Secrets of the Sea House

  • by Elisabeth Gifford
  • Narrated by Cathleen McCarron, Douglas Russell, Sarah Barron
  • 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Scotland, 1860. Reverend Alexander Ferguson takes up his new parish, an isolated patch on the Hebridean island of Harris. His time there will change his life, but the Sea House, on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after Alexander departs. More than a century later, Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building for the family they hope to have. But their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery.

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What the Critics Say

"An arresting tale of the things that haunt us." (Liza Klaussmann, author of Tigers In Red Weathe)
"A sweeping summer read, packed with an epic tale of loss, love and hope." (Irish News)
"Secrets of the Sea House is an arresting tale of the things that haunt us. But the real pleasure in this debut novel is Elisabeth Gifford's finely wrought prose; at turns acute, delicate and fierce." (Liza Klaussman)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Slow start but really enjoyable in the end.

Where does Secrets of the Sea House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not the most outstanding but still one of the best. I had to make myself listen at first then couldn't stop.


What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed the Scottish accents of some of the narrators. I liked the fact that it switched between periods in time. I thought it had a good ending.


Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Ruth - I though she was quite boring at first but as the story progressed it became clear that there was more to her.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Mainly just wanting to keep listening to find out what happened.


Any additional comments?

An enjoyable story.

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- Lucy

Secrets of the Sea House

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book to my friends. It is an amazingly touching story and the characters grow on you. I was sorry to reach the end.


What other book might you compare Secrets of the Sea House to, and why?

I think this story is a unique one and I wouldn't want to compare it to anything else. It is a mystery, a love story, a gothic tale, atomospheric in its setting of the northern islands and easy to just fall right into.


Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

I loved all the characters as they were so beautifully presented by the narrators. Such beautiful accents!


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I guess I will have to say that the feelings I experienced, I really can't give a name to.


Any additional comments?

No book is for everyone, but this one comes close.

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- Mrs. Lee Cousins

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks