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  • The Twisted Sword: A Novel of Cornwall 1815

  • Poldark, Book 11
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As always, an amazing performance

  • By Amalia on 08-08-18

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-18

One of the saddest stories in the series, but also one of the best. One more to go!

  • The Stranger from the Sea

  • A Novel of Cornwall 1810-1811: Poldark, Book 8
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic as usual

  • By Celticprincess on 29-11-16

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Another great story. Can't wait for the next one. What a cliffhanger to leave on!

  • The Angry Tide

  • A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799: Poldark, Book 7
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this saga!

  • By Celticprincess on 29-09-16

Another brilliant storyline

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Another great book. Easy to listen to, very relaxing. Currently in line with the TV so had to pace myself!
Can't wait to start the new book.

  • Warleggan

  • Poldark, Book 4
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nasty George! Great read (listen)

  • By Drawing Lady on 12-10-16

can't wait for the next book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-18

can't wait for the next book! The story continues to weave it's magic ending in a way that drives me on to the next chapter. brilliant.

  • Jeremy Poldark: Poldark, Book 3

  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliff hanger! When are the rest coming !!

  • By jane on 13-04-15

a lovely story for a summers afternoon

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-18

easy to listen to story that provides just enough detail to encourage your imagination. highly recommended.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,855
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,867
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,838

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-17

although some of the detail is a bit technical, I still really enjoyed this book.

  • Demelza

  • Poldark, Book 2
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully read 2nd in this dramatic Cornish Saga

  • By Dog Lover on 21-04-15

brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-17

thoroughly enjoyed this second book.....cant wait for the third! Great story as usual with good narration.

  • Ross Poldark

  • Poldark, Book 1
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

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....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't tell...

  • By Amanda Isbell on 13-04-15

sit back and enjoy

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-17

not disappointed at all. sit back and allow yourself to be transported back in time.

  • The Light Between Oceans

  • By: M L Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

The crying persisted. The door of the lighthouse clanged in the distance, and Tom's tall frame appeared on the gallery as he scanned the island with the binoculars. 'Izzy!' he yelled, 'a boat!' He vanished and re-emerged at ground level. 'It's a boat all right,' Tom declared. 'And – oh cripes! There's a bloke, but –' The figure was motionless, yet the cries still rang out. He hoisted out a woollen bundle: a woman's soft lavender cardigan wrapped around a tiny, screaming infant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love

  • By sue on 05-08-14

brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Love the sound of the narrator's voice, calming and melodic, he told the story as if it was his own.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,052

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

Great!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-17

I didn't think I was going to enjoy a Zombie storyline, but this was great!