Beginner's Greek : Peter Russell is one of those deeply romantic men who still believe in fate. He has always believed - or maybe confidently imagined - that he would meet the love of his life just like that, in an instant. So it's only with the shock of recognition and assured providence that he opens his eyes on a business trip and realizes that the woman sitting next to him is the one. Like the very best romantic movie, Peter and Holly fall madly in love - or as madly as possible on a 5 hour flight from New York to Los Angeles. When they part, Holly gives him her phone number. But later, when Peter reaches into his jacket pocket, he finds to his absolute horror that the number is inexplicably, impossibly, tragically . . . gone. A thousand complications ensue in this delicious novel of missed opportunities, second chances and lost love. Abridged on 5 compact discs. Read by Jerry O'Connell.