When I first saw that it is a YA novel, I wasn't sure about it. There have been some others that I enjoyed, but most I have difficulty identifying with. Although I still didn't find any direct "identifiable" aspects (I've not had any teenagers with cancer in my life) I fell for the characters instantly.
This was one of those books where I hated hearing "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program" because I did enjoy it and just wanted to go on enjoying it.
It was good to hear a young woman's voice telling the story, obviously. I could visualize so much of the story. (I have not seen the movie.)
From chapter 11 on, all were memorable.
Cannot say I have a favorite. There were many intense chapters. Gus's pre-funeral was very intense.
The last four chapters moved me. Listened to them on a flight home and had to contain the tears. It was not easy.
I do not usually read teen books unless they are dystopian stories since my students love them. I did like listening to this story!!! It made the story more real for me and I was more focused and interested. I felt a different perspective by listening that I would not have felt had I read.
Yes! It was a great love story between to cancer patients. It kept my attention and I just loved Augustus Waters Personality.
I liked that it wasn't all about the cancer. It was mainly about Augustus and Hazel Grace, and who they were besides cancer patients
Augustus's words to Hazel at the end of the book. So the very last few pages.
I loved this book although I am 56.
The number of emotions a book can take me to determines how much I like it and this book does not disappoint. I was laughing and crying, slowing to rehear some of the poetry and believably feeling like I have a better understanding of these issues from all the characters. It was a good listen and I think young listeners will gain a better comfort level when they experience these life situations.
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.
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.