I love a really good book. It expands my life experiences and emotions!
Excellent look at death, dying and living in the moment
Can't think of a book to compare it to. The characters are teenagers!
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Can you live today as if it were your last day?
Yes I would listen to The Fault in Our Stars again! It was such an amazing book that really shows you how death makes you appreciate life.
What I liked best about the book was just the constant emotion. There were no dull moments and I found myself connecting to the characters.
I really loved Augustus! He is so sweet to Hazel and has set the bar really high.
The whole book but especially the part where Augustus was in his car at the gas station with Hazel. I can honestly say I felt my lip quiver.
I am so glad I read this book even though it has left me heartbroken, but at the same time it makes me happy, which I really can't explain.
I was a little concerned to "read" this book, just given the hype/teen-angst surrounding it, but I thought it was a great listen with a very touching, tender message. John Green is exceptional at capturing the maturity and intelligence in teens, which I would have forgotten in this Cheetah Gurlz generation, had it not been for his astute observations and biting humor.
Ms. Rudd did a great job narrating- you could hear Hazel's frustrations and even her labored breathing (at appropriate times). She did a great job transitioning between male and female dialogue without doing huge and distracting vocal distortions. A huge bonus was the interview with the author at the end.
I truly enjoyed this audio book. The narration was excellent, and the story was one I didn't want to end.
The narrator did such a good job of allowing you to feel in touch with each character. The story made you smile, laugh and cry. Loved it.
The author's ability to share the exact feelings of what the characters must have felt. The knowledge of what the endured allowed me to bring much more understanding and empathy to those with cancer.
THe main character - Hazel Grace
Same title as the book!
All business but contemporary fun!
Here is the dilemma: would have this book been better off with adult characters or with the current teenage stars? Hazel and Augustus' early maturity could have been a result of their health struggles but the witty yet philosophical dialogues are not indicative of their assumed age. On the other hand, the rawness in their thoughts and conversations could have easily turned this book into an apathy infested script which is salvaged by the young and innocent stars. Somehow, it all worked for me.
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The Fault in Our Stars ranks among my favorite audiobook performances.
I can't pick one--but my favorites scenes would include Augustus's snappy dialogue or one of Hazel's reflections on life.
There is a solid story in this book, but the narration made the listening over the top wonderful. Kate Rudd's performance brought these characters to life and I cared about every one of them. Listening to this book was so enjoyable that I'm rather afraid to attempt the movie. The witty thoughts and dialogue of Hazel and her friends had me laughing through my commute and, later, crying for obvious reasons. Although I suspect girls and women will like it more, I recommend this book for young and old adults without hesitation.
Maybe I had heard too much hype, but I was disappointed with this book. While it was interesting, and the story moved quickly, I didn't love the characters the way I wanted to. It was sweet enough, but definitely not my favorite.
This was by far the best audio books I have ever listened too. The book was very well written to begin with and the narrator did such an AMAZING job!
I loved that Gus gave his wish to Hazel and all the trouble he went to to surprise her with it.
I loved their trip to Amsterdam. You could visualize every detail from the sights, smells and food.
I started the book and loved it so much that I DID read it in one sitting!
I loved the interview with the author at the end of the book. I finished the book and immediately down loaded his other books.