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When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe sees an ad she quickly decides that the remote mountain town of Virgin River might be the perfect place to escape her heartache and to re-energize the nursing career she loves.

But her high hopes are dashed within an hour of arriving: the cabin is a dump, the roads are treacherous, and the local doctor wants nothing to do with her. Realizing she's made a huge mistake, Mel decides to leave town the following morning. But a tiny baby, abandoned on a front porch, changes her plans... and a former marine cements them into place.

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Not bad

I think the TV series might be a bit better to be honest. Not particularly well written. But suspensful, its a page turner

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Came to this book after liking the Netflix original, but not a fan of visual entertainment.
Was pleased to find the original version of the storyline far better (and racier) than the show.

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Loved it

This was rdcoto me by a friend and I have to say I was not disappointed. I have read Robyn Carr before but this series starter was fantastic. I look forward to further books in this series.

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Excellent!

Better than the TV Series. The narrative was excellent with all the different voices.

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Fantastic!

What a great introduction to the series. I highly recommend these books to true romantics. A sleepy little town where ex marines gather to go fishing and hunting with their old leader. The stories are fantastic. The folks in Virgin River are all great characters! I wish I lived in virgin River.

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Once you get pass the narrator, it's good.

it's a nice easy book to read, the narrator takes a while to get used to.

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  • Adele
  • 29-12-2010

Great Reading Material

I have lots of Audio Books but this series is one of the best I have heard. Worth every penny spent.

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  • Jenny
  • 24-02-2013

Easy Listening

If you could sum up Virgin River in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining Addictive Fun

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack-The perfect guy!

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

Great voice that is easy to listen to

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No I liked spacing it out

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great for long drive to work each morning-easy to follow didnt have to think too hard

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  • karen
  • 01-01-2012

Virrgin river by Robyn Carr

This was an ok listen, not my favorite book every read but kept me some what interested. Not hard to put down and pick up a couple of days latter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-03-2020

OMG WOW

Ok so firstly i have to admit that as a 35 year old male i am a sucker for womens romance novels. That said i was unaware of how much this book would fit that description. I had already watched the Virgin River tv series before realising that it was based on a book and once i started to listen to the audio book I was hooked. The narrator was amazing, I new which character was talking just by the subtle changes in her tone of voice. I was amazed at how much i disliked the tv show after listening to the book, the tv show is all wrong. Any way i listened to this book and quickly followed that by listening to next 6 books in quick succession

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  • Miss
  • 14-07-2020

Unfortunate words lost in translation

I came to this after the tv series and it is a pleasant read, giving some more Mel and Jack whilst I wait for season 2.

What is funny/unfortunate is that they haven’t recorded a version suitable for non American ears. (I’m sure the Americans would be up in arms and insist on their own version if we had words that meant something completely different). Anyway as a result we get to hear about Mel’s tight ‘fanny’ and her ‘fanny’ swaying from side to side. It is slightly off-putting, lol....

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  • E Morris
  • 31-05-2019

The start of the story ...

I have read all of Robyn Carr’s Virgin River books and now have decided to download the audio books as well. I’m so glad I have. The narrator is excellent and listening added to bits to the story I had not taken in when I read the book. Highly recommended.

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  • Helen
  • 30-05-2019

Virgin river

I really loved this story I didn’t want it to end it was so real I felt I was in the places where they were

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-04-2020

Excellent story

A fantastic introduction to the series of books. Loved the character portraits, especially of Jack.

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  • Antony B.
  • 04-03-2020

Make sure you have time, you wont wanna press ause

Just the discription of the town n people had me, laughter and tears... Being able to relate to the highs and lows and wishing you were in the book... Play it before you sleep, youll sleep well.

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  • buky
  • 11-01-2020

Great book, but the Netflix version is a disappointment

I’m very impressed with this book a real romance mills and booms type novel. In fact I was so impressed with the audio version I listened to it twice. My only disappointment is the Netflix version has misrepresented the storyline and characters. I would suggest to anyone showing interest in this book to first read or listen to the audio version first before viewing on Netflix. Netflix had twisted the storyline upside down which is very disappointing.

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  • Karen Dearnaley
  • 12-03-2021

Disappointing

I was really looking to listening to this book after all the good reviews. Unfortunately I found it to be really boring, nothing happened and I ended up fast forwarding the last three hours! The narrator did a good job though.

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  • AJ Brooks
  • 03-02-2021

Easy listening and leaves you wanting more

Great writing by Robyn Carr, wonderful story and leaves you wanting more. Can’t wait to listen to the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-01-2021

Fabulous

just finished watching this on netflix and loved it so much. Didn't realise there were books aswell . Enjoying it in my bed . Although quite abit of film 15 I'd say . love it . brill book

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