The characters felt real, the emotions felt powerful. I found myself crying at several points. Full disclosure: this is my first audiobook ever, and the first YA novel I've read since high school.
"Love Story" (1970), by Erich Segal, or the 2001 movie "Sweet November", with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron. They are also wonderful books about love and illness and loss.
Hearing it told in a young female voice brought a new level of realism to the story. It was as if the narrator WAS the character. Her tonal changes when reading dialogue from other characters was strong enough to clarify who was speaking, but gentle enough to avoid distraction. Very well-read.
SPOILER ALERT!!!! DON"T READ THIS PART IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT YET!!!!
Yes, the last hospital scene near the end had me crying, as did the reading of Gus's letter at the end.
I didn't think I would like listening to audiobooks, but this has changed my mind. I might very well be hooked.
This book was absolutely amazing and a great first audio book experience. It was read in a way that let you feel like you were watching a movie in your imagination. There were times when I felt like maybe it wasn't as sad for me because I was hearing someone else's voice rather than my own, but still an amazing book. I can't wait to buy the actual book and compare experiences!
This book was amazing, I rarely write reviews but as a breast cancer survivor at a fairly young age this book completely took me by surprise. Love Love Love this book and the performance by Kate Rudd was perfect!
I do not give plot spoilers.
No to first question.
No. I was happy to listen to it over several days.
Stupid questions, Audible. Just let me review a good book in my own words.
I would absolutely listen to it again, and watch the movie as well. Oh my god how I am going to miss these characters. I started listening to the book and was instantly drawn into the story.
Most memorable was the ending (and I am not going to spoil it) but this was a powerful moment that brought tears to my eyes.
It was narrated in a way that the voice gave every character a distinct nuance that was refreshing and really brought the characters to life.
Yes, yes, and yes! I wanted to listen to this book and was looking forward to the moment I was able to pick it back up after I had to put it down. It allowed me to dive into a special story of true love that one often doesn't find in real life.
This story is fictional, however, many emotions were so familiar to me and this is why this book made it so special. Loosing someone you love is the hardest things, and this story managed to beautifully tie love, loss, and infinity together.
It made me dive in the deep feelings of the story
It is one of the best novels I have enjoyed. I watched the movie because I loved the book. The story made me appreciate the people I care about around me more. I will definitely listen to it again and watch the movie again.
I would definitely listen to this story again, once I've recovered emotionally. The narrator does a wonderful job and keeps your attention throughout the story.
This is actually the first YA novel I read. It's definitely a tear-jerker, and very emotionally charged, especially because it is so believable and the characters are portrayed in such a way that they become real to the reader.
"I must see this swing set of tears"
The eulogy scene was especially moving. That's the one that really got the tears rolling.
The author does such a wonderful job capturing the perspective of a teenage girl, and so many of the poignant comments and observations about being a cancer patient really show how much time the author spent researching the topic in order to understand it at a deep lever. The characters are developed beautifully, making them very real. The fact that you feel you are reading about real people makes the story all the more touching, compelling, and heartbreaking.
Yes, not right away, it is the type of story you want to think about first, before you listen to it again.
The climax of the sickness, although it was predicted, it still surprised and depressed me
Never heard her speak before.
It made me laugh and cry. Many times in the same sentence!
This is a wonderful story, whether you have been affected by a terminal sickness or not, you will like this book.
I've read TFIOS a few times. I've also seen the movie twice. The best way to consume this story is the audiobook. It's. So. Good. The narrator is incredible and she perfectly tells this story. Seriously, this audiobook is perfection.
The narrator performs every role perfectly, but especially that of Hazel Grace.
I laughed out loud. I sobbed out loud.
Simply the best. I love it!!