Bella Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820 : Poldark

  • by Winston Graham
  • Narrated by Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Series: Poldark
  • 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bella Poldark is the 12th and final audiobook in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark.
Cornwall, 1818. We continue the tale of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine Warleggan, whose existence keeps open the old wounds of the feud between Ross and George; of Bella, the Poldarks' youngest daughter, whose precocious talent as a singer is encouraged by her old flame, Christopher Havergal, and by a distinguished French conductor who has more in mind than Bella's music; of Clowance, the Poldarks' widowed daughter, who considers remarriage to one of two rival suitors; and of a murderer who stalks the villages of West Cornwall.

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What the Critics Say

"From the very first lines we tingle with the sense that we are in good hands, transported by Graham's atmospheric prose back to 1818 and the treacherous coast of craggy Cornwall." (Daily Mail)

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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic saga.

An amazing delivery of a truly wonderful novel. I have listened to all 12 and they have been simply spellbinding.
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- Veronica Deane

What a disappointment

I am a Poldark nut. Recently I was with a group and the next evening my sister-in-law said to them, "Don't mention Poldark". "Too late," they replied. I found this book very disappointing. Weird, even. The story was pretty disjointed, and the characters behaved oddly. The way Agneta was described as mentally feeble made for uncomfortable reading - and the way she was given voice was awful. Then her seducer says she's putting it on. Putting on being mentally feeble - even though her father had said she never experienced menses, and it was stated that she had epileptic fits, neither of which are easy to fake. Very weird. I found the treatment of women to be strange in this book, nothing like the treatment given to them in previous books.
One of the characters goes on to acquire a gorilla. I know this because I read reviews. I actually couldn't read it. I had to send it back - unheard of for a Poldark book.
Then again, if I wrote something one fiftieth as good as that at my current age (around 50) I would be grateful - never mind 95, which is what Graham was when the book was published.
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- Drawing Lady

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio