book with sadness, happiness, triumph and turmoil. Love, hate, feuds, and so much more. And of course, beautiful Cornwall as the backdrop of a fantastic story with colorful, relatable characters.

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The price paid for duty, God, and family

How Ross grows with experience and knowledge of being close to home. The brothers Carne accepting face value what life has given.

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Best reading ever

Of all the Poldark books, this book is probably the one, that humanize the characters the most.
Demelza experience what Ross struggled whit in the first books. And how easily she can be torn by her emotions and what it can lead too.
And what is most surprising. You feel empathy for her and Ross.
I love the way Winston Graham have described each characters almost to the last detail. And it makes you want to read more.
This series is definitely one you have to read or hear. It may seem long to some, but something happens in the books all the time, so when a book ends, you just have to start with the next.

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I am a fan of the Poldark series

Have you listened to any of Oliver J. Hembrough’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes and I prefer him. Because he varies his voice between the characters it's easy to follow along easily.

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

No.