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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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It's killing me.

I hang on every word and can't walk away for even a moment. What a well rounded historical fiction.

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Disappointing

I have tried several audiobook in the Poldark series and am still disappointed. I don't think the narrator has the range of different characters that would make the series come to life. Perhaps I am jaded from the BBC series and am expecting too much? Certainly one of the books must be a winner so I'll keep trying.

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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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Poldark ROCKS!!

Another great book in Graham's awesome series!! It is amazing how he can create this series and still have EACH book be as amazing as every other!!! That can only be because of sheer genius and creativity!! Furthermore, the narrator is perfect!! I hope Oliver remains onboard for the entire series!!!

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Impressively narrated

The narrator Oliver J. Hembrough Really captures the essence of the Cornwall accents and performs the voices the men, and children equally well. I felt transported! Can’t wait for the next book!

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Good read

loved it. With mixed emotions for each character. Something different with each one. can't wait to read the next book.

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Wonderful

I loved everything about this. The reader is exceptional, the language is addictive, and the characters are intense, emotional, and endearing. I can't get enough of them.

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another great addition to the Poldark series

Winston Graham's writing is like the ocean, it ebbs and flow's, its mighty and sometimes divertingly still. The Four Swans is a prime example. Overall, I found the story a bit spotty, some parts excellent, some not as much, but Graham's ability to write emotion and human nature is why I keep coming back.

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Best in the series

I was getting a bit tired of this series. Maybe because I had been watching the TV episodes which follow Graham's work fairly closely. So I knew what was next , so to speak. This book has renewed my interest in these characters and the history of the times they live in. I'm all in for book number 7.

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great story

This continues to be a terrific book series. I've enjoyed the narrator's voices, even the women. The PBS TV series runs true to the book's telling. But I appreciate the insights from the characters' points of view that cannot be properly shown on a visual representation.