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Publisher's Summary

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.
Parisian life begins well, with an exhilarating round of balls and parties. But the return of Napoleon brings separation, distrust and danger to the Poldarks...and always for Demelza there is the shadow of the secret she does not share even with Ross.
©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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5 out of 5 stars
By Megan on 01-12-18

Great story, Best narrator!

Of course this is a great story, and incredibly moving many times, but what made this listen an amazing experience is the talent of Oliver J Hembrough. He nails every voice, every personality, every ACCENT with beautiful precision and fluidity. I am amazed at his talent and look forward to hearing more stories narrated by him.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Emily Page on 09-02-17

Such a nourishing escape... and lense.

Now I move on to the last in the series: Bella Poldark.

These novels are such a refuge from the ugliness and confusion of our current times
Clearly there was as much mess and overwhelm in the late 1700s n early 1800s... and Graham does not avoid the challenges of that era.
But he portrays the Cornwall (and French) countryside and folk of low and high station with such lush verbal artistry, that I come away seeing more the beauty in my current suroundings and doings much more.

I treasure escaping to the absorbing and beautiful world Graham has fashioned... and the way I find greater value in my "today" his artistry tunes me to.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amalia on 08-08-18

As always, an amazing performance

I will not talk about the book since it's the eleventh in the series and if you get this far you obviously like it.
I need to talk about the narrator. When I first bought the series I was very reluctant since I suspected I couldn't listen to that actor because he IS George in the TV series and I hate him.

BUT. He is an AMAZING narrator I don't know how he does it. You forget after a while that it's only one man reading. Voices, accents...the man is a genius and among my top 5 narrators ever.

I will buy any book he reads, are you listening dear Audible?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Veronica Deane on 09-28-17

Just magic. Brilliantly read as always!

Absolutely loved it. I have listened to all eleven books. Oliver certainly brings the story alive. You could imagine you are living in the midst of the drama.

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