Tracey Garvis Graves – The Girl He Used to Know

New York Times best-selling author of On the Island Tracey Garvis Graves presents this compelling, hopelessly romantic audiobook about unconditional love.

Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people’s behavior confusing, she’d rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.

Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game – and his heart – to the shy and awkward yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her.

Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone.

Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She’s living the life she wanted as a librarian. He’s a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start.

The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.

Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Narrator: Fred Berman, Kathleen McInerney
Duration: 8 hours 10 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2004
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Oh this book!!!! I spent a little time in the beginning thinking it was a slow starter but then it grabbed me and didn’t let me go. It’s hard to review this book without giving any spoilers so without details I will just say that this book hit so many buttons for me. I was on the verge of pausing the audio forever with 1 hour to go because I was so afraid of what was going to happen and wasn’t sure my heart could take it. This story was so beautifully written and the characters were amazingly real. I know there must have been a lot of research done while writing this book because of the many subjects this book touches throughout the story. AMAZING book!

The narration was perfect! Both of them were great but Kathleen McInerney was Phenomenal! Her portrayal of Annika was award winning in my opinion!