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House on Olive Street | [Robyn Carr]

House on Olive Street

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.
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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 04-08-13
    Andrea Pennsylvania 04-08-13 Member Since 2011
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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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 01-02-11
    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 01-02-11 Member Since 2007
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Elmhurst, Il, United States 11-26-10
    Gina Elmhurst, Il, United States 11-26-10 Member Since 2005
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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
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    Maureen Basin View, Australia 01-28-13
    Maureen Basin View, Australia 01-28-13 Member Since 2007
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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
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    betty west sunbury, PA, United States 12-01-12
    betty west sunbury, PA, United States 12-01-12 Member Since 2009

    West Sunbury, Pa.

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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
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    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 03-24-14
    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2010
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jo WODONGA, Australia 03-06-14
    jo WODONGA, Australia 03-06-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Tissues Required"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was not a story requiring a happy ending to be moving, the empathy displayed by Robyn Carr for the various senarios through which her characters journey are accurate to the journeys I hear working on a crisis line as a counselor. Well done for the sadness, the accuracy, the joy and the grief. As I said to a couple of fellow Audible mates, 1/2 a box of tissues required!


    What other book might you compare House on Olive Street to and why?

    this was a break away from the style of Robyn Carr books that I've been addicted to, and I admit to being somewhat dubious as to whether I'd enjoy the experience - why did I worry, as per normal she does not disappoint!


    What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

    Just a joy to listen to Cristina Moore, this is the first book I've heard her narrate and I'd love to thank her for making the listener feel the emotions of the characters without feeling "For God's sake settle down" as can happen when overplayed.


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

    Yes, and as I live with insomnia, there are times when I can do this, but I needed to savour this book, it was so fantastic I used it as my self-care for after each shift - such a wonderous escape into a realm of real women working together as only friends committed to a cause can do.


    Any additional comments?

    As above - give it a go, you will be as rapt as we have been of this I'm sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Oneal California 01-21-14
    C. Oneal California 01-21-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.

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    "Great stor horrible "over acting""
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It took me several attempts and to be left with only this to read before I actually got past the horrible cartoony voices to enjoy the writing and story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voices were so exaggerated and cartoony it was so distracting worse were the child, the mother that came to camp out and the male voices. SOOOOO annoying!


    Any additional comments?

    The story was fantastic and I was glad I followed through but it would be better in Kindle form.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne Winnipeg, MB, Canada 12-31-13
    Joanne Winnipeg, MB, Canada 12-31-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I would love to shake this author's hand!"
    Where does House on Olive Street rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10!


    What other book might you compare House on Olive Street to and why?

    Any book by Debbie Macomber - cedar cove collection


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

    She captures the characters very well with her different voices


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

    Moved me!! I was jumping up and down at the speech Barbara gave her family abut housework and chipping in. I believe that this chapter from the book should be played aloud in malls, on street corners, and on airplanes! This is possibly the best chapter of any book I have ever read/listened to!


    Any additional comments?

    I will look forward to her books by this author. Anyone who could write that chapter, has got to be one of the greatest authors out there! She's my new hero!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Penelope Ellenton, FL, United States 11-23-13
    Penelope Ellenton, FL, United States 11-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Very slow storyline, in my opinion"
    What disappointed you about House on Olive Street?

    I got through the first five chapters and found this book boring. Very disappointing since Robyn Carr is one of my favorites


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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