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The House on Hope Street

Narrated by: Joseph Siravo
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
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Summary

Danielle Steel's 49th best-selling novel is a story of courage and loss, of the power of family and the strength of the human soul.

Life was good for Liz and Jack Sutherland. In eighteen years of marriage, they had built a family, a successful law practice, and a warm, happy home near San Francisco, in a house on Hope Street. Then, in an instant, it all fell apart. It began like any other Christmas morning, with joy and children's laughter. But for Jack Sutherland, a five-minute errand ends in tragedy. And suddenly, Liz is alone, facing painful questions in the wake of an unbearable loss.

 How can she go on without her husband, her partner, her best friend? How can she grieve when she must console five devastated children, including one with special needs of his own? Powered by her children's love, Liz finds the strength to return to work, to become both mother and "daddy," coaching her youngest son for the Special Olympics. And one by one the holidays come and go before her eyes: Valentine's Day without flowers and without Jack...Easter...July 4.... Then, just weeks before Labor Day, a devastating accident sends her oldest son to the hospital - and brings a doctor named Bill Webster into her life. Bill becomes a friend to Liz as he slowly heals her shattered son. 

And as the long days of summer blend into fall, a new relationship offers new hope, and Liz reflects on what she has, on what she's lost, on the little blessings that give strength when nothing else is left. Then, with the first anniversary of her husband's death approaching, and with it another Christmas in the house on Hope Street, Liz will face one more crisis before she can look back at a year of mourning and change - and ahead to the beginning of a new life.

The House on Hope Street is about learning to live again after you think life is over, about getting up when you have been knocked down, again and again. It is about cherishing small miracles, and believing in big ones. It is above all about hope. 

©2000 Danielle Steel (P)2000 Random House, Inc.

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Fans will love this one.

I listen to all of Danielle’s books and this one is a good read. The narrator is particularly accomplished, which always helps, and the story is a classic ride through tragedy, lessons learned and the inevitable happy ending. It stretches the bounds of plausibility at times, but I’ve actually listened to this book on a couple of occasions because it does have that satisfying feel good vibe. In a nutshell the heroine is a strong woman who has four children. They go through a traumatic loss and through the experience they all learn a new way to live. Give me another couple of years and I’ll probably revisit this one again!!

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Excellent read

Very touching story.... Loved every minute of it..
I found it hard to put down as couldn't wait to hear what would happen next...

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  • Renee Kelley
  • 24-04-19

Hope Street

I totally enjoyed this book! It was so realistic and I could see the likeness to real life vividly!

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  • Sherry Squiers
  • 28-07-18

Great book and amazing audio!!

I love Danielle Steele and I think the Narrator was amazing with the character changes!

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  • Carolyn M. Marable-Belton
  • 04-11-16

Sad,but good book. Wish it would have been longer

SAD but good, wish it would have been longer to hear of Happy ending with the daughter Megan

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  • Michelle Pollard
  • 16-10-16

Couldn't stop listening

Great performance. Enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Couldn't stop listening. will download more audio books.

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  • kiki
  • 03-08-16

Love Danielle Steel

struggled to finish canceled membership story seemed interesting will find another way to listen book

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  • Norma Gozner
  • 24-06-16

The House on Hope Street

A story of tragedy and love. Family finding their way through sorrow to find love and happiness.

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  • Boyce
  • 27-01-15

Typical Danielle Steele, but always a twist.

What made the experience of listening to The House on Hope Street the most enjoyable?

There are events near the beginning of the book that actually brought me to tears. And not just tears, but sobs. Perhaps because of events in my past, so it may not affect everyone as it affected me.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It got pretty predictable in the last third of the book, and goofy too. But it was a good read.

Which scene was your favorite?

No giveaways. The scenes near the beginning.

Any additional comments?

Joseph Siravo did an excellent narration. Had never heard him before and I really enjoyed him.

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  • Barb
  • 17-06-12

One of my Favorites

Would you consider the audio edition of The House on Hope Street to be better than the print version?

They are equal.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The House on Hope Street?

When she had to tell her children about their father.

What about Joseph Siravo’s performance did you like?

I like all the books he reads.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I have read and listened to this book more times than I can count.

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  • Delores
  • 14-05-08

the house on hope street

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A SEQUEL TO THIS BOOK, I LOVED IT AND THOUGHT IT ENDED TOO SOON, IT IS A GREAT BOOK, LOVED IT SO MUCH. DO YOU THINK THE AUTHOR COULD WRITE A SEQUEL SOON, THANKS, DELORES JOHNSON

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  • Lori A. Foster
  • 27-04-07

A++

In for a good cry then you will get what you want. I always am pleased with a Danielle Steele novel.