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House on Olive Street Audiobook

House on Olive Street

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Robyn Carr is beloved for her charming, romantic fiction. In this touching work, four women—all writers—come together after a painful loss. Recently deceased Gabby Marshall leaves behind a letter asking her friends to complete her unfinished manuscript. Taking vacations from their own lives, the ladies settle at Gabby’s home and get to work.

©1999 Robyn Carr (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Carr offers a well-written, warm-hearted story and a genuinely fun read.” (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Andrea
    Pennsylvania
    8/04/13
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    "Good story/liked the characters"

    I am familiar with Robyn Carr's Virgin River Series. You would never realize that this book was by the same author as it isn't a romance. It is a great read because the different female characters had interesting lives. I feel that the author gave a lot of insight into their development and you will find yourself thinking how you know someone like them, or feel that you can identify with some of their situations. It was a wonderful story of how these women all came to be in each other's lives. I also liked the book publishing thread that was woven into the plot.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lajuan
    Idabel, OK, United States
    2/01/11
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    "New street for Carr"

    This is such a good story. Very different from anything I have read from this author. I appreciate the attention to detail in this book. I just loved it. Good to know another facet of Ms. Carr. Appreciated the narration. Thank you Ms. Carr & Audible.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gina
    Elmhurst, Il, United States
    26/11/10
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    "Wrong Genre"

    This is such a good book that it needs to be in regular fiction, not in romance. Robyn Carr is a good author, her Virgin River series is comprised of books with interesting characters, plots and places, but her dialog from the male characters is so flawed that I am constantly reminded that they are "romance novels"

    The main characters of this book are women, fully developed characters. Read it you will love it.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Maureen
    Basin View, Australia
    28/01/13
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    "A hidden Robyn Carr Gem"
    Where does House on Olive Street rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unfolding secrets and struggles of the individual friends and how they all supported each other through the days after the unexpected death of their friend.


    What does Christina Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The emotions shared between the friends.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Sable's visit to her little boy's grave.


    Any additional comments?

    After being a fan of the Virgin River books, this book was an unexpected departure from that genre and such a lovely surprise.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kelleefornia
    las vegas, NV, United States
    24/03/14
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    "Worth the read. Terrible narration."

    The book was quite lovely. It was inspirational and reflective. Not a must read, but a "worth the read." However, the narration was awful. If she would have just stuck to one or two characters that would have been great, but the way she tried to do so many different characters was just too much. She failed miserably. Again, the book is a good "chick book" though. :-) I would recommend it. Just don't expect much from the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Phyllis S. Mike
    Bristol, CT USA
    25/04/13
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    "Loved the story - not so much the narrator."

    Robyn Carr doesn't deal with torture and really grotesque murder. I love her characters but I felt this narrator did a horrible job with the male voices. She made them totally without feeling and I didn't appreciate it. This won't deter me from future Robyn Carr stories. I only discovered her a few months ago and I read all of the Virgin River stories. They're light and they offer the perfect escape that I long for with these books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • betty
    west sunbury, PA, United States
    1/12/12
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    "Wonderful Story"

    I love books by Robyn Carr. This is a stand alone story, and I laughed and I cried. The only problem with the book is the amount of off color words, and the swearing. I had to keep turning it down when my grandkids came into the room. Since I told you about the language, I recommend this book highly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I♥2Read
    Las Vegas, NV
    27/10/16
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    "Wonderful, poignant story! Great characters."

    Four friends, four authors, drawn closer together by the loss of their best friend. As an author of more than 30 years, I felt a kinship with all of the characters. So much truth about the publishing world. Surprisingly, this is my first time reading Robin Carr. Can't wait to read so many more!!

    Narrator Christina Moore did a fabulous job with the characters! I will definitely be looking for more audio books narrated by her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JTB
    20/10/16
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    "Best Robyn Carr novel I've listened to"

    I love the ease and speed of the Thunder Point and Virgin River series. Boy needs girl, girl is available, and with unique backgrounds they end up together. Love them!
    This one is NOTHING like the others. There are so many nuances. So much character development. Twists and turns. Positively wonderful.
    Ellie's voicing was spot on. All so great that I did wonder when 42 meant old haha. Love the plot, story, creativity and delivery so much that it made me also wonder if the author placed parts of her personality throughout the story.
    Great read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beverly
    31/08/16
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    "Love this book!"

    This is at least the 3rd time I've listened and I'm sure it won't be the last.
    I love how is shows how most women can bond with each other and become family.
    We all have struggled in this life and I for one appreciate true friendship.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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