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Download Gossip Girl: It Had to Be You: The Gossip Girl Prequel Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,720 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Narrator: Cassandra Morris Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Once upon a time, on New York City's Upper East side, two beautiful girls fell in love with one perfect boy....And the rest, as they say, is history. It's how Gossip Girl began.

Hey people! You don't know me yet, but you will soon. I've been quiet until now, but something has happened, and I can't shut up about it: S is gone. Why? Well, to answer that question I'm going to have to backtrack, back to last winter of our sophomore year, when our pretty, rose-scented bubble burst. It all started with three inseparable, perfectly innocent 15-year-olds, S, B, and N. You know you love me, Gossip Girl.

It Had to Be You unveils the secrets behind the hot and sultry summer that a love triangle begins, why Serena really fled for boarding school, and how the legendary Gossip Girl column began.The prequel will undo some of the myths created in the eleven previous novels, so don't believe everything you've read thus far. After all, this is Gossip Girl. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannifah | 2/18/2014

    " This book was good. It had many juicy parts which kept u intrigued in the book, Serena, Blair, and Nate's love triangle is a very realistic situation that i can relate to and I'm sure many other people can as well. It is a common thing that happens between such a close group of friends. I liked the authors realistic scenarios and Blair and Serena's love and hate relationship made the book even better. I recommend this book to people who lik to read teenage-drama books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 2/17/2014

    " I put this book down for a LONG time and then finally came back to it. It was typical of the rest of the series and it was fairly quick moving but the series had really lost my interest. I just don't care much for the characters any more and partly with this one had to do with the fact that this book was set when the characters were young teens. Having read the rest of the series I could tolerate them the older they got and they attitudes changed. This little bitchy rant of Blair's through the whole novel was a major annoyance. Ugh I'm going to leave it at I'm glad I can finally say I'm done with the series. I wanted to say I finished it. There. Done. I remember being surprised with the end and seeing who ended up with who, so to see the beginning wasn't a huge shocker as it followed the rest of the series. I don't feel it set much up as it stated it would aside from the Serena and Nate bit. Honestly that could have been a flash back moment for Serena in one of the other novels we didn't really need another new novel. I was annoyed that the book went on and on for over 400 pages. Really? I mean the usual 200 would have sufficed. The Nate and Serena was all that needed setting up if that was it was claiming to do. And THAT wasn't even seen until the last 10 page. That annoyed me the most. I hate a tease! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 2/12/2014

    " This book takes the familiar Gossip Girl characters and puts them back a few years, and explains how they got their distinctive qualities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/9/2014

    " Typical Gossip Girl: complete trash, but still good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 1/26/2014

    " I am really enjoying reading this series. This is the prequel to the first Gossip Girl. It has really changed my opinions of Blair and Serena. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Richards | 1/11/2014

    " Your typical, jolly GG romp. Nothing to write home about really, but still - I'll miss the old GG lot! Now, more than ever I realise that Gossip GIRL really is about BOYS. And what girls make of them. Loved the series, hope the next will be just as good... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah Soucy | 12/25/2013

    " I haven't read the series, I had watched the show & this was a prequel so I read it. It wasn't really good or bad "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 12/8/2013

    " Good brain fluff. I'll continue the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laila | 11/12/2013

    " I read the collection of Gossip Girl books years ago. They are cliquey but interesting. I like the programme as well, so that Is probably why I like them. I really love Serena's character and her carefree attitude. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 9/30/2013

    " How it all began, and ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 9/24/2013

    " this was my favorite of all the series even though i've read like 5... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 5/18/2013

    " The prequel was much better written than the later part of the series, though sometimes pop culture references were inconsistant to supposid time frame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa | 9/30/2012

    " This one my second favorite of the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 T. | 8/28/2012

    " The Gossip Girl show is soooo much better than these teeny bopper books! A real guilty pleasure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 8/4/2012

    " Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 6/28/2012

    " i really like it because it explains what happens before all the dram starts. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lorie | 2/8/2012

    " LOST INTEREST. I like the tv series better than the book, but the book has a lot more details than what the series have if that is something that you are looking for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 12/27/2011

    " Yes I really just read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 12/15/2011

    " Nothing like a somewhat juicy, somewhat trashy book series to devour over the summer... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn Burns | 10/11/2011

    " I was honestly kind of disappointed with these prequel. I was kind of expecting more from it but it just seemed like kind of a let down. But I do like how the author connected all of the past events so everything made sense, something that some authors out there don't do. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenn | 7/8/2011

    " Totally unnecessary prequel that reveals nothing new. Glad to be done with this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly Polanco | 6/18/2011

    " It wasn't catching my likings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keely | 5/11/2011

    " Some peoples guilty pleasure is reading tabloid magazines, mine is reading gossip girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer (JSweetieXO) | 2/9/2011

    " I read this to see the differences between the book version and the tv show. I definitely think the TV shows a lot more drama than the book does. There are a few things the show changed which I think worked out better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laila | 1/29/2011

    " I read the collection of Gossip Girl books years ago. They are cliquey but interesting. I like the programme as well, so that Is probably why I like them. I really love Serena's character and her carefree attitude. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie | 1/23/2011

    " I liked this Gossip Girl novel. I'm a big fan of the show and the rest of the books, so it was neat to see what the characters were like before the first one came out. It's an interesting read and probably one of my favorites in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 1/7/2011

    " This was the first book I read in this series and let me tell you it was utterly amazing like everything in this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlinleah | 1/2/2011

    " i think this is a good one to read first, or to read it last. it's very much a prequel, and not just the first book written out of order. poor jenny! little does she know what the future holds for her! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste | 12/28/2010

    " This was a fluff book for me. With my job it's nice to read something fun. I am a fan of the GG series and found this book to be a great background to where the story picks up in the series. I realize that the books were started before the series. They are a nice treat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 11/30/2010

    " Great to read the the first book to how everything came to be. I feel like she should have written this first instead of in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khatiti | 11/22/2010

    " Great Prequel for the Gossip Girl Series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bronwyn | 11/5/2010

    " Not as good as the others in this sereis but still okay.

    This filled in the gaps.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paola | 9/15/2010

    " Just like the tv series the book is great fill with varies of drama. Books like this one really make me wonder about how much the media places a big role in our society. These stuck up drama making always find something new to do. It crazy how gossip can ruin a person's life. "

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About the Author
Author Cecily von Ziegesar

Cecily von Ziegesar has always lived in New York City. She’s already at work on her next Gossip Girl and It Girl projects, so be careful what you do or say and who you're seen with.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Morris has received critical acclaim for her voice-over work from Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine. To date, she has narrated over one hundred audiobooks, earned seven Earphones Awards, and twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her voice has also been heard on television in commercial campaigns for Samsung, Silk Soy Milk, and numerous Nickelodeon and Disney products. She is the voice of many cartoon characters, including Leo and Luna in Yu-Gi-Oh, Carrie in Barbie: A Fairy Secret, Nathan in Pokémon, and Lola in Angelo Rules.