• House on Olive Street

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (1,085 ratings)

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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

Critic Reviews

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Worst Robyn Carr Book

Therese Plummer must have me spoiled, I couldn't listen to this book at all. It was the worst narrated book I've ever listened to. I've never disliked a Robyn Carr Book until now, since I was unable to listen to the entire thing I have no idea if it was indeed a good read.

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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.

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Narrator ruined this whole book

I couldn't get into the story at all since the Narrator's voice was so "old" sounding. Way too raspy and not in a good way. As you listen to a book, you try to visualize what the characters look like and I couldn't get close as this raspy old voice ruined it for all the women young and old. Trying to visualize the Men in this was even worse. She made them sound like they were all 90 years old and dumb. I Love Robyn Carr books, especially the Virgin River Series, but this one I can't finish. I guess I might have to read it if I want to finish it.

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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.

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  • Michelle Weller
  • 06-19-22

Great storyline

Great storyline, however I think the narrator made it hard to enjoy the performance I struggled with.

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  • oziepossum
  • 06-07-22

oziepossum 🇦🇺

This story is very different but I loved it all the personalities are just wonderful and Christina’s narration was superb. Thank you Robyn for the House on Olive Street 💚😊😘

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  • Sue Casey
  • 03-15-18

Loved it

Loved the characters and storyline, witty clever words that made me laugh. Read the blurb if you need to know more about the book. Me if it makes me laugh or cry it becomes a great read. Enjoy

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  • Jo
  • 11-21-17

Boring

Could only make it to chapter 4. I normally love Roby Carr's books, but found this one boring. If a book doesn't grab me by chapter 3 or 4, I don't waste my time, there are plenty of other books out there with a little more action.