This is a way over blown popular book. I would probably not recommend it.
No. But my expectations were to high.
She did well most of the time.
I wanted it to be over for about the last half. I was glad when it finally ended.
This book is magic. Hazel Grace and Augustus transcend their daily lives with cancer and form a special world of their own together. They are warm, genuine and intelligent. They remind me of fireflies shining in the dark enjoying the transience of the light to their fullest capacities.
Kate Rudd does a superb job of voicing Hazel Graze. Their is a subtlety to her tone that allows you to hear such things as gentle sarcasm which might be missed in the written word.
It has been a privilege to enter Hazel Grace's and Augustus' world and heartbreaking to leave it.
didn't read it in print
Gus because he shows her the depths of his love in cashing in his wish for her.
I've already listened to this book more times than any other book I've ever bought. The way the story is written, the emotions portrayed, the setting, the explanations of the disease process - it is all written to capture the imagination.
Never enjoyed books until audible and now I'm an addict.
I've already listened twice and watched the movie.....
Very well written. Narrator was perfect. Just a great story.
So many feels.
Kate Rudd was great! Her performance was actually better than Woodley's in the movie. I might be interested in another John Green book, but I'm not quite sure.
I feel like this story has been told before. Yes, there is a bit of a plot "surprise" but it still wasn't the most interesting listen for me.
She was great with them all. I truly enjoyed her reading of this book.
It was worth a couple hours, yes, but not more.
Although the story was somewhat predictable, it didn't really matter. This is a well written book and Kate Rudd is a fabulous reader.
The nuance of voice, accent and character was wonderful, including timing and emotion. Just perfect. I'm very picky and return books often because of it, I will be on the look out for other books read by Kate Rudd.
I'm a light listener, but a heavy reader!
Not really, It was an " okay" book-- but it wasn't THE book that got me obsessing over .
Augustus and Issac
No not really... I sort of found the outcome predictable. They book didn't build enough on the characters so that i would fall in love with them. But i will admit, the eulogy from Issac was touching.
Its a good book! But not one of my favorites. To many people where telling me how AMAZING the book was, so i was expecting it to be phenomenal to a point where i would start obsessing. Had my hopes to high. Still a good read
Charming, touching, sad.
Rudd makes the narrator, and thus her friends, more lively than sad. This is a book about kids with cancer. That might be really depressing, but Rudd's reading show that it is really about an intelligent young woman who is full of life and feeling. She delivers some phrases so simply and truly that I thought I would have lost something if I had read it myself. When she is thinking of something lovely her boyfriends has done and says to herself simply, "That boy," she gives to two simple words that are true to the character, true, I am sure, to the author's intention, and beyond the power of this middle-age male reader's mental reader to do justice to.
The one I describe above.
This is not a perfect novel—I would not have dragged Anne Frank into this story—but it is a fine one, and Kate Rudd gives it an exemplary reading. I am just sorry that the "YA" designation will put some readers my age off.
The very end. Like- the very last paragraph. When Hazel Grace reflects on the meaning of it all, it struck me. In the feels. I never considered that point of view before. As cliche as it sounds, it changed me.
Inflection, connotation, personality
Again, the end.
Already liked John Green's vlogs, now I know I live him as an author.
A good story is something that makes life feel... enriched by having experienced it.
This book had it all... laughs, tears, anger, exasperation... I listened to it over the course of a 2-day drive based on the recommendation of my son - a 20-something Navy guy. Even though it is far from my usual 'taste', I couldn't help but give it a go. It was, by far, a well done story. And, just to clarify, when I say it had that (anger, laughter, tears, exasperation) I also meant from me. This book, to quote my son, may cause you to cry but it's a gift to have enjoyed the story.
There were many, but mostly it was the vivid life that is brought out so clearly from the least expected people.
Rudd was a great narrator. Her pace was flawless and her understanding of how to read these characters was spot-on.
Plenty... all of which are spoilers.