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Now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated audiences across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything After... Life will never be the same. #Hessa

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude - to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does - until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?

©2014 Anna Todd (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Perfect bad boy and good girl romance 🙌🏻

I fell in love with the story! The narrator wasnt the best but do stick it out for the story 🖤

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Thank you Anna Todd x

I loved this book so much as it was so different from other love stories that I had read before. I’m not normally a book person but Anna Todd really got me hooked and I read all of the series in less than a month. Between watching the movies, reading the books, rereading the books and following the cast and Anna herself, it is a thing that brings great joy to my life and has gotten me through a lot of bad times where I just needed to escape. Feeling all of the feelings to a great extent I never ever get bored of this series. I suggest it to all of my friends when I can get the chance! Definitely for an older audience as there are some pretty hot and heavy scenes. If you’re not a hopeless romantic who loves a good love story with a twist this series is not for you.

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Good enough to pass the time

If you don't mind stories about naive young girls allowing moron boys to treat them like dirt this is the book for you. That said, I listened all they way through the cringey, eye-rolling, smh moments to the end. The story moves at a very slow pace, and seems to stroll until the wedding, then sprints to the finish line. Dissatisfied that the advertised bonus material (read by Anna Todd & Hero Fiennes-Tiffin) did not download so I feel slightly ripped off. Waiting for a reply from Audible and/or tech support.

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Being abusive is not a quirky character trait.

Louder for the people in the back! !BEING ABUSIVE IS NOT A QUIRKY CHARACTER TRAIT! Are you looking for a book that includes slut shaming, abusive relationships, judgemental attitudes, romanticising underage alcoholism and sex whilst only one person is under the influence (cough, rape, abuse of power cough) than this book is for you. Spoiler alert: I was hoping he would kill her in the end or at least try to and this story would be a moral to all people to pick up the signs of abuse but it sadly wasn’t. Hardin isn’t romantic, this is not a healthy relationship to idolise and it makes me physically ill. I am sick of the “boy is mean to me so I love him” story line. This is not real life. This is pathetic.

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  • Daniele
  • 26-03-2016

Decent, a little immature for me.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The incessant internal thoughts. This can absolutely ruin a book for me if characters have too many internal dialogues.

Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Louise’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, the narration was pretty good in my opinion.

Was After worth the listening time?

I will not be re-listening to this but don't think it was a waste of time.

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I think the this book was just based on characters too immature for my liking. Also the supporting characters were very inconsistent. They were some of the meanest people ever and then all of a sudden we were supposed to like them or forgive them. Just didn't work for me.

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  • heather wilson
  • 18-01-2016

Must read the entire series!

I listen to audio books to help me get to sleep. This book and entire series kept me up many nights and distracted at work. Every chance I got to listen I did! I finished listing to the series in 15 days. I can't wait for Anna's next series.

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  • Carolyn
  • 25-10-2015

After

Hate that at the end of more than 10 hours you have to buy another audio book!

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  • Ju
  • 30-01-2015

rollercoast

i could not stop listening but this story is too depressing and the characters not likeable. this guy is a jerk, big stupid ahole and teresa just keeps forgiving him... it makes me so mad that girls might think being treated liked that is acceptable after the guys says im sorry and i love you. a jerk is a jerk no matter how hot or cute he is.
i didnt like the narrator much either...

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  • jodiod
  • 08-02-2016

Pure New Adult.

A perfect example of New Adult fiction. Very enjoyable and interesting throughout despite being long and overly filled with angst.

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  • danielle
  • 13-10-2015

Mixed feelings

The author wrote a story that keeps you interested but Tessa is a stupid girl for letting Harden treat he that way. And there's 4 other books?! It made me crazy and evoked real emotions in me so I guess the author did her job. It really was like a ping pong match.

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧
  • 14-01-2018

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I enjoyed this NA romance for what it was, which is a story about a girl who was obviously sheltered but also bullied by her mother growing up and a boy who has ptsd and his way of dealing with that is anger. He tries to be the bad boy but his good boy shows through whenever he lets down his guard. I think he is also trying so hard to be the bad guy that he doesn't have guts enough to stand up for what he thinks but instead does things no matter how awful because he doesn't want to look weak to his "friends". 1/2 the book I loved him and the other 1/2 I thought he acted like a boy and not a man! I hope book 2 will show him growing but from the nasty reviewers I'm guessing he doesn't. That will not deter me from continuing on to book 2 because I have to see what happens next. The story pulled me in from the beginning which is what i'm always looking for in a book.

The narration of this audiobook was great! She does a great accent for Hardin.

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  • Rebecca
  • 07-03-2019

Mentally Abusive Boyfriend Romanticized

*** SPOILER ALERT ***If you’re looking to read / listen to a book that is basically a younger generation of the 50 Shades series, this is that book. Hardin Scott is an abusive boyfriend that is so “handsome” we have to forgive him, right? WRONG. No amount of sex or sweetness can overcompensate for the fact that he takes Tessa on a roller coaster of emotions. She literally states dozens of times how much she doesn’t like his personality and how he verbally mocks her. Not cool. He also almost forces her to do certain sexual acts that young boys and girls reading might think is normal. . . STOP. I am happy for Anna Todd who got her Wattpad book published, super happy! But I wish it hadn’t been this. Praying her other books aren’t the same way. Narrator does a good job though!

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  • Gloria
  • 18-11-2014

Abusive and Demeaning Boyfriend Romance Story

This was a good book and it did keep me intrigued with all the drama, so much so that I stayed up all night long to finish the 2nd half of it to the end. (So Extremely tired at work now) It is about an abusive boyfriend that is so demeaning and cruel to his girlfriend regardless of how much she gives up for him. I wish Tesse could have made a true friend in college that she could depend on and go to for help and advice. I kept hanging in there hoping Hardin would eventually make a drastic change and start treating Tesse with some respect. Does NOT happen which is very disappointing. I could NOT believe the cliffhanger ending and cannot wait until 11/25/14 when the next book comes out. I guess that's why they always leave good stories like they do, I hope that in the second book Harlin gets what he deserves and Tesse learns to get a back bone and she ends up happy with someone else who appreciates and deserves her.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-12-2015

Painfully repetitive

I love some good tension between a love bound pair that shouldn't really be a good fit, yet love and attraction overcomes their differences. This is a teeny bopper roller coaster on steroids. The boy is abusive. The girl is pathetically gullible. The only reason they 'love' each other is pure teenaged lust. Their relationship has exactly nothing real. Its pathologic. At least not where I left off. 14 hours long. I'm tossing in the towel with five hours left. Another series that should never have gotten anywhere near book 2.

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  • FENARETI
  • 10-12-2018

guilty pleasure

although it's very poorly written, many narrative mistakes, characters wearing different clothes within the same scene, mentioning the passage of time and then speaking of a previous even as if it happened yesterday... apart from that, this is such an addicting story, target audience are teen girls and all that matter to the story is the romance. it's a teen version of 50 shades, however much more interesting and characters with more depth. you empathise with them. the narrator is fine, but her voice is a bit annoying. performance though is descent. nothing special. it's one of those books that make you listen for hours. I will certainly listen to the next two and looking forward for the movie. if you are looking for something light and simple to listen to this is nice. It's not literature, but it serves its purpose. huge dissandvantage is the top many sex scenes. it should skip at least half of them. it becomes annoying after a while.

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  • charley newman
  • 08-10-2020

Love it 😊

Never normally leave reviews but this was amazing from start to finish 10/10 looking forward to the next one

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  • Laady44
  • 11-09-2020

obviously obsessed 🙄

I absolutely love all the after series books. I became completely consumed by them. the movie doesn't compare to the books what so ever. definitely need to read the books.

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  • jacquipaper
  • 04-08-2020

beautifully written, but....

There is a doozy of an ending, right out of left field. I didn't see it coming. That said and because of the gravity of the ending, I found the book mostly monotonous. This book will however get me to read it's sequel

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  • katie cullen
  • 25-05-2020

wow

I've listened to all these books now and wow just wow. a must read/listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-2019

AMAZING

Love love love it cannot not stop listening to them, cannot wait to read the rest

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  • Amelia
  • 07-07-2019

Amazing

Loved this book. Contestant feelings going up and down and full of emotion. Such and amazing book would recommend

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  • emk
  • 28-04-2019

love this cant wait to see how the film compers

i first hear about this bock throw a friend on whatpad i think its called, but as i have difficulty reading i decided to check it out on here, the voice is amazing get the tons just right for this story love it so much would buy again if i could :)

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  • Liabates
  • 20-02-2019

Heartbreaking story

I was glued to this book and listen to nothing else for the entire 16 hours.

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  • RosePetal86
  • 08-10-2019

Corny corny corny

I heard great things about this book but I thought it was really corny not much of a story very slow and repetitive barely made it to the end

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