The Street of Seven Stars

Read by MaryAnn

(4.6 stars; 345 reviews)

Published in 1914, this novel tells the story of Harmony Wells, an innocent and beautiful American in Austria to study violin. Harmony has talent and she dreams of a career in music. After her friends run out of money and return to the States, Harmony stays on in hopes of earning enough money to continue her lessons. Along the way, she meets Peter Byrne, an American doctor in Vienna following his dream to study surgery. Peter is already watching over an orphan boy in a local hospital and now he takes it upon himself to protect young Harmony from the unsavory side of life in the big city. With life pressing in, Peter and Harmony each must decide how much to sacrifice for the sake of their dreams - and for each other. (Summary by MaryAnn) (7 hr 35 min)


Chapter I 11:24 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter II 15:41 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter III 17:43 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter IV 19:30 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter V 13:44 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter VI 11:05 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter VII 20:08 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter VIII 17:05 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter IX 16:34 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter X 10:28 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XI 15:09 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XII 18:42 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XIII 14:25 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XIV 11:29 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XV 15:39 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XVI 19:36 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XVII 17:48 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XVIII 19:59 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XIX 15:29 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XX 18:53 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XXI 15:59 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XXII 15:16 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XXIII 20:33 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XXIV 28:55 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XXV 12:21 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XXVI 18:16 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter XXVII 24:08 Read by MaryAnn


well read, not overly sappy romance

(5 stars)

very well read. a wonderful recording. this is a story of romance, so not sure if anyone besides ladies maybe interested in it. the love story is not to sappy, toned down by the reality of poverty and just trying to make ends meet... a sick child... and war looming in the distance.

Captures the mood of the time

(5 stars)

Once again, Maryann has captured the mood of this novel beautifully. This is the story of intelligent, talented, sensitive, committed young people at a time when the world is on the verge of an event that will have an impact on every aspect of their lives. It’s interesting that the story is set in Germany. Books written around this period tend to be formulaic—valiant, doomed heroes and heroines about to be shattered by the brutality of war. This story portrays an aspect of pre-war Germany that’s more nuanced and interesting. There are no caricatures in this story. Even the villains have relatable feelings. Maryann does an outstanding job of conveying themes that are more complex than the usual Rinehart plots. Her reading adds a dimension to the story that makes it more meaningful. Thank you very much Maryann.

Charming story, well read

(5 stars)

I thoroughly recommend this romantic novel. Listeners must park their modern sensibilities outside, however, for as in the world of Thomas Hardy, this tale has some morally dubious characters. Sometimes you just want to shake one or other of them, particularly a certain amoral young man. It is rather sad at times - at the end of one chapter one can hear that the reader is quite affected. The reader has a soothing voice and an American accent that's smooth and pleasant to hear even to the Brit ear. Thanks to MaryAnn for a sensitive reading and good audio quality. TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

Okay but not Great

(3 stars)

Nice story but definitely not one of Rinehart's finest. It was a little sappy for me and seemed to drag depressingly longer than necessary. The Amazing Interlude was much more enjoyable.


(4.5 stars)

So enjoyed this story.... reader was excellent...characters with values...other characters to offset...unexpected twists...held my interest start to finish...with descriptions...could envision people and environments but not overly done... recommend


(5 stars)

This is such a lovely story and it is so well read. This is the second time I have listened to it. Highly recommend.

unique story

(5 stars)

A beautiful story that will engage your heart.

a love story

(4 stars)

A satisfying story read with excellence!