• Bella Poldark

  • A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820 (Poldark, Book 12)
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (340 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The 12th audiobook in Winston Graham's classic Poldark saga, now a major TV series from Masterpiece PBS.

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.  

In his Poldark series, Winston Graham explores the complications of love lost and the class struggle of early 19th-century England with a light, comic touch. Bella Poldark is the final Poldark audiobook.

©2002 Winston Graham (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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sad to see it end

I have to admit I feel a real sense of sadness at finishing this book as it is the last in the Poldark series. The author, Winston Graham, took 12 years to publish this book, 12 years from the publishing of the prior book, 'The Twisted Sword'. This book was published in 2002 the year before the author passed away in 2003 when he was 95 years old. I have no proof of this but one could guess that he spent the final years of his life finishing up this book and the series. With his death it is with 100% certainty there will be no more books in the series and that's why I'm sad. I enjoyed this series from start to finish.

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Wow!!

Narrator is incredibly talented! Wonderful book! Great ending to a great series. Only wish it wasn't over.

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Goodbye Cornwall

I'm so sad this series is over... I'll miss the Poldarks, Cornwall, and Hembrough's outstanding narration.

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the best one!

what a wonderful conclusion to the poldark series. with it's own storylines, but true to the poldark message and providing plenty of drama, this final book gave me great satisfaction as a listener.

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Possibly My Favorite

I’m far from ready to say goodbye to the Poldark’s Cornwall. The second generation is as dear to me as the first. There were moments when I laughed out loud, and moments that I was close to tears. Graham artfully includes reminisces from the first 6 novels into this book as he brings his stories to a written conclusion. His hints at a future for the Poldarks and their loved ones that makes me want for more.

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Great story

Great story and narrator. Great ending to the whole series. love this series. beautiful

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Adventurous in many aspects

Definetly a captivating culmination of previous books. But it left me wanting more. The characters are described so well I feel I know them personnaly. What about the futures of Clowance, Henry, Noel and Georgy? Will they be as exciting? As turbulent as some others? Does Bella have children? Does she know who's they are?
Is George a changed person having lost his only 'son'? Ok, Probably not. But It would be interesting to see him toil with the personal challenge. Does George succumb and allow 'The Little She Bear' to assume his thrown where she most certainly will rival her father.
My favorite scene was in the burning house, when Valentine kneels beside and adresses his father in an undeniable manner, with soulful truth, which acknowleges his parantage and their deep connection/concern with/for eachother. That was heart wrenching.
Does Ross ripen to an old age like Aunt Agatha or will his adventurous streak finally get the best of him in a mine shaft like his cousin Charles?
And what about all the ancient findings in the depths of the mine? Why hasn't anyone told Cubby's new suitor yet. Capt Prudough? The odd tall man with spectacles, who fought, subdued and captured the serial killer and once family friend. The Polldarks could be richer than they know, or would they 'take the high road', again? Thank You Mr Graham for what will be years of enjoyment with this series, but you have left us wanting more. We are waiting.
Thank You to Mr Hembrough. I enjoyed his interpretation and portrayal of all the varied characters very well. He certainly brought them to life! (Even if one or two lines were read in the wrong charachter) Why wasn't that edited? Hmm?

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Wonderful ending to a long, beloved saga!

And the long story of love and marriage and children and legacy ends. How many other novels in a series chronicle so beautifully more than 35 years of love and life in one endearing family?

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Excellent !

I loved this series. Only one of the twelve was a bit slow, but concluded well. I'm so sorry the books ended. There are so many characters I will miss, but I can always go through it again.

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End of a great series sorry to see it go

Enjoyed the whole Poldark series both the books and the 5 TV seasons. Found myself wishing there were several more books to finish some of the current things mentioned in book 12. I will miss Cornwall and have put it on my bucket list as a must see destination.