The Shell Seekers

  • by Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by Lynn Redgrave
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Shell Seekers, the classic novel by acclaimed writer Rosamunde Pilcher, is now available in audio. This epic romance has sold over 3.5 million copies to date; her other bestsellers include Winter Solstice, Wild Mountain Thyme, and Coming Home.
Set in London and Cornwall from World War II to present, The Shell Seekers tells the story of the Keeling family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. The family centers around Penelope, and it is her love, courage, and sense of values that determine the course of all their lives.
Deftly shifting back and forth in time, each chapter centers on one of the principal players in the family's history. The unifying thread is an oil painting entitled "The Shell Seekers", done by Penelope's father. It is this painting that symbolizes to Penelope the ties between the generations. But it is the fate of this painting that just may tear the family apart.


What the Critics Say

"The Shell Seekers is a deeply satisfying story, written with love and confidence." (Maeve Binchy, The New York Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

This version of the shell seekers is only 45mins

Would you listen to The Shell Seekers again? Why?

This 24 hour book is a wonderful story. I would read it 2 or 3 times again.
It is my all time favorite book.

However in Canada we cannot get the unabridged version. This45 min is not worth purchasing.

What about Lynn Redgrave’s performance did you like?

This short version was well read - very good

Any additional comments?

I hope others will ask audible to try to get the entire book.

It is a family saga in Cornwall. And it is very hard to put it down.

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- helle


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


What other book might you compare The Shell Seekers to and why?

Mauve Binchey's - similar style

Did Lynn Redgrave do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?


Any additional comments?

Wish you had the unabridged version of this as it's one of my favorites. The abridged doesn't do it justice.

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- Kindle Customer "Listening to audiobooks is a guilty pleasure. I travel a lot so listen to about four per monthly. Biographies are a favorite."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-10-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio