1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $27.37

Buy for $27.37

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

At 33, after a year that has seen her break off her engagement to Bruce, her longtime boyfriend, and then the loss of her beloved father to cancer, Penny takes time off from her career as a children’s book illustrator to nurse her broken heart and loneliness. She flies out alone to Corfu to begin a monthlong pilgrimage - planning to explore the island through the eyes of The Durrells, a curiosity she’s had about the whimsical family life on Corfu in the 1930s.

When she arrives, she is unexpectedly drawn into the secrets of the several strangers she meets. 

With secrets and pasts only she can reconcile and secrets that pull her into the world of those who live and work around the Athena restaurant in the coastal village of St. George South, Penny must reevaluate her own secrets. There’s Tess, the attractive, seemingly tireless widow who runs the place, to Alex, her little boy who lives for his animals and struggles to remember the face of the father he has lost. There are Guy and Rich, the seemingly carefree holiday reps, to Dimitris, the successful lawyer, now fisherman, who returned to his island and boat a decade ago - and then Nic, the professor who carries the burden of a love he can’t share or voice. And then Lily, the waitress looking for a new start but fearing it, too.

As they share their hopes and fears on a journey that runs parallel with Penny’s exploration of The Durrell’s story, their lives become entwined in a way none of them could have imagined or predicted.

©2021 Melanie Hewitt (P)2021 Harper Inspire

What listeners say about Looking for the Durrells

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Slow-paced and enjoyable

I liked this book. As someone who loves the Durrells myself (books and movies), I thoroughly enjoyed the slow-paced book set in Corfu. Recomendable if you enjoy something relaxed and detailed.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful

What an engaging and beautiful story. Expertly written, it conjures idyllic scenes of a magnificent corner of the globe, melded perfectly with delightful narratives of love. Deserves to become a classic! Thanks to the author for taking the time to interject some more joy into into the literature.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for lindaha
  • lindaha
  • 08-31-21

I really wanted to love this story

I’ve been a fan of the Durrells since I was 11 and went to Corfu for the first time when I was 21 on a similar quest so I REALLY wanted to love this book. Sadly the narrators voice isn’t great and she pronounces words wrong, which spoils the enjoyment of listening. I’ve persevered with it because it’s Corfu and I love the island but I wish I’d bought the paperback instead

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mb
  • Mb
  • 08-28-21

AMAZING SUMMER READ

As a Durrells fan and a frequent returning visitor to the beautiful St George South, I am so grateful for this book after the last 18 months of covid. I was transported back and many descriptions of people and places, which seem so familiar, left a big smile on my face. I would recommend to anyone, but particularly to the family of returning summertime residents, they know who they are.