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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (839 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melody Carlson Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Carter House Girls Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9780310875581
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Mix six teenage girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home, and things are bound to get interesting. Add guys and dating, a little high-school angst, and huge personalities...and you've got the Carter House Girls.

In the first audiobook of the Carter House Girls series, six very different high school girls arrive shortly before school starts to live together at Mrs. Carter's boarding house. With a crazy mix of personalities, pocketbooks, and problems, the girls get acquainted, sharing secrets and shoes and a variety of squabbles.

With relatable characters that struggle with real issues—friendships, boys, school, faith—the Carter House Girls series appeals to teen girls facing similar questions of identity.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bella Mables | 2/15/2014

    " This book was very... interesting at first because I'm so very used to reading in first person point of view but this was third person. I adjusted to it and it was quite an excellent book. I still haven't read the sequel: Stealing Bradford, but I am very much looking forward to it. If you hesitating on reading this book or if you think the beginning sucks and wanna put it down.. DO NOT DO THAT. I t gets very good and I, honestly, am a twilight fan and can't put the twilight series books down(I know what does tht have anything to do with this??) but now I feel the same way with the Carter House Girls series... I almost feel obsessed. This book is really good and I enjoyed reading it. Like I said, I look forward to checking out Stealing Bradford once someone reaturns it to the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 2/12/2014

    " Great characters and story. But. Same old resolution from Carlson. I keep telling myself to not read her books anymore. Because I already know how it'll end... finding Jesus. But the interactions, conflicts and general storytelling is worth it. I just pray (lol) for a better ending. I think an author should be more creative and try something different with each book. Grow a little. All my favorite authors do this. This pattern is constant and repeated from the 4 or so books I've read by Carlson. Sheesh. Quit it. Why is "Christian YA" considered a genre? I wish there was a section of the library/ bookstore called "science fiction YA" or "true crime YA" or anything. I think YA should be YA. Period. But that is another topic. This book could have been 5 star, except the ending lacked anything to be excited about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allie | 2/6/2014

    " Wow, I really enjoyed this book. At first, it was boring, but then it got a LOT better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay Barnes | 1/26/2014

    " This book was recommended to me but I am not sure if I'll continue with the series. didn't realize it was Christian young adult so my rating is likely unfair lol. I like a little more gossip girl in my young adult reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/13/2014

    " I think this is a 4 star book because I couldn't stop reading it!! The girls in this book are in a good place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlee | 1/8/2014

    " wow, this really is the best book series i have ever read. i love them so much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 $hanel | 1/5/2014

    " D.J.`s grandmother has created a bording house for young women. The point of Mrs.Carter raising the girls is teaching them manners and how to be proper young women. D.J. dosen`t think that she can take any of this because she is afraid that the girls will be all girly and D.J. is nothing like those girls. Boy was D.J. right! The girls are nothing like D.J. and she can`t handle them. D.J. decides to run away from her home in Philidelphia for a while... but she isn`t gone forever. Can D.J. handle these weird girls and a roommate? Or will she have to live like this for some time? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/5/2014

    " It was interesting on how everyone changed just a little bit on being there for barely a week. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Makayla Bieber | 12/16/2013

    " This book is really good and so exciting you wanna know what happenes next at all times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harmony | 12/13/2013

    " this is a really God-loving book by Melody Carlson. It's not LDS, but it sends a good message. Melody wrote this book so you can compare your life with DJ's(the main character). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 12/9/2013

    " this book is really good. Theres a girl and she lives with her grandmother and she is all about fassion. Her grandmother opens a boarding school and all the girls go through teenage problems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna Moore | 12/2/2013

    " I loved it.. In the end its sad but also very awesome! :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 11/30/2013

    " PANTS PANTS PANTS...now wonder it was free on the Kindle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra Gustin | 11/30/2013

    " I'm just in the middle of it and so far I can barely put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 11/27/2013

    " pretty good book. i will read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/25/2013

    " I felt like this just got started and then it was over. Because it is a series it is broken up more than I would have liked. Nice attitude though, for once a teen book that doesn't glorify teen drinking and bad behavior. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bailey Purvis | 11/16/2013

    " love this series i cried when it ended because i knew i was going to miss the characters so much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kyleigh | 11/2/2013

    " Pass on this series and read Ms. Carlson's much better YA series, TrueColors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/5/2013

    " Mixed Bags is a good book for teens and adults. It talks about friendship and I think it teaches you how you should trust and be kind to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimee | 1/3/2013

    " awesome, I love this series. It revolves around a house of girls, that DJ's (the main character) grandmother wants to turn into models. DJ is still figuring out what she believes and all of the girls, like any teenage girl try to define what's right and wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 12/31/2012

    " Very good!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't stop thinking about it. Big cliff hanger at the end so i'm gonna read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendall | 12/7/2012

    " for a Christian book it was really good. as long as the rest of the series isn't too preachy- preachy I can see myself really enjoying this series because I like the storyline "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige | 7/21/2012

    " Not memorable, but an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briana | 4/4/2012

    " i think this book is a good book. it combines many of my intrests. i suggest it for people who enjoy sports and fashion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 2/6/2012

    " I loved this book! I highly recommend it!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 7/31/2011

    " A little to teen-y for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/10/2011

    " I felt like this just got started and then it was over. Because it is a series it is broken up more than I would have liked. Nice attitude though, for once a teen book that doesn't glorify teen drinking and bad behavior. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Re3_becca | 12/30/2010

    " Well, it was a good book. I thought that is was a bit too dirty for a "Christan: book! It talked a bit about sex related topics and had underage drinking. But the story was good, just I wish it was cleaner! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 11/30/2010

    " pretty good book. i will read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 11/1/2010

    " Cute teen lit book..got it for free on my Samsung Epic Kindle app, so I had to read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briana | 10/7/2010

    " i think this book is a good book. it combines many of my intrests. i suggest it for people who enjoy sports and fashion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashleigh | 8/29/2010

    " I would have enjoyed this book more if I was in high school. I think it had a good message. I can't tell whether or not it's supposed to be a religious book. I guess it's subtle like that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 8/26/2010

    " It was so good! I loved it I can relate to DJ! it is a great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 8/18/2010

    " I didn't realize that this book was young adult book until I started to read it. I just wanted to try the kindle app on my iPad and this was a free download from amazon. That being said, I liked the book. I downloaded the second book in the series as well, and i'll for sure read it soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ?Kimberly? | 8/14/2010

    " I read this and I enjoyed it....It was good enough to read more of the books but I also just wish I could search and find out what happends "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 8/9/2010

    " PANTS PANTS PANTS...now wonder it was free on the Kindle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andra | 8/6/2010

    " it was good but I was kind of uncomfortable with some of the subjects it talked about "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 7/23/2010

    " A good book for the young teen in dealing with all the petty girl stuff that goes on in high school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 6/10/2010

    " great series for high school aged girls! "

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About the Author
Author Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson has published more than ninety books for children, teens, and adults. She lives in Central Oregon with her husband, where they enjoy skiing, gardening, camping, and biking in the beautiful Cascade mountains.

About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an eight-time nominee for the Audie Award and the recipient of seventeen Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, she is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible has named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of her, “as close as you can get to a full-cast narration with a solo voice.” She is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.