I heard the movie is amazing, people love it but I have not yet seen it... I usually have a 1hr drive from home/work and back, let's say my playlist was getting pretty played out so decide to give audible a chance and let me tell you best choice ever.. First book The Fault in Our Stars best choice ever. I laughed, cry, smile and many more faces while listening to the book. I usually don't go for the "romantic" book, but this book is more than that... Is a life experience that makes you realize everyone is the same we just have different paths, but alternately love is for everyone... This book is amazing, it took john a long time to write the book and now we know why....
Yes, for light reading. It provides a good story line on a family life no one wishes to experience and very few discuss.
Probably I would. His characters have peculiar personalities in this book that were entertaining.
She was an excellent storyteller.
I did not laugh or cry. The characters were so different from my reality that I did not connect to them, though I thought their stories were interesting and entertaining to read about.
Very good YA read and would most likely provide more emotional attachment than adults.
The story is beautiful. Loving someone with any kind of illness is difficult, but you learn to see beauty in the life we have, the world that surrounds us, and the things we do have.
The reader was quiet pleasant to listen to.
British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.
I listened to this book out of pure curiosity. I had no idea that it was written for teens. I loved it. It was pure escapism with it's picture imagery and the narrator's excellent performance.
Have to admit that I cried my eyes out at certain parts. I rarely read fiction and often enjoy much heavier subjects. However I plan to read another John Green novel very soon. I feel that he may be changing this woman's reading habits!
I had my doubts about this book, especially when I learned the main characters had cancer. As this is a subject too close to my heart I thought "not another cancer story". Needless to say as the story progressed I became attached to Hazel and couldn't wait to hear what she was going to say next. the emotions were all over but strangely comforting. Ms. Rudd did a fantastic job of narration. I would highly recommend this audio book.
This is the first work of fiction that I listened to rather than read, so that probably informs my rating. The book felt a bit rushed, like the descriptions didn't have enough time to really sink in and pain a good picture. But I attribute this to the fact that this is a story heavy with imagery, and listening to it probably just doesn't have the same impact as reading and imagining it would.
Pretty standard and predictable for a young adult book whose main characters are cancer patients.
The voices she employs for different characters often falls flat, which was especially unfortunate for the male interest (Augustus Waters). I found every time "he" spoke I grew annoyed with him; he either came off as boring and monotone or overly arrogant. I enjoyed when she was just reading an internal monologue of the protagonist's thoughts, so it was really just the character voices.
It has become apparent to me that I have just outgrown the young adult genre for the most part. While I enjoy YA novels that don't strictly revolve around a love story, I found this book to offer little other than the romance. On the plus side, the language in this book is at least smart, which gives me hope that the books aimed towards the younger generation aren't absolute crap.