Poldark
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  • 1
    Ross Poldark: Poldark, Book 1 | Winston Graham

    Ross Poldark: Poldark, Book 1

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    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict, and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which alters the whole course of his life....

    enjoyable story...

    enjoyable to read/listen to while watching the TV series... I don't know how much I would have enjoyed it if I hadn't already watched the show but sa..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2017 by Anonymous ()
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    Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787 | Winston Graham

    Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver Hembrough
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    Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead, he discovers that his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth, having believed Ross dead, is now engaged to his cousin. Ross must start over, building a completely new path for his life, one that takes him in exciting and unexpected directions....

    Hats off to the Screenwriters and Actors

    Human and a Rock

    Reviewed on July 05 2015 by Donna Miller (MI)
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    Demelza: Poldark, Book 2 | Winston Graham

    Demelza: Poldark, Book 2

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    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
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    Demelza Carne, the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry - and her husband - bring her confusion and heartache despite her joy in the birth of their first child. Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of the mining communities - and sows the seed of an enduring enmity with powerful George Warleggan.

    Corbett Does Justice to Demelza
    Reviewed on July 30 2015 by Donna (Langley, British Columbia, Canada)
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    Demelza: A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790 | Winston Graham

    Demelza: A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
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    An impoverished miner's daughter, Demelza Carne is now married to Ross Poldark, who once rescued her from a fairground brawl. Her efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry - and her husband - place her in hilarious and embarrassing situations, through which she becomes self-assured, mannered, and lovely, and the birth of her first child brings a joy she never experienced before.

    Excellent follow up to the first book!
    Reviewed on July 03 2015 by Lisa (California)
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    Jeremy Poldark: Poldark, Book 3 | Winston Graham

    Jeremy Poldark: Poldark, Book 3

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    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    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.

    Demelza and Ross Poldark are great loved it!!!

    Winston Graham one of the great history novelists will read Sharpe too cant wait 5 xxx

    Reviewed on September 10 2017 by freddy (Wevelgem,belgie)
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    Jeremy Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791 | Winston Graham

    Jeremy Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver Hembrough
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    Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a storm - an act for which British law proscribes death by hanging. Ross is brought to trial for his involvement, and, despite their stormy marriage, Demelza tries to rally support for her husband, to save him and their family.

    Absolutely Loving This Series!

    I have really enjoyed listening to this story, as I did the first two books in the series. Oliver Hembrough does a great job with the narration, I hop..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 22 2015 by Julie B (Adelaide, Australia)
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    Warleggan: Poldark, Book 4 | Winston Graham

    Warleggan: Poldark, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    Warleggan is the fourth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall 1792. Ross plunges into a highly speculative mining venture which threatens not only his family's financial security but also his turbulent marriage to Demelza. When Ross and Elizabeth's old attraction rekindles itself, Demelza retaliates by becoming dangerously involved with a handsome Scottish cavalry officer. With bankruptcy an increasingly real possibility, the Poldarks seem to be facing disaster on all fronts.

    The Rise of Warleggan

    The Poldarks go from bad to worse as Warleggan becomes a dominant figure in this novel. This book is beautifully done and Oliver J. Hembrough is an ex..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 04 2016 by Michael (Sydney, Australia)
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    Warleggan: A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793 | Winston Graham

    Warleggan: A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    When Ross Poldark plunges into a highly speculative mining venture, he risks not only his family's financial security but also his already turbulent marriage. When his old flame, Elizabeth Warleggan, reenters his life, Ross is tested like never before. But soon his wife, Demelza, retaliates, becoming dangerously involved with a handsome Scottish cavalry officer of her own.

    OMG didn't see that coming or did I

    This book is a must read.
    This makes the entire series more fascinating and makes you feel torn between Ross and Demelza. Elisabeth and George. Y..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2017 by signe (randers nv, Denmark)
  • 5
    The Black Moon: A Novel of Cornwall 1794-1795: Poldark, Book 5 | Winston Graham

    The Black Moon: A Novel of Cornwall 1794-1795: Poldark, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    The Black Moon is the fifth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth's eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza's brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict.

    A book between books

    This book jumps almost a year from the last book and has some new characters. Ross is maturing as is Delmelsa although we don't get to see much of her..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 04 2016 by Michael (Sydney, Australia)
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    The Black Moon: A Novel of Cornwall, 1794-1795 | Winston Graham

    The Black Moon: A Novel of Cornwall, 1794-1795

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    When Ross Poldark's former beloved gives birth to a son - with his enemy, George Warleggan - Ross must face the pain of losing her all over again. But soon they discover her cousin has fallen in love with Ross' brother-in-law, and the two families become entangled in surprising new ways. As the rivalry between Ross and George reaches new heights, the families must face an uncertain future.

    Disappointing

    After listening to the first four books in a short period of time, the contrast in style and the few story errors stood out to me. I loved the first f..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2016 by Natalie ()
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    The Four Swans: A Novel of Cornwall 1795-1797: Poldark, Book 6 | Winston Graham

    The Four Swans: A Novel of Cornwall 1795-1797: Poldark, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    The Four Swans is the sixth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. 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.

    Excellent and just gets better

    If you are up to this book, you are hooked. I actually slowed down the listening to this book as at the time the next book had not been narrated yet. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 31 2016 by Michael (Sydney, Australia)
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    The Four Swans: A Novel of Cornwall, 1795-1797 | Winston Graham

    The Four Swans: A Novel of Cornwall, 1795-1797

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    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.

    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 wi..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 04 2017 by Peter Carpenter (Houston, TX)
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    The Angry Tide: A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799: Poldark, Book 7 | Winston Graham

    The Angry Tide: A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799: Poldark, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    The Angry Tide is the seventh novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, towards the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as Member of Parliament - his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza.

    Jealousy, pain, pettiness, and loss

    success comes from learning about one's own place in society, and nothing matters without trust.

    Reviewed on March 29 2017 by Tayliegh Lopez (West Kootenys-Boundary, BC, Canada)
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    The Stranger from the Sea: A Novel of Cornwall 1810-1811: Poldark, Book 8 | Winston Graham

    The Stranger from the Sea: A Novel of Cornwall 1810-1811: Poldark, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    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.

    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 happ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2016 by Sharon (Portland, OR, United States)
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    The Miller's Dance: A Novel of Cornwall 1812-1813: Poldark, Book 9 | Winston Graham

    The Miller's Dance: A Novel of Cornwall 1812-1813: Poldark, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    Cornwall, 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the New Year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture. For Ross and Demelza, there is some surprising - and worrying - news. And Clowance, newly returned from her London triumphs, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings not only happiness but heartache.

    Sooo Satisfying

    I love getting lost in the far away world of author read by the reader.

    Reviewed on April 16 2017 by Emily Page (Boston, MA, USA)
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    The Loving Cup: A Novel of Cornwall 1813-1815: Poldark, Book 10 | Winston Graham

    The Loving Cup: A Novel of Cornwall 1813-1815: Poldark, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    The Loving Cup is the tenth in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall 1813. A silver cup lies half forgotten in a dank cave, amongst a pile of stolen goods. Yet the tiny vessel and its inscription, "Amor gignit amorem", haunts the lives of the still-feuding Poldark and Warleggan families, as Ross, Demelza and the ambitious and powerful Sir George Warleggan watch their children make the decisions that will shape their destinies.

    Great Novels !!!

    I love the Poldark Novels !!! So much history with a great story line. I also am really enjoying the PBS series on TV too.

    Reviewed on July 06 2017 by Krista Bertetta ()
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    The Twisted Sword: A Novel of Cornwall 1815: Poldark, Book 11 | Winston Graham

    The Twisted Sword: A Novel of Cornwall 1815: Poldark, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
    • Narrated By Oliver J. Hembrough
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    The Twisted Sword is the 11th in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, 1815. Demelza sees a horseman riding down the valley and senses disruption to the domestic contentment she has fought so hard to achieve. For Ross has little option but to accept the summons - and travel to Paris with his family as an 'observer' of the French armed forces.

    Fantastic Series

    This series is very well done. All the books have great performances. I would highly recommend!

    Reviewed on September 23 2017 by KT ()
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    Bella Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820: Poldark, Book 12 | Winston Graham

    Bella Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820: Poldark, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Winston Graham
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    Cornwall, 1818. We continue the tale of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine Warleggan, whose existence keeps open the old wounds of the feud between Ross and George; of Bella, the Poldarks' youngest daughter, whose precocious talent as a singer is encouraged by her old flame, Christopher Havergal, and by a distinguished French conductor who has more in mind than Bella's music; of Clowance, the Poldarks' widowed daughter, who considers remarriage to one of two rival suitors; and of a murderer who stalks the villages of West Cornwall.

    Thank you Winston Graham

    Thank you Winston Graham for a wonderful series. I am so sorry that I have just read the last one and I highly recommend that if you have not done so,..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2017 by Joanne M. ()