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Publisher's Summary

When one story ends, another begins. The sequel to the beloved New York Times million-copy best seller Me Before You.

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding - the paramedic whose business is life and death and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will's past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future....

For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply and where both changes and surprises await.

After You is quintessential Jojo Moyes - a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and rejoice at being back in the world she creates. Here she does what few novelists can do - revisits beloved characters and takes them to places neither they nor we ever expected.

©2015 Jojo Moyes (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"In a captivating, believable reading highlighted by real-world pacing and characterizations, Acton lifts Moyes's well-crafted novel into edge-of-your-seat listening that will keep listeners awake well past their bedtime." (AudioFile)

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  • Taryn
  • Suffern, NY, United States
  • 11-09-15

Doesn't come close to, Me Before You.

This was a very average book following an amazing book. It does describe how the tragedy of assisted suicide goes on to affect the survivors for he rest of their lives. Some of the plot was a bit far-fetched,however it was a decent story. If you fell in love with Louisa from the first book you will probably enjoy this one, but it's not a stand- alone book. I can't say I didn't enjoy it - it just doesnt come close to,Me Before You.

38 of 41 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 10-01-15

Fine, but not as good as Me Before You

Jojo Moyes' books really do not fit into my favorite genres, but the powerful story Me Before You caught my attention. I later read The Girl You Left Behind and liked it. After You simply does not have the impact of either of the books mentioned above. The narration is fine, but the single narrator simply is not as good as the multiple narrators used in the other two novels.

28 of 31 people found this review helpful

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Meets the challenge of following Before You.

The first book left me drained of emotion and concerned that a sequel could measure up. I need not have worried. After You was a beautiful walk through the grieving process and sharing the "Waking up and moving on." The characters are engaging and lovable. I hated to see this one end, but it left me elated and satisfied. Wonderful story.

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

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After You.. Comes a Lot of Drama


This second book of the "Me Before You" series didn't keep me up late reading. This novel loses the character depth and insight of the first book, and is comprised of a string of "mini" dramas. The intensity that made the first novel exceptional is lacking in book two.

Ms. Moyes brings most of these dramatic relationship issues to closure far before the novel ends. Several times, I thought that the novel over, primarily because there was not enough storyline substance left to the reader's imagination. The book could have been significantly shorter.

There were some medical situations that should have been researched more extensively, and were not very believable.

"After You" tiptoes toward the chick-lit genre, Narration was very good,



33 of 37 people found this review helpful

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Wow!

Really enjoyed Louisa's healing. The last book left me so raw. Nobody is a better storyteller than Jojo Moyes.

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  • Margaret
  • San Francisco, CA USA
  • 10-01-15

Jojo has lost her mojo.

I realize that a lot of people will disagree with me, but I really, really enjoyed Me Before You and this is just not the same Louisa Clark. This is page after page after page of suffering. I wish I'd left well enough alone. Apparently, that was a book that didn't need a sequel or at least, I didn't need to listen to it. Very disappointed.

49 of 57 people found this review helpful

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not great

loved the first book! This book was okay, liked the narrator in first book. I had the plot figured out by middle of book.

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  • Beate
  • Brandbu, Norway
  • 03-01-16

Didn't work for me....

I'm sorry, first of all changing narrator is rarely a good idea. Even if Anna Acton does a fair job, it feels wrong. The story is weird, uneventful and predictable.

I guess this is a follow-up book to please the fans, and not what was intended.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 06-09-16

I THINK LOU IS GOING TO BE OK!

If you could sum up After You in three words, what would they be?

Excellent, healing, inspirational

What was one of the most memorable moments of After You?

I loved it all...but I was veryb proud at the end!

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

I think so, in the last book..it sounds like her...she was really good!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was!

Any additional comments?

I loved this series...I think I even liked this book better than book 1...I am very proud of Louissa...she has such a good heart..and I like how she healed at her own pace, and ultimately moved on with her life, how SHE wanted too....I think Will would have been very proud of her at the end!! Really good book! I recommend, and well worth your time and a credit!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Meghan
  • United States
  • 10-03-15

Thank goodness it didn't rip me to shreds like the first...

A lovely and satisfying follow up to Me Before You! Recommended for anyone that loved the first book, but definitely not to be read as a stand alone.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful