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Shane East

10 Hours 47 Minutes

Simon & Schuster Audio

December 2015

Audio Book Summary

Book 5 of the After series—Anna Todd’s Wattpad fanfiction that racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated romance readers across the globe! Before explores Hardin Scott’s life before Tessa, reveals what happens after After, and gives new insights on their turbulent #Hessa romance.

Cosmopolitan called Anna Todd “the biggest literary phenom of her generation.” That’s Normal declared Hardin and Tessa “The Mr. Darcy and Lizzy Bennet of our time.” Revel in the awesome, messy power of true love.

BEFORE Hardin met Tessa he was a raging storm. DURING those first moments they met, he realized he needed to keep her for himself—his life depended on it. AFTER they got together, the world would never be the same.

Hardin and Tessa’s dramatic love affair became a vortex pulling in everyone around them. For the first time these others are given voice as they appear before, during, and after the events in original After novels. Alongside them, Hardin’s account of his first encounters with Tessa—which will change what you thought you knew about the brooding boy and the angel who loved him.

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  • Megan B.

    Loved hearing the story from Hardin’s perspective.

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  • Dianna S.

    This book was absolutely necessary for the back characters. There were no surprises with Hessa, but we needed to really see who Steff was (that psycho stew was simmering for well over a year), understand the hidden Molly better, and realize that I was always right to hate Zed. Loved this series.

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  • Rodreakal B.

    Love this book. The background of the characters was a great addition to bring the series together.

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  • Blondelle O\\\'Garro

    Liked hearing the story from his point of view.

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  • Anonymous

    I love the book. you learn about all the characters written like Molly, Steph, Zed etc. about what kind of people they were before they started college and why they are they way they are.

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  • Amy L.

    I love this series but this was a bit repetitive of the others

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