It would be beautiful, sorrowful, and inspiring.
I honestly loved everything about this (audio)book until the climax took a horribly sad turn, which I won't say because one, it's too disheartening to be said, and two, I don't want to spoil anything. Even though that dramatic event was just plain horrifying, the book was amazingly written and had the emotion to make the story feel like a real-life event that happened in someone's real life, which by the way is very exciting yet so sad.
Hazel & Augustus's played character were full of a powerful amount of emotion. Kate Rudd's narrating seems so natural, like talking to a person about a story that happened to them.
An inspiring beautiful story.
I would just like to say you will cry in this book and I don't think I've met anyone who hasn't cried regardless of watching the movie or reading the book. I'm extremely unsentimental when it comes to books but somehow this grief-stricken but brilliant book got me.
People often think this book is about dying and it's depressing but in fact, it is about living. Kate's performance and Green's witty writing is remarkable. This story really resonated with me and will stay with me for a long, long time
It ranks in the top 50% of audiobooks I've listened to. The performance was really great! I was very taken by the story, but it didn't sweep me off my feet. I was expecting something a little different.
Kate did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life with their mannerisms and tone. Top notch performance!
The part that I think moved me the most was the Eulogies! I like the idea of a pre-funeral celebration so that people get to actually tell you things they only hope you knew after you're gone.
The premise of death and dying for those who have fatal illnesses was interesting to delve into. As humans we are all slowly dying day by day, but we focus on our lives because our death isn't quite as impending. I guess this book, just reinforces the cliche that people should LIVE in the present and not in the tomorrows.
i love to listen!
Not sure that it lives up to all the hype, but it is a good book. Narration is good and story is sad, yet intriguingly not too sad.
Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.
I thought the narration was excellent and as such I recommended for everyone to listen to it on audio.
I bought this audio several months ago for my sons (ages 12 and 15). I was surprised how much I liked it too, though I found it much sadder than they did. We enjoyed the literary allusions and humor throughout. I haven't seen the movie, but they both thought the audiobook was superior.
This book was surprisingly just the right amount of unpredictable, which I appreciated. A good story, I think that if the narrator was better I would have been more engrossed.
I found that the narrator didn't really allow me to feel for the characters. I was ready to have my heartbroken, as my friends had been reading it on their own, but the emotional moments were spoken in the same vaguely perky voice as the funny ones. Meh.
Cancer survivors or people going through cancer treatment
Some type of mystery
Couldn't really get into it within the first 40 minutes
Didn't catch my interest
In the upper ranks
My Sisters Keeper from the emotional standpoint of viewing serious/fatal illness through the eyes of teenagers. The struggle for them to not only find their identities while trying to grow up, but adding in the fight to not allow themselves to be defined by their illnesses.
When Hazel is able to articulate the concept she has of herself as a "grenade".
Hazel's mom opening up about the future direction she is preparing for in her life.
Well-written, well-read. Enjoyed the author's notes as well.
I really enjoyed this book and how you got to know the characters and how they were feeling.
When Hazel found out about the letter.
They were both so brave.
When he told her he was sick.