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The Girl He Used to Know

Written by: Tracey Garvis Graves
Narrated by: Fred Berman,Kathleen McInerney
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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.

©2019 Tracey Garvis Graves (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Favorite book ever!!

Perfect, the author really knows how to draw you into the story. I loved this book, couldn't put it down. I have listened to 20 books from audible and this is the first time I have been able to listen to a book in 1 day!

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Condescending

I was persuaded to read this after seeing the glowing reviews, but unfortunately I found this book completely unenjoyable. Graves, from my understanding, is not on the autism spectrum herself and it shows. Her portrayal of Annika felt more like inspiration porn than like a 3 dimensional portrayal of a neuro-atypical person. It seems to have been written with good intentions, but as a lot of the reader and critical response mirrors the tone (one review I read referred to the protagonist as a "remarkable young woman". Remarkable how? Just by existing, seemingly) the overall problem is something that is bigger than just Graves herself.

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A great listen!

This book was everything I wanted and more. I connected deeply with the characters and was able to feel what they felt due to the amount of detail put into the writing. I’d definitely listen to this book again and I recommend it 100%

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Female fantasy with a porno tragic twist

Don't get me wrong the book is okay, but the male characters are under written, and the beats are predictive. is a book for females that catastrophice their lives and maybe need some encouragement through Fantasy to get the courage they need to be more proactive. I was expecting something better I guess. but if you are a male reader I don't recommend it. it's perspective in romance is pretty by the numbers, just with a new paint and a dramatic ending that most people could not relate to, but that last few chapters makes it up for most of the books slow flow.

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wow

i have no words. this book was amazing in so many ways. definitely a book i would recommend everyone read.

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