Summary

The second book in the legendary Poldark series. 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.
©1946 Winston Graham (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Helene on 21-04-15

Beautifully read 2nd in this dramatic Cornish Saga

Where does Demelza rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A very good listen for any busy person. Hard to believe that this book was written in the 1940's it is still as fresh today as then. Has the book ever been out of print - I don't think so, that must be a tribute to the fabulous writing.

What did you like best about this story?

It is a sequel, and what person doesn't want to know what comes next in the lives of Ross and Demelza of their love, loss and human nature. Winston Graham not only deals with the lives of distressed gentry but the ordinary working folk, with all the twists and turns that life brings.

What does Clare Corbett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Clare Corbett is a perfect choice for the narration, her Cornish accent is most appropriate, so you almost get to feel that you are in this County. Her pronunciation is so good that it does not detract from the beautiful story telling. Thank you Audible for such a good choice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, never, and shall be revisited at frequent intervals.

Any additional comments?

I have been long waiting for unabridged versions of this saga, which I first read long ago when at school. I do hope that Audible revisits others of this series, and uses Clare and Oliver to narrate. No wonder Mr Graham continued to write about the Poldark's long after the 1975 BBC serials, and I believe almost up until his death.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sue on 02-12-15

Great 2nd book

Where does Demelza rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Following on from the first book, I enjoyed this one just as much. Nicely read. The other Poldark book was read by a man so was unsure how this would be but Clare Cobbett was very good. Poldarks are my favourite audiobooks so far.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Oh my goodness, I don't want to spoil it for anyone but near the end of the book when there was sickness in the area. I was driving along listening to the story with tears in my eyes. So moving.

Any additional comments?

Clare Cobbett was a wonderful narrator.

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By Donna on 30-07-15

Corbett Does Justice to Demelza

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Clare Corbett does Winston Graham proud. Her accents and pacing are excellent, although her male voices tend to be almost uniformly on the heavy baritone side. I thoroughly enjoyed her interpretation of Jud and Prudie. Would have preferred to have Corbett do the whole series and was disappointed to see that Hembrough is doing the next volume.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 07-04-16

The series gets better with every book

Clare Corbett does not do mens voices or characters well but the rest is perfect.
Winston Graham has captured Cornwell and the period so well you are transported back to a time when class mattered and the law as an ass.
I look forward to the next book Jeremy Poldark.

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