The fourth novel in the legendary Poldark saga.
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.
©1953 Winston Graham (P)2015 Macmillan Digital Audio
"From the incomparable Winston Graham... who has everything that everyone else has, then a whole lot more." (Guardian)
Very reluctant walker for fitness made less so by addictive audiobooks. I like family saga, thrillers, memoir and biography.
Yes, because they will be entertained
I suppose the fact that you can visualise all the scenes, including the weather and time of day, and what the sky's doing, very well.
Caroline Penvenen was great
Not really, I like to space it out as much as possible
Oliver is great, but the lady who read Demelza had the edge on him I think
Oliver J. Hembrough has nailed the narration of Warleggan. Maybe I've become accustomed to his female voices, especially that of Demelza, because this performance seemed very smooth and drew me in completely. I was able to immerse in the story without being jarred by male overtones for my romantic heroine. I think this is a very talented performance.
The storyline continues to be excellent, as we tumble through the Poldark family highs and lows (Ross, very bad, you fell of the pedestal there!). My only complaint is that I have to wait for the next instalment... Let it be soon (and let it be Mr Hembrough as narrator)!
What a fantastic book. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. It has made me smile many times but also made me sad. Will listen to it many times over the coming years.
Definitely in my top ten
Love Oliver Hembrough ! Certainly one of his best
Please Audible !! Please do the rest of the Poldark books
"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 excellent narrator. Ross's misfortunes does pull you down and it is like nothing is going right for him but hang in there, there is a silver lining to his mining efforts, well not quite silver.
"Better and better"
The story and the performance just get better with every new book. Recommend to all.
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