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Publisher's Summary

For the first time in unabridged audio download comes Rosamunde Pilcher's phenomenal, heartwarming best seller, read by Hayley Atwell.
Artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a Bohemian childhood in London and Cornwall, an unhappy wartime marriage, and the one man she truly loved. She has brought up three children - and learned to accept them as they are.
Yet she is far too energetic and independent to settle sweetly into pensioned-off old age. And when she discovers that her most treasured possession, her father's painting, The Shell Seekers, is now worth a small fortune, it is Penelope who must make the decisions that will determine whether her family can continue to survive as a family or be split apart.
©1987 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. G. Lane on 12-27-17

Wonderful Story.

I absolutely love this book. It’s one of my all time favourite books. Such a shame the narrator mis pronounced so many many words. It was really irritating.
I am so happy that Jill Bond is narrating September.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By LivingTheDream on 04-30-18

A genuine, quaint story that keeps you listening

The story is fairly gentle but believable. No groundbreaking dramas or events but a lovely narrative well told which draws you in and makes you truly feel for the characters.

My only criticism would be of the narrator. Whilst beautifully read for the main, some characters had quiet voices and I found myself having to turn up the volume a lot to hear certain passages. Not disastrous but could do with some sound tweaking.

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4 out of 5 stars
By FiveAus on 01-04-18

One of my favourite stories ever

Would you consider the audio edition of The Shell Seekers to be better than the print version?

Yes, it was lovely to hear it come to life. Not sure about better, but beautiful in a slightly different way.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shell Seekers?

When Penelope and friends visited Cornwall.

What didn’t you like about Hayley Atwell’s performance?

A lot of her male voices sound like they are mumbling in their sleep, with the exception of Ambrose and Noel, who manage to sound like petulant teenage girls.
And some words were mispronounced; the one that grated most was the word "executor" which she made sound like "executioner".
On the whole though she was pleasant to listen to and has an accent very suited to the characters.

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