title: before us
original title: before
author: Anna Todd
prize (Germany): 25,95€
duration: 725 min
publishing house: Random House Audio
publishing date: 08.03.16 (germany)
sequel: After passion, After truth, After love, After forever
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.
My opinion: ♥♥♥♥
The voice of the narrator is really pleasant and it's relaxing to hear to him. I like that the duration isn't as long as of the books before.
I don't know what to think about this book. The story itself is so good. I mean ho could't it bc it's nearly the same as in After passion (english; After). First it was a bit confusing bc there were so many story of other characters but it as really interesting to see their story and how they met Hardin like Molly, Steph... Now I can comprehend why they are like they are.
But the best thing of the book was the second part. Hardins story. It's so interesting to know what he thinks. You can see how he changes himself bit by bit bc of Tessa. First he just wanna win the bet, but when he's together with Tessa he forgets the bet and is just happy until he persuades himself, that it's all only bc of the bet. what's definitely wrong. Now I understand why he's often so nasty. And in some situations I can't blame him bc he does't know that he hurts Tessa. What I don't like is that only parts of the story are written in Hardins view. There are often big time jumps (does this word exists?) between the chapters so it's really confusing. I didn't know that when I started reading so I always wondered what the hell is going on :D I hate that you don`t know the whole story. He made much faults so I wanna know why he did them. But probably I'll never know that.
Why can't the book tell us the whole story out of Hardins view???????????????
I really like that in the third part of the book are stories of the other characters like Zed, Landon... which tells you what happens to them after all the Hessa stuff. And the best was the Hessa Story at the end of the book. It's so nice to see how Hardin likes his new life and his family and that he would do all for them.
But yeah, I can´t get the book less than 4 stars bc I'm just so in love with their story!!!!!!!!!!
It will always be one of my favourite book series♥♥
You should definitely read/hear this book if you are a fan of the series♥
Can' wait to read/hear "nothing more" and "nothing less".♥