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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.
But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not the least of which is George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense and threatens to destroy the Poldarks.
And into this setting, Jeremy Poldark, Ross and Demelza's first son, is born....
The Poldark series is the masterwork of Winston Graham's lifework, evoking the period and people like only he can and creating a work of rich and poor, loss and love, that you will not soon forget.
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By Julie B on 07-22-15
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 hope that he continues as narrator for the rest of the series.
The biggest disappointment with the series is that although the books were written over 50 years ago, they are only now being produced as audiobooks due to the huge success of the new
TV series. I eagerly await the release of the rest of the books as audio versions!
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
By Janna Wong Healy on 10-01-15
HOOKED ON POLDARK!
This third book in Winston Graham's series about the lives of Ross Poldark continues the family saga and sends it forward with a great plot and high tension. The booke begins where the second book ("Demelza") ends, with Ross facing possible death for his part in a shipwreck and the possible murder of George Warleggan's cousin Matthew Sanson. While Ross awaits his trial, Demelza works hard to create sympathy for her husband, hoping the positive comments about him in court will sway the jury and judge.
Meanwhile, tensions continue to boil over between Ross and George and the breach between Ross and his cousin Francis doesn't abate.
This book is plot driven but Graham has established such wonderful characters -- people you love and want to succeed.
Oliver Hembrough, the narrator, does a magnificent job with this book. He captures the multitude of characters exceptionally well; I never was confused as to who was speaking. He narrates slowly and carefully and yet with passion and emotion.
I can't wait to begin Book 4, "Warleggan." As soon as it's available, I'll be downloading it!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful