The Street of Seven Stars


Read by MaryAnn

(4.6 stars; 213 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)

Chapters

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

Reviews

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.

(5 stars)

Mary AnnS: FABULOUS READING!!! Oh and there are surprises in there, too! Thank you for the extras you gave me!!! This isn't my favorite Rinehart work but it is still a valid view of a slice of time for some Americans. And the reader lends a pathos that deepens the text without being sappy at all. A brilliant combination! On to my 4th Rinehart! Be SURE to read DANGEROUS DAYS! Excellent work and again, so well read! I thought of volunteering but I can't read anyway near this class of readers! A listener I shall be! 😉

The Street of Seven Stars

(5 stars)

what I've beard of the story has been well written and well orated. I listen to help me go to sleep. As a result, I really can't give a full review. I will keep listening even after this review till the end.

an interesting period piece

(4 stars)

Great characters and an interesting look at 1914 Austria seen through American eyes. The plot moves a bit slowly at times, but the storyline still manages to engage. The narration is excellent; the reader's voice is a perfect fit.

A different Rinehart

(4 stars)

Great story and very well narrated by MaryAnn, as so many other books she has done. Not a usual Mary Roberts Rinehart tale,but well worth lending a ear. Thanks to MaryAnn and LibriVox for another enjoyable tale.

(5 stars)

sweet story of Destiny. of the reasons a mother's lost love and a father's claim to a child. awesome narration wonderful inflection in the voice for each character followed along very easily the flow was magnificent

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.

(5 stars)

I actually wept at times. Such a lovely story and a lovely reader. Thank you.