I felt like I got to know the characters on an intimate level through hearing the spoken words. I felt it allowed me to imagine the appearance of the characters. Because of the emotional nature of the story, I found that listening provided a greater sense of the constantly changing emotions of these young adults.
I enjoyed the moment when the main character receives the information about which she has long wondered. It consoles her at a time of loss realizing the depth of affection that slipped away from her.
I enjoyed the scene when the two young adults traveled to see an author to discuss their favorite. It was a bittersweet journey for them.
Live your best life without regret
My name is Mary-Ann, but friends call me Annie. I love reading and have recently fallen in love with audible!
Moving, Inspiring, Laughing-thru-Tears
The night of the smashing trophies - so beautifully described and reflected upon in hindisght. Also, the dinner in Orange and the trip to the Anne Frank house...
I was honestly laughing and crying thru the entire story! I think I might have blown thru the book without much thought, but hearing the story read aloud just brought it to life. This might be my all-time favorite audiobook of all time!
Forget the book and listen to the audio version first! THEN you can go back and read the story, relishing the ungbelievalbe imagery forged the first time around...
Me before You, tackles a poignant subject beautifully
definitely shed a tear
Definitely a younger persons book, but as a fully fledged adult still a lovely (sad) story
The love story that won't leave my mind. I picked up this book because there is too much cancer in my life, and I need help dealing with it. This book not only helped me laugh and cry, it gave me a new literary couple with whom I have fallen in love with. Don't miss this story.
Say something about yourself!
Like another reviewer wrote, do not let the premise turn you away. After all, how can young people who know their lives are limited, and that they must endure some horrific medical issues, and that the people they love the most are hurt the most, and that, and that...life really reaches for what you CAN have.
This story is fiction and the author obviously has had to deal a lot with that truth. It is sad, it is funny, it is heartwarming, and it is VERY GOOD. We should all know teenagers like this! Well, maybe not...
Worth the credit and worth listening too again.
All the hype is true. You need to read this book even if the blurb doesn't sound interesting.
What I Liked:
1. The writing is beautiful. Every line is perfection. Every piece of dialogue is perfectly picked out. If only I could talk like the characters in this book.
2. The book was quite tight and flowed nicely. I didn't feel that the book rambled or needed more.
3. I really enjoyed the reader, and I am very picky about my readers.
What I Didn't Like:
1. As much as I loved the dialogue, I don't feel that teenagers talk like Hazel and Augustus (or even most adults). The dialogue was the type of dialogue that you get when you have the option to really think about each and every word that you are going to say before you say it. Granted, I loved the dialogue; it just felt "written" not "real."
Elementary special education aide, finishing my credential in elementary education with an added authorization in reading and computers
This book is so amazing!!!!!!!! I cried and laughed more then i ever had before!!!
I LOVED her performance! Definitely one of the best narrations I've heard. She gave life to the characters and was just wonderful. I'm afraid to actually read the book now, knowing my own narration in my head won't compare to Kate's.
“The marks humans leave are too often scars.” - directly from the book.
I am far from the target YA audience ( in my early 40's) but I very much enjoyed listening. Great story, great characters and great narration make this a wonderful choice for any age reader.
Right near the top.. it touches you, and causes you to think about how people deal with cancer day in and day out, and how maddening , frustrating and bewildering it can be.
I think when Hazel Grace and "gus"- August went to see the author, left and went to see the hiding place of Anne Frank. I really smiled when Hazel read the facebook page when she saw all the posts, sympathizing, and wishing well, etc... and not giving away any thing.. but just how that fits in the world.. how people act like they are right there, yet they havn't been around for ? year or years, and they are just trying to make themselves feel better, but only make the griever feel worse.I loved this book.
Hazel, and the author to her fav. book,Peter van Houghton, an important part to the story later on.. and the connection between Hazel and Gus, and the parents.
Yes, I grabbed my Kindle every chance I got to continue with it.. it was that good.
Yes, there is sadness, but it causes you to come into touch with our own mortality, and others around us. It was a very good book. I wish they would make it into a movie. I want to re-listen to it again. It was worth every cent , and woudn't hesitate to tell others that should read it.