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After We Collided

The After Series, Book 2
By: Anna Todd
Series: After (Todd), Book 2
Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose.... except her. After We Collided... Life will never be the same.

After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship - and Hardin’s mysterious past - Tessa is beside herself.

Hardin will always be... Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior - or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses.

Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin - school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life.

Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change... for love?

©2014 Anna Todd. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Better than the first book

Gotta admit that whilst I struggled through the first book, this one was much better.
I was relieved by the two perspectives, and having access to Hardin's side brought more dimension to the story and interestingly, I found myself sympathizing with Hardin more than Tess.
Same as book 1, it got a bit repetitive with the back and forth, but not unbearable.
Well read by both narrators.

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How did Shane East get this role?

Not as good as book one! Shane East? Really! His voice was not suitable for portraying Hardin. His voice sounds very old and not to mention his female voice was cringe worth. The only thing going for him in this novel was his accent but still he was difficult to listen to.

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Worse than the first, won’t be continuing

First book was not too bad (even though not written very well) and ended on a good cliffhanger, but this book was pretty bad compared to the first and so I won’t be continuing. None of the characters are likeable or believable.

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Shane East !!

I Loved the book, And i love Elizabeth louise, He Voice is nice, but I have to say I cringed every time Shane east tried to talk as Tessa or Molly, it just sound like he’s mocking them, but overall I liked his Hardin voice

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I liked it but no where near as much as the first

i liked it but the first book was a lot better as there wasn't as much drama in this book.

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Awful narration

I love the story but the narration was awful. Both female voices were so difficult to listen to. I didn't get past chapter 2.

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BRILLIANT!

Loved it even more than the first the suspense of the last sentence draws you in so you need to read the third book! I have never wanted to read a series more than the after series by Anna Todd my new favourite author. Your on the edge. Emotional. Captivating. Awesome.

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Cringe!!!!

I absolutely loved the back and forth dynamic with Tess and Hardin in the first book. But this book just over did it. I felt like the story just kept dragging on and on and repeating the same conflicts Tess endures between Hardin and Zedd. Hardin is so controlling and Tess is so immature it is unbearable.

The cliff hanger ending infuriated me and won’t be continuing the series.

On another note, absolutely loved Elizabeth Louise narration of Hardin and Tess!

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  • Laurie
  • 25-03-2015

Good storyline....not so great male narrator.

The female narrator could do this all on her own, and I believe it would be better. Good story line though.

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  • Megan
  • 16-03-2017

Painful

I have about 3.5 hours left and I don't think I can get through it. These characters are just too much. It's the same thing over and over and over again. It never gets anywhere. Also this author needs to stop using the word LITERALLY all the time. Her hair was black, literally black. Sooo overused. Wish I could return the book.

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  • Kristi
  • 28-01-2015

Good book, not so good narration

I liked the male narration but the female was a bit grading. Good story so I was hooked. Would recommend.

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  • janice
  • 23-04-2015

Shane East!!!! Love this narrater!

Shane East literally makes Hardin come alive in this book! I confess I only bought the first book because of this narrator; but Anna Todd is a genius. I have never listened to (or read) a more intense series! I love me some bad boy Harden; and Shane East has without a doubt THE sexiest British accent ever!!!! I will buy anything Anna Todd writes! I will also buy anything Shane East narrates. Great book series!

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  • Morgan Loevy
  • 10-04-2019

Missing pieces, very frustrating. Contains spoiler

I'm not through reading this book yet but I'm getting highly irritated. A number of times now the book will reference items that I don't remember reading about. Spoiler alert: The first time I truly noticed this was in Chapter 54 when Tessa came back from lunch with Trevor and Hardin was there. The book goes from the start of a fight and then within seconds she's telling him that he's the only one for her. But multiple times later they reference a fight and suddenly Hardin knows that she went on a date with Trevor. Another time was after the car crash. Suddenly she comes home with Zed driving her. However, there is no backstory to how she called him or how he ended up taking her home. Later Zed references the drive and how he told her he was dating someone. I never heard anything about this. It's like I'm missing chapters or somehow when it's a chapter with Hardin's perspective, I'm missing her POV. The book for sure needs editing but not like this. Has anyone else encounterd this?! Need to know if it's something to do with the copy I've downloaded or just bad writing. It's so irritating! I don't want to continue listening if I'm missing items.

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  • Stephanie Baker
  • 20-03-2019

A trash story with a trash relationship

This book is a steaming pile of hot garbage. I read the first After, and since it basically ended in the middle of a paragraph, I decided to get the second one to see where it goes. Let me tell you, I envy the dead because they don't have the the ability to listen or read this trash.

Tess and Hardin have the WORST relationship that is toxic, manipulative, and abusive. "But oh, Hardin is hot and damaged and it's my responsibility to fix him." GIRL, PLEASE. GET OUT OF HERE WITH THAT LOGIC. Tess is weak and SO annoying with her inner commentary saying things like "I don't deserve to be treated like this" and then just sets herself up for it again. Like, I CANNOT. I had to force myself to finish the book, and I vowed awhile back that I would not get the next ones and I am definitely standing by that. I cannot subject myself to this kind of torture and garbage again.

Also, Shane East CLEARLY does not have an English accent and it for sure took away from everything. Like, it literally sounds like he is trying to be an English Christian Grey and it does not work at all. No dice, friends. Save yourself the credit, the sanity, and the time, because this is not worth it. It completely rivals Twilight and Fifty Shades for the worst storyline ever amongst a toxic relationship.

PS: I never yelled "finally" at the end of a book like I did with this one. Literally screamed it in my car because I couldn't take it anymore.

PSS: Zed > Hardin. That's it, end of story, contract terminated.

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  • Danny B.
  • 03-12-2018

Eye roll...

I liked the first one better...and that’s saying something because I didn’t really like the first one. Tessa is a doormat. I’ll probably still see the movie, though. I guess I like garbage.

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  • Christine Kreamer
  • 02-01-2019

Male narrator

I listen to the first book and really enjoyed it and the female narrator and got used to her voice. I started this book and when I heard the male narrator i hated his voice and I was upset it was very off putting and made me uncomfortable. I decided to read the book on actual paper instead because I couldn’t handle it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-08-2019

Please let the movie Harden be the voice

it was ok...After listening to the ending with the movie hardens voice I literally couldn't stand Shane East voice.

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  • lisa
  • 28-02-2015

Highly frustrating

What would have made After We Collided better?

This book was way to long and the character of Tessa is not a likeable person ,she's a whinge and is very judgemental and amazing obtuse for a supposedly intelligent person

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I like the female narrator, however the male portrayal of the tess was not good and bought down the overall performance.

What character would you cut from After We Collided?

Ty and tess, it becomes extremely frustrating the back and forth fighting match between Hardin and Tessa and the frustration of ty thrown into the mix.

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  • Amy
  • 18-05-2019

A haunting depiction of an abusive relationship

Enjoyed the first book and its laying out of human flaws especially in love but this second book is dangerous. Seeing into the head of both characters we are supposed to feel sympathy for the thought processes of both as they repeatedly torture each other. Rationalizing their actions based on their past or that 'This is just what they are like'.
The presentation of Landon as Tessa's friend was ruined for me as soon as he asked Tessa to go to Zed to ask him not to press charges. That's b*llsh*t.
The male narrators 'female' voice is also ridiculous and does not do any female characters justice.
This book is a great look into the minds of an abused girlfriend - constantly blaming herself for his actions - and a manipulative boyfriend.
If I had written it, they would have never gotten back together after he went to England. A good character development would have been him dealing with being able to leave her to be happy and for her to find happiness with someone else .
But as it is this book throws them together time and time again, warping the readers views of relationships and general human decency.

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  • C Ann
  • 24-08-2019

Love this series apart from annoying male narrator

I love this series of books so far especially the first book, and I find the female narrator perfect for the character and I enjoyed listening to Tessa's chapters but I found the male chapters spoilt the story! The male narrator was annoying and when he tried to do a female voice it was cringe worthy especially the intimate moments! I had to begrudgingly listen through so I didn't miss any of the story! They should have just left it the female narrator like the first book!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-08-2019

Couldn't finish this.

Loved the first book but the male narrator on the second book doing a female voice was too much. To me it ruined the whole story. I stopped listening after the first couple of chapters.

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  • Kelly
  • 10-06-2019

unable to put it down!

written really well, couldn't wait to read the 2nd book in the series, it is narrated perfectly!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-05-2019

It annoys me but I’m hooked

I really like the depth to both main characters and the portrayal of a relationship which acknowledges unhealthy behaviours however the repetitive fighting and making up is at this point becoming a little exhausting. Also the male voice actors portrayal of women’s voices has got to be one of the most unbearable things I’ve ever heard! More than once I had to take a break from listening as he was so cringeworthy!

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  • Jules
  • 02-12-2019

loved it!!

I love Elizabeth's voice, it matches Tessa's perfectly, I struggled with Shane's a little but still really enjoyed the book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-2019

AMAZING

I really enjoyed this book so much I LOVED the film on netflix and when I found out there were books i just HAD to read them... I have now fi ished 2 of these books and I want to read them all... I cant seem to stop listening to them

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  • Charlotte Stevenson
  • 26-07-2019

Addicted.

Really good follow on book. Can't wait to read the next one! Leaves you wanting more.

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  • FENARETI
  • 04-06-2019

nothing happens

Although I love the characters, literally nothing happens in this book. I struggled to finish it.

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  • Charlotte
  • 19-05-2019

After we collided

Not as good as the first one but still so indulging so easy to fall I. Love with the series can’t wait to listen to next book