I am a total audiobook addict! I travel quite a bit for work and listen to them while I drive. Always searching for a good author to follow
I loved the story line. I thought it would be really sad buts it's not!
I've listed to a few books narrated by Kate Rudd and she is very easy to listen to
I don't want to say because I don't want to spoil any bits in the book
I don't usually listen to books that are under 10 hours, but I read the reviews and thought I would try this one. It really was worth it!! Such a great story. I see it's been turned into a movie that's released very soon.
We are all born to learn this or you never learn... but this book is so different from all the fairy tales you hear around. Raw essence of life when you have no time to waste. I could not read/listen to anything else for a week after this book I needed time to comprehend it. Spoilers are not my favorite kind of reviews so I do not want to spoil your experience but I encourage you to go trough this initiation and raising into something wonderful. Your life will never be the same after this book.
This is an intelligently written book. The issues it raises are as serious as death (pun intended) and Green treats them thoughtfully.
Hazel, of course. She is truly a marvelous teen.
Hazel, again. This story is written from her viewpoint.
I smiled a lot, because the humor is well done, including the teenage snark, and despite my jaded, hard hearted ways, it brought me close to tears more than once.
This really is one of the best books I've read in quite awhile. It is grown up YA -- written for well read, thoughtful adolescents, but aimed at the fundamental questions which preoccupy every thinking adult, such as whether life has meaning, whether human beings really have any importance in the universe, what illness is, whether any of the popular stereotypes about illness have content, and, most of all, how to confront our own deaths and those of the people we love. In addition, the principal characters are funny, thoughtful, loving, and passionate, and I genuinely liked and cared about them. I am too hardhearted, I suppose, to cry as often as some readers understandably do, but I also found the book exceptionally touching and poignant. I'd add that this is a book worth "reading" in audio form as I did, because the audible.com narrator, Kate Rudd, is exceptional, and because the audio book includes a very interesting section of thanks/acknowledgments by Green, as well as a short interview of Green about the book.
Beautiful, Raw, Honest
Hazels confrontation with her Mom towards the end, the realisation that they ALL knew what was happening. The raw honesty made me weep.
I loved her blunt teen language. I loved her sarcasm and dry dark humour.
I read plenty of reviews and suggestions before choosing a book and am generally wary of the 5-stars, Oprah book club-esque type books but oh my god. As other reviews suggested, I actually did laugh out loud and then cry at other parts. There is a reason so many people have bought this book, print and audio. It is soul touching and it happens without you even noticing.
The littlest kitty
Kate Rudd did a fine job. Her attention to how the words should be read enhanced the story.
The dinner scene in Amsterdam.
This book has been a bestseller for months and not without reason. It is a very touching story, not just for young adults. While at times the story gets a bit out of hand (i.e. unrealistic), it manages to always find its way back and keeps the characters relatable, despite their unusual life.
The fast paced smart humor. Unrealistic for teenagers, but was really entertaining.
I'd compare it to the show Gilmore Girls
Listening to the book really made it amazing. The actress brings these characters to life with perfect timing and inflection.
yes, because of the portal John Green allows us to enter to (re)live a rare teen experience - dying and knowing you are, all while living life day to day. Bouquets to Green for approaching this topic with honesty, integrity and vulnerability.
It's really a love story. And listening to it with my 16 year old daughter who has cerebral palsy (a beautiful, straight A honors student who cannot walk or eat unaided and with a speech disorder) allowed me to reach into her soul in a way that was non-invasive... into her personal journey. It opened the doorway to even more love between us, through the affection we shared with these characters. It's hard for her to write, but I saved a note she scrawled which said: "I (heart) this book"
No, but Rudd was awesome. Green did his research on females!
Title: "My Wish"
Tag line: Where wishes come to life for those who believe in the power of love.
The characters are somewhat pretentious but many teens with challenges are wise beyond their life years. You'll be transported by a river of tears, but buoyed by the possibilities love can offer. Listen with your teen if you can! interesting that the ending was left open to interpretation, as was the book referred to in this story.
Wonderful, I was procrastinating reading this book as I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer late last year, and felt it may be to much of a trigger. This was a wonderful story of how cancer affects young lives, their families, themselves their fears & young love. Cancer is so insidious in who if effects and at what age, kids diagnosed with cancer grow up so fast and have a strength we can't comprehend or envisage. It was beautifully written and I went through a box of Kleenex tissues fell in love with the characters, so glad I did read it. As they say in the book Cancer Sucks at any age! The narration was very good.