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The Miller's Dance is the ninth in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark.

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.

As the armies battle in Spain and the political situation at home becomes daily more obscure, the Poldark and Warleggan families find themselves thrust into a turbulent new era as complex and changing as the patterns of The Miller's Dance....

©2017 Winston Graham (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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"From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more." ( Guardian)

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Yet another Great BOOK by Winston Graham

The Story continue s as this series plunges on , nearly out of the regentcy era with another mining venture and ending with another feint at the now single George Warleggan

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excellent

Bing bong baby boy, this saucy listen was a bigger hit than Christmas in the orphanage...

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continued gorgeousness

The characters and reading continue with reliable style and this novel seamlessly continues the saga.

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Was this still Winston Graham

I really feel Winston Graham must have been brow beaten to carry on writing these new generation Poldark books. They are nowhere near as good and the children are thoroughly unlikeable. I really struggled to even finish this one. Oliver Hemsbro is excellent but the story drags and isn't even that interesting.

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another great Poldark book

A great story in the Poldark series. The narration really brought the characters to life.

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  • 04-09-17

The Miller's Dance

As always, I thoroughly enjoyed this Book. I have previously read all the Winston Graham's Poldark books and I am loving the audio books as much, if not more.

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Not as good but still Poldark

the book drags on a bit and characters such as Ross loose a bit of sparkle, while having his son commit crime for a woman, seems beneath the character. Yet it is nice to carry on following the family in its path.

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Brilliant

Another brilliant tale of the adventures of Poldark , his family. and friends. Great listening.

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As good as the other ones

this is the ninth book in the series I have listened to. The standard is maintained, the story is beautifully developed and the characters never lose their interest. I never realised Winston Graham was such a good writer. and Oliver Hemborough's narration is second to none. Completely recommend.

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Wonderful narration by Oliver J Hembrough

These Poldark books by Winston Graham are brilliantly narrated and are lovely stories of late 18th and early 19th century Cornwall. I'm always immersed in all of the characters and their era with historical events woven in.
A really good narrator makes the book a really great listen. Well done Oliver J Hembrough, please don't ever stop narrating books.
I Can't wait to listening to book 10 The Loving Cup. :)

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  • 16-04-17

Sooo Satisfying

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

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  • C. Hewitt
  • 30-01-18

Better than the last

I wasn't sure last novel if I was going to like hearing about the children as much. I rather missed hearing more from Ross, Demelza, and the like in the previous book. This book, I enjoyed more than the last. Sad it was over. I am going to need to acquire the next one in the series.

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  • Mary S. Smith
  • 30-05-21

love these books

can't wait to start the next one. The reader is excellent and brings the characters to life.

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  • G. Arnold
  • 13-03-19

great story developments

This book continues the saga of Ross Poldark's children as they approach adulthood. It has a wonderfully woven story of coming of age and finding oneself, and that of romance and unrequited love.

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  • Stevon
  • 13-02-19

1812 Cornwall and the Poldark family

Winston Graham and the narrator sure bring 1812 Cornwall to life.

Through the saga of the Poldark family and the backdrop of Cornwall and England in 1812 the series continue. Throw in Napoleon,, Wellington, Russia, France, Spain, steam engines, and mining and you have the makings of a good story. By now you are caught up in the Poldark family as the children are becoming adults and beginning to lead their own lives.

There are only a few stories left in the series and since the author died in 2003 you know the series will soon be over and it makes me a bit sad.

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  • OHSue
  • 14-11-18

Awesome Book series

Loved it! Great narration. Entertaining. Whole series is good. Wish the Masterpiece TV Version followed the books more closely. However, TV version has done done a good job with characterizations.

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  • Miss Moneypenny
  • 15-07-18

Poldark is the best series ever!

I am a bit disappointed in myself did reading ahead of the Masterpiece series but it is just too long in between each season! It could go on for many years! I keep that the villains will get their due but Graham doesn't take the happily ever after approach. I wish there were 20 more books in the series. I shall be heartbroken when the last book ends.

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  • Amazonian
  • 06-05-18

Sweet addiction

Loved. Don’t like that Steven Carrington guy. I wish Demelza or Ross would give Clowance some of the 411 on him:-)

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  • Cheri
  • 21-04-18

This book in the series is tremendously enjoyable & outstanding!

As with the other books in the series, this book is a wonderful part of the story and this audio production is as excellent as the others. I’m sure anyone who reads Winston Graham will be thrilled when they listen to it!

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  • Mary Andruczyk
  • 08-10-17

Great Read

Same great characters with new problems and,situations from the next generation. Love this series.