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House on Olive Street Audiobook

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.

    5 of 5 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 2012
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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
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    Gina Elmhurst, Il, United States 11-26-10
    Gina Elmhurst, Il, United States 11-26-10 Member Since 2014
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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 01-28-13
    Maureen 01-28-13
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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
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    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 03-24-14
    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2012
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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
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    Phyllis S. Mike Bristol, CT USA 04-25-13
    Phyllis S. Mike Bristol, CT USA 04-25-13 Member Since 2012

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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
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    betty west sunbury, PA, United States 12-01-12
    betty west sunbury, PA, United States 12-01-12 Member Since 2016

    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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    Melissa 06-12-15
    Melissa 06-12-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Friendship helping to overcome"

    I found it hard to stop listening due to the humanness of the main characters. Sometimes my eyes grew misty other times I laughed out loud.

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    Lehane's 05-25-15
    Lehane's 05-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful story"

    Wonderful story of women of different ages and backgrounds written around a common focus and the inter weaving of lives. Every emotion from sadness and tragedy to humor and love. Great read/listen.

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    LHunter 05-22-15
    LHunter 05-22-15
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    "Surprised!"

    I wasn't sure if I would really like this book but decided to get it. I loved it! You feel so much in this book the sadness of loosing a friend, leaving a marriage, and demanding the respect you deserve. Laughter, tears, sorrow, success and more. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hated when it ended. Going to look into more of this authors books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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